Borough of Paxtang, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paxtang 9-20-1994 by Ord. No. 544 (Part 8, Ch. 1, Art. D, of the 1994 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Within the boundaries of the Borough no person, except in necessary defense of person or property or as set out in § 208-2, shall fire or discharge any gun or other firearm or device by which a projectile of any kind may be fired or discharged. Law enforcement officers in pursuit of their duties are exempt from this section
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
It shall be permissible for any person to maintain a target range for the firing of certain weapons and the use of instruments or devices by which a projectile may be fired or discharged under the following conditions:
(1) 
Adequate safety precautions have been taken to the satisfaction of the police and the Mayor; and
(2) 
Permission of Council shall have been granted following recommendation by the police department and the Mayor.
B. 
It shall not be a violation of this article for any person, with permission of and under supervision of the operator of any such approved firing range, to use that firing range for the purposes for which authorization is given by Council.
It is the intent of the Borough that this article be supplementary and not contrary to the Constitutions of the United States and of Pennsylvania, any laws thereof and any regulations of their agencies and departments. Should any part of this article be declared invalid because of such conflict or for any other reason, the provisions of this article shall be deemed severable, so that the unaffected portions hereof shall remain in full force and effect.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, for every such violation, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days.