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Penal Code, ch. 43, §§ 509, 518, 547, 549, 550, 552, MONTGOMERY, CODE OF ORDINANCES 213, 223-29 (1888 Brown Printing Co.) (Montgomery, Alabama).

    "...SEC. 509. Any person who uses fire arms of any kind while fighting in the streets, or other public place, (except in self defense or in the execution of law), must, on conviction, be fined not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars...

    ...SEC. 518. Any person who carries concealed about his person a bowie-knife or any other knife or instrument of like kind or description, or a pistol or fire-arms of any kind or description, or any air-gun, slung-shot, brass-knuckles, or any other deadly or dangerous weapon, must, on conviction, be fined not less than fifty, nor more than one hundred dollars; or may be sentenced to hard labor for the city for not more than one hundred days; Provided, that evidence that the defendant has good reason to apprehend an attack, may be admitted in mitigation of the punishment, or in justification of the offense. And it shall be the duty of the recorder and the chief of police to take this ordinance under special charge; and cause all persons guilty of its violation to be arrested and prosecuted, whether a prosecutor appears or not, whenever the same is brought to the knowledge or attention of either...*

    ...SEC. 547. Any person who fires or discharges, or causes to be fired or discharged, any pistol, gun, cannon, anvil, or anything of like kind or character, without the permission of the city council of Montgomery; or who lets off or discharges any rocket, fire-crackers, squib or other fire-works, without first having obtained permission of the mayor, who shall designate the place where such firing may be done, must, on conviction, be fined not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars...

    ...SEC. 549. Any person who carries or causes to be carried, any powder upon any vehicle, without having the same so arranged as effectually to cover up the packages or kegs, and guard them from public view and from accident from fire, must, on conviction, be fined not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars.
    SEC. 550. Any person who receives or delivers any powder or matches concealed in any manner and purporting to be any other article or commodity, must, on conviction, be fined not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars...

    ...SEC. 552. Any person who discharges gravel, marbles, shot, or anything out of a gravel shooter, blow-gun, rubber sling, or other device or implement of like kind or character, must, on conviction, be fined not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars."

Full Text: 1888, AL, The Code of Ordinances of the City Council of Montgomery, ch. 43—Penal Code, §§ 509, 518, 547, 549, 550, 552


* Though tagged as "Refuse to Arrest," this is a weak and implied instance. This categorization was made to ensure it could be located by researchers investigating a broad range of difficulties with the enforcement of gun laws.


William S. Thorington ed., The Code of Ordinances of the City Council of Montgomery, with the Charter, and Captions of all Acts of the General Assembly of Alabama Affecting the Charter of the City of Montgomery (Montgomery, AL: Brown Printing Co., 1888), 223-29. Chapter 43—Penal Code, §§ 509, 518, 547, 549, 550, 552. Adopted and Approved April 16, 1888.