Borough of Jacobus, PA
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Jacobus 3-7-1984 by Ord. No. 87 (Ch. 6, Part 3, of the 1984 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 156.
Except in necessary defense of person and property and except as provided in § 118-3 of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to use, fire, or discharge any gun or other firearm within the Borough of Jacobus.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any air rifle, air pistol, spring gun, spring pistol, B-B gun, bow and arrow, or similar device, or any implement that is not a firearm but which impels a pellet of any kind with a force that can reasonably be expected to cause bodily harm at any place within the Borough, except on a properly constructed target range and except as provided in § 118-3 of this chapter.
This chapter shall not apply to:
A. 
Persons licensed to hunt in this commonwealth while actually engaged in hunting where permitted under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
B. 
Members of any organization incorporated under laws of this commonwealth engaged in target shooting upon the grounds or property belonging to or under the control of such organization; and
C. 
Any law enforcement officers when used in the discharge of their official duties.
[Amended 7-3-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-3]
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a summary criminal proceeding before the Magisterial District Justice as provided by the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, as may be amended from time to time. Upon a finding of a violation, a fine of not less than $450 nor more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, including court costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred by the Borough to prosecute the violation, shall be imposed, and such person may be subject to imprisonment of up to 15 days in the event such fines and costs are unpaid. Each day that such violation(s) continues shall be a separate violation of this chapter.