Town of Wappinger, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wappinger 9-13-1976 by L.L. No. 2-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewer and water service pipes — See Ch. 192.
Sewer system — See Ch. 196.
Water system — See Ch. 234.

§ 126-1 Definitions.

[Added 9-13-1999 by L.L. No. 6-1999]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FIREARM
Includes a shotgun, air gun, air pistol, spring gun or rifle, rifles and pistols of any caliber or any implement which impels with force a pellet or single projectile of any kind (i.e., bow and arrow, slingshot, crossbow, etc.).

§ 126-2 Use of firearms and longbows restricted.

A. 
No person shall:
(1) 
Discharge a firearm or longbow in such a way as will result in the shot, slug, load, arrow or other projectile thereof passing over a public highway or any part thereof.
(2) 
Discharge a firearm or longbow within any public recreational area or within or at any publicly owned sewer treatment or water distribution structure.
B. 
The prohibitions contained in Subsection A(2) above shall not apply to:
(1) 
Programs conducted by public schools or public agencies offering instruction and training in the use of firearms or longbow.
(2) 
The authorized use of a pistol, rifle or target range regularly operated and maintained by a police department or other law enforcement agency or by any duly organized membership or nonprofit corporation or gun club or any other sportsman club.
(3) 
The discharge of firearms by law enforcement officers for the performance of their duties.

§ 126-3 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 3-22-2004 by L.L. No. 5-2004]
Any person found guilty of a first offense of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a violation and shall be fined a sum in the amount set forth in Chapter 122, Article V, § 122-20L of the Code or be imprisoned for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both, and any person found guilty of a second or subsequent infraction of this chapter shall be guilty of an unclassified misdemeanor and shall be subject to imprisonment not exceeding one year or a fine in the amount set forth in Chapter 122, Article V, § 122-20L of the Code, or both.

§ 126-4 Enforcement.

[Added 8-18-2003 by L.L. No. 10-2003]
This chapter will be enforced by the Zoning Administrator, the Building Inspector, the Deputy Building Inspector, the Fire Inspector, the Deputy Fire Inspector and any police agency having jurisdiction within the Town of Wappinger.