“Sec. 162. Any person who shall carry concealed upon or about his person any deadly or dangerous weapon, or shall go into any church or place where people have assembled for religious worship, or into any school room or place where people are assembled for educational, literary or social purposes, or to any election precinct on any election day, or into any court room during the sitting of court, or into any other public assemblage of persons met for any lawful purpose, other than for malitia [sic] drill, having upon or about his person any kind of fire arms, bowie knife, dirk, dagger, sling shot or other deadly weapon, or shall, in the presence of one or more persons, exhibit any such weapon in a rude, angry or threatening manner, or shall have or carry any such weapon upon or about his person when intoxicated or under the influence of intoxicating drinks, or shall, directly or indirectly, sell or deliver, loan or barter, to any minor any such weapon without the consent of the parent or guardian of such minor, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor: Provided, however, that this section shall not apply to police officers, nor to any officer or person whose duty it is to execute process or warrants, or to suppress breaches of the peace, or to make arrests, nor to persons moving or traveling peaceably through the state. And it shall be a good defense to the charge of carrying such weapon if the defendant shall show that he has been threatened with great bodily harm, or had good reason to carry the same in the necessary defense of his person, home or property.”
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S. M. Young, ed., Revised Ordinances of the City of Hamilton, Cauldwell County, Missouri, 1903 (S. L., Hamiltonian Print, 1903), 57-58. Chapter 21—Misdemeanors, § 162. In Force March 9, 1903.