“Section 1. No person shall fire any cannon, gun, rifle, pistol or fire-arms of any kind, or fire or explode any squib, rocket, cracker, Roman candle, or other combustible fireworks within the city.
Sec. 2. This ordinance shall not apply to any military company, when drilling under command of any officer thereof, or to the use of fire-arms in the lawful defense of the person, family or property of any person, or to the killing of any dog whose owner or possessor has not complied with the provisions of the ordinance relating to dogs, or to regular shooting galleries operated under permit from the Mayor.
Sec. 3. The Board of City Improvements may, at its discretion, give permission to any person or persons to discharge fire-arms or fire-works on the fourth day of July ; such permission may be given through any public paper of the city, or otherwise.
Sec. 4. Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding twenty dollars.
Sec. 5. Any person who shall intentionally, without malice, point or aim any fire-arm at or toward any other person, shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars, nor more than fifty dollars.
Sec. 6. Any person who shall discharge, without injury to any person, any fire-arm while intentionally without malice aimed at or toward any such person, shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the workhouse not exceeding thirty days, or both, at the discretion of the court.
Sec. 7. Any person who shall maim or injure any other person by the discharge of any fire-arm pointed or aimed intentionally, but without malice, at any such person, shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars, nor more than one hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the workhouse not exceeding ninety days, or both, at the discretion of the court.”
William Heisley, Codified Ordinances of the City of Cleveland Including All General Ordinances In Force March 1, 1877, Together with All Special Ordinances of Public Interest (Cleveland, OH: Co-Operative Printing Co., 105 Seneca St., 1877), 60-61. Chapter XXIII – Fire-Arms, §1-3.