“Sec. 6. Every person who shall have in his possession in said city any steel, iron or brass knuckles, or any slung shot or weapon of similar character, or shall carry any weapon concealed upon his person, shall forfeit and pay a penalty of not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for every such offense.
Sec. 7. Any police officer of said city may arrest without warrant any person whom he may have raeson[sic] to believe has upon his person any concealed weapon, and may search such person for such weapon, and in case no such weapon shall be found upon him, may thereupon release him from custody.
Sec. 8. The Mayor is authorized and empowered to issue permits to such suitable persons as may apply therefor to carry concealed weapons, whenever in his judgment it is advisable so to do; such permit to be recorded in the office of the Chief of Police in a book kept by him for that purpose, and to be revocable at the pleasure of the Mayor, but no permit shall remain in force for a longer period than one year from date of issuance thereof, and no person having such permit in force shall be liable to arrest under the provisions of this ordinance.”
1897, CT, Charter and Ordinances of the City of Waterbury, Good Order and Decency, §§ 6-8
Charter and Ordinances of the City of Waterbury, Connecticut, with Amendments Thereto: Revised to January 1, 1902 (Waterbury, CT: Mattatuck Press, 1902), 230. Good Order and Decency, §§ 6-8. Passed by Board of Aldermen March 15, 1897; Approved March 19, 1897.