Town of Bel Air, MD
Harford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Town Commissioners of the Town of Bel Air 3-11-1980 by Ord. No. 310 as Ch. 11, Art. 1 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 204.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 345.

§ 198-1 Discharge of firearms.

It is unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm or air gun, BB gun, or any toy gun, projecting lead or any other missile, except in a regularly established shooting gallery or in a private basement or cellar target range.
This section shall not be construed to prohibit the discharge of guns where necessary to protect life or property or to kill any dangerous animal, nor to prohibit the discharge of guns by any duly authorized peace officer acting in the proper performance of his official duties, nor to prevent discharge of blank cartridges in theatrical performances, sporting events or other public or ceremonial functions.
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section, upon conviction thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II of this Code.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 198-2 Stun guns.

Stun guns within the Town of Bel Air are hereby regulated under the provisions of §§ 260-2 and 260-3 of the Harford County Code and said provisions shall be enforced within the Town of Bel Air in the same manner and by the same officials and with the same effect as in the unincorporated areas of Harford County, and all persons within the Town of Bel Air shall be required to abide by said provisions. Violation of said provisions shall be a misdemeanor punishable under the provisions of Chapter 1, Article II of the Code of the Town of Bel Air.

§ 198-3 Discharge and sale of fireworks.

No person shall distribute, sell, cast, throw, discharge or fire any squib, rocket, firecracker, torpedo, grenade, or other combustible fireworks of any kind, to include ground-based sparkling devices or explosive preparation, within the Town, provided that the Commissioners shall have the authority to grant, free of all charges, a permit for using fireworks upon application made to them.

§ 198-4 Keeping or storage of explosives.

No person shall keep or store within the Town any giant powder, nitroglycerine, dynamite, blasting powder or other explosive, provided that white or black gunpowder may be kept within the Town by any person for any lawful purpose whatsoever, provided that the quantity so kept shall not at any time exceed 25 pounds in the aggregate.

§ 198-5 Violations and penalties. [1]

Except as otherwise provided, any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be a municipal infraction and any violator shall be fined as provided in Chapter 1, Article II of this Code for each day or fraction thereof during which a violation continues.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).