“Sec. III. No person shall discharge any Musket, Fowling-piece, Pistol, or other Fire Arms, within the limits of the corporation, unless in defence of his or her person or proprety, under the penalty of One Dollar for each offence.”
1800, VA, Laws of the Mayor and Commonalty of the Town of Alexandria
Laws of the Mayor and Commonalty of the Town of Alexandria to Which Are Prefixed Acts of the Legislature of Virginia Respecting the Town of Alexandria (Alexandria, VA: John and James D. Westcott, 1800), 19-20.