[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Oneida 12-21-1982 as Secs. 4-17-1 and 4-17-2 of the 1982 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Any person who, otherwise than in self-defense or in the discharge of official duty, willfully discharges any species of firearms in the inside tax district of the City of Oneida, Madison County, New York, or within the following described area in the outside tax district of the City of Oneida, Madison County, New York, being the area bounded as follows: "Commencing at the intersection of Route 5 and Glenwood Avenue; thence southerly along Glenwood Avenue to Fairview Avenue; thence westerly along Fairview Avenue to a point being an extension of the westerly line of the Baker Reservoir premises; thence northerly along said extension to Route 5; thence westerly along Route 5 to the westerly city line; thence northerly along said westerly city line to West Elm Street; thence easterly along West Elm Street to the inside tax district line; thence northerly along the inside tax district line extending to the New York State Thruway; thence easterly along the thruway and the inside tax district lien to Oneida Creek," other than under supervised instruction by properly authorized instructors at an established rifle range or target range shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a gun on any premises within the city except with the express permission of the owner of such premises. No owner of premises shall permit a gun to be fired or discharged on his premises without first ascertaining that the person or persons to whom such permission is granted is of sufficient age, judgment and understanding to fire or discharge the same so as not to injure the person or property of another. No person shall fire or discharge a gun in a public place or place frequented by the public, nor shall any person carry such gun in any public place or place frequented by the public except while en route to or from such person's place of residence.
The term "gun" as used herein shall include BB guns, air rifles, air pistols, pellet guns and any gun, whether of the rifle or pistol type, by means of which a pellet or bullet is propelled therefrom by compressed air or springs.