[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-14-1969 by Ord. No. 608 (Ch. 15, Art. 4, of the 1969 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, automatic and semiautomatic rifle or other firearm, as the term is commonly used, or any gun, device or instrument in the nature of a weapon from which may be fired or ejected any solid projectile, ball, slug, pellet, missile or bullet or any gas, vapor or other noxious thing by means of a cartridge or shell or by the action of an explosive or the igniting of flammable or explosive substances. It shall also include, without limitation, any firearm which is in the nature of any air gun, spring gun or pistol, carbon dioxide or compressed air gun or pistol or other weapon of a similar nature in which the propelling force is a spring, elastic band, carbon dioxide, compressed or other gas or vapor, air or compressed air or is ignited by compressed air and ejecting a bullet or missile smaller than 3/8 of an inch in diameter, with sufficient force to injure the person.
No person shall discharge any firearm, hunting arrow or dart within the Borough unless such person is actually engaged in the defense of life, person or property.
This article shall not apply to police officers or others authorized by law to carry and discharge firearms in the performance of their duties.
[Added 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-23; amended 3-14-2006 by Ord. No. 06-2]
Unless another penalty is expressly provided herein, any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties provided by § 1-15 of this Code. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Adopted 3-23-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11]
The sale of Teflon bullets within the Borough of Paramus shall be a disorderly persons violation; the use or possession of Teflon bullets within the Borough of Paramus by anyone other than law enforcement officers shall be a disorderly persons violation.
[Amended 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-23; 3-14-2006 by Ord. No. 06-2]
Any person, firm or corporation found guilty after trial in the Municipal Court of the Borough of Paramus for violation of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties provided by § 1-15 of this Code.