“Sec.75. CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS.—If any person shall, in the City of Joplin, 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 a schocl 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 sitting 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 this State, having upon or about his person any kind of fire-arms, bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slung-shot, or other deadly weapon, 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 parent or guardian of said minor, any such person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars, nor to exceed two hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the city prison not less than five days, nor more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment; Provided, that this section shall not be so construed as to 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 peacefully through this State, and it shall be a good defense to the charge of carrying such weapon, 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. 76. DISCHARGE OF FIRE-ARMS IN THE CITY.—Any person who shall, in this city, without sufficient or reasonable cause, discharge any revolver, pistol, gun or other fire-arm shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and be fined in a sum of not less than five dollars, nor more than fifty dollars for each shot discharged.”
Revised and Republished Ordinances of The City of Joplin, Missouri: Revision of 1903 Together with the Provisions of the Constitution of the State of Missouri Affecting Municipal Corporations and their Charters, also Extracts of the Statutes of the State Affecting Cities, Towns and Villages of all Classes (Joplin, MO: Pratt Printing House, 1904), 201. Chapter 23, Misdemeanors and Police Regulations, Article I—Misdemeanors, Ordinance No. 2019—An Ordinance Defining Certain Offenses Against the Peace and Good Order of the City, and Prescribing the Punishment Therefor, §§ 75-76. Approved October 17, 1903.