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Ordinance No. 237, San Jose Common Council & Mayor (1854).

, | | 1854

"237* Ordinance regulating the keeping of Gunpowder and for the protection of the City against fire.

    Be it Ordained by the Mayor and Common Council of the City of San Jose,

Sec 1st
    That from and ...

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Ordinance No. 264, San Jose Common Council & Mayor (1854).

, | | 1854

"264Ordinance prohibiting the discharge of Fire Arms within certain limits.

    Be it Ordained by the Mayor and Common Council of the City of San Jose,

Sec 1st No person shall discharge any fire arms of any de...

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Ordinance no. 8, LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD, Apr. 12, 1889, at 7 (Los Angeles, California).

| | 1889

ORDINANCE NO. 8.


AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN “ORDINANCE REGULATING THE CARRYING OF DEADLY OR DANGEROU...

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SAN FRANCISCO, PROPOSED CHARTER, art. 2, ch. 4, § 1, no. 13 at 31, 31 (1883).

, , | | 1883

“CHAPTER IV.
OF LEGISLATIVE POWERS.


SECTION 1. The Supervisors shall have power to pass ordinances:
    1. To regulate traffic and sales in the streets,...

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An Ordinance to Prohibit the Carrying of Concealed Deadly Weapons, MARYSVILLE DAILY DEMOCRAT, Feb. 7, 1889 at 4. (Marysville, CA).

, | | 1889

"AN ORDINANCE
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    An ordinance to prohibit the carrying of concealed deadly weapons.
    The Common Council of the city of Marysville do ordain as follows:

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An Ordinance to Prohibit the Carrying of Concealed Deadly Weapons, ST. HELENA STAR, Dec. 9, 1884 at 2.

| | 1884

Ordinance NO. 62
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An ordinance to prohibit the carrying of concealed deadly weapons.

    The Board of Trustees of the Town of St. Helena do hereby ordain as follows:

    Section One...

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An Ordinance Prohibiting the Carrying of Concealed Deadly Weapons, and Fixing the Penalty Therefor (No. 10), THE LOMPOC RECORD, Aug. 25, 1888 at 2.

| | 1888

Ordinance No. 10.
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An Ordinance Prohibiting the Carrying of Concealed Deadly Weapons and Fixing the Penalty therefor.
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The Board of Trustees of the Town of Lompoc do Ordain as fo...

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Concerning Concealed Weapons, ALAMEDA ENCINAL, May 3, 1882 at 3.

| | 1882

"CONCERNING CONCEALED WEAPONS.
The People of the Town of Alameda do ordain as follows:

SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for anyone, not being a public officer, or not havin...

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Prohibiting the Carrying of Concealed Deadly Weapons, § 1, Order No. 1226 in San Francisco Municipal Reports for the Fiscal Year 1874–5 at 886.

| | 1887

"Order No. 1,226.

Prohibiting the Carrying of Concealed Deadly Weapons.

[Approved July 9, 1875.]

The People of the City and County of San Fr...

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Concealed Weapons, THE NAPA VALLEY REGISTER, Nov. 10, 1880 at 3. 

| | 1880

"Concealed Weapons.

The Board of Trustees of Napa, at their last meeting, passed an ordinance against carrying concealed weapons. It is as follows:

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Ordinance No. 6, THE FRESNO REPUBLICAN, Nov. 5, 1885 at 3.

, , | | 1885

OR[DINANCE] NO. 6.

An ordinan[...] [mis]demeanors in the City of Fresno.

    The Board [...] of the City of Fresno do ordai...

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Ordinance No. 55—Prohibiting the Carrying of Concealed Weapons, §§ 1-4 in Charter and Revised Ordinances of the City of Eureka (1878).

| | 1878

"Ordinance No. 55.

Prohibiting the Carrying of Concealed Weapons

(Approved Nov. 6th, 1878.)

The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Eureka d...

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A law that only the regular National Guard may associate themselves together as a military company or organization, § 1492 in Amendments to the Political Code and Statutes Relating to the Subject Matters Embraced Therein, Enacted at the Legislative Session of 1895 (1895).

| | 1895

"Sec. 1492. The colors carried by organizations of the National Guard shall be such as are borne by similar organizations of the United States army, except that the regimental or battalion color shall have thereon the state coat-of-arms, instead of the...

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Ordinance No. 49—To Prohibit the Carrying of Concealed Weapons, §§ 1-3, in The Ordinances of the City of Monterey (1892).

| | 1892

"The Board of Trustees of the City of Monterey do ordain as follows:

        Section 1. Every person not being a peace officer, who shall, within the corporate limits of the City of Monterey,  carry or wear any dirk, pistol, sword in cane,...

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An Act to Amend Several Sections Relating to the National Guard of California, Ch. 168, § 1942 in California Statutes and Amendments to Codes, 1895 (1895).

| | 1895

        "Sec. 1942. The colors carried by organizations of the National Guard shall be such as are borne by similar organizations of the United States army, except that the regimental or battalion color shall have thereon the state coat-of-arms, in...

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Prohibiting the Carrying of Concealed Deadly Weapons, § 22 of General Order no. 1,603—Relating to the Police Department, General Orders of the Board of Supervisors Providing Regulations for the Government of the City And County of San Francisco (1880).

| | 1880

        "Sec. 22. It shall be unlawful for any person, not being a public officer or traveler, or not having a permit from the Police Commissioners of this city and county, to wear or carry concealed, in this city and county, any pistol, dirk or ot...

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An Ordinance to Preserve the Peace and Good Order of the City of San Jose, §§ 2-4, Revised Ordinances of the City of San Jose (1882).

, | | 1882

"Sec. 2. No person shall—

4. Make use of, or have in his possession any slung shot, rubber sling or other instrument or device, by means of which missiles of kind or description are hurled or projected;

5. Wear or carry any ...

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Prohibiting the Carrying of Concealed Deadly Weapons, Ordinance no. 84, Charter and Ordinances of the City of Sacramento (1876).

| | 1876

"Sec. 1: It shall be unlawful for any person, not being a public officer or traveler, or not having a permit from the Police Commissioners of the City of Sacramento, to wear or carry, concealed, any pistol, dirk, or other dangerous or deadly weapon.Read More

Charter and Ordinances of the City of Stockton (Stockton, CA: Stockton Mail Printers and Bookbinders, 1908), p. 240, Ordinance No. 53

| | 1891

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Stockton as follows:

One-Concealed Weapons, Burglars' Tools.

Section 1. It shall be unlawful and a misdemeanor: 1. For any person not being a peace officer or actually prosecuting a jour...

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Fred L. Button, ed., General Municipal Ordinances of the City of Oakland, California (Oakland, CA; Enquirer, 1895), p. 218, Sec. 1, An Ordinance to Prohibit the Carrying of Concealed Weapons, No. 1141

| | 1890

Section 1 . It shall be unlawful for any person in the City of Oakland, not being a public officer or a traveler actually engaged in making a journey, to wear or carry concealed about his person without a permit, as hereinafter provided, any pistol, sl...

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General Municipal Ordinances of the City of Oakland, Cal., Addendum, Ordinance No. 2967 at 15 (1909)

| | 1909

SEC. 9. No person shall carry firearms, or shoot birds or throw stones or other miss[i]les within the boundaries of the parks controlled by the Park Commission.

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1933 Cal. Stat. 1169

| | 1933

§ 2. [E]very person, firm or corporation, who within the State of California sells, offers for sale, possesses or knowingly transports any firearms of t...

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1923 Cal. Stat. 695, 696-97, 701

| | 1923

Sec. 9. Every person in the business of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring a pistol, revolver or other firearm, of a size capable of being concealed upon the person, whether such seller, lessor or transferrer is a retail dealer, pawnbroker or o...

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