City of North Tonawanda, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of City of North Tonawanda 7-15-1963. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 39-1 Sale to minors; penalty.

A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall offer, sell, loan, lease or give broadhead arrows or broadhead tips, also known as hunting arrows or tips, a crossbow or any slingshot, air rifle, air gun, air pistol, B-B gun, pellet gun or rifle or any shotgun or automatic weapon to any child under the age of 16 years.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any child under 16 years of age to have in his possession any of the above-described instruments or weapons. The unlawful possession or carrying of any of the instruments above described by such child under 16 years of age is a nuisance, and such instruments are hereby declared to be nuisances and, when taken from the possession of such child unlawfully carrying or possessing same, such instruments shall thereupon be surrendered to the Chief of Police, to be disposed of or destroyed in the manner provided for by § 1901 of the Penal Law of the State of New York.[1] The provisions of this section shall not apply to a child 14 years of age or over who is licensed under § 238 of the Conservation Law[2] if such child is accompanied by one of the persons designated in said section.
[Amended 10-21-63]
[1]
Editor's Note: See now § 400.05, Subdivisions 1, 2 and 3, of the Penal Law.
[2]
Editor's Note: See now § 11-0929 of the Environmental Conservation Law.
C. 
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of an offense and shall be liable to a fine or penalty of not less than $25 nor more than $250 for each violation.

§ 39-2 Discharging firearms or other weapons; penalty.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to fire, shoot or discharge in the City of North Tonawanda, New York, any gun, pistol, rifle, fowling piece, shotgun or other firearms or any bow arrow or other archery device propelling or projecting any arrow or any air gun, air pistol or spring gun or pistol or any cannon or artillery piece; provided, however, that the prohibitions above contained shall not apply to a lawfully licensed amusement or to any duly licensed rifle, pistol or archery range or to any duly authorized police or military personnel.
B. 
Further exceptions may be made hereto by written permit from the Chief of Police under circumstances beneficially and directly affecting the public health, welfare and safety.
C. 
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of an offense and shall be liable to a fine or penalty of not less than $25 nor more than $250 for each violation.

§ 39-3 Throwing of missiles; penalty.

A. 
No person shall throw stones, snowballs, missiles or other objects or shoot or use a bow and arrow or slingshot or play ball in or about any street or public grounds or any public or private place of assemblage, except as to such public or private places designated for such use.
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of an offense and shall be liable to a fine or penalty of not more than $250 or shall be imprisoned for a period not exceeding six months for each offense, or shall suffer both such fine and imprisonment.

§ 39-4 Hunting within city limits; penalty.

[Added 2-7-89]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt wildlife in the City of North Tonawanda, New York, as defined under Article 11 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law. "Hunting," as defined in § 11-0103 of said Article, means pursuing, shooting, killing or capturing (other than trapping under this section) wildlife, except wildlife which has been lawfully trapped or otherwise reduced to possession, and includes all lesser acts, such as disturbing, harrying or worrying, whether they result in taking or not, and every attempt to take and every act of assistance to any other person in taking or attempting to take wildlife.
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of an offense and shall be liable to a fine or penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $250 or shall be imprisoned for a period not exceeding six months for each offense, or shall suffer both such fine and imprisonment.