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D. T. Valentine, Ordinances of the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York: Revised A. D. 1859 Adopted by the Common Council Page 235, Image 243 (1859) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of New York. Firing of Fire-Arms, Cannons and Fireworks. § 6. No tavern-keeper, keeper of a public house, garden or place of resort, nor any other person, shall suffer or permit any person to practice with or fire off any pistol, gun, fowling-piece or other fire-arms, in or upon his or her premises, nor shall suffer or permit any pistol gallery, erected in his or her house, or upon his or her premises, to be used for the purpose of practicing with any pistol gun, fowling-piece or other fire-arms, upon the first day of the week, called Sunday, under the penalty of fifty dollars for each offense, to be sued for and recovered from the person keeping such public house, tavern, public garden, pistol gallery, place of resort or premises; and also the further penalty of fifty dollars for each offense, to be sued for and recovered from the person firing off or practicing with a pistol, gun, fowling-piece, or other fire-arms; and in case of such person so offending shall be an apprentice, such penalty shall be sued for and recovered from the master of such apprentice, or in case such person so offending shall be a minor and not an apprentice, the same shall be sued for and recovered from the father of, or in case of the death of the father, then from the mother or guardian of such minor.