City of Troy, NY
Rensselaer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Troy 12-2-1999 by Ord. No. 7. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall discharge any firearm, air rifle, pellet gun, crossbow, bow, or any other weapon within the corporate limits of the City except as follows:
A. 
Persons duly authorized to act as law enforcement officers or members of the military armed forces of the United States in the discharge of their official duties.
B. 
Persons authorized to do so at military exercises, funerals or reviews, or memorial events.
C. 
Person acting in self-defense when the use of firearms for that purpose would not be otherwise unlawful.
D. 
Persons engaged in target or trapshooting on target or trapshooting ranges licensed by the City.
E. 
For the destruction of animals, birds or reptiles which are diseased, injured, dangerous or causing destruction to property by persons specifically authorized to do so or by a police officer or by an animal control officer acting in his/her official capacity.
F. 
No person shall either operate a target or trapshooting range, or permit target or trapshooting upon any property or premises owned or controlled by him or her, until a license has been granted by the Deputy Mayor or his/her designee, pursuant to this section. The license shall expire one year after being issued. The license application shall include the following information:
(1) 
Name and address of property owner and operator of target or trapshooting activity;
(2) 
Street address and legal description of the property;
(3) 
Site plan showing location of shooting facilities and area in which shooting will occur;
(4) 
Detailed description of the proposed activities, including estimated number of users and proposed hours of operation; and
(5) 
Such information as the City may request, which is necessary to serve the purposes of this chapter.
Any person who is convicted of a violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.