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Clement Comer Clay, Digest of the Laws of Alabama: Containing all the Statutes of a Public and General Nature, in Force at the Close of the Session of The General Assembly, in February, 1843. To Which are Prefixed, the Declaration of Independence; the Constitution of the United States; the Act to Enable the People of Alabama to Form a Constitution and State Government, &c.; and the Constitution of the State of Alabama Page 413, Image 457 (1843) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.




Penal Code – Offenses Against the Person, § 8. If any person shall be guilty of fighting in the streets of any city or town, or at a militia muster, or other place public in itself, or made public by any assemblage of people, for any purpose whatever, and shall employ or use during such fight any fire arms, or air gun, by discharging (or attempting to discharge) the same, unless in self defense, such person shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not exceeding six months, or both, at the discretion of the jury trying the offence.