[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Geddes 4-8-1974 as Ch. 29 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, except when on military duty or in case of public celebration with permission of the Supervisor or Town Board, shall have, keep or possess in any building, motor vehicle or carriage or in any other place within the town limits gunpowder, giant powder, nitroglycerin, dynamite or other explosive material in a quantity exceeding one pound without written permission from the Town Board.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes a shotgun, air gun, air pistol, spring gun or rifle, rifles and pistols of any caliber or any implement which impels with force a pellet or single projectile of any kind (i.e., bow and arrow, slingshot, crossbow, etc.).
No person shall keep or store any quantity of gunpowder exceeding six pounds in weight, except as provided for in § 110-4 of this chapter, in any building or place within the limits of the town, which quantity of six pounds hereinbefore mentioned shall be separated in stone jars or canisters, each of which shall contain not to exceed one pound of powder.
It shall be lawful for any merchant or person having a store or fixed place of business, upon written permission being granted to him for that purpose by the Town Board, to keep for sale at his store or place of business any quantity not exceeding 100 pounds of gunpowder, upon the condition that the same be kept in kegs or in cans or other safe vessels, which, except during business hours, shall be deposited in an iron or wooden box lined or covered with iron or other metal and marked "powder" in plain letters, the form and construction of said box to be approved by the Town Board. No gunpowder shall be sold or exposed for sale except during daylight.
No person shall convey or carry through any street, lane or alley of the town any gunpowder exceeding six pounds in quantity unless the same is secured in kegs or canisters containing not to exceed 25 pounds each and sufficiently tightly enclosed to prevent any powder escaping therefrom, and said boxes shall be securely covered with canvas or iron so as to prevent the possibility of fire communicating with the powder.
No vessel or car laden in whole or in part with gunpowder or other explosives shall enter any canal or upon any railroad within the limits of the town without the written permission of the Town Board, which permission, when granted, shall designate the place where said vessel or boat shall anchor or car shall be stationed and shall prescribe the time within which said powder shall be transferred or loaded from said vessel, boat or car and the manner of transferring or unloading the same.
The Supervisor may from time to time designate certain places outside of the thickly settled portions of the town where gunpowder and other explosives may be unloaded from cars or boats and may also prescribe and determine certain portions of the town within which cars loaded with powder and other explosives may be brought.
No person shall, directly or indirectly, leave, keep, store or bring within the limits of the town any gunpowder or other explosives, except as provided in the preceding sections of this chapter, without permission, in writing, from the Supervisor, who shall limit the quantity of explosive articles aforesaid so to be kept and stored with reference exclusively to the accommodation of the local trade of the town and safety of the public.
No person shall discharge any firearms as defined herein or explode or set off any firecrackers or other combustible material anywhere within the boundaries of the town, exclusive of the Village of Solvay, without the permission of the Town Board or written permission of the Supervisor.This section shall not apply to law enforcement officers lawfully engaged in law enforcement duties, or the discharge of weapons in self defense.
No person shall, without permission from the Town Board or written permission from the Supervisor, discharge any blast of gunpowder or other explosive material in the streets or elsewhere within the boundaries of the town or direct such discharge or be accessory thereto.