City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 4-11-1974 by Ord. No. MC-817. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Police Division — See Ch. 87.

Animals — See Ch. 210.

Fireworks — See Ch. 244.

Noise — See Ch. 371.

Peace and good order — See Ch. 395.

§ 235-1
Drawing dangerous weapons limited. 

§ 235-2

§ 235-3
Firearms in public places limited. 

§ 235-4
Discharge unlawful. 

§ 235-5
Exemptions for persons required to carry firearms. 

§ 235-6
Exemptions from disassembly requirement. 

§ 235-7
Exemptions for defense or arrest. 

§ 235-8
Discharge for hunting animals.  

§ 235-9
Violations and penalties. 

It shall be unlawful for any person, except a peace officer or others excepted herein, to draw any dangerous or deadly weapon upon the person of another.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

Any pistol, revolver, gun, rifle, cannon, artillery piece or other ordnance, including any miniature weapon which acts by force of gunpowder or other explosive, including any instrument or device designed to propel any missile by the use of jet, rocket, spring or compressed air propulsion.

It is unlawful for any person on a public street or in a public place to carry any firearm upon his person or in a vehicle under his control or in which he is an occupant, unless:


All ammunition has been removed from the chamber and from the cylinder, clip or magazine.


The bolt, cylinder or firing mechanism has been disassembled from the remainder of the firearm.

It is unlawful for any person to fire or discharge any firearm within the boundaries of the City of Camden.

The prohibitions in §§ 235-3 and 235-4 do not apply to any law enforcement officer acting within the scope of his duties, to any government employee authorized or required by his employment or office to carry or use firearms, to any person having a valid permit issued to him by lawful authority to carry or use firearms or to any person named or designated as a special police officer with the power to carry firearms by the City of Camden.

The prohibition in § 235-3B does not apply:


To licensed merchants, gunsmiths and common carriers engaged in transporting or delivering unloaded firearms as merchandise.


To members of the Armed Forces, when on duty.

The prohibition in § 235-4 does not apply to any person attempting:


To prevent the commission of a felony upon him or upon his or her husband, wife, parent, child, master or mistress or servant.


To prevent the commission of a felony upon his property or upon property in his possession or upon or in any dwelling house where he is.


By ways and means, to arrest a person who has committed a felony.


In a lawful attempt to suppress a riot or preserve the peace.

[Added 12-24-1980 by Ord. No. MC-1701]

It is unlawful for any person to fire or discharge any firearm within the boundaries of the City of Camden for the purpose of hunting any animal, bird or creature except in a situation where there is a clear and present danger to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of this city, and such hunting shall be done only by authorized personnel.

[Amended 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289; 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4234]

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.