[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Owego 8-17-2009 by L.L. No. 4-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village of Owego, through its Board of Trustees and in its proprietary capacity, declares that it is necessary, for the security, safety, protection, and well-being of the public, its employees, and its property, to place restrictions on the bearing and possession of firearms and other dangerous weapons and instruments by individuals while entering into and being present in buildings owned, leased, and operated by the Village of Owego.
This chapter prohibits any individual from bearing or having in his or her possession, either openly or concealed, any firearm, gun, explosive device or substance, lethal or debilitating chemical or gas, or any dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument of any description, including, but not limited to, a handgun, pistol, target pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, dangerous knife, dagger, dirk, razor, stiletto, imitation pistol or other items defined by the Penal Law of New York State while entering into or while being present in any building owned, leased or operated by the Village of Owego.
This chapter shall not apply to any authorized peace officer or police officer, as defined in the New York State Criminal Procedure Law, or to any other authorized official of the Village, town, county, state or federal government.
Failure to comply with this chapter shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days and/or a fine not to exceed $500.