[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Groton 10-21-1957 (Sec. 24 of Ch. II of the 1926 Code of Ordinances). Sections 97-1 and 97-3 added and §§ 97-2 and 97-5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, air gun, BB gun or bow and arrow which discharges a bullet, cartridge, shell, shot, BB, arrow, bolt or other missile propelled by the burning or explosion of gunpowder, by high pressure from pumping or other means, by a spring which is set by a cocking operation or by the application and release of tension or pressure to a bowstring attached to such weapon or instrument, or any other "firearm" as defined in the Penal Law, as revised, of the State of New York.
No person shall, within the limits of the Village of Groton, discharge or cause to be discharged any firearm of any sort.
Programs conducted by public schools or public agencies offering instruction and training in the use of firearms or longbows.
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 or such other range as may be authorized by the Village Board of Trustees.
The discharge of firearms by law enforcement officers for the performance of their duties.
No person shall, within the limits of the Village of Groton, engage in hunting animals, fowls or birds.