Chapter 100, FIREARMS

[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Honeoye Falls 2-9-1976 as L.L. No. 1-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 100-1. Title.

This chapter shall be known as the "Firearms Local Law of the Village of Honeoye Falls".

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§ 100-2. Discharge of firearms prohibited. [Amended 2-4-1985 by L.L. No. 1-1985].

No person shall, except in self-defense and when reasonably necessary for the protection of life or property, fire or discharge or cause to be fired or discharged any projectile fire ammunition from any machine gun, rifle, shotgun or firearm, as defined in § 265.00 of the Penal Law; nor use, fire, discharge or shoot or cause to be used, fired, discharged or shot any arrow or similar projectile from any bow or device operated by air, spring or gun powder within the boundaries of the Village of Honeoye Falls.

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§ 100-3. Exceptions.

  1. The prohibitions in this chapter shall not apply to any officer of law while engaged in the protection of the safety of the people of the State of New York, nor shall they apply to the use of blank cartridges.
  2. The Village Board of Trustees may permit the discharge of projectile firing ammunition from firearms upon any appropriate occasion of public ceremony, provided that the following conditions are complied with:
    1. Application is made, in writing, to the Village Board of Trustees at least seven (7) days before the proposed use of firearms showing that a responsible adult will be in charge of the proposed use of firearms and further showing that precautionary measures for the protection of the public which are sufficient in the judgment of the Village Board of Trustees will be taken by the applicant.
    2. A bond, with sureties satisfactory to the Village Board of Trustees, shall be filed with the application before the proposed use of firearms, in an amount satisfactory to the Village Board of Trustees, conditioned for the payment of any and all damages to any person or to any property caused by the proposed use of firearms; provided, further, that the Village Board of Trustees may, in its discretion, dispense with the posting of any such bond in the case of the firing of memorial salutes with rifles loaded with blank cartridges by any veterans organization.

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§ 100-4. Penalties for offenses.EN

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of no more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.) or imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or both, for each offense. Each discharge of a firearm in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense.

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