J. Nelson Wisner, Ordinances and By-Laws of the Corporation of Martinsburg: Berkeley Co., West Virginia, Including the Act of Incorporation and All Other Acts of a Special or General Nature Page 76, Image 76 (1875) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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  • 1876

[Ordinances of Martinsburg,] An Ordinance in Relation to Pistol Galleries, § 1. Be it ordained by the Council of the Corporation of Martinsburg, That no pistol gallery, in which air guns or pistols, or guns or pistols in which are fired powder, is used, shall be established or carried on within the limits of the Corporation of Martinsburg by any person or persons, until the person or persons desiring to establish or carry on the same shall first obtain from the Mayor, attested by the Clerk of the Corporation, a permit authorizing the person or persons therein named to prosecute said business, and designating the place at which the same is to be carried on. § 2. That the Mayor shall not issue the permit authorized by the first section of this ordinance, unless the building to be used for said pistol gallery, is so detached from adjacent or surrounding private dwellings, that the noise incident to the carrying on of said business, shall not render the said gallery a nuisance to the surrounding or adjacent dwellings. § 3. Any person or persons violating the provisions of this ordinance, shall be fined for the first offense, not less than two nor more than ten dollars, at the discretion of the Mayor, and for any subsequent offence, not less than two or more than thirty dollars, and commitment in the county jail not exceeding thirty days, either or both of said punishment, at the discretion of the Mayor.