“Sec. 1. Whoever shall, in this state, go into any church or place where people have assembled for religious worship, or into any school room, or into any place where people be assembled for educational, literary or social purposes, or to any election precinct on any election day, or into any court room during the sitting of court, or into any other public assemblage of persons met for other than militia drill, or meetings called under the militia law of this state, having upon or about his person any kind of fire arms, bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slung shot, or other deadly weapon, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed six months, or by a fine not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment: Provided, That this act shall not apply to any person whose duty it is to bear arms in the discharge of duties imposed by law.”
Laws of Missouri: General and Local Laws Passed at the Regular Session of the Twenty-Eighth General Assembly, Begun and Held at the City of Jefferson, Wednesday, January 6, 1875 (Jefferson City, MO: Regan & Carter, State Printers and Binders, 1875), 50-51. An Act to Prevent the Carrying of Weapons in Public Assemblies of the People, and to Repeal “An Act to Prevent the Carrying [of]* Concealed Weapons,” § 1. Enacted 30 March, 1875.
*The original text omits the word “of,” and reads, “An act to prevent the carrying of weapons in public assemblies of the people, and to repeal ‘An act to prevent the carrying concealed weapons.'”