Town of Ipswich, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Ipswich as Ch. XV, § 2, of the 1973 Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Penalties — See Ch. 300.
Noncriminal disposition of violations — See Ch. 325.

§ 149-1 Discharge across public places and on private grounds.

[Amended 1973]
No person shall, without a written permit from the Selectmen, fire or discharge any gun, pistol, or other firearm in or across any street or public place or within 500 feet thereof, nor on private grounds beyond said five-hundred-foot limit, against the objection of the owner, but this section shall not prevent the use of such weapons in the lawful defense of one’s person, family, or property, nor in the performance of any duty required or authorized by law. (1937: c. XVIII, s. 33)

§ 149-2 Discharge on highways, parks and public property.

[Adopted 3-5-1962 TM, approved by Attorney General 5-29-1962]
No person shall fire or discharge any firearm or explosives of any kind within the limits of any highway, park or other public property except with the written permission of the Board of Selectmen, or hunt or discharge any firearm on any private property except with the written permission of the owner or legal occupant thereof; provided however that this bylaw shall not apply to the lawful defense of life or property nor to any law enforcement officer acting in the discharge of his duties; and further provided that this bylaw shall not apply to hunting or use of firearms on salt marshland: Said consent of the Selectmen, owner, or legal occupant shall be carried at all times by any person hunting, and upon request shall be shown to any police officer or officer of the Department of Conservation or the property owner or his agent. (1963: Additional Bylaws)