[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pittsford 7-21-1992 as Ch. 10, Art. I, of the 1992 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to protect those residents of the Town of Pittsford in the more densely populated areas from injury or damage by the discharge of firearms in those areas of the town, which said discharge creates a hazard to the general public and nearby residents.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any weapon which acts by the force of gunpowder or from which a shot is discharged by the force of an explosion, and any air gun, spring gun or other instrument or weapon for the propelling of shot, the force of which consists of springs, air or carbon dioxide.
The areas described below are hereby designated as areas wherein the discharge of a firearm is deemed hazardous to the general public or nearby residents and, therefore, is declared to be unlawful and prohibited subject to the penalties hereinafter specified:
Area 1. Bounded on the south by West Jefferson Road and East Jefferson Road; on the west by the Pittsford-Henrietta town line and the Pittsford-Brighton town line; on the north by the Pittsford-Brighton town line and the Pittsford-Penfield town line; and on the east by the Pittsford-Perinton town line; excepting the lands which are within the corporation limits of the Village of Pittsford.
Posting of signs giving notice prohibiting the discharge of firearms in the areas described in § 83-3 of this chapter shall be along each highway at the entrance to the said designated areas.
[Amended 10-18-2011 by L.L. No. 8-2011]
This chapter shall not apply to any duly authorized person in the employ of and on the business of any law enforcement agency while engaged in the protection of the people of the State of New York or to an Animal Control Officer appointed by the Town while in the exercise of his or her duties pursuant to Article III of Chapter 58 of this Code.