[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Kingston 7-12-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016, approved 7-29-2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Firearms: shooting ranges — See Ch. 224.
Editor's Note: This local law superseded former Ch. 223, Firearms, adopted 8-7-1984 by L.L. No. 3-1984, approved 8-28-1984, as Ch. 51 of the 1984 Code.
The Common Council declares that it is the public policy of the City of Kingston and the purpose of this chapter to promote the public health and safety and to protect the public by assuring at all times that firearms shall not be discharged within the City limits of said City.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CITY LIMITS
- The geographic boundary lines of the City of Kingston, New York.
- Any rifle, shotgun or other weapon as defined in § 265.00 of the Penal Law of the State of New York.
No person, other than in self-defense or in the discharge of official duties, shall willfully discharge any species of firearm within the City limits of the City of Kingston, New York.
In an indoor licensed facility designed and constructed as a shooting range, as authorized by applicable provisions of the Code of the City of Kingston, pursuant to a site plan approved by the City of Kingston Planning Board and operated in compliance with the laws and regulations of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Division of Safety and Health of the New York Department of Labor.
Any firearm or nonfirearm (i.e., rifle or long gun), using blanks, discharged in any ceremonial function authorized or approved by the Mayor of the City of Kingston.
Violation of this chapter shall be punishable as follows: a fine of not less than $100.