LeBaron Bradford Prince, The General Laws of New Mexico: Including All the Unrepealed General Laws from the Promulgation of the "Kearney Code" in 1846, to the End of the Legislative Session of 1880, with Supplement, Including the Session of 1882 Page 312-313, Image 312-313 (1882) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

  • Year:
  • 1869

"Deadly Weapons, Act of 1869, Ch. 32, § 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry deadly weapons, either concealed or otherwise, on or about their persons within any of the settlements of this Territory, except it be in the lawful defense of themselves, their families or their property, and the same being then and there threatened with danger, or by order of legal authority, or on their own landed property, or in execution of an order of court. § 2. Deadly weapons, in the meaning of this act, shall be construed to mean all kinds and classes of pistols, whether the same be a revolver, derringer, repeater, or any other kind or class of pistol; any and all kinds of bowie knives, daggers, poniards, butcher knives, dirk knives and all such weapons with which cuts can be given or by which wounds can be inflicted by thrusting, including sword canes and such sharp-pointed canes with which deadly thrusts can be given, and all kinds of slung-shots, and any other kinds of deadly weapon, by whatever name it may be called, by which a dangerous wound can be inflicted. § 3. The penalty for the violation of the preceding sections of this act shall not be less than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each offense, or not less than ten days’ imprisonment nor more than fifty days’ imprisonment in the county jail, or both; such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the jury trying the case."