Chapter 22—Concealed Weapons, §§ 526-534 in Codified Ordinances of the City of Anaconda (1905).

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  • 1905

"Sec. 526. Carrying Concealed Weapons an Offense.—It shall be unlawful for any person within the limits of the City of Anaconda to carry or wear under his clothes or concealed about his person, any pistol, revolver, slung-shot, cross-knuckles, knuckles of lead, brass or other metal, bowie knife, dirk knife or dirk, razor or dagger, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon.

Sec. 527. Such Weapons Confiscate to City.—Any such weapon or weapons, duly adjudged by the Police Magistrate or Justice of the Peace acting as Police Magistrate to have been worn or carried by any person, in violation of the foregoing section of this chapter, shall be forfeited or confiscated to the said City of Anaconda and shall be so adjudged.

Sec. 528. Police to Arrest Person Carrying Concealed Weapon.—It shall be the duty of the policemen of the City of Anaconda to arrest without a warrant any person or persons whom any policeman may find in the act of carrying or wearing under their clothes or concealed about their persons any pistol, revolver, slung-shot, cross- knuckles, knuckles of lead, brass or other metal, bowie knife, dirk knife, dirk or dagger, razor, or other dangerous or deadly weapon, and detain him in the city jail until a complaint can be made against him and a warrant secured, and bring him before the Police Magistrate for the trial of such person or persons, and for the seizure and confiscation of such of the weapons above referred to as such person or persons may be found in the act of carrying or wearing under their clothes, or concealed about their persons.

Sec. 529. Trial.—The Police Magistrate, or Justice of the Peace acting as Police Magistrate, before whom the complaint is made, as provided in the foregoing section, shall proceed to the hearing and determination of the matter, and if it shall be adjudged that such person or persons has or have incurred any of the penalties fixed by this chapter, such magistrate or justice of the peace shall so adjudge, and order that the weapon or weapons, concerning the carrying or wearing of which said penalty shall have been incurred, shall be confiscated to the City of Anaconda.

Sec. 530. Penalty.—Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of Section 526 of this Chapter shall pay a fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than three hundred dollars.

Sec. 531. Exceptions; License to Carry.—The prohibitions of this Chapter shall not apply to the police force of the City of Anaconda when on duty, sheriffs and sheriffs’ officers and officers of the State and of the United States, whose several duties may be of a character requiring them to have arms in the performance of their duty, nor to persons whose business or occupation may seem to require the carrying of weapons for their protection, and who shall have obtained from the Mayor a license so to do as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 532. Mayor May Grant License.—The Mayor may grant to so many and such persons as he may think proper licenses to carry concealed weapons, and may revoke any and all such licenses at his pleasure.

Sec. 533. Application for License.—Applications for such licenses shall be made to the Mayor, and when granted, the person applying therefor shall pay to the City Treasurer the sum of two dollars, and thereupon a license shall be issued by the City Clerk and signed by the Mayor. Every such license shall state the name, age, occupation and residence of the person to whom it is granted, and shall expire on the thirtieth day of April next following.

Sec. 534. Penally for Violation.—Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Chapter, where no other penalty is prescribed, shall upon conviction be fined in a sum not less than one hundred dollars for each and every offense."

1905, Anaconda, MT, Ch. 22, §§ 526-534, Codified Ordinances of the City of Anaconda

T. O'Leary, ed., Codified Ordinances of the City of Anaconda: With the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, Constitution of the State of Montana, Laws Relating to Municipal Corporations, Laws for the Government of Cities (Anaconda, MT: City Council, 1906), 390-392. Chapter 22—Concealed Weapons, §§ 526-534. Passed October 2, 1905.