1901 Ariz. Acts 1253, Crimes Against the Public Peace, § 392.

Every person who, not in necessary self-defense, in the presence of two or more persons, draws or exhibits any deadly weapon in a rude, angry or threatening manner, or who, in any manner, unlawfully uses the same in any fight or quarrel, is guilty of a misdemeanor.




John K. Davis, The Code of the City of Cedartown Containing the Charter and Amendments, School Laws of the City, General Laws Referring to Municipal Corporations and the City Ordinances Page 73, Image 74 (1900) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

The Code of Cedartown, §211. Drawing Concealed Weapons. It shall be unlawful for any person in this city to draw from a place of concealment about his person, any pistol, dirk or bowie knife.




Attorney General Josiah A. Van Orsdel, Revised Statutes of Wyoming, in Force December 1, 1899 Including the Magna Charta, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Organic Act of Territory of Wyoming, Act of Admission of the State of Wyoming, Constitution of the United States and of Wyoming, and the Rules of the Supreme Court Page 1252-1253, Image 1252-1253 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Crimes Against Public Peace, Drawing Dangerous Weapons, § 5050. Whoever draws or threatens to use any pistol, dirk, knife, slung-shot, or any other deadly or dangerous weapon, already drawn, upon any other person, shall be fined in a sum not more than one hundred dollars, to which may be added imprisonment in the county jail not more than six months; Provided, That the provisions of this section shall not apply to a person drawing or threatening to use such dangerous or deadly weapon in defense of his person or property, or in defense of those entitled to his protection by law.




Theodore Harris, Charter and Ordinances of the City of San Antonio. Comprising All Ordinances of a General Character in Force August 7th, Page 220, Image 225 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Ordinances of the City of San Antonio, Ordinances, ch. 22, § 4. If any person shall, within the city limits, draw any pistol, gun, knife, sword-cane, club or any other instrument or weapon whereby death may be caused, in a threatening manner, or for the purpose of intimidating others, such person shall be deemed guilty of an offense.




Revised Code of Ordinances of the City of McKinney, Texas, Primary Sources Page 5, Image 6 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law.

Ordinances of the City of McKinney, Disturbance of the Peace, § 1. That if any person shall go into or near any public place, or into or near any private house and shall use loud and vociferous or obscene, vulgar or indecent language or swear or curse, or yell or shriek or expose his person or rudely display any pistol or other deadly weapon in a manner calculated to disturb the inhabitants of such public place or private house, he shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars. § 2. A public place within the meaning of Ordinances Nos. 5 and 38 of this code of ordinances is in any public road, street or alley of the City of McKinney or any inn, tavern, store, grocery or workshop, or place at which people are assembled or to which people commonly resort for purposes of business, amusement, recreation or other lawful purpose.




Bruce L Keenan, Book of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Published by Authority of a Resolution Adopted by the City Council April 24, 1899, under the Direction of Judiciary Committee and City Attorney, and Formally Authorized by Ordinance No. 1680 Page 45, Image 69 (1900) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Ordinances of the City of Wichita. Drawing Deadly Weapons Upon Another. § 1. That any person, not an officer of the law in the execution of his duty, who shall in the city of Wichita, draw a pistol, revolver, knife, or any other deadly weapon upon another person shall upon conviction, be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.




William Logan Martin, The Code of Alabama, Adopted by Act of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama, Approved February 16, 1897, Entitled “An Act to Adopt a Code of Laws for the State of Alabama,” With such Statutes Passed at the Session of 1896-97, as are Required to be Incorporated Therein by Act Approved February 17, 1897; and with Citations to the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State Construing or Mentioning the Statutes Page 171, Image 181 (1897) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Assaults, Presenting Firearms at Another, § 4342. Any person who presents at another person any gun, pistol, or other firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, must on conviction, be fined not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars.




1897 Fla. Laws 59, An Act to Punish the Improper Exhibition of Dangerous Weapons, chap. 4532, § 1.

If any person, having or carrying any dirk, dirk-knife, sword, sword-cane, gun, pistol or other deadly weapon, shall in the presence of one or more persons exhibit the same, in a rude, careless, angry or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defence, the person so offending shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment not exceeding three months, or by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.




1893 Or. Laws 29-30, An Act to Punish the Pointing of Firearms at a Human Being, § 1.

It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of sixteen years, with or without malice, purposely to point or aim any pistol, gun, revolver, or other firearm, within range of said firearm, either loaded or empty, at or toward any other person, except in self-defense. And any person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than ten dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than ten days nor more than six months, or both.




Albert R Heilig, Ordinances of the City of Tacoma, Washington Page 334, Image 335 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Ordinances of Tacoma, Defining Disorderly persons and Prescribing the Punishment for disorderly conduct within the city of Tacoma, § 1. . . . All persons (except police officers as aforesaid) who shall draw, exhibit or attempt to use any deadly weapon upon, to or against another person, in said city with intent to do bodily injury to such person; and All persons (except peace officers as aforesaid and persons practicing at target shooting in a shooting gallery duly licensed) who shall, within the city limits, fire off or discharge any gun, pistol or fire arm of any kind, or bomb, shall be deemed and are disorderly persons, and guilty of a misdemeanor.