Carrying Deadly Weapons, Discharging Fire-Arms, etc., Ch. 12, Art. 3, §§ 50-52, in The Revised Ordinances of the City of Bloomfield (1898).

"Sec. 50. Carrying Deadly Weapons, etc.—If any person shall carry concealed upon or about his person any deadly or dangerous weapon, or shall go into any church or place, within this city, where people are assembled for religious worship, or into any school room or place where people are assembled in this city, for educational, or social purposes, or to any election precinct, in this city on any election day, or into any court room during the sitting of court, or into any other public assemblage of persons, in this city, met for any lawful purpose other than for malitia [sic] drill, or meeting called under the militia laws of this State, having upon or about his person any kind of firearms, bowieknife [sic], dirk, dagger, slung shot or other deadly weapon, or shall, in the presence of one or more persons, exhibit any such weapon in a rude, angry or threatening manner, or shall have or carry any such weapon upon or about his person when intoxicated, or under the influence of intoxicating drinks, or shall, directly or indirectly, sell or deliver, loan or barter to any minor any such weapon, without the consent of the parent or guardian of such minor, he shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars, or by imprisment [sic] in the city calaboose, or city jail not less than five days nor more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Sec. 51. Above Section Not to Apply to Certain Officers:—The next proceeding section shall not apply to any police officer in this city, or to any officer or person whose duty it is to execute process or warrants, or to suppress breaches of the peace, or make arrests, nor to persons moving or traveling peaceably through this State, and it shall be a good defense to the charge of carrying any such weapon if the defendant shall show that he has been threatened with great bodily harm, or had good reason to carry the same in the necessary defense of his person, home or property.

Sec. 52. Discharging Fire-Arms Prohibited, When.—It shall be unlawful for any person in this city, except he be a police officer of this city or other officer in the discharge of his official duty, to discharge or fire off any gun, pistol or fire-arms of any description within the corporate limits of this city, and every person violating this section, shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a misde­meanor and punished by a fine of not less than five nor more than twenty dollars, or by imprisonment in the city calaboose not exceed­ing twenty days."


J. G. Haydock, ed., The Revised Ordinances. of the City of Bloomfield, 1898: Also Article 1, Chapter 30, R.S., 1889; Article V., Chapter 30, R. S., 1889, Article 11, Chapter 31, R. S., 1889, (As Amended by the Laws of 1891, 1893, 1895 and 1897). Acts of the Legislature Relating to the Town of Bloomfield, Together with Proclamations and Other Documents Connected with the Change from a Town to a City of the Fourth Class, Ordinances, Orders and Ordinance, Providing for this Revision and Publication (Bloomfield, MO: Vindicator Publishing Company, 1898), 155-156.  Chapter 12—Misdemeanors, Article 3—Offenses Affecting Morals and Miscellaneous Offenses and Provisions, §§ 50-52. Approved June 27, 1898.