Weapons Ordinance

Minors under the age of 18 years cannot possess, use, or intend to use, any rifle or air pistol, slingshot or similar device within the Township.  Further, it is against the law to permit any minor under the age of 18 to use these devices within the Township’s borders.  The Police Department is authorized to seize and destroy any of these weapons. (This includes BB guns, paintball guns etc.)

It is against the law for anyone to discharge a rifle, gun, pistol, arrow or other projectile from a bow or slingshot within 450 feet of a dwelling house, school, park or other occupied structure.  There are two exceptions:

  • If the person has the permission of the owner of the house, school, park or other occupied structure, and if the projectile remains on the property for which permission has been obtained.
  • Weapons may be discharged inside a totally enclosed structure which would not permit the projectile to exit the structure.