[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mount Oliver 11-21-1955 as Ord. No. 462. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Limited state of emergency — See Ch. 101.
The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings ascribed in this section unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- AIR GUN
- Any gun which uses air under pressure from pumping or other means to discharge missiles at a muzzle velocity in excess of two hundred (200) feet per second.
- Any pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun which discharges bullets, cartridges, shells, shot or other missile propelled by the burning or explosion of gunpowder.
- An implement, manufactured or handmade, operated by spring or rubber band to discharge missiles at any velocity of speed.
- TOY AIR GUN
- An air gun which does not contain air under high pressure from pumping or other means, but which derives its force from a spring which is set by a simple cocking operation and discharges missiles through a smooth barrel at a muzzle velocity of less than two hundred (200) feet per second.
From and after the effective date of this chapter, no firearm or air gun as defined in this chapter shall be fired or discharged anywhere within the corporate limits of the Borough of Mount Oliver, except under proper supervision at duly established target ranges and except those persons and in those circumstances permitted by the Act of General Assembly of June 24, 1939, P.L. 872, as amended, or any other law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Editor's Note: See 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6101 et seq.
From and after the effective date of this chapter, no toy air gun as defined in this chapter shall be fired or discharged within the corporate limits of the Borough of Mount Oliver, except under supervision at duly established target ranges and except where the firing or discharge of the toy air gun and the flight of its missile are confined entirely to the user's own property or the premises of another with his expressed consent.
From and after the effective date of this chapter, no slingshot as defined in this chapter shall be discharged within the corporate limits of the Borough of Mount Oliver.
[Amended 8-21-1969 by Ord. No. 565]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter, and any parent of a child who has not reached his or her eighteenth birthday who knowingly permits such child to violate any provision of this chapter, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.) and costs of prosecution for each and every such violation and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days.