OFFENSES AFFECTING THE SAFETY OF
PERSONS AND PROPERTY.
§505. Use of Firearms and Explosives. (Sec. 241)* No person shall fire or discharge any cannon, gun, pistol or other firearms or set off, fire or explode any torpedo, firecracker, fireball, rocket or other fireworks whatsoever or make or kindle any bonfire, provided, however, that the mayor may by proclamation, suspend the operation of the provisions of this section in whole or in part on the 4th day of July or on any other day of public rejoicing; and provided, further, that the discharge of firearms by the members of any military company when on parade and in accordance with the command of the commanding officer, or by any city officer or other person in the discharge of any regular duty, or necessary or lawful act, the same being done in a proper and careful manner, shall not be deemed a violation hereof. [Ord. No. 730, passed Apr. 3, 1907.]*
§506. Toy Pistols. Cannon Firecrackers. (Sec. 1) It shall be unlawful for any person within the corporate limits of the city of Colorado Springs, to have in possession, use, sell or give away any instrument, toy or weapon commonly known as a toy pistol, using fulminate paper caps or copper shelled blank cartridges, or to have in possession, use, sell or give away any explosive bombs known as cannon firecrackers.
§507. Penalty. (Sec. 2) Every person convicted of a violation of this ordinance shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than forty dollars for each offense. [Ord. No. 673, passed June 27, 1904.]
§508. Toy Weapons. (Sec. 1) It shall be unlawful for any person within the corporate limits of the city of Colorado Springs to have in possession, or to make, use, sell or offer for sale any instrument, toy or weapon commonly known as a pea-shooter, sling or beany, made for the purpose of throwing projectiles by means of elastic rubber, cords or bands, or other India rubber parts, or by means of springs or any air-gun, whether such instrument is called by any name above set forth, or by any other name.
§509. Penalty. (Sec. 2) Every person convicted of a violation of this ordinance shall be fined in a sum not less than one dollar, nor more than twenty dollars for each offense. [Ord. No. 513, passed Dec. 27, 1897.]”
* The parenthetical references to sections and the bracketed references to ordinances may refer to the original manuscripts mentioned in pp. v-vi of the introduction: “the City Clerk as above required shall certify under his hand and seal of the City of Colorado Springs as to the correctness thereof by comparison with the original manuscripts on file in his office…” These pages are included in the attached PDF; however, the reader should do independent further research to confirm the correct and exact source of the parenthetical and bracketed citations.
Frank Exline, ed., The Code of Colorado Springs: Comprising Article XX of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, the Charter, Amendments Thereto, and General Ordinances of the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1914 (Colorado Springs, CO: the Joslyn Quick Printery, 1914), 274-275. Chapter 6—Of Public Offenses and Penalties, Article 2—Offenses Affecting the Safety of Persons and Property, §§ 505-509. (Date uncertain; dates possibly range from those provided within brackets appended to certain sections: December 27, 1897 to April 3, 1907).