Carrying Weapons or Sale to Minors Prohibited, Amendment to Ordinance No. 11—Crimes and Punishment, §§ 7-9 in Ordinances, Charter and Laws for the Government of the City of Frankfort, Kentucky (1876)
“Sec. 7. Any person who shall discharge any gun or pistol within the city, unless in the lawful defense of his person, family, or property, shall be fined ten dollars for each offense; but this provision shall not apply to gunsmiths who discharge firearms on their own premises in the pursuit of their regular business.
Sec. 8. Any person who shall, within the city, carry concealed a deadly weapon, other than an ordinary pocketknife, shall be fined, for each offense, not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars: Provided, That it shall be a sufficient defense to a prosecution for a violation of this provision to establish—
- That the person charged had reasonable grounds to believe his person, or the person of some member of his family, or his property, was in danger from violence or crime.
- That he was a Sheriff, Constable, Marshal, Policeman, Officer or Guard of the Penitentiary, or carrier of the United States mail, and that such weapon was a necessary precaution to his protection in the efficient discharge of such public or official duty; or,
III. That he was required, by his business or occupation, to travel during the night-time. (Sec. 8 repealed by sec. 9.)*
9. That section 8 of the published Ordinances of the said city, and an Ordinance approved March 24, 1869, pertaining to carrying concealed deadly weapons, be, and the same are hereby, repealed, and the following be substituted in lieu thereof: If any person shall carry concealed a deadly weapon upon or about his person, other than an ordinary pocket-knife, or shall sell a deadly weapon to a minor, other than an ordinary pocket-knife, such person shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars, in the discretion of the court or jury trying the case. Carrying concealed deadly weapons shall be lawful in the following cases: 1st. When the person has reasonable grounds to believe his person or the person of some of his family, or his property, is in immediate danger from violence or crime. 2d. By Sheriffs, Constables, Marshals, Policemen, and other ministerial officers, when necessary for their protection in the discharge of their official duties[.]—Approved April 8, 1876.”
*This parenthetical explanation is part of the original text, not an editorial remark.
Ordinances, Charter and Laws for the Government of the City of Frankfort, Kentucky: Ordinances Approved December 1st, 1890, and in Force from and after That Date (Frankfort, KY: G. A. Lewis, Printer, 1891), 22-24. Ordinance No. 11: Crimes and Punishment, §§ 7-9. Amended April 8, 1876.