“SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That the Mayor and Aldermen of Dresden shall, within the limitations of this Act, have power by ordinance to levy and collect taxes for general corporation purposes upon all property and polls taxable by the laws of the State; the rate of taxation on property to be such amount as the Mayor and Aldermen may provide for.
2. To levy and collect taxes for general corporation purposes upon merchants, and on all the privileges taxable by the laws of the state. The rate upon merchants and privileges to be such as the Mayor and Board of Aldermen may provide for, said tax rate not to exceed the rate fixed by the State for such purposes…
…16. To regulate and suppress the shooting of guns and pistols and other firearms in the corporate limits.”
Acts of the State of Tennessee Passed by the General Assembly 1901 (Nashville, TN: Brandon Printing Co., 1901), 437. Chapter 202—An Act to Incorporate the Town of Dresden, Tennessee, and to Define Its Rights and Powers, § 3, pt. 16. Approved March 21, 1901.