Village of Cedarhurst, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cedarhurst at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 181.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Cedarhurst hereby determines that the discharge of firearms, BB guns, pellet guns and the use of explosives in populated areas is detrimental to the safety and welfare of persons residing within those areas and is detrimental to the environment due to the noise created thereby.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or cause to be discharged any handgun, revolver, shotgun, pistol, gun, rifle or any other firearm that emits explosive powder bullets, BB's or pellets of any kind, whether explosive or nonexplosive, or to detonate explosives or fireworks of any kind within the geographical boundaries of the Village of Cedarhurst.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:
A. 
A law enforcement officer in the performance of official duties.
B. 
The lawful use of a firearm, rifle or shotgun in defense of person or property.
C. 
The authorized use of a firearm at any duly licensed pistol, rifle or target range regularly operated and maintained by any duly organized not-for-profit corporation and wholly on premises owned, rented or leased by said corporation, but not within 1,000 feet of any dwelling, and provided that said use will be conducted with due regard for the safety of the surrounding community.
D. 
Explosive devices that are lawfully used for demolition, construction, reconstruction or remodeling purposes.
This chapter shall be enforced by the State Police, Sheriff's Department, Nassau County Police Department or any village inspector, each of which is hereby authorized and empowered to issue an appearance ticket for any violation of any provision of this chapter.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be liable to a penalty set in accordance with Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.