Village of Tarrytown, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown at time of adoption of Code 5-6-1991 by L.L. No. 5-1991 (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 215.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FIREARM
Any pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, air gun, slingshot, crossbow or bow and arrow that discharges a bullet, cartridge, shell shot, arrow, bolt or other missile propelled by the burning or explosion of gunpowder, by high pressure from pumping or other means, by a spring that is set by a cocking operation or by the application and release of tension or pressure to a bow spring attached to such weapon or instrument.
[Amended 8-21-2006 by L.L. No. 9-2006]
[Amended 8-21-2006 by L.L. No. 9-2006]
No person shall, except in self-defense and when reasonably necessary for the protection of life and property, fire or discharge or cause to be fired or discharged any projectiles from any firearm, as defined in this chapter, within the boundaries of the Village of Tarrytown. The possession of wounded or dead animals, wild birds or game or the possession and carrying in the field of a shotgun or long bow shall be considered presumptive evidence of a discharge of said firearm in violation of this chapter; furthermore, any person, other than the owner, hunting on private property must have in his or her possession a notarized letter from the owner stating that he or she has permission to hunt on said property and a survey of said property delineating the area where he or she has permission to hunt.
A. 
The prohibitions in this chapter shall not apply to any officer of the law while engaged in the protection of the safety of the people within the Village of Tarrytown.
B. 
The Chief of Police, upon written application, may permit the discharge of firearms within the Village of Tarrytown upon any appropriate occasion of public ceremony.
Penalties shall be as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.