Assembly considers potential code change for firearm discharge at Frederick Point East Subdivision


March 14, 2024

Courtesy of Molly Taiber, Petersburg Borough Mapping Technician

Topographic map outlining the current areas where discharge of firearms is prohibited under borough code. Frederick Point East Subdivision is in the prohibited area to the right. A new ordinance aims to remove that right chunk from the code language.

Shots fired by a person other than an officer may soon be allowed in the Frederick Point East Subdivision area.

As it stands, Petersburg municipal code prohibits the discharge of firearms in the area of Frederick Point East Subdivision - calling it "unlawful for any person, except a peace officer or other state or local official performing a lawful duty, to fire or discharge any firearm within the [area]."

The Petersburg Borough Assembly passed an ordinance to amend this section of code in its first of three readings March 4.

The codified prohibition of discharge of firearms is, at its core, f...

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