Village of Scotia, NY
Schenectady County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scotia: Art. I, 3-14-1973; Art. II, 3-14-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-14-1973]
No person shall discharge any gun, revolver, pistol, rifle, shotgun or other firearm or within the Village of Scotia, New York.
The prohibition contained in § 140-1 of this Article shall not apply to any of the following:
A. 
Discharge of firearms in self-defense or in defense of property.
B. 
Discharge of birdshot from shotguns by the owner of property on his own land to protect growing crops from birds and vermin, provided that such discharge is not otherwise prohibited by the laws of the State of New York.
C. 
Discharge of firearms by a peace officer in the discharge of official duty.
D. 
Discharge of firearms wholly within a building which is equipped with facilities specifically designed to prevent bullets or other projectiles discharged from firearms from escaping the building, so long as no such bullet or projectile discharged from a firearm within the building does escape therefrom.
E. 
Discharge of blank cartridges for athletic events.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding fifteen (15) days, or both.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
[Adopted 3-14-1973]
It shall be unlawful for any person to use or discharge an air gun or other gas gun or a spring gun or any other instrument or weapon in which the propelling force consists of a spring or gas, including air, or any bow and arrow, compound bow or crossbow within the Village of Scotia.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
Use or discharge of weapons or instruments described in § 140-4 of this Article shall not be unlawful by virtue of said section where:
A. 
Such use or discharge takes place wholly within the confines of a building and the person using or discharging such instrument or weapon is doing so with the knowledge and consent of the owner or tenant of the building and the entire flight of any projectile propelled from an instrument or weapon takes place within the building and such projectile comes to rest therein.
B. 
The weapon or instrument discharges no projectile or discharges only water or discharges only wooden, plastic or cork projectiles, the flight of which does not exceed thirty (30) feet.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding fifteen (15) days, or both.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.