“An Ordinance in Relation to Dangerous and Deadly Weapons.
Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Pattonsburg, as follows:
Sec. 1. Not to Carry Weapons Concealed; Where; nor Sell to Minors.—Any person, who shall, within the corporate limits of the City of Pattonsburg, 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 setting of court, or into any other public assemblage of persons met for any lawful purpose, other than for militia drill or meetings called under the militia law of the state of Missouri, having upon or about his person any kind of firearms, bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slung shot or other deadly weapons, 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, shall, upon conviction, be fined in any sum not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars.
Sec. 2. Section One Not to Apply to Whom; Defense.—Section one of this chapter 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 make arrests, nor to persons moving or traveling peaceably through this state, and it shall be a good defense to the charge of carrying such weapons, 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.
Sec. 3. Toy Pistols Not to Be Carried; Where; Penalty.—Any person, who shall, within the corporate limits of said city, be found upon any street or alley, or upon premises not his own, without license from the owners or occupants thereof, having upon or about his person any kind of toy pistol which may be used for the purpose of discharging any missile by force of gun powder, or explosive caps, or exploding percussion caps or powder, shall, upon conviction, be fined in any sum not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars.
Approved April 7th, 1902.”
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The Pattonsburg Board of Aldermen, eds., The Revised Ordinances of the City of Pattonsburg, Missouri, a City of the Fourth Class: Embracing All the Ordinances of General Application, Together With the Rules and Order of Business Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of Said City (Pattonsburg, MO: Pattonsburg Call Print, 1902), 108-109. Chapter 43—Concealed Weapons, An Ordinance in Relation to Dangerous and Deadly Weapons, §§ 1-3. Approved April 7, 1902.