City of New Rochelle, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of New Rochelle as Secs. 11-17 through 11-19 of the 1965 General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fireworks — See Ch. 150.

§ 322-1 Discharge restricted.

No person shall discharge any gun, revolver, pistol or other firearm or any air gun, spring gun or other instrument or weapon in which the propelling force is a spring or air or chemical, otherwise than in self-defense, in the discharge of official duty or in target practice on a duly licensed rifle or pistol range, nor shall any person discharge any instrument or weapon commonly known as a "toy or blank pistol" in which any loaded or blank cartridges are used or may be used within the limits of the City of New Rochelle, except that it shall be lawful to fire blank cartridges in a starting gun in connection with any artistic presentation where a gun is necessary, athletic or sports event held at any membership club, school or public grounds.

§ 322-2 Target ranges.

A. 
Before proceeding with the construction of any structure designed or intended for use as a target range where any gun, revolver, pistol or other firearm or any air gun, spring gun or other instrument or weapon in which the propelling force is a spring or air or chemical may be used or discharged, a permit shall be obtained for said construction from the Bureau of Buildings in accordance with the provisions of the Building Code. Before the Bureau of Buildings shall issue such a permit, the approval of the erection of the proposed structure shall be obtained from the Department of Fire and the Police Department.
B. 
No target range hereafter erected shall be used until a license therefor shall be applied for and issued by the City Clerk. Such a license shall be issued annually upon the approval of the Building Official, the Fire Department and the Police Department and the payment of a fee as set forth in Chapter 133, Fees.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions.
C. 
No target range heretofore erected shall continue to be used as such unless a license therefor is obtained from the City Clerk. Such a license shall be issued upon the approval of the Building Official, the Fire Department and the Police Department and the payment of a fee as set forth in Chapter 133, Fees.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions.

§ 322-2.1 Carrying of loaded rifle or shotgun prohibited.

[Added 2-16-1999 by Ord. No. 42-1999]
In addition to any other laws and regulations prescribed under county, state and federal law for the carrying of loaded rifles and shotguns, no person may carry or display a loaded rifle or shotgun on any public property or in any place of public assembly within the limits of the City of New Rochelle.

§ 322-2.2 Carrying of unloaded rifle or shotgun prohibited; exception.

[Added 2-16-1999 by Ord. No. 42-1999]
In addition to any other laws and regulations prescribed under county, state and federal law for the carrying of unloaded rifles and shotguns, no person may carry or display an unloaded rifle or shotgun on any public property or in any place of public assembly within the limits of the City of New Rochelle unless such unloaded rifle or shotgun is completely enclosed, or contained, in a nontransparent carrying case.

§ 322-2.3 Exemptions from §§ 322-2.1 and 322-2.2.

[Added 2-16-1999 by Ord. No. 42-1999]
The following are exempt from §§ 322.2.1 and 322-2.2:
A. 
Peace officers as defined in § 1.20, Subdivision 33, of the Criminal Procedure Law.
B. 
Participants in special events when authorized by the Police Commissioner.

§ 322-3 Confiscation of weapons.

In addition to the penalties provided in § 322-4 for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, any gun, revolver, pistol or other firearm or any air gun, spring gun or other instrument or weapon in which the propelling force is a spring or air or chemical shall be confiscated.

§ 322-4 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 2-16-1999 by Ord. No. 42-1999]
A. 
An offense against the provisions of this chapter other than § 322-2.1, Carrying of loaded rifle or shotgun prohibited, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for more than 15 days, or both.
B. 
An offense against the provisions of § 322-2.1, Carrying of loaded rifle or shotgun prohibited, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both such fine and imprisonment.