Township of Aleppo, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Aleppo 11-12-1963 by Ord. No. 29. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 181-1 Definitions.

Unless otherwise expressly stated, the following words and phrases shall, for the purpose of this chapter, have the meanings given herein:
AIR RIFLE
Means and includes any air gun, air pistol, spring gun, spring pistol, BB gun, CO2 rifle or pistol, or any implement, though not a firearm, which impels a pellet of any kind with a force that can reasonably be expected to cause bodily harm.
FIREARM
Any percussion-type firearm and shall include rifles, pistols (automatic or revolver type), air rifles, or any other type of firearm that fires an explosive cartridge or shell or ejects a projectile therefrom.

§ 181-2 Use restrictions.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to discharge any firearms as described above within the limits of the Township, except as otherwise provided herein, provided that this section shall not be construed to prohibit any officer of the law from discharging a firearm in the performance of his duty.
B. 
This section shall not be construed to prohibit the use of shot guns when used with No. 4 shot or smaller shot for the purpose of killing small game.

§ 181-3 Firing ranges and target ranges.

It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, corporation or association to establish any rifle, pistol or shotgun firing ranges or target ranges within the limits of the Township, nor shall any person, persons, corporation or association permit their property to be used for such purposes.

§ 181-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 6-11-1985 by Ord. No. 124]
Any person, persons, corporation or association violating or permitting any violation of any section or sections of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a summary offense. The penalty shall be a maximum fine of $300, plus costs of prosecution, or 30 days in confinement, or both.