“TOWN OF MONTCLAIR.
An Ordinance to Regulate the Carrying of Concealed Weapons and to Prohibit the Carrying of the Same Except as Herein Provided.
The Council of the Town of Montclair in the County of Essex do ordain as follows:
SECTION 1. No person shall carry any deadly weapon concealed on his person within the Town of Montclair except members of the police force of the Town of Montclair, public officers either of the United States or of this State or any sub-division thereof who are duly authorized by law to carry such weapons and persons to whom permits shall have been issued as hereinafter provided.
SEC. 2. Any person who has occasion to carry a deadly weapon for his protection may apply to the Superintendent of Police and if he is satisfied that the applicant is a proper and law-abiding person and that there is good reason why such applicant should be allowed to carry such weapon he may issue a permit to said person allowing him to carry such weapon, but before delivering such permit he shall procure the same to be countersigned by the Chairman of the Police Committee of the Council. Such applicant shall at the time of issuing of the permit file with the Chief of Police his name and address. A permanent record of such permits shall be kept at police headquarters, showing the date of each permit, the name and address of the person to whom it has been issued and the date of revocation thereof.
SEC. 3. Any person violating the terms of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of twenty dollars and in case of non-payment thereof to imprisonment in the county jail for a period of thirty days.
SEC. 4. The Chairman of the Police Committee of the Council or the Superintendent of Police shall have the power to annul or revoke any permission given under this ordinance and a written notice of such revocation or annulment served personally or mailed to the person to whom the permit has been issued at the address given by him at the time of obtaining his permit, shall be deemed sufficient notice of such revocation or annulment, and such revocation or annulment shall take effect immediately if served personally, and if served by mail, twenty-four hours after it shall have been mailed . It shall be the duty of such chairman after serving such notice forthwith to file with the Superintendent of Police a written notice of such revocation, with the day and hour of serving the same and the manner of service, and the Chief of Police shall enter such revocation on the aforesaid record as soon as it shall have gone into effect.
SEC. 5. All persons to whom such permission shall be given are hereby declared to be individually responsible for their own acts and for the consequences which may arise from the use of any weapon or weapons to be carried under the permission to be obtained as provided in this ordinance.
Adopted May 3d, 1897.
JOHN H. PARSONS,
Town Clerk. 5-8-2t”
Full Text: 1897, NJ, Montclair Times, May 15, p. 8
“Town of Montclair: An Ordinance to Regulate the Carrying of Concealed Weapons and to Prohibit the Carrying of the Same Except as Herein Provided.” Montclair Times, May 15, 1897, p. 8. Volume 21, Number 1058. An Ordinance to Regulate the Carrying of Concealed Weapons and to Prohibit the Carrying of the Same Except as Herein Provided, §§ 1-8. Adopted May 3, 1897. (Montclair, NJ).