[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Old Bridge 11-14-1994 by Ord. No. 72-94. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to offer for sale, expose for sale, sell, possess or use, or explode any blank cartridge, toy pistol, toy cannon, toy cane or toy gun in which explosives are used; the type of balloon which requires fire underneath to propel the same; firecrackers; torpedoes; skyrockets, Roman candles, bombs, sparklers or other fireworks of like construction, or any fireworks containing any explosive or inflammable compound or any tablets or other device commonly used and sold as fireworks containing nitrates, chlorates, oxalates, sulphides of lead, barium, antimony, arsenic, mercury, nitroglycerine, phosphorus or any compound containing any of the same or other explosives, or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, other than aviation and railroad signal light flares, except that it shall be lawful for any person to offer for sale, expose for sale, sell, possess or use, or explode any toy pistol, toy cane, toy gun, or other device in which paper or plastic caps containing 0.25 grain or less of explosive compound per cap are used, provided they are so constructed that the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in place for use, and toy pistol paper or plastic caps which contain less than 0.20 grain of explosive mixture per cap.
This chapter shall not apply to any sale, offer of sale, possession or use of fireworks which is expressly permitted under state statute.
Unless otherwise provided by law, statute or ordinance, any person charged with violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine not less than $100 nor more than the maximum penalty set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, Penalty.