“Sec. 375 . Discharging fire-arms.—Any person who shall discharge a gun, pistol, or other fire-arm within the corporate limits of this city, unless in self-defense, or in the execution of the law, or at a military parade by order of the proper officer, without the express permission of the Mayor, must, on conviction, be fined not exceeding twenty-five dollars.
Sec. 376. Shooting gravel-shooter, or sling-shot.—Any person who shall shoot gravel or other substance out of or with a gravel-shooter, sling-shot, or implement of like kind, within the corporate limits of this city, shall be fined on conviction, not exceeding five dollars.”
“Sec. 380. Carrying concealed weapons.—Any person who, not being threatened with, or having good reason to apprehend an attack, carries concealed about his person a bowie-knife, or any other knife of like kind or description, or a dirk, or a pistol, or fire-arms of like kind or description, must, on conviction, be fined not exceeding fifty dollars, and may be imprisoned or put to hard labor for the city for not exceeding sixty days.”
“Sec. 387. Unlawful to keep explosives.—It shall not be lawful for any one to keep, except at the powder magazine, more than twenty-five pounds of gun-powder or other explosive, at any one time; and such explosive must be kept only in tin canisters, well secured from fire, and shall not be sold by artificial light. Any one violating the provisions of this ordinance, shall be fined not exceeding twenty-five dollars.”
“Sec. 420. Carrying concealed brass knuckles and slung-shot.—Any person who carries concealed about his person brass knuckles, slung-shot, or other weapon of like kind or description, or who carries a rifle or shot gun walking cane, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars, and may be imprisoned, or put to hard labor for the city for not exceeding sixty days.”
1885, AL, Offenses Against Public Safety, Chapter 6
A Revised Code of Ordinances of the City of Tuscaloosa to Which Are Prefixed the Act of Congress, the Charter of the City, Amendments of the Charter, Articles of the State Constitution, etc. (Tuscaloosa, AL: M.I. Burton, 1885), 160-170. Chapter 6—Offenses Against Public Safety, §§ 375-376, § 380, § 387, & § 420. Undated.