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Theodore Harris, Charter and Ordinances of the City of San Antonio. Comprising All Ordinances of a General Character in Force August 7th, 1899 Page 183-184, Image 188-189 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.




Concealed Weapons, § 1. If any person, within the corporate limits of the city of San Antonio, shall carry on or about his or her person, saddle, or in his saddle bags, any pistol, dirk, dagger, sling shot, sword cane, spear, or knuckles made of any metal or any hard substance, bowie knife, or any other kind of knife manufactured or sold for purposes of offense or defense, he or she shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00). § 2. The preceding section shall not apply to a person in actual service as a soldier of the United States army or as a militia man, nor to a peace officer or policeman engaged in the discharge of official duty, or person summoned to his aid, or other person authorized or permitted by law to carry arms at the places therein designated, 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 travelling, nor to one who has a reasonable ground for fearing an unlawful attack upon his person, where 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.