Town of Brighton, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Brighton 10-10-1967; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code 1-24-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996, see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Firearms in parks — See Ch. 113, § 113-7.
No person shall, except in justifiable self-defense and when reasonably necessary for the protection of life, fire or discharge any rifle, shotgun, air rifle, crossbow, air pistol, slingshot, firearm, as defined in § 265.00 of the Penal Law, or similar projectile device within the boundaries of the Town of Brighton.
No bow hunting, bow shooting or bow discharge shall be allowed within five hundred (500) feet of any structure.
[Added 2-27-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019[1]]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A firearm shall have the same meaning as is set forth in § 265(3) of the New York State Penal Law.
Shall mean a safe or other secure container which, when locked, is incapable of being opened without the key, combination or other unlocking mechanism and is capable of preventing an unauthorized person from obtaining access to and possession of the firearm contained therein.
Editor's Note: This local law also renumbered former §§ 70-3 and 70-4 as §§ 70-6 and 70-7, respectively.
[Added 2-27-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019]
No person who owns a firearm or is the custodian of a firearm or is in possession of a firearm shall store or otherwise leave such firearm out of his or her immediate possession or control without having first securely locked such firearm in an appropriate safe storage depository or rendered it incapable of being fired by use of a gun locking device appropriate to that firearm.
[Added 2-27-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019]
A person who owns or is the custodian of or is in possession of a firearm which becomes missing, lost or stolen shall report to the Brighton Police Department immediately after detection that a firearm is missing, lost or stolen.
This chapter shall not apply to any officer of law while engaged in the protection of the safety of the people of the State of New York, nor shall it apply to a member or guest of a gun club engaged in any shooting upon such gun club premises which, except for this chapter, is permitted by law or to archery classes offered at any public or private school.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or any Article, section or subdivision thereof shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions. Each separate violation shall constitute a separate additional offense. However, for the purpose of conferring jurisdiction upon courts and judicial officers generally, violations of this chapter shall be deemed misdemeanors, and for such purpose only, all provisions of law relating to misdemeanors shall apply to such violations.