Concerning Concealed Weapons, ALAMEDA ENCINAL, May 3, 1882 at 3.

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The People of the Town of Alameda do ordain as follows:

SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for anyone, not being a public officer, or not having a permit from the President of the Board of Trustees, countersigned by the Chief of Police, to wear or carry concealed weapons about his person in the Town of Alameda, or any pistol, slungshot, brass or iron knuckles, or iron bars such as are usually carried by Chinamen, sand clubs, dirk or bowie knife, or dangerous or deadly weapon.

SEC. 2. The President of the Board of Trustees may grant written permission to any peaceable person, whose profession or occupation may require him to be out at late hours of the night, to carry concealed deadly weapons for his own protection. Such permit shall be countersigned by the Chief of Police before it shall be issued, and the Chief of Police shall number the same and keep a registered list of the persons to whom issued, with their residences and occupations.

SEC. 3. Any person violating this ordinance shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the jail of Alameda county not exceeding fifty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Full Text (from 1882, Alameda Encinal, May 3, 1882

“Concerning Concealed Weapons.” Alameda Encinal, May 3, 1882, p. 3. Volume 13, Number 34