[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Rye 9-19-1945 as Art. 4 of Ch. 4 of the General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peace and good order — See Ch. 141.
In the interest and protection of the inhabitants of the city, the willful discharge of firearms therein is prohibited unless an application is first submitted to and approved by the Chief of Police and a written permit issued thereupon by him.
For the purpose of this chapter, the term "firearms" as used herein is described as any weapon which expels the charge by the combustion of powder or any other explosive and includes a pistol, revolver, gun or rifle.
This chapter shall not apply to sheriffs, policemen or other duly appointed peace officers in the discharge of their official duties, nor to the members of duly authorized military or civil organizations in the discharge of their duties as such, nor to the discharge of firearms in self-defense.