Town of Babylon, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Babylon 7-25-1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalties — See Ch. 1, Art. II.

§ 121-1 Definitions.

[Amended 11-21-1972]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ARROW
A missile weapon shot from a bow and usually having a slender shaft, a pointed head and feathers at the butt.
[Added 1-7-1986]
BOW
A weapon that is made of a strip of flexible material with a cord connecting the two ends and holding the strip bent and that is used to propel an arrow or other sharp or dangerous instrument. Such term shall include, but shall not be limited to, longbows, crossbows, recurve bows and compound bows.
[Added 1-7-1986]
FIREARM
A weapon which acts by the force of gunpowder or from which a shot is discharged by the force of an explosion, as well as an air rifle, air gun or BB gun.
PROHIBITED ZONE
Constitutes all the unincorporated water and land areas of the Town of Babylon lying north of the east-west channel of Great South Bay.
[Amended 11-15-1983]

§ 121-2 Effect on statutory provisions; exceptions.

[Amended 11-21-1972]
A. 
The prohibitions and definitions contained in this chapter shall in no way be deemed a relaxation of the restrictive provisions of § 245, Subdivision 4 of the Conservation Law of the State of New York.
B. 
Rifle ranges or similar installations constructed in accordance with the provisions of the Code of the Town of Babylon and fully contained within a structure or structures are excepted from the prohibitions contained in this chapter.
C. 
Archery ranges or similar installations constructed in accordance with the provisions of the Code of the Town of Babylon and fully contained within a structure or structures are excepted from the prohibitions contained in this chapter.
[Added 1-7-1986]

§ 121-3 Discharge of firearms restricted.

No person shall discharge any firearm within the prohibited zone of the Town of Babylon.

§ 121-3.1 Discharge of bows restricted.

[Added 1-7-1986]
No person shall discharge, shoot or otherwise propel any longbow, crossbow, recurve bow, compound bow or any other type of bow within the prohibited zone of the Town of Babylon nor shall any person discharge, shoot, throw or otherwise propel any arrow, knife or other sharp or dangerous instrument within the prohibited zone of the Town of Babylon.

§ 121-4 Penalties for offenses.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense and subject to the penalties provided in §§ 1-15 through 1-17 of the Code of the Town of Babylon.