An Ordinance Relating to Concealed Weapons, §§ 1-5, in City of Portland Auditor’s Fifty-First Annual Report of the Receipts and Expenditures of the City of Portland for the Financial Year of 1909 152-53 (1910).
“ORDINANCE RELATING TO CONCEALED WEAPONS.
Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council of the City of Portland, in City Council assembled, as follows:
SECTION 1. No person shall, within the corporate limits of the City of Portland, in a threatening manner display any firearm, slung shot, knuckles, bowie knife, dirk, stiletto, or other dangerous or deadly weapon. And no person shall, within the corporate limits of the City of Portland, wear under his clothes or concealed about his person any such fire arm, slung shot, knuckles, bowie knife, dirk, stiletto, or other dangerous or deadly weapon, unless first licensed so to do in the manner following:
SECTION 2. The Chief of Police, or, in his absence, either of the captains of police, may, upon written application, issue to any person of good moral character, whose business or occupation requires the carrying of such weapons for protection, a certificate setting forth that such person has complied with the requirements of this ordinance, and that he has been duly licensed to carry such weapon or weapons for protection. Such license shall continue in effect until revoked by the Chief of Police.
SECTION 3. Nothing in the foregoing sections shall be construed as forbidding the carrying or wearing of such weapons by United States marshals, sheriffs and their deputies, and constables and police officers of the City of Portland.
SECTION 4 Whoever violates this ordinance shall be fined not less than five nor more than twenty dollars for each offence.
SECTION 5. This ordinance shall take effect when approved.
Approved by the Mayor, October 9, 1909.”
City of Portland Auditor’s Fifty-First Annual Report of the Receipts and Expenditures of the City of Portland for the Financial Year of 1909: Jan. 1, 1909 (Both Inclusive) Dec. 31, 1909, With the Mayor’s Address and Annual Reports of the Several Departments Made to the City Council, December, 1909, Also Catalogue of the City Councils Since Adoption of City Charter, 1832–1910 (Portland, ME: Mark’s Printing House, 1910), 152-153. Approved October 9, 1909.