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An Ordinance Concerning Firearms and Other Deadly Weapons, PLAINFIELD, N.J., GEN. ORDINANCES §§ 1-2 (1902 Daily Press) (approved April 9, 1895).

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An Ordinance Concerning Firearms and Other Deadly Weapons

The Inhabitants of the City of Plainfield, by their Common Council, do enact as follows:

    Section 1. That no person shall fire or discharge any gun, fowling piece or firearms within the limits of the City of Plainfield, under a penalty of a fine not exceeding twenty dollars for every such offence; PROVIDED, however, that this section shall not apply to the use of such weapons at any military exercise or review, or target practice duly authorized by the military authority of this State, or by the Common Council, or the Mayor, or in the lawful defence of the person, family or property of any citizen; and PROVIDED further that this section shall not apply to the discharge of blank cartridges or charges of powder on the fourth day of July.
    Sec 2. That no person shall carry within the limits of the City of Plainfield concealed upon or about his person, any pistol, dirk, butcher or bowie knife, stilletto, dagger, sword, or spear in a cane, brass or metal knuckles, razor, slug shot, or other deadly weapon, under a penalty of a fine not exceeding twenty dollars for each and every offence; PROVIDED that this section shall not apply to officers of the law or persons who are threatened with bodily harm.”

An Ordinance Concerning Firearms and Other Deadly Weapons, PLAINFIELD, N.J., GEN. ORDINANCES §§ 1-2 (1902 Daily Press) (approved April 9, 1895).


The Charter and General Ordinances of the City of Plainfield, New Jersey: In Force May 9th, 1902 (Plainfield, NJ: The Daily Press Print, 1902), 125-126. An Ordinance Concerning Firearms and Other Deadly Weapons, §§ 1-2. Approved April 9, 1895.