Revised Ordinances of the City of Fort Worth, Texas, 1873-1884 Page 207, image 205 (1885) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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  • 1885

Ordinances of the City of Fort Worth, An Ordinance Regulating the Carrying of Weapons and Prohibiting the Carrying of the Same Concealed, § 1. Any person carrying concealed on or about his person any pistol, dirk, dagger, slung shot, sword cane, spear, brass knuckles, Bowie knife, or any other kind of knife manufactured or sold for the purpose of offense or defense, unless having or carrying the same on or about his person for the lawful defense of the State as a militiaman, in actual service, or as a peace officer or policeman, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars. Provided, that this section shall not be so construed as to prohibit any person from keeping or bearing arms on his or her own premises, or at his or her own place of business; nor to prohibit sheriffs or other revenue officer and other civil officer from keeping and bearing arms while engaged in the discharge of their official duties nor to prohibit persons traveling in this State from keeping or carrying arms with their baggage. Provided, further, that members of the legislature shall not be included under the erm “civil officer, as used in this ordinance.