[Adopted 7-18-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983 as Ch. XV, Art. III, of the 1983 Code]
[Amended 11-18-1991; 1-22-2004 by Ord. No. 47.121.03]
Any person, other than a peace officer, who shall in any public street, highway or place within the City of Albany have upon his person or carry any loaded pistol, revolver or other firearm without having been authorized as provided by law to carry the same shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Any person, except as provided in this article, who has occasion to carry a loaded revolver, pistol or firearm for his protection may apply to the Commissioner of Police, and such officer, if satisfied that the applicant is a proper and law-abiding person, shall give said person a permit allowing him to carry such loaded firearm for such period of time as he may deem proper. Any nonresident who does business in the City of Albany and has occasion to carry a loaded pistol, revolver or firearm while in said City must make application for permission to do so, to the Commissioner of Police, in the same manner as is required of residents of said City and shall be subject to the same conditions and restrictions.
If, at the time of arrest, a loaded pistol, revolver or firearm of any description shall be found concealed on the person of the one arrested, the officer making the arrest shall state such fact to the Magistrate before whom the prisoner is brought and shall make a separate complaint against such prisoner for violation of the provisions of this article.
The Commissioner of Police is hereby authorized and empowered, for reasons appearing to be satisfactory to him, to annul or revoke any permission given under this article. Every person to whom permit shall be granted as above provided shall pay therefor the sum of two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50), which shall be applied in aid of the Police Pension Fund; and a return, in detail, shall be made monthly by the Commissioner of Police to the Comptroller of the City of the amount so received and credited. All persons to whom such permission shall be granted are hereby declared to be individually responsible for their own acts, or the consequences that may arise from the use of loaded pistols, revolvers, or firearms, carried under the permission obtained as provided in this article.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the City of Albany, inconsistent with the provisions of this article are hereby repealed.