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Amended Charter and Revised Ordinances of the City of Indianapolis, with the Rules of Order of the Common Council, and the Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana Relating to Incorporated Cities. Together with a Catalogue of the Officers of the City Government, and the Charters of the Indianapolis Gas Light and Coke Company, and the Citizens’ Street Railway Company Page 291, Image 193-194 (1864) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of Indianapolis,] Public Health and Comfort, § 9. Whoever shall fire a gun or pistol in said city, shall be fined therefor in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars: Provided, that such penalty for shooting shall not apply to military companies, while performing military duty, or to any police officer or officers while in discharge of any duty in pursuance of any ordinance of said city, or in obedience to any law of the State of Indiana; or to any person who may fire any gun or pistol in or upon his own premises, except where the ball or shot shall pass beyond the limits of said premises, or in defense of his or her life, liberty or property, or when attacked by a vicious animal.