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The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Providence, with the Acts of the General Assembly Relating to the City Page 60, Image 61 (1835) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.




Ordinances of the City of Providence, Fire-arms. An Ordinance in Relation to the Firing of Guns, Pistols and other Fire-arms. § 1. No person shall fire any gun, pistol, rifle or other fire-arm, in any street or lane, or on any public wharf, or on any public lands within said city, after sunrise and before sunset. § 2. Any person who shall violate any provision in the foregoing section contained, shall forfeit and pay the sum of not less than two dollars nor more than twenty dollars. § 3. No person shall open, keep, or maintain, or permit to be opened, kept, or maintained upon premises owned or occupied by him, within the distance of two hundred feet from any street, highway, gangway, or open way over which the inhabitants of this city pass or may freely pass, within the limits of the city, any pistol gallery, or room, or place for the purpose of testing or firing any pistol, rifle, musket, or other fire-arm, without using all such precautions against damage or accidents, as the city marshal may direct; and every person so transgressing shall forfeit and pay the sum of twenty dollars. § 4. Every person who shall open, keep, or maintain or permit to be opened, kept, or maintained, any place as aforesaid, after the city marshal shall have given directions as aforesaid, without using the prescribed precautions, shall for every three days during which he shall neglect to use such precautions, be deemed guilty of a violation of the third section of this ordinance and shall be fined accordingly.