[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Irondequoit 1-20-1977 as Ch. 65, Art. II, of the 1977 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the purpose of this chapter to preserve and to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Town of Irondequoit.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes a shotgun, air gun, air pistol, spring gun or rifle, BB guns, rifles and pistols of any caliber or any implement which impels with force a pellet or single projectile of any kind (i.e., bow and arrow, slingshot, crossbow, etc.).
No person shall, except in self defense, within the Town of Irondequoit discharge a firearm except as hereinafter provided.
No person shall, within the Town of Irondequoit, maintain or operate a gun shoot, skeet or clay pigeon shoot, target or pistol competition, rifle range or shooting gallery or any similar place for gun shooting, target, gun or pistol practice, other than a shooting gallery or similar establishment required to be licensed under the provisions of Chapter 76, Amusement Devices, of the Code of the Town of Irondequoit and not conducted for profit, without a permit therefor from the Town Board as hereinafter provided.
Any person desiring to maintain or operate a gun shoot, skeet shoot or clay pigeon shoot, target or pistol practice, rifle range or shooting gallery, other than a shooting gallery or similar establishment required to be licensed under the provisions of Chapter 76, Amusement Devices, shall make application therefor to the Town Board of the Town of Irondequoit upon a form prescribed by the Town Board. Such permit may be granted under such terms and conditions as the Town Board may prescribe.
Police officers. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any police officer or other law enforcement officers or military personnel engaged in the performance of their duties or ceremonial salutes by honor guards of veterans' or military organizations.
Hunting. The provisions of § 132-3 shall not apply to that area of the town located between high and low water mark along the shores of Lake Ontario or the waters of Irondequoit Bay or Lake Ontario or any part of the marshlands abutting Irondequoit Creek and the waters of such creek during such period as may be designated by the Legislature of the State of New York or other authorized agency as the season during which waterfowl, rail and shore birds may lawfully be taken by shooting and also shall not apply to deer being taken by bow and arrow pursuant to a nuisance wildlife permit duly issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
[Amended 7-7-1983 by Ord. No. 83-2]
Special permit. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any police officer or other law enforcement officers who have been issued a special permit by the Town Board authorizing the harvesting of the deer population in the town subject to the laws of the State of New York regarding the discharge of a firearm for hunting.
[Added 12-12-1992 by L.L. No. 6-1992]
Special permit. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any person who has been issued a special permit by the town authorizing the harvesting and/or managing of the deer population in the town subject to the laws of the State of New York regarding the discharge of a firearm for hunting and subject to rules and regulations established by the Town Board.
[Added 11-19-1996 by L.L. No. 9-1996]
In addition to the above-provided penalties and punishment, the Town Board may also maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the town in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of such chapter.