Relating to the Carrying of Fire Arms and other Deadly Weapons.
Be it ordained by the Trustees of the town of Abilene,
SEC. 1. That any person who shall carry, within the limits of the town of Abilene, or commons, a pistol, revolver, gun, musket, dirk, bowie-knife, or other dangerous weapon upon his or their person or persons, either openly or concealed, except to bring the same and forthwith deposit it or them at their house, boarding house, store room or residence, shall be fined in a sum not less than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars; and it shall be the duty of any town constable, or policeman of this town, to arrest and disarm any person violating this ordinance, and to deposit the nrms so taken with the captain of the town police, to be by him kept until he is, by the magistrate taking cognizance of the offense of carrying arms as aforesaid, authorized to deliver the same to the person or persons from whom the same shall have been taken.
SEC. 2. Any and every person who shall be in violation of this ordinance, within the town of Abilene, or commons, and who shall refuse to deposit his or their arms with the constable or policeman aforesaid or shall resist any officer who may attempt to disarm him or them according to the provisions of section one of this ordinance, shall be imprisoned in the common goal of the town not less than twenty-four hours nor more than ten days, and fined not less than $10 nor more than one hundred dollars: Provided, that the provisions of this ordinance shall not apply to the constable or any officer of the town of Abilene, while in the discharge of their duties as such constable or policeman.
SEC. 3. That any person who shall intentionally discharge any pistol, revolver or gun, within the town of Abilene, in any street, alley, highway, lot, house or other place where life or limb of any person could be endangered, shall be punished by a fine not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.
SEC. 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from the 20th of May 1870.
T. C. HENRY, Chairman.
Attest: G. L. BRINKMAN, Clerk.”
Full Text: (From Newspapers.com): The Abilene Chronicle, May 12, 1870
“An Ordinance Relating to the Carrying of Fire Arms and Other Deadly Weapons.” The Abilene Chronicle, May 12, 1870, p. 1. Volume 1, Number 9. An Ordinance Relating to the Carrying of Fire Arms and Other Deadly Weapons, §§ 1-4. In Effect May 20, 1870. (Abilene, KS).