City of Fulton, NY
Oswego County
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[Adopted 3-24-1998 by L.L. No. 4-1998 (Ch. 72 of the 1991 Code)]
The Common Council, in order to assure the proper protection, health, safety and welfare of persons lawfully in the public buildings of the City of Fulton and in order to ensure the performance of essential governmental functions by City employees without threat or intimidation to such employees or others, finds it to be in the public interest to prohibit the open display or transport of any weapon in certain public buildings of the City of Fulton.
When used in this article, the following words and phrases shall having the meanings herein ascribed to them:
PERSON
Any person, except a police officer, sheriff or deputy sheriff, peace officer, or security officer when authorized by the City of Fulton.[1]
POSSESS or POSSESSION
The actual, physical or constructive possession of a weapon by any person, except where such possession is for the specific purpose of contemporaneously surrendering such weapon to a police officer or where such possession is authorized, in writing, by a special permit issued by the Chief of Police.
[Added 8-2-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
PUBLIC BUILDING
The following buildings or property owned, occupied or operated by the City of Fulton:
A. 
Municipal Building.
B. 
Community Center.
C. 
War Memorial.
D. 
Fulton Public Library.
E. 
Fulton Waterworks facility.
F. 
Department of Public Works facility.
G. 
Fulton Water Department facility.
H. 
Community Development Agency.
I. 
Wastewater Treatment Plant.
J. 
Fire Department facilities.
[Added 5-1-2007 by L.L. No. 3-2007]
WEAPON
Any firearm, electronic dart gun, gravity knife, switchblade knife, cane sword, billy, blackjack, bludgeon, metal knuckles, chuka stick, sandclub, slungshot, dagger, dangerous knife, dirk, razor, stiletto, imitation pistol or any other dangerous or deadly instrument or weapon.
[1]
Editor's Note: The definition of "openly carry or display," which immediately preceded this definition, was repealed 8-2-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005.
A. 
No person shall possess any weapon in any public building as those terms are defined herein.
[Amended 8-2-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
B. 
No person who possesses a weapon in any public building shall refuse to surrender such weapon at the request of a police officer, sheriff or deputy sheriff or duly authorized security officer of the City of Fulton. Any otherwise legally possessed weapon so surrendered shall be returned to such person upon his or her departure from the public building or place.
[Amended 8-2-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
C. 
Nothing contained in this article shall be deemed to authorize the possession of any weapon, the possession of which is made unlawful by any other law, statute, ordinance or resolution.
D. 
Nothing contained in this article shall be deemed to prohibit the possession of any weapon, otherwise lawful, except under the circumstances herein specified.
A person who violates the provisions of § 456-10A or B of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be punished by a fine not to exceed $100.
[Added 8-2-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to promulgate the criteria and any rules and regulations to carry out the permitting process referred to in § 456-9 herein.