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Bound Brook - Airsoft Usage Illegal

Post by Tatsu » Mon Oct 20, 2014 01:01

Bound Brook : Chapter 3 Police Regulations

§ 3-12 FIREARMS AND BOWS AND ARROWS.

3-12.1 Discharge Prohibited.

No person shall discharge any firearm, air rifle, BB gun, CO2, gun or bow and arrow within the Borough of Bound Brook. (1967 Code § 4-13.1)

3-12.2 Exceptions.

This section shall not apply to the following:

a. The discharge of a firearm by a law enforcement officer in the course of performing his official duties.

b. The use of a firearm in the defense of persons and property, provided that such use is otherwise lawful.

c. Shooting with firearms or bows and arrows for practice, sport or recreation upon a supervised firing range provided with proper facilities for the protection of persons and property. In the case of firearms, plans for the firing ranges prepared by or under the supervision or auspices of the National Rifle Association shall be used as a guide for determining if a firing range is equipped with proper safeguards. Any range constructed in accordance with plans prepared by or under the auspices of the National Rifle Association, shall be conclusively presumed to have proper safeguards.

d. Shooting of firearms or bows and arrows for sport or recreation in conformity with the hunting laws of the State of New Jersey.

(1967 Code § 4-13.2)

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Re: Bound Brook - Airsoft Usage Illegal

Post by CliffnoteUSAF » Mon Oct 20, 2014 08:48

Tatsu wrote: No person shall discharge any firearm, air rifle, BB gun, CO2, gun or bow and arrow within the Borough of Bound Brook. (1967 Code § 4-13.1)
Tatsu wrote: c. Shooting with firearms or bows and arrows for practice, sport or recreation upon a supervised firing range provided with proper facilities for the protection of persons and property. In the case of firearms, plans for the firing ranges prepared by or under the supervision or auspices of the National Rifle Association shall be used as a guide for determining if a firing range is equipped with proper safeguards. Any range constructed in accordance with plans prepared by or under the auspices of the National Rifle Association, shall be conclusively presumed to have proper safeguards.
Based on how it's worded, they differentiate between "firearms" and "air rifles/BB guns". So all the NRA language is aimed directly at "firearms" usage, i.e. real steel pow pow, not BBwarz pew pew.

The beginning of para c. doesn't include "air rifles" or "BB guns", but states an exception for supervised use for sport and recreational purposes. Maybe they would be ok with an organized field, but this law gives zero provisions for some plinking in your back yard.
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Re: Bound Brook - Airsoft Usage Illegal

Post by Tatsu » Tue Oct 21, 2014 00:00

A potential field would have major hoops to jump through to open up in Bound Brook...I think it's possible legally, but may not be worth the effort for a business owner.

If a player was charged with this offense a lawyer would have to argue that Airsoft is neither a firearm, air rifle, BB gun or CO2 powered gun.

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