Prohibiting the Unlawful Carrying of Arms.
ARTICLE 141a—SECTION 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of Austin, That if any person in this city hall carry on or about his person, saddle, or in his saddle bags any pistol, dirk, dagger, slung shot, sword-cane, spear, brass knuckles, bowie knife or other kind of knife manufactured or sold for purposes of offense or defense, he shall be punished by fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars; and in addition thereto shall forfeit to the city of Austin the weapon or weapons so carried.
SEC. 2 That the preceding section shall not apply to a person in actual service as a militiaman, nor to a peace officer or policeman, or person summoned to his aid, nor to a revenue or other civil officer engaged in the discharge of his official duty, nor to the carrying of arms on one’s own premises or place of business, nor to persons travelling, nor to one who has reasonable grounds for fearing an unlawful attack upon his person and the danger is so imminent and threatening as not to admit of the arrest of the party about to make such attack, upon legal process.
SEC. 3. That any person violating any of the provisions of the two preceding sections may be arrested without warrant by any peace officer and carried before the mayor of this city for trial; and any policeman of this city who shall fail or refuse to arrest such person on his own knowledge or upon information from some credible person, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars.
Passed May 3, A. D. 1880
-Approved May 4, A. D. 1880
J. C. DEGRESS, Mayor.
Attest: L. M. BRADLEY, City Clerk, *[???]
Full Text (From Newspapers.com): 1880, Austin, TX, Austin American Statesman, May 29, 1880
*The text following the word “Clerk” is not at all clear, and the bracketed question marks in the above transcription are meant to indicate that. It is possible that the text was meant to read “May 10th,” however, it is not clear enough to include in the transcription itself.
“An Ordinance.” Daily Democratic Statesman, May 29, 1880, p. 4. Article 141a, §§ 1-3. Volume 9, Number 276. (Austin, Texas).