[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Haledon as Ch. 71 of the 1990 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall engage in hunting with firearms, bows or weapons of any description during either the open or closed seasons within the territorial limits of the Borough or shall fire or discharge or cause to be fired or discharged any pistol, shotgun, rifle or firearm of any description within the territorial limits of the Borough, except in the lawful defense of person or property, or shall discharge or cause to be discharged any arrow from a bow while engaged in hunting in the Borough.
The use of any shotgun, rifle, pistol or other firearm by any police officer, constable or other duly constituted officer under the laws of the State of New Jersey or of the United States of America in the performance of his/her official duty shall not be considered a violation of this chapter.
[Amended 7-16-2008 by Ord. No. 5-2008]
The use of any such firearm or weapon at a rifle or target range, approved in writing by the Chief of Police or other officer in charge of the Police Department, and the carrying of such firearm or weapon, unloaded, to and from the rifle or target range shall not be considered a violation of this chapter. All such permits issued by the Chief of Police or other officer in charge of the Police Department shall specify the length of time during which they shall be valid and the person to whom they are issued and shall only be valid during such period of time and when used by such person. All such permits shall further state the age of the person to whom issued and shall not be valid in the hands of any minor, unless the minor is accompanied, during the period of use of the permit, by a parent or other responsible adult also in possession of a valid permit.
[Added 5-9-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.