Revised Code of Ordinances of the City of Mckinney Page 13, Image 14 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

  • Year:
  • 1899

Ordinance No. 20, Unlawfully Carrying Arms. Be it ordained by the city council of the city of McKinney: § 1. If any person in the limits of the city of McKinney shall carry on or about his person, saddle, or in his saddle bags, any pistol, dirk, dagger, slung-shot, sword-cane, spear or knuckles made of any metal or of any hard substance Bowie knife or any other knife manufactured or sold for the purposes of offense or defense, he shall be punished by fine not less than twenty-five nor more than two hundred dollars. § 2. The preceding section shall not apply to a person in actual service as a militiaman, nor to a peace officer or a policeman or person summoned to his aid, nor to a revenue or other civil officer engaged in the discharge of official duty, nor to the carrying of arms on one’s own premises or place of business, nor to persons traveling, nor to one who has reasonable ground for fearing an unlawful attack upon his person, and the danger is so imminent and threatening as not to admit of the arrest of the party about to make such attack, upon legal process.