Township of Moorestown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Moorestown 8-12-1968 by Ord. No. 601. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Penalties for Code violations — See Ch. 66.
No person shall fire or discharge any gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm within the limits of the Township of Moorestown at any time, except as provided in §§ 75-3 and 75-4 of this chapter.
No person shall carry, transport or possess any loaded gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm within the limits of the Township of Moorestown at any time, except as provided in §§ 75-3 and 75-4 of this chapter.
Subject to § 75-4 hereof, the foregoing two sections of this chapter shall not apply to:
A. 
Any individual owner or lessee of private land and the members of his immediate family, and the directors, officers and employees of any corporate owner or lessee of private land, while on such land.
B. 
Any individual person who has received permission from the owner or lessee of private land and any individual member of a bona fide gun club which is the owner or lessee of private land, with the written permission of an authorized representative of such gun club, while on such land, provided that there shall have been registered with the Police Department of the Township the following:
(1) 
The name and address of such individual person or individual members.
(2) 
The name and street address of such owner or lessee.
(3) 
The post office address and lot and block numbers according to the Township Tax Maps of such land.
(4) 
Such written permission signed by such owner or lessee or by such authorized representative of a gun club.
C. 
Such permission and registration shall be valid only:
(1) 
After such permission and registration shall have been fully and accurately entered upon forms prescribed by the Director of Public Safety of the Township and such completed forms shall have been delivered to the Police Department.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
(2) 
After payment to the Police Department of such fee as may be uniformly prescribed by the Director of Public Safety to defray the cost of registration to the Township.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
(3) 
During such time or times as to which said permission may be expressly limited, but in no case beyond one year from the date of registration.
(4) 
During such times as such individual person or member wears conspicuously on his person such identifying card, badge or tag as the Director of Public Safety may from time to time prescribe and issue.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
D. 
Any member of the local police force of the Police Department of the Township and any other authorized law officer of the Township, the State of New Jersey, every county and other agency and subdivision of the State of New Jersey, the federal government and the government of every other state while in the proper discharge of his lawfully authorized duties.
A. 
No person excepted under § 75-3A or B of this chapter shall fire or discharge any gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm or carry, transport or possess any loaded gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm within 300 feet of any dwelling, church, store, schoolhouse, school grounds, barn, garage, filling station, public park, airport, industrial or commercial establishment, municipal waterworks, municipal sewage treatment works and municipal sanitary landfill, excluding the dwellings and accessory buildings of such owner or lessee on such private land, or within 400 feet of any public or school playground or any athletic field.
B. 
No person excepted under § 75-3A or B of this chapter shall fire or discharge any gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm upon or across any state, county or municipal road or highway.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 75-5, Violations and penalties, as amended, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-20-2006 by Ord. No. 5-2006. See now Ch. 66, Penalties for Code Violations.