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1881 Nev. Stat. 19-20, An Act to Prohibit the Use of Firearms in Public Places, ch. 7, § 1.



Any person in this State, whether under the influence of liquor or otherwise, who shall, except in necessary self-defense, maliciously, wantonly or negligently discharge or cause to be discharged any pistol, gun or any other kind of firearm, in or upon any public street or thoroughfare, or in any theater, hall, store, hotel, saloon or any other place of public resort, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the County Jail for a term not less than two nor more than six months, or by a fine not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided, that no Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Marshal, Constable, Deputy Constable or other peace officer shall be held to answer under the provisions of this Act for discharging firearms in the lawful pursuance of his or their duty.