Edward Livingston, Laws and Ordinances, Ordained and Established by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City of New-York, in Common-Council Convened, for the Good Rule and Government of the Inhabitants and Residents of Said City Page 83-84, Image 84-85 (1803) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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  • 1803

Ordinances of the City of New York, To Prevent the Firing of guns in the City of New York, § 1. Whereas the firing of guns and the practice of fowling in the public streets and in the roads or highways in the vicinity of this city, are frequently productive of accidents and dangerous consequences are always to be apprehended therefrom: Be it therefore ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonality of the City of New York, in the Common Council convened, That no person shall hereafter be permitted to fire or discharge any gun, pistol, fowling piece, or fire-arm, at any place on the island of New York, within the distance of four miles from the City Hall, under the penalty of five dollars upon each offender, to be recovered with costs. And if the person so offending shall be a minor, apprentice, servant or slave, the said fine shall be recoverable form his father, mother, master or mistress, together with costs. Provided always, that nothing contained in this ordinance shall be constructed to extend to the reviews or exercises of any military company, or of the State Prison Guards.