“Sec. 1. If any person carry about his person, hid from common observation, any pistol, dirk, bowie-knife, razor, slung-shot, or any weapon of the like kind, he shall be fined not less than twenty nor more than one hundred dollars, and such pistol, dirk, bowie knife, razor, slungshot, or any weapon of the like kind, may be seized by an officer, and, upon the conviction of the offender, the same shall be forfeited and sold, and the proceeds accounted for and paid over by the police justice to the city of Norfolk; provided, that this ordinance shall not apply to any police officer, town or city sergeant, constable, sheriff, conservator of the peace. or collecting officer, while in the discharge of his official duty.”
The Ordinances of the City of Norfolk, VA, With the Amended Charter, Acts of Assembly Relating to City Government and an Appendix (Norfolk, VA: W.T. Baron, 1894), 60. Chapter 8—Carrying Concealed Weapons. Undated.