Ordinance No. 13: An Act to Prohibit the Carrying of Concealed Weapons, OKEENE EAGLE, Mar. 10, 1902, at 1 (Okeene, Oklahoma).

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    An ordinance to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons and fixing a penalty for the vio­lation of the same.

    Be it ordained by the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Town of Okeene, Blaine county, Oklahoma Territory.

SEC. 1  It shall be unlawful for any person to carry upon his person any concealed pistol, revolver, dirk, bowie knife, billy, sling shot, metal knuckles, or other dangerous or deadly weapons of any kind, excepting only officers of the law in the discharge of their duties; and any person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be subject to the penalty hereinafter provided.

SEC. 2  Any such weapon or weapons, duly adjudged by the Justice of the Peace, of said town to have been worn or carried by any person in violation of the first section of this ordinance shall be forfeited or confiscated to the town of Okeene, and shall be so adjudged.

SEC. 3  The Town Marshall or any other police officer of said town, may within the limits of said town, without warrant arrest any person or persons found in the act of carrying or wearing any of said weapons so concealed, and detain him or them, until a warrant can be procured.

SEC. 4  Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this ordinance, shall upon conviction pay a fine of not more than ten dollars, and be committed until such fine and costs are paid.

SEC. 5  The Chairman may grant to so many and such persons as he may desire, licenses to carry concealed weapons, and may revoke any and all of such licenses at his pleasure. Every such license shall state the name, age, occupation and residence of the person to whom granted, and shall be good for one month.

    Whereas an emergency exists this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval as by law required.

    Passed and approved this 10 day of March 1902."

Full Text (From The Okeene Eagle, Mar 14, 1902

"Ordinance No. 13: An Act to Prohibit the Carrying of Concealed Weapons." Okeene Eagle, March 10, 1902, p. 1. Ordinance No. 13—An Act to Prohibit the Carrying of Concealed Weapons, §§ 1-5. Passed March 10, 1902. Volume 8, Number 21.