FIREARMS, RIFLES, AIRGUNS AND SHOTGUNS
§ 590.1 Applicability of regulations.
(a) This Part shall govern the possession and use of firearms, rifles, shotguns, airguns and weapons on the premises of the State-operated institutions of State University of New York, in accordance with the provisions of Penal Law, section 265.01(3) and the rules for the maintenance of public order (Part 535, infra).
(b) Except for employees of State University, this Part shall not apply to the possession of firearms, rifles, shotguns or weapons by persons in the military or other service of the United States or the State of New York, in pursuit of official duty when duly authorized by Federal or State law, regulation or order to possess the same.
§ 590.2 Definitions.
§ 590.3 General authorization and prohibitions.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this Part, a chief administrative officer may grant authorization for the possession of firearms, rifles, airguns or shotguns only if such possession is required or permitted for specifically authorized:
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this Part, any such authorization granted pursuant to subdivision (a) of this section may be rescinded at any time but in no event shall be valid for longer than one academic year, and shall be nontransferable.
(c) No firearm, rifle, shotgun, airgun or other weapon may be used, loaded, fired or discharged unless under the supervision of a qualified firearms instructor approved by the university. This prohibition shall not apply to forestry lands under the control of the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry or farm lands under the control of the State University College of Technology at Alfred.
§ 590.4 Storage of firearms.
Except when issued in accordance with this Part, all firearms, rifles, shotguns, airguns and other weapons shall be stored unloaded in the appropriately locked arsenal within or under the control of the campus public safety department of each State-operated campus. Ammunition shall be stored in a separate area within said arsenal. Access to such firearms and ammunition shall be limited to the chief administrative officer or such designee as may be appointed in writing.
§ 590.5 Authorization for university police officers.
§ 590.6 Supplemental guidelines; violation of regulations.