[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Kingston 6-5-2007 by L.L. No. 4-2007, approved 6-22-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Firearms — See Ch. 223.
It is the intention of the City of Kingston Common Council to promote the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Kingston by adopting a local law designed to deter the sale and possession of dangerous knives, arrows, swords, knives in excess of three inches, and pointed instruments, involving persons under the age of 18 years, who use such objects as weapons for unlawful purposes, thereby causing harm to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Kingston
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DANGEROUS KNIFE
- A blade or knife exceeding three inches in length, bayonet, stiletto, dagger, switchblade, gravity knife, pillum ballistic knife, steak or cutting knife exceeding three inches, sword, or cane sword.
- POINTED INSTRUMENT
- Metal-tipped arrow, sharp-pointed wooden arrow, or sharp plastic arrow, or metal instrument so weighted to be thrown or hurled to strike a person or object with its sharpest point.
No person shall knowingly, or who has reason to know, sell a dangerous knife, knives exceeding three inches in length, arrow, sword, and pointed instruments to a person under the age of 18 years of age.
No person or entity who sells or offers for sale objects described in Subsection A shall sell or offer for sale such objects to any person under 18 years of age, provided that any sale and possession of such object thereof by a holder of a valid and current hunting license or permit issued pursuant to Article 11 of the Environmental Conservation Law and such objects permissible, or except under Article 265 of the Penal Law, and used in accordance with said law, shall not be governed by this section.
The provisions of this section shall not be applicable to the use of a bow and arrows, darts used in recreational programs, and/or archery ranges and other related recreational activities and licensed activities under Article 11 of the Environmental Conservation Law.
It shall be the duty of any person that sells or offers to sell any object described and subject to the provisions of Subsection A in this chapter, to require, from any person desiring to purchase such object, identification, proof of such person's age, and proof of a current hunting license or permit issued pursuant to Article 11 of the Environmental Conservation Law before selling or delivering such object to such person.
Any person or entity selling or offering for sale such objects to persons presenting a valid proof of age and hunting license or permit issued pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, Article 11, shall display and/or offer for sale such objects in a secure enclosed display case or behind a sales counter which is not accessible to the public.
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 and/or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, or part of any section shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraphs, section or part thereof directly involved in the controversy and in which such judgment shall have been rendered.