“Ordinance No. 55.
Prohibiting the Carrying of Concealed Weapons
(Approved Nov. 6th, 1878.)
The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Eureka do ordain as follows:
Sec. 1. It shall be unlawful for any person not being a public officer, or traveler, or not having a permit from the Mayor of this city, to wear or carry concealed, within the corporate limits of this city, any pistol, dirk, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon.
Sec. 2. Every person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon due proof thereof, shall be fined in a sum not to exceed one hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the city prison not exceeding ten (10) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Such persons, and no others, shall be termed travelers within the meaning of this Ordinance as may be actually engaged in making a journey at the time.
Sec. 3. The Mayor of the city may grant written permission to any peaceable person, whose profession or occupation may require him to be out at late hours of the night, to carry concealed weapons for his own protection.
Sec. 4. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its first publication.”
Charter and Revised Ordinances of the City of Eureka (Eureka, CA: Standard Print, 1905), 251. Penal Ordinances, Ordinance No. 55— Prohibiting the Carrying of Concealed Weapons, §§ 1-4. Approved November 6, 1878.