[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fort Edward 9-7-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989 (Ch. 47 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Firearms Local Law of the Village of Fort Edward."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, air gun, sling shot or bow and arrow which discharges a bullet, cartridge, shell, shot, arrow, bolt or other missile propelled by the burning or explosion of gunpowder, by high pressure from pumping or other means, by a spring which is set by a cocking operation or by the application and release of tension or pressure to a bow spring attached to such weapon or instrument.
No person shall, except in self defense and when reasonably necessary for the protection of life and property, fire or discharge or cause to be fired or discharged any projectiles firing ammunition from any firearm as defined in this chapter within the boundaries of the Village of Fort Edward.
The prohibitions in this chapter shall not apply to any officer of the law while engaged in the protection of the safety of the people within the Village of Fort Edward.
The Village Board of Trustees may permit the discharge of firearms within the Village of Fort Edward upon any appropriate occasion of public ceremony.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of no more than $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.