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Revision of 1895. The General Ordinances of the City of Indianapolis. Containing also, Acts of the Indiana General Assembly so far as they Control Said City, to which Prefixed a Chronological Roster of Officers from, 1832 to 1895 and Rules Governing the Common Council Page 290-291, Image 372-373 (1895) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Laws and Ordinances [of the City of Indianapolis], An Ordinance Licensing Rifle and Pistol Practice in the City of Indianapolis, § 1. Be it ordained by the Common Council and Board of Aldermen of the City of Indianapolis, That it shall hereafter be unlawful for any person to conduct or carry on any shooting gallery or room where rifle or pistol shooting is practiced, in the City of Indianapolis, without first having procured a license so to do, as hereinafter provided. § 2. A license fee of twenty-five dollars for six months and fifty dollars for one year shall be paid by the person conducting such business. Upon the payment of twenty-five dollars to the City Treasurer by any person desiring to carry on such a gallery or room, the City Treasurer shall issue to him a receipt therefor, designating therein what said money is paid for; and upon the surrender thereof to the City Clerk [Comptroller] that officer shall issue to such person a license for the said term of six months; and likewise, upon the payment of fifty dollars, a license for one year shall issue. The Clerk [Comptroller] shall be entitled to charge one dollar for the issue of every such license. Said license shall be in the usual form. § 3. Any person opening or carrying on such a gallery or room without such license shall be fined in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars; and every day’s continuance shall constitute a spate offense.