Town of Dartmouth, MA
Bristol County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Dartmouth as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-24-2000, approved 6-22-2000 (§ 62.3 of the 2011 General By-Laws)]
No person, other than a parent, guardian or adult who has custody and control of the minor, shall sell, provide or furnish a paint ball gun to a minor unless the minor has a permit issued by the Chief of Police or his designee, in his possession. Whoever violates this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $150 and not more than $300. A second or subsequent offense shall be punished by a fine of $300.
[Amended 6-7-2011, approved 9-15-2011]
A. 
No minor shall have a paint ball gun in their possession or discharge same in any place in the Town of Dartmouth to which the public has a right of access unless that minor either:
(1) 
Is accompanied by a parent, guardian or adult who has custody and control of the minor; or,
(2) 
Has a permit to carry a paint ball gun issued by the Chief of Police or his designee.
B. 
The Chief of Police or his designee shall issue a permit to carry a paint ball gun under this By-Law to any person under the age of 18 provided a parent or person having legal custody of the minor assents in writing by signing the permit to that effect. A permit for this purpose shall not be denied or revoked without just cause and an opportunity for hearing before the Chief of Police or his designee.
C. 
Whoever violates this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $200. A second or subsequent offense shall be punished by a fine of not less than $200 and not more than $300.
[Amended 6-7-2011, approved 9-15-2011]
Definitions for the Purposes of this By-Law:
MINOR
Person under the age of 18 years of age.
PAINT BALL GUN
An instrument or implement capable of propelling and projecting a projectile by means of air pressure or other means of propulsion which projectile leaves a distinguishing mark, stain or color upon impact which may be indelible or may be temporary in nature.
[Adopted 5-24-2000, approved 6-22-2000 (§ 74.6 of the 2011 General By-Laws)]
No person shall discharge a paint ball gun into, from or across any public way, or any way to which the public has a right of access; nor shall any person discharge a paint ball gun into, upon or from any private property without the express permission of the owner(s) or person(s) in control of the private property. Whoever violates this section may be punished by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $200. A second or subsequent offense shall be punished by a fine of not less than $200 and not more than $300.