[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Muttontown 7-1-1973 as Art. 10 of the 1973 General Ordinance. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A shotgun, rifle, revolver, pistol or any other device which emits a projectile by the force of an explosion.
- A bow and arrow, crossbow, blow gun, slingshot, air gun,
BB gun or any other device which emits a projectile with a force other
than an explosion.[Amended 9-11-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000]
No person shall:
Carry, point, aim, discharge or otherwise use any firearm or weapon in the open air within the corporate limits of the Village;
Cause a projectile or bullet emitted from any firearm or weapon to pass over property situated or lying within the corporate limits of the Village; or
Willfully or negligently discharge in the open air any firearm or weapon in such manner as to endanger a person, dog or other domestic animal or property or game protected by the wildlife laws of the state, notwithstanding that no injury ensues.
Subject to the restrictions of state law, the foregoing provisions of Subsections A and B of § 70-2 shall not apply to:
A police officer acting in the discharge of his duties.
The owner or lessee of a parcel of land or any of his immediate family, employees or guests who have permission from said owner or lessee to use a firearm or weapon on said parcel for recreation or the hunting of game, provided that any guest not accompanied by the owner, lessee or a member of the immediate family or an employee of the owner or lessee shall have on his person a written permit dated within one year of its use from said owner or lessee to use any firearm or weapon on said parcel of land, and provided, further, that no discharge of said firearm or weapon shall be done in a reckless or negligent manner or across a public highway or lane or across the property of another.
The owner or lessee of property or any of his immediate family, employees or guests engaged in the sport of skeet or trap shooting between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and sunset and under such circumstances as not to endanger person or property.
Any owner or lessee or any of his immediate family, employees or guests when reasonably necessary for the protection of life or property, or both, or in the act of self-defense.