Egg Harbor City, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Egg Harbor City 11-14-1974 as Ch. 39 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 3-24-2016 by Ord. No. 5-2016]
No person shall carry, discharge use or hunt with firearms of any description, air guns, spring guns, bows or arrows, slingshots or other missile-projecting devices within the City of Egg Harbor; provided, however, that this chapter shall not prohibit the use of firearms or bows and arrows for the purpose of target practice at an outdoor range approved by the Common Council on recommendation from the Police Department. This section shall, however, not apply to indoor ranges or to police or law enforcement officers or to members of the military forces of the State of New Jersey or the United States in discharge oftheir lawful duties, nor to citizens actually engaged in defense of their persons or property in such manner as may otherwise be provided by law. This section shall not apply to licensed sportsmen involved in the sport of hunting, following the state rules and regulations in Title N.J.S.A. 23, in the area from the northern border of Durer Street to the middle of the Mullica River, from the western border of Hamburg Avenue to the eastern border of Bremen Avenue, providing said sportsmen are in compliance with all applicable state rules and regulations concerning hunting within the State of New Jersey.
[Amended 3-24-2016 by Ord. No. 5-2016]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FIREARM
Any rifle, shotgun, revolver, pistol, handgun, muzzle loader, or black­powder rifle, or any other similar mechanism by whatever name known, which is designed to expel a projectile through a gun barrel by the action of any explosive, gas, compressed air or spring.
RIFLE
A weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and made or remade to use the energy of an explosive in a fixed, metallic cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore.
SHOTGUN
Any weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed shotgun shell to fire through a smooth bore either a number of balls of shot or a single projectile for each single pull of the trigger.
No person shall use, discharge or convey into the City of Egg Harbor City any caps for cap pistols, chemical guns, sparklers or fireworks of any description; provided, however, that the Common Council may grant permission to a duly qualified operator to set up and discharge a public display of fireworks.
Any purchase or sale of a firearm of any description within the City of Egg Harbor City shall be made in compliance with the laws of the State of New Jersey applicable thereto.
[Adoopted 8-26-1999 by Ord. No. 16-1999]
Each and every person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject, upon conviction thereof, to a fine not exceeding $1,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof, in the discretion of the Judge before whom said conviction shall be had. In addition thereto, the Judge may, and upon conviction of a second offense shall, order the permanent impounding of the firearm of the offender.
Nothing herein contained shall be held to vary or alter the provisions of law heretofore or hereafter existing with reference to revolvers, pistols or concealed weapons.