[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lattingtown (Art. 10 of the 1998 General Ordinance Compilation). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A shotgun, rifle, revolver, pistol or any other device which emits a projectile by the force of an explosion.
- A bow and arrow, crossbow, blow gun, sling shot, CO2 gun, air gun, BB gun, or any other device which emits a projectile with a force other than an explosion.
No person shall:
Carry, point, aim, discharge or otherwise use any firearm or weapon in the open air within the corporate limits of the Village; or
Cause a projectile or bullet emitted from any firearm or weapon, to pass over property situated or lying within the corporate limits of the Village; or
Willfully or negligently discharge in the open air any firearm or weapon in such manner as to endanger person, dog, or other domestic animal or property or game protected by the wildlife laws of the state, notwithstanding that no injury ensues.
Subject to the restrictions of state law, the foregoing provisions of § 152-2A, B and C shall not apply to:
A police officer acting in discharge of his duties; or
The owner or lessee of a parcel of land or any of their immediate family, employees or guests who have permission from said owner or lessee to use a firearm or weapon on said parcel for recreation or the hunting of game, provided any guest not accompanied by the owner, lessee, or a member of the immediate family or an employee of the owner or lessee shall have on his person a written permit dated within one year of its use from said owner or lessee to use any firearm or weapon on said parcel of land, and provided further that no discharge of said firearm or weapon shall be done in a reckless or negligent manner or across a public highway or lane, or across the property of another.
The owner or lessee of property, or any of their immediate family, employees or guests, engaged in the sport of skeet or trap shooting between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and sunset and under such circumstances as not to endanger person or property.
Any owner or lessee when reasonably necessary for the protection of life or property or both, or in the act of self-defense.
The owner of a parcel of land or his/her authorized agent to use a bow and arrow or crossbow on such parcel of land, and any adjoining parcel of land, if applicable, provided:
[Added 1-20-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016]
The individual using the bow and arrow or crossbow holds a valid New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hunting license with a bow hunting privilege;
The landowner(s) is in possession of a valid New York State Department of Environmental Conservation deer damage permit;
The individual has, if applicable, obtained the prior written consent from any neighboring owner of land intended to be entered upon for the purpose of using a bow and arrow or crossbow pursuant to this section;
The landowner(s) has filed the deer damage permit with the Village Clerk and a copy of the written consent from any neighboring landowner, if applicable.