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Elmira City Charter, Title 3—Powers and Duties of the Common Council, § 26, pts. d, e, & k, ELMIRA, REVISED CHARTER at 17, 20-22 (Elmira, New York) (Gazette Company 1898).

    “Sec. 26. The common council shall have the management and control of the finances, and of all the property, real and personal, belonging to said corporation, and shall have power within the said city to make, establish, publish and modify, amend and repeal ordinances, rules, regulations and by-laws for the following purposes…

    …d. To repress and restrain disorderly houses, or houses of ill fame, billiard tables, bowling alleys, pistol galleries, and houses and places where intoxicating liquor is sold to be drank, and to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors without license, or contrary to law.
    e. To direct the location of all houses for storing gunpowder and other combustible and explosive substances, and to regulate the keeping, selling and conveyance thereof, and the use of candles and lights in barns, stables and outbuildings…

    …k. To prevent or regulate the ringing or tolling of bells, blowing of horns, or crying of goods or wares, firing of guns, powder or other explosive compounds, and the making of any improper noise which may tend to disturb the peace of the city ; and the sale and use of fire-crackers, rockets, squibs or other explosive compounds.”

Full Text: 1898, NY, Revised Charter of the City of Elmira, tit. 3, § 26, pts. d, e, & k


Revised Charter Of the City of Elmira, With the Several Acts Applicable to the City and Officers Thereof (Elmira. N. Y: Gazette Company, Book and Job Printers, 1898), 20-22. Elmira City Charter: An Act To Revise the Charter of the City of Elmira, Passed May 9th, 1894 and Known as ‘‘Chapter 615” of the Laws of 1894 as Amended by Subsequent Acts of the Legislature, and in Force on July First, 1898, Title 3—Powers and Duties of the Common Council, § 26, pts. d, e, & k. In Force, July 1, 1898.




Ordinance No. A 236, §§ 1 (Pts. 1, 7, 12, 21, & 31), 9, 10, 26, 37, & 39, Yakima (a.k.a. North Yakima) City Council (1917) (Yakima, Washington).

“ORDINANCE NO. A 236
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AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE PUBLIC PEACE, SAFETY, MORALITY AND GOOD ORDER IN THE CITY OF NORTH YAKIMA: DEFINING WHO ARE DISORDERLY PERSONS AND VAGRANTS PROVIDING PENALTIES FORTHE VIOLATION THEREOF: REPEALING ORDINANCES NUMBERED 9, 11, 13, 18, 25, 49, 86, 163, 172, 174, 182, 193, 213, 214, 215, 216, 219, 223, 227, 241, 271, 286, 295, 433, 298, 521, 618, 634, 652, 720, 730, 841, 857, A19, A29, A31, A52, A73, A97, and A134, and all other ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith, and declaring an emergency.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF NORTH YAKIMA:

    SECTION -1-That the follwoing persons are hereby declared to be disorderly persons…

        …7. CONCEALED WEAPONS–Any person in said city, except police officers and other persons who are authorized by law or have obtained proper authority so to do from the Chief of Police of said city, who shall carry or wear in any manner concealed upon his or her person, any dirk, dagger,1 stilletto, bowie-knife, sword-cane, gun, pistol, revolver sling-shot, metal knuckles, or any other dangerous weapon or instrument which may be used to inflict injury upon the person of another…

        …12. EXHIBITING WEAPON–Any person in saidcity, except police officers and other persons whose duty it is to make arrestes, who shall draw, exhibit or attempt to use, any deadly weapon with intent to do bodily injury to another, or with the intention of intimidating such other person…

        …21. GUNS, FIRING–Any person in said city, except police officers engaged in the lawful discharge of their duty, and persons practicing at target shooting in a duly licensed shooting gallery, who shall fire off or discharge any gun, pistol or fire arm of any kind within the city limits…

        …31. MINORS, IN POOL ROOMS: SELLING OF LIQUOR, TOBACCO, FIREARMS TO–Any person who shall admit to, orallow to remain in any dance house or in any place of entertainment injurious to health or morals, owned, kept or managed by him, any person under the age of eighteen years, unless such person shall be accompanied by a parent2 or legal guardian; or who shall admit to or suffer or permit any person under the age of twenty-one years to remain in any public pool or billiard hall or to play any game of skill or chance, in any such place, or in any place adjacent thereto, or shall admit or allow to remain in any reputed house of prostitution or assignation, or any place where opium or any preparationthereof, is smoked, or where any narcotic drug is used; or who shall sell or give, or permit to be sold or given wway to any person under the age of twenty one-years any intoxicating liquor, cigar, cigarette, cigarette paper or wrapping, or tobacco in any form; or who shall sell, or give, or permit to be sold or given to any person under the age of eighteen years, any revolver, or pistol. It shall be no defense to a prosecution for a violation of this section, that the person acted, or was believed by the defendent to act, as agent or representative of another…

    …SECTION 9. FIRE WORKS, UNLAWFUL TO EXPLODE–It shall be unlawful for any person to fire or cause to be exploded any cannon, bonb, anvil or toy pistol, or fire or cause to be exploded any squib, rocket, cracker or roman candle or other combustible fire works ordinarily used for a pyrotechnic display, within the corporate limits of the city of North Yakima.

    SECTION 10. FIRE WORKS, UNLAWFUL TO SELL–It stall be unlawfulfor any person,, firm orcorporation within the corporate limits of the city of North Yakima to sell or offer for sale either at retail orwholesale, or have in his or its possession or custody, any toy pistol, squib, rocket, cracker, roman candle or fire balloon or other combustible fire works for the making of a pyrotechnic display; provided, that nothing in this ordinance contained shall in any way or manner be construed to prohibit the City Commission of the city of North Yakima through its duly authorized committes or agents to make or allow public pyrotechnic displays of fire works by use of such combustibles as may be necessary for any such display…

    …SECTION 26. When any person shall be found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon as provided in this ordinance, the weapon or weapons found on the person convicted of carrying the same, shall be confiscated by the Chief of Police and forfeited to the city of North Yakima…

    …SECTION 37. Any person convicted of being a disorderly person or a vagrant, or convicted of violating any of the provisions of this ordinance, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor andshall be punished by a fine in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the city jail not exceeding thirty days or by both such fine and imprisonment…

    …SECTION 39. Whereas, there is in the interest of public peace and safety a demand for the immediate passage of this ordinance an emergency is hereby declared to exist and the urgency for the immediate taking effect of this ordinance is hereby declared to exist andthis ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passeag, approval and publication.
    Passed bythe City Commission this 2nd day of January, 1917.
    Signed and approved this 2nd day of January, 1917.”

Full Text: 1917, WA, Yakima, Ordinance No. A236


N.B. There are stamp prints and handwritten notes throughout the document indicating various notes, including when various parts of this law were repealed. Any user interested in in this information should examine the original MS linked above.
1. This word was originally written “gagger,” and has been changed by hand to read “dagger.”
2. An extra “e” has been crossed out by hand. What was “pareent” now reads “parent.”


Ordinance No. A 236, Yakima City Council Ordinances, 1886-2021, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed November 17, 2023. Yakima, Washington City Council, Ordinance No. A 236—An Ordinance For the Preservation of the Public Peace, Safety, Morality and Good Order in the City of North Yakima: Defining Who Are Disorderly Persons and Vagrants Providing Penalties Forthe Violation Thereof: Repealing Ordinances Numbered 9, 11, 13, 18, 25, 49, 86, 163, 172, 174, 182, 193, 213, 214, 215, 216, 219, 223, 227, 241, 271, 286, 295, 433, 298, 521, 618, 634, 652, 720, 730, 841, 857, A19, A29, A31, A52, A73, A97, and A134, and All Other Ordinances and Parts of Ordinances in Conflict Herewith, and Declaring an Emergency, §§ 1 (Pts. 1, 7, 12, 21, & 31), 9, 10, 26, 37, & 39. Passed and Approved, January 2, 1917.




Ordinance No. 1492, §§ 1-5, Olympia City Council (1917) (Olympia, Washington).

“ORDINANCE NO 1492*

AN ORDINANCE regulating the purchase and sale of firearms, deadly weapons, ammunition, and explosives in the City of Olympia, providing a penalty for the violation hereof; and declaring an emergency.

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OLYMPIA DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
    Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, to purchase any gun, pistol, firearm or other deadly weapon, or any ammunition or explosive of any kind or character, without first obtaining a written permit therefor from the Chief of Police of the City of Olympia.
    Section 2. The application for such permit shall be in writing and shall state the name of the person, firm or corporation from whom such purchase is to be made, the kind of firearm, ammunition, or explosive desired, and the purpose for which it is to be used.
    Section 3. The issuance of such permit shall be in the discretion of the Chief of Police. Said permit shall be issued in duplicate. One copy to be retained by the Chief of Police and kept in his files, and the other to be delivered by the person, firm or corporation to whom it is issued, to the person, firm, or corporation from ^** thepurchase is to be made, and no person, firm, or corporation shall sell any gun, pistol, firearm, deadly weapon, ammunition, or explosive without first obtaining from the purchaser the permit so issued by the Chief of Police. Such permit shall be kept in the files of the dealer and such files shall at all times be open to the inspection of any police officer of the City of Olympia, , and said permit shall have indorsed thereon by the dealer a description of the article sold and the factory number of all guns, so sold.
    Section 4. Any person, firm, or corporation, violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding One Hundred Dollars or imprisoned in the City Jailfor a period not exceeding thirty days, or both, in the discretion of the court.
    Section 5. An emergency exists and this ordinance shall ^*** effect immediately after publication.”

Full Text: 1917, WA, Olympia, Ordinance No. 1492


N.B. There are two copies of the law in the attached file. This is a transcription of the first copy.
*    The number “1492” is written in by hand. The rest of the document is typewritten. 
**  The caret has a line running from it off of the photocopied area of the page. A reasonable inference would be that the line points to the word “whom.” This is confirmed by the second copy of this document in the file linked above. 
*** The caret has a line running from it off of the photocopied area of the page. A reasonable inference would be that the line points to the word “take.” This is confirmed by the second copy of this document in the file linked above.


Ordinance No. 1492, Olympia City Council, Ordinances, 1859-2018, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed November 20, 2023. Olympia, Washington City Council, Ordinance No. 1492—An Ordinance Regulating the Purchase and Sale of Firearms, Deadly Weapons, Ammunition, and Explosives in the City of Olympia, Providing a Penalty for the Violation Hereof; and Declaring an Emergency, §§ 1-5. Passed, May 15, 1917; Published May 17 and 24, 1917.




Ch. 17—Fire Arms, Article 1, § 170, FORT COLLINS, CODE 143, 143 (Larimer County Democrat Printing Co. 1917).

CHAPTER 17.

Fire Arms

ARTICLE 1.

§ 170. Prohibited, Except by Permission. (Sec. 1.) That any person who shall within the City of Fort Collins, fire or discharge any cannon, gun, fowling piece, pistol or fire-arm of any description, or fire, explode or set off any squib, cracker or other thing containing powder or other combustible matter or explosive material without permission from the Mayor (which permission shall limit the time of such firing, and shall be subject to be revoked by the Mayor at any time after the same has been granted), shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in a sum of not less than one ($1) dollar nor more than one hundred ($100) dollars. Provided, that no permission shall be granted any person or persons to hold or conduct any shooting match or competitive trial of skill with fire arms within the city, except the same be authorized by resolution of the City Council.
(Passed and adopted January 17, 1887.)”

Full Text: 1887, CO, The Code of Fort Collins, Chapter 17—Fire Arms


Frank J. Annis, Ray Baxter, and L. R. Rhodes, eds., The Code of Fort Collins: Comprising Article XX of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, the Charter, Amendments Thereto, and General Ordinances of the City of Fort Collins, Colorado: 1917 (Fort Collins, CO: Larimer County Democrat Printing Co., 1917), 143. Chapter 17—Fire Arms, Article 1, § 170—Prohibited, Except by Permission. Passed and Adopted, January 17, 1887.




Ch. 42—Powder, §§ 459-464, ATLANTA, CODE OF THE CITY 163, 163-64 (J. P. Harrison 1879).

“CHAPTER XLII.
POWDER…

    …SECTION 459. No merchant, or other person, shall, within the city of Atlanta, keep in any house, except in a public warehouse, more than one keg of powder at a time, which shall be kept in a tin can; and for a violation of this ordinance, the offender may be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars and costs, or imprisonment in the station house or common jail of Fulton county, not exceeding thirty days.
    SEC. 460. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to sell gunpowder without first having procured a license from the Clerk of Council, who shall receive a fee of fifty cents for each and every license granted for the term of one year; and any person or persons selling without first having obtained such license, shall, on conviction before the Recorder, Mayor, Mayor pro tem., or three members of Council, pay a fine of one hundred dollars and costs of trial, for each and every day the party so convicted shall have violated this ordinance, or be imprisoned not more than thirty days in the station house, or common jail of Fulton county.
    SEC. 461. When any person desires to sell powder as a part of his or their business, all such persons shall first petition the General Council for a license, and accompany such petition with the names of three of his or their neighbors, where powder is to be sold, signifying their willingness; and such applicant shall give bond and security in the sum of one thousand dollars, that he will not violate any ordinance relating to the sale of powder in Atlanta.
    SEC. 462. When application is made in writing, to Council, it shall be competent for the Board to grant or refuse license, if, in their opinion, the applicant or bondsman is not responsible, or in any way disqualified for such trade or traffic in gunpowder.
    SEC. 463. All persons licensed to sell powder shall be required to place a sign over their place of business as follows: “Licensed to sell powder.”
    SEC. 464. Any person who shall burn rockets or crackers, or any kind of fire-works, within the incorporate limits of the city of Atlanta, without permission in writing, from the Mayor, shall, on conviction of such offense, pay a fine of not exceeding five dollars and costs.”

Full Text: 1879, GA, The Code of the City of Atlanta, Ch. 42—Powder, §§ 459-464


William T. Newman, ed., The Code of the City of Atlanta, Containing the Charter of 1874, and the Amendments Thereto, the Ordinances Adopted by the Mayor and General Council, and an Appendix Containing Water Works Rules and Rates, Rules of Order, Etc., Etc. (Atlanta, GA: J. P. Harrison, 1879), 163-64. Chapter 42—Powder, §§ 459-464. (Undated.)




Ordinance No. 1052, §§ 1-2, 5, & 8-9, Vancouver City Council (1920) (Vancouver, Washington).

“ORDINANCE NO. 1052*

    An ordinance regulating the sale, purchase, giving away and receiving of fire arms and other dangerous weapons, providing for seizure thereof and prescribing a penalty for its violation.

The City Council of the City of Vancouver do ordain as follows:

                    I.

    It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, give away, purchase or receive any pistol, revolver, derringer, bowie knife, dirk, or other weapon of like character which can be concealed on the person without securing and requiring the proper license to do as hereinafter set forth.

                    II.

   No person shall sell, give away or deal in the weapons herein specified without first obtaining from the Chief of Police of Vancouver, Washington, a license so to do, which license shall specify the dealerss name, place of business, and shall specify the weapons authorized to be sold, shall be valid for one year, for which license the chief of police shall exact as fee therefor the sum of $25.00, no unearned portion of which license shall be refunded in event of revocation or otherwise, which license fee shall be promptly accounted for to the city clerk of the said city…

                    …V.

    No authorized dealer nor any other person shall display either in his windows or in show cases or at all any of the weapons or licenses covered by this ordinance…

                    …VIII.

    Any police officer of the city of Vancouver, Washington, is hereby authorized to seize and take in his possession any of the weapons herein referred to, without securing any warrant for such purpose, thereafter turning such seized weapon into the Police Court of the City of Vancouver, Washington, who shall notify the party from whom said weapon is taken and set a time for such person to appear and show cause why such weapon should not be confiscated and if good reason be not shown at such time, the police judge shall thereupon order the confiscation of such weapon.

                    IX.

    Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall upon conviction therefor be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $100.00 or by imprisonment in the city or county jail for not more than thirty days or by both such fine and imprisonment…”

Full Text: 1920, Vancouver City Council, Ordinance No. 1052, §§ 1-2, 5, & 8-9


* The number “1052” has been written in by hand. The rest of the document is typewritten. There are several handwritten notations along the margins, and the reader is advised to review the original MS (linked above). 


Ordinance No. 1052, Vancouver City Council, Ordinances, 1858-1952, 1957-2004, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed November 15, 2023.  Vancouver, Washington City Council, Ordinance No. 1052—An Ordinance Regulating the Sale, Purchase, Giving Away and Receiving of Fire Arms and Other Dangerous Weapons, Providing for Seizurs Thereof and Prescribing a Penalty for Its Violation,  §§ 1-2, 5, & 8-9. Read First Time, February 2, 1920; Read Second Time, May 15, 1920; Read Third Time, May 15, 1920.




Ordinance No. 237, San Jose Common Council & Mayor (1854).

“237* Ordinance regulating the keeping of Gunpowder and for the protection of the City against fire.

    Be it Ordained by the Mayor and Common Council of the City of San Jose,

Sec 1st
    That from and after the approval of this Ordinance the Marshall shall every month make out a list of the houses, in which Gunpowder is kept, with the quantity, and shall report the same to the Mayor, and the Mayor shall deliver a copy of such list to the Foreman of the Fire Company.
Sec 2d
    After the Approval of this Ordinance every person having Gunpowder in the fire limits of the City exceeding two pounds, shall keep the same in one or more closely made boxes of wood or tin covered with woolen cloth, Each marked with large letters “Gun Powder” and the box or boxes shall be kept plainly in view of the front door and always in the same place, & shall also place over the said front door & on the outside a sign with Gun Powder. Any any person owning such Gun Powder & failing to inform the Marshall of the fact – or who shall neglect to keep the gunpowder in the manner before mentioned shall upon conviction in the Mayors Court be fined not less than twenty dollars and not more than one hundred for each offence.
Sec 3d
    It shall be the duty of the Marshall of the City or his Deputy, once every month to inspect all such stove pipes, fire places, ovens, chimney houses & roofs & lamps or candles as he may consider unsafe & to report such to the Fire Marshall in whose ward they may exist, who with the Marshall of and one other fire warden, shall again inspect such stove pipe, fire place, oven or chimney houses & roofs, as the Marshall may have reported unsafe & if a majority shall consider the cause of complaint sufficient, shall direct its repair, alteration or abolition, and any owning or using such chimney, stove, fire place, oven, house or roof candle or lamp who shall refuse to make the necessary repair, alteration or abolition shall be reported to the Mayors Court , and the Mayor shall take the necessary steps to abate such cause of complaint as a nuisance.
Sec 4th
    Every owner or occupant of any store or dwelling house within the fire limits shall keep a convenient & accessible place in such store or dwelling house at least two fire buckets.
Sec 5th
    All persons within the fire limits, shall upon direction from the Marshall & any two fire wardens, remove from their yards or out houses such straw, trash, or other light & combustible materials as may be considered dangerous, and any person or persons refusing shall be fined in the Mayors Court for each offence not less than five dollars nor more than twenty dollars.
Sec 6th
    This Ordinance to take effect from & after its approval.
                    Passed by Common Council
                    Jany 6th 1854**
          Approved
          Jany 6th 1854″

Full Text:1854, CA, San Jose, Ordinance No. 237


* This law is handwritten and the number 237 is circled in the far left-hand margin next to the title of the law.

** There are the signatures of the clerk, president, and mayor interspersed throughout these dates.


Ordinances, Apr. 13, 1850 to Sept. 21, 1855, City of San Jose. Passed and Approved January 6, 1854.




Ch. 28—Misdemeanors, § 15—Fire Arms and Fire-Works Not to be Discharged, CHICAGO, LAWS AND ORDINANCES 75, 78 (Law Passed, 1866; Published, 1873 Bulletin Printing).

15.  FIRE ARMS AND FIRE-WORKS NOT TO BE DISCHARGED—PERMISSION—PENALTY.]  No person shall fire or discharge any cannon, gun, fowling piece, pistol or fire arms of any description, or fire, explode, or set off any squib, crackers or other thing containing powder, or other combustible or explosive material, without permission from the common council, or written permission from the mayor, which permission shall limit the time of such firing, and shall be subject to be revoked by the mayor or common council at any time after it has been granted. Any violation hereof shall subject the party to a fine of not less than two dollars nor exceeding ten dollars.”

Full Text: 1866, IL, Chicago, Laws and Ordinances Governing the City of Chicago, Ch. 28—Misdemeanors, § 15


Murray F. Tuley, ed., Laws and Ordinances Governing the City of Chicago (Chicago, IL: The Bulletin Printing Co., 1873), 78. Chapter 28—Misdemeanors, § 15—Fire Arms and Fire-Works Not to be Discharged—Permission—Penalty. Revised Ordinance of 1866.

 




Order of General Sickles, Disregarding the Code, January 17, 1866 – General Order No. 1, § 16 in A Handbook of Politics for 1868 at 36, 36-7 (1868 Philip & Solomons).

“XVI. The constitutional rights of all loyal and well-disposed inhabitants to bear arms will not be infringed; nevertheless this shall not be construed to sanction the unlawful practice of carrying concealed weapons, nor to authorize any person to enter with arms on the premises of another against his consent. No one shall bear arms who has borne arms against the Uni­ted Stales, unless he shall have taken the amnesty oath prescribed in the proclamation of the President of the United States, dated May 20, 1865, or the oath of allegiance, prescribed in the proclamation of the President, dated December 8, 1863, within the time prescribed therein. And no disorderly person, vagrant, or disturber of the peace, shall be allowed to bear arms.”

Full Text: 1868, A Handbook of Politics for 1868—Order of General Sickles, Disregarding the Code, January 17, 1866 – General Order No. 1, § 16


Edward McPherson, ed., A Handbook of Politics for 1868 (Washington, DC: Philip & Solomons, 1868), 37. Order of General Sickles, Disregarding the Code, General Order No. 1, § 16. Enacted January 17, 1866.




An Ordinance Concerning Slaves, and Free Negroes and Mulattos, § 1, ARKANSAS GAZETTE, Jan. 12, 1836, at 1 (Little Rock, Arkansas).

 
“AN ORDINANCE concerning Slaves, and free Negroes and Mulattos.
 
SEC. 1. Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Little Rock, That no slave or free negro or mulatto whatsoever shall keep or carry, within the limits of said City, any gun, pistol or other fire arm of any kind whatsoever, or any knife, dirk, club or any weapon of offence or defence whatsoever, or any powder, balls or shot; and that any and every such weapon, and any and all such ammunition found in the possession or custody of any negro or mulatto, may be seized by any person, and upon motion before the City Court of said City, and due proof that such weapon or ammunition was so seized as aforesaid, it shall be forfeited to the seizor, and the fact so stated of record; and moreover it shall be the duty of the City Constable, when it shall come to his knowledge that any such weapon or ammunition is in possession of any negro or mulatto, to seize the same, and to take the said negro or mulatto in whose possession it is found, before the City Court, if in session, and if not, before some Justice of the Peace in said City, and upon conviction of said offence the said negro or mulatto shall receive thirty lashes on his or her bare back, well laid on, for every such offence; provided, that any free negro or mulatto who is a housekeeper within said City, may be allowed to keep one gun and ammunition therefor, by obtaining a license for that purpose from the City Court, which license may be granted upon giving bond and security for good behavior as in this ordinance hereinafter provided, and by paying to the City Treasurer the sum of five dollars for said license.”
 
Full Text: 1836, AR, Arkansas Gazette, Jan. 12

“An Ordinance Concerning Slaves, and Free Negroes and Mulattos.” Arkansas Gazette, January 12, 1836, p. 1. City Ordinances, An Ordinance Concerning Slaves, and Free Negroes and Mulattos, § 1.  Approved, December 19, 1835. Volume 17, Number 4.         




Ch. 13, § 21; Ch. 22*, §§ 14-15; Ch. 35, § 7, ST. ALBANS DAILY MESSENGER SUPPLEMENT, Aug. 7, 1897, at 1, 3-10 (St. Albans, Vermont).


“CHAPTER XIII.
OF INJURIOUS PRACTICES IN STREETS AND PUBLIC PLACES…


    …SEC. 21. No person, except on his own premises, or by the consent of the owner or occupant of the premises, or in the performance of some duty required by law, shall discharge any gun, pistol or other firearm loaded with ball or shot, or with powder only, or squibs or fire-crackers, serpent, or other preparation whereof gun-powder or other explosive substance is an ingredient, or which consists wholly of the same, within the principal inhabited parts of the city, or within twenty-five rods of any dwelling house therein, nor shall make any bonfire in or upon any street, lane or public place within the city, except by permission of the city council…


…CHAPTER XXII.*
OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT…


    …SEC. 14. No person shall, within the limits of the city, keep or expose for sale, or fire or discharge, any rockets, squibs, firecrackers, grenades or other fireworks or preparation of gunpowder, except by permission of the city council in writing.
    SEC. 15. No person shall keep in any building in the city, situated within fifty rods of the buildings of any other person, any greater quantity than twenty-five pounds of gunpowder, nitroglycerine, or other like compounds, for a longer period than twenty-four hours. No person shall keep any gunpowder, nitroglycerine, or other like compounds, unless it be placed and kept in safe metal, glass or stone canisters.
No person shall by artificial light, except an electric light, weigh or sell gunpowder in bulk or in any other manner than by tight metal, glass or stone packages…


…CHAPTER XXXV.
OF SUNDRY PROHIBITIONS AND PENALTIES…


    …SEC. 7. No person shall carry within the city, any steel or brass knuckles, pistol, slung shot, stiletto or weapon of similar character, nor carry any weapon concealed on his person without permission of the mayor or chief of police in writing.”

Full Text: 1897, VT, St. Albans Daily Messenger, August 7


* This is a typo. The preceding chapter is labeled “Chapter 20,” and the following chapter is labeled “Chapter 22”; therefore, this is intended to read Chapter 21. In order to adhere to the editorial standard of copying all texts as they are printed, the title and text in the body of the law have been kept as written, viz., “CHAPTER XXII.”


“Supplement.” St. Albans Daily Messenger, August 7, 1879, pp. 1-10. Chapter 13—Of Injurious Practices in Streets and Public Places, § 21; Chapter 22*—of the Fire Department, §§ 14-15; Chapter 35—Of Sundry Prohibitions and Penalties, § 7. Published August 7, 1897. Volume 37, Number 184.

 




Ordinance No. 79, §§ 2, 3, & 15, Yakima City Council (1910) (Yakima, Washington).

    “Sec. 2. It shall be unlawfull1 for any person to fire or discharge any pistol, gun, rifle, cannon, or any description of firearms within the corporate limits of said city.
    Sec. 3. It shall be unlawful for any person to fire, discharge or set off, within the corporate limits of said City, any firecracker, rocket, torpedo, roman candle, or any other fireworks; provided that the City Marshal may on National or other holidays, give permission so to do; which permission may be revoked at any time by said City Marshal or the Mayor…

    …Sec. 15. It shall be unlawful for any person not being a police officer or not having a permit from the mayor, to carry concealed about his person, any pistol, sling shot, brass or iron nuckle, or other damgerous or deadly weapon.”

Full Text: 1910, WA, Yakima, Ordinance No. 79, §§ 2, 3, & 15


1. The second “l” has been struck through by hand.


Ordinance No. 79, Yakima City Council Ordinances, 1886-2021, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed November 7, 2023. Yakima, Washington, City Council, Ordinance No. 79, §§ 2, 3, & 15. Passed and Approved, April 5, 1910.




Ordinance No. 3, § 1, Ridgefield Town Council (1909) (Ridgefield, Washington).


1. The letters here have been covered with typewritten x’s.

2. This has been handwritten between the lines.





Ordinances no. 14, § 4, & no. 16, §§ 1-2, Prosser Town Council (1899) (Prosser, Washington).

“ORDINANCE NO. 14.1, 2
AN ORDINANCE DEFINING OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE AND GOOD ORDER, AND FIXING THE PUNISHMENT THEREFOR.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF PROSSER:

    Section 1. If any two or more persons, who shall, by mutual consent or agreement, fight together in any public place in said town, shall be deemed guilty of an affray, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.
    Section 2. Any person who shall, within the corporate limits of said town, in a rude, angry or violent manner, attempt unlawfully, to strike or beat another, shall be deemed guilty of’ an assault, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars.
    Section 3. Any person who shall, within the corporate limits of said town, in a rude, angry or insolent manner, unlawfully touch, strike or beat another, shall be deemed guilty of an assault and battery, and on conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.
    Section 4. Any person who shall, within the corporate limits of said town, fire or discharge, or cause to be fired or discharged, any firearms of any description, or any other thing containing powder or other combustible or explosive material, without permission in writing from the mayor of the town (which permission shall state time of such firing and the place), or in any angry or threatening manner, draw or attempt to draw or exhibit in a crowd of two or more persons, any pistol, knife or any dangerous or deadly weapon whatever; or engage in any brawl, riot, tumultuous assembly or disturbance of the peace; or conduct him­self in a disorderly manner shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars…

…ORDINANCE NO. 16.3
AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF CONCEALED WEAPONS AND FIXING PUNISHMENT THEREFOR.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF PROSSER:

    Section 1. Any person carrying upon his or her person any concealed weapon within the corporate limits of the town of Prosser, he or she shall be deemed guilty of the violation of this ordinance, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding twenty dollars nor less than five dollars, or be imprisoned in the town jail not more than twenty days; provided, that this section shall not apply to police officers nor any other persons whose duty it is to execute process or warrants or make arrests or by persons having permission to carry such weapon from the Mayor.
    Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and take effect five days from and after its passage, approval and publication.

Passed the Council March 20, 1899
Approved March 20, 1899

E.W.R. Taylor, Mayor.

ATTEST: J.W. Whiting, Town Clerk Pro Tem.”

Full Text: 1899, WA, Town Council of Prosser, Ordinances no. 14 & 16


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Ordinances 14 & 16, Prosser City Council, Ordinances, 1899-2004, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed October 26, 2023. Prosser, Washington City Council, Ordinance No. 14—An Ordinance Defining Offenses against Public Peace and Good Order, and Fixing the Punishment Therefor, § 4, and Ordinance No. 16—An Ordinance Prohibiting the Carrying of Concealed Weapons and Fixing Punishment Therefor, §§1-2. Approved March 20, 1899.




Act of March 23, 1935, ch. 172, §§ 5-7, Wash. Sess. Laws 599, 599-601.

   “SEC. 5.    Carrying Pistol. No person shall carry a pistol in any vehicle or conceal on or about his person, except in his place of abode or fixed place of business, without a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
    SEC. 6.    Exception. The provisions of the preceding section shall not apply to marshals, sheriffs, prison or jail wardens or their deputies, policemen or other law-enforcement officers, or to members of the army, navy or marine corps of the United States or of the national guard or organized reserves when on duty, or to regularly enrolled members of any organization duly authorized to purchase or receive such weapons from the United States or from this state, or to regularly enrolled members of clubs organized for the purpose of target shooting and affiliated with a national shooting organization: Provided, Such members are at or are going to or from their places of assembly or target practice, or to officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a concealed pistol, or to any person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in firearms or the agent or representative of any such person having in his possession, using, or carrying a pistol in the usual or ordinary course of such business, or to any person while carrying a pistol unloaded and in a secure wrapper from the place of purchase to his home or place of business or to a place of repair or back to his home or place of business or in moving from one place of abode or business to another.
    SEC. 7.    Issue of Licenses to Carry. The judge of a court of record, the chief of police of a municipality, the sheriff of a county, shall upon the application of any person issue a license to such person to carry a pistol in a vehicle or concealed on or about his person within this state for not more than one year from date of issue, if it appears that the applicant has good reason to fear an injury to his person or property, or has any other proper reason for carrying a pistol, and that he is a suitable person to be so licensed. The license shall be in triplicate, in form to be prescribed by the state director of licenses, and shall bear the name, address, description and signature of the licensee and the reason given for desiring a license. The original thereof shall be delivered to the licensee, the duplicate shall within seven days be sent by registered mail to the director of licenses and the triplicate shall be preserved for six years, by the authority issuing said license. The fee for such license shall be one dollar ($1.00) which shall be paid into the state treasury.”

Full Text: 1909, WA, Session Laws of the State of Washington, ch. 172, §§ 5-7


Ernest N. Hutchinson and G. W. Hamilton, eds., Session Laws of the State of Washington Twenty-fourth Session Convened January 14, Adjourned March 14, 1935 (Olympia, WA: State Printing Plant, 1935), 599-601. Chapter 172 [S. B. 147.]—An Act Relating to Short Firearms and Other Weapons; Defining Terms; Regulating the Sale, Possession and Use Thereof; Pro­viding for Certain Licenses and Fixing Fees; Defining Certain Crimes and Prescribing Penalties, §§ 5-7. Passed the Senate February 26, 1935; Passed the House March 14, 1935; Approved by the Governor March 23, 1935.




Ordinance No. 317: An Ordinance Concerning Offenses and Disorderly Conduct, THE DAILY ASTORIAN, Feb. 22, 1879, at 3 (Astoria, OR).

Ordinance No. 317.


AN ORDINANCE Concerning Offenses and disorderly conduct.

The city of Astoria does ordain at follows:

…SEC. 2. That any person or persons who shall fire any pistol, gun or rifle or any other kind of fire-arms within the corporate limits of the city, shall on conviction thereof before the Police court, be fined not less than five nor more than fifty dollars; provied, that all circumstances of necessity may be pleaded as a defense to the offence, described in this section, and provided further, that the committee on Health and Police, upon the national holidays and other days of public celebration, may permit any ap­propriate display or use of fire-ams named in this section.

…SEC. 7. Any person or persons who shall draw any kind of fire arms, or any dirk, dagger, knife or other deadly weapon upon the person of another, or who shall strike at the person of another with slung-shot, knuckles or any other dangerous weapon, within the corporate limits of the city, shall on conviction thereof before the police judge be fined not less than five nor more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than twenty days, or both.

…SEC. 9. That any person or persons who shall carry any fire arms, knife, dirk, knuckles, slung-shot or any other dangerous weapon in a concealed manner about their or his person, within the corporate limits of the city, without a permit, which permit shall be issued by the auditor and clerk of the city upon the recommendation, in writing, of the chief of police, and upon the presentation of the treasurer’s receipt, that the applicant therefore, has paid into the city treasurer the sum of five dollars for a yearly permit, or the sum of one dollar for a permit extending over the period of one month, shall upon conviction thereof before the police court, be fined not less than two nor more than twenty-five dollars, or by a term of imprisonment not exceeding twenty days, provided this section shall not apply to the officers of the law.

…SEC. 18. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its approval by the Mayor.

Passed the council, Feb. 18, 1879.
                     Attest: R. H. CARDWELL.
                                Auditor and Clerk.
Approved, Feb. 20, 1879.
                            J. H. D. GRAY. Acting Mayor.”

Full Text (From Newspapers.com): 1879, Astoria, OR, The Daily Astorian, Feb 22, 1879


“Ordinance No. 317. An Ordinance Concerning Offenses and Disorderly Conduct.” The Daily Astorian, Feb. 22, 1879, p. 3. Volume 8, Number 44. Passed February 18, 1879; Approved February 20, 1879.  (Astoria, Oregon).




Ordinance No. 8191, §§ 9 & 25, COLUMBUS, ANN. REP. OF THE VARIOUS DEP’TS OF THE CITY at 16, 16-31 (Law Passed 1894; Published 1896 by Westbote).

AN ORDINANCE—No. 8191.
Making certain offenses therein named misdemeanors…

…Concealed Weapons.

    SEC. 9. Whoever shall wear under his clothes, or concealed about his person, any pistol or revolver, colt, billy, slungshot, brass knuckles or knuckles of lead, dirk, dagger or any knife resembing a bowie knife or any other dangerous or deadly weapon within the corporate limits of the city of Columbus, shall, on conviction thereof, be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars for each and every offense; nothing in this section, however, shall be so construed as to prevent the United States marshals and their deputies, sheriffs and their deputies, and regular or special police officers of the city from carrying or wearing such weapons as may be deemed necessary in the proper discharge of their duties; provided, however, if it shall be proved from the testimony on the trial of any such case that the accused was, at the time of carrying any weapon as aforesaid, engaged in the pursuit of any lawful business, calling or employment, and the circumstances in which he was placed at the time aforesaid were such as to justify a prudent man in carrying the weapon or weapons aforesaid for the defense of his person, property or family the accused shall be acquitted…

Firearms, Firecrackers, Etc.

    SEC. 25. Whoever shall throw, cast or let off any skyrocket, squib, cracker, firework or other thing charged with gunpowder; or discharge any common gun or pistol in this city, without a written permit from the mayor, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof be fined not less than one nor more than twenty dollars, or be imprisoned not more than ten days, or both…

…Passed January 22, 1894.”

Full Text: 1894, OH, Columbus, Ordinance No. 8191, §§ 9 & 25, Annual Reports of the Various Departments


Annual Reports of the Various Departments of the City of Columbus, Together with a Financial Statement of the Receipts and Disbursements for the Year Ending December 31, 1894 (Columbus, OH: Westbote, 1896), 16-20. Ordinances of a General Nature: Passed Since December 31, 1893; Ordinance No. 8191—Making Certain Offenses Therein Named Misdemeanors, § 9—Concealed Weapons & § 25—Firearms, Firecrackers, Etc. Passed January 22, 1894.




Ordinance No. 30: Concealed Weapons, RED LODGE PICKET, Sep. 12, 1893, at 3 (Red Lodge, Montana).

“ORDINANCE NO. 30.


Concealed Weapons.


BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF RED LODGE.

    Sec. 1: It shall be unlawful after the passage of this ordinance for any person, within the limits of this town, to carry concealed on his person or under his clothes any pistol or revolver, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon, except by permission from the Mayor in writing, which permit shall state the period of time for which it is granted. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction in the Police Magistrate Court shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty dollars, ($20.00) nor more than one hundred dollars, ($100.00), or be imprisoned in the town jail not more than thirty days, (30) or both in the discretion of the Court. Provided, however, that this section shall not be construed as to prevent any United States, State, County or Town officer or any member of the Town Government, for carrying such weapons as may be necessary in the proper discharge of his duties.
   Sec. 2: Any person who shall within the limits of this town discharge, or fire, or cause to be discharged or fired any pistol, revolver, gun, rifle or any other fir arm shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction be fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or be imprisoned in the town jail not more than thirty days or both in the discretion of the Court.
    Sec. 3: It shall be unlawful for any person within the limits of this town to discharge or use any slung shot or other device for shooting pebbles, shot or any other thing; any person violating the provision of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction be fined in any sum not to exceed twenty-five dollars and costs.
    Approved, September 12, A. D. 1893.
        JAMES TURNBULL, Acting Mayor.
    ATTEST. A. E. FLAGER.”

Full Text: 1893, MT, Red Lodge Picket, Ordinance no. 30, §§ 1-3


“Ordinance No. 30.” Red Lodge Picket, September 23, 1893, p. 3. Volume 5, Number 4. “Ordinance No. 30—Concealed Weapons, §§ 1-3. Approved September 12, 1893. (Red Lodge, MT).




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, at 8 (Montclair, New Jersey).

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,
                                Councilman-at-Large.
Attest:
    H. TRIPPETT,
            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).




City Ordinance No. 45, RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Sept. 6, 1905, at 6 (Reno, Nevada).

    “Section 7. It shall be unlawful for any person within the limits of the city of Reno, to wear, carry, or have concealed upon his person any dirk knife, pistol, sword in case, slung shot, brass knuckles, razor or other dangerous weapon without first obtaining permission from the City Council. The City Council may, upon application made in writing showing the reason of the person or the purpose for which any concealed weapon is to be carried, grant permission under the seal of the city and attested by its clerk to the person making such application authorizing such person to carry the concealed weapon described in such permission. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be fined not less than twenty ($20.00) dollars, nor more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars, or imprisoned in the city jail for not less than thirty (30) days, nor more than six (6) months. This section shall not apply to peace officers in the discharge of their duties, nor to persons acting or engaged in the business of common carriers within this tsate, nor to persons traveling through the state.”

Full Text: 1905, Reno Evening Gazette, September 6, City Ordinance no. 45


“City Ordinance No. 45.” Reno Evening Gazette, September 6, 1905, p. 6. Volume 70, Number 46. City Ordinance no. 45—An Ordinance concerning Breaches of the Peace, Fighting, Routs, Riots, Affrays, Injury to Property, Malicious Mischief, Disorderly Persons, Lewd or Lascivious Cohabitation or Behavior, Begging, Carrying Deadly Weapons, and Resisting an Officer within the City of Reno; to Restrain and Punish the Same and to Repeal All Ordinances or Sections Thereof in Conflict Therewith, and Other Matters Relating Thereto, § 7. Approved August 29, 1905. (Reno, NV).




City Ordinances of the City of Needles, ch. 4, art. 4, §§ 60-61, THE NEEDLES EYE, Nov. 29, 1913, at 2, 3 (Needles, California).

“ARTICLE IV.
CONCEALED WEAPONS.

SEC. 60. If any person shall wear or carry concealed, any pistol, revolver, dirk, derringer, dagger, bowie-knife, razor, brass knuckles, slungshot, sand bag, or other dangerous or deadly weapon within the said City of Needles, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall in addition to the penalty therefore, also forfeit to said City of Needles the weapons so unlawfully worn or carried by him for which conviction is had, to be declared in such conviction.

SEC. 61. The provisions of the foregoing section, shall not apply to any person in actual service as a militiaman not to any peace officer, or person summoned to his aid, not to any revenue or other civil officer, engaged in the discharge of his duties, nor to the carrying of any of said arms on one’s premises or place of business, and the President of the Board of Trustees may grant a permit in writing to carry or wear any such weapon or weapons, when in his judgment a necessity exists for same, and stating therein the time for which permit is given and a copy of such permit shall be filed with the City Clerk within twenty-four hours from the time of giving the same.”

Full Text (From Newspapers.com): The Needles Eye, Nov. 29, 1913


“City Ordinances of the City of Needles.” The Needles Eye, November 29, 1913, p. 3.  Chapter 4, Article 4—Concealed Weapons, §§ 60-61. Approved November 28, 1913. Volume 25, Number 48. (Needles, California).




Ordinance No. 126: An Ordinance Relating to the Carrying of Concealed Weapons, THE VIRGINIA ENTERPRISE, Feb. 9, 1912, at 12 (Virginia, Minnesota).

ORDINANCE NO. 126


An Ordinance Relating to the Carrying of Concealed Weapons.


 

The City Council of the City of Virginia do ordain as follows:
    Section 1. No person shall go armed with a dirk, dagger, sword, pistol, revolver, air-gun, stiletto, metallic knuckles, pocket billie, sand bag, skull cracker, sling shot, razor or other offensive and dangerous weapon or instrument concealed upon his person, within the limits of the City of Virginia. Provided this ordinance shall not apply to public officers of the City of Virginia when on duty, nor to any person whose occupation or business may seem to require the carrying of weapons for protection, and who shall have obtained from the Mayor of said city a license so to do.
    Sec. 2. The Mayor of the City of Virginia may grant to such persons as he may deem proper, a license to carry concealed weapons, which permits shall be issued for a period not to exceed six months, and such permits may be revoked by the Mayor at any time. Applications for such license shall be made to the Mayor in writing, and, when granted, the person applying therefor shall pay to the City Treasurer the sum of One Dollar and thereupon a license shall be issued by the City Clerk and signed by the Mayor, which license shall state the name, age, occupation and residence of the person to whom it is granted, and the date of expiration.
    Sec. 3. Any instrument or weapon duly adjudged by the Municipal Court of said city to have been worn or carried in violation of Section (1) of this ordinance shall be forfeited to the city of Virginia, and shall be so adjudged, and all weapons so forfeited shall be delivered to the Chief of Police and shall be kept by him, and at the first meeting of the City Council after January 1st and July 1st of each year, he shall report to the council a list of all articles so received by him, and the council shall sell or dispose of said property in such manner as the council may determine.
    Sec. 4. Any person violating any provisions in this ordinance shall be punished by a fine of not less than Ten ($10.00) Dollars and not more than One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail or the city jail for not to exceed ninety days.
    Sec. 5. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, approval and publication.

Moved by Alderman E. C. A. Johnson, supported by Alderman Moilan, that the ordinance be adopted.
Ayes: Ald. Weber, Kimball, Moilan. E. C. A. Johnson, Mr. President-5.
Nays—None.
Adopted Jan. 30, 1912.

Attest
ALBERT E . BICKFORD,
City Clerk.
Presented to the Mayor Jan. 31, 1912.
Returned by the Mayor Feb. 5, 1912.
A. C. OSBORN.
President of the City Council

Approved Feb. 5, 1912.
A. HAWKINSON, Mayor.”

Full Text (From Newspapers.com): The Virginia Enterprise, Feb. 9, 1912


“Ordinance No. 126: An Ordinance Relating to the Carrying of Concealed Weapons.” The Virginia Enterprise, Feb. 9, 1912, p. 12. Ordinance 126,  §§ 1-5. Approved February 5, 1912. Volume 20, Number 1. (Virginia, Minnesota).




Ordinance No. 13: An Act to Prohibit the Carrying of Concealed Weapons, OKEENE EAGLE, Mar. 10, 1902, at 1 (Okeene, Oklahoma).

“ORDINANCE NO. 13: AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE CARRYING OF CONCEALED WEAPONS.

    An ordinance to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons and fixing a penalty for the vio­lation of the same.

    Be it ordained by the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Town of Okeene, Blaine county, Oklahoma Territory.

SEC. 1  It shall be unlawful for any person to carry upon his person any concealed pistol, revolver, dirk, bowie knife, billy, sling shot, metal knuckles, or other dangerous or deadly weapons of any kind, expecting only officers of the law in the discharge of their duties; and any person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be subject to the penalty hereinafter provided.

SEC. 2  Any such weapon or weapons, duly adjudged by the Justice of the Peace, of said town to have been worn or carried by any person in violation of the first section of this ordinance shall be forfeited or confiscated to the town of Okeene, and shall be so adjudged.

SEC. 3  The Town Marshall or any other police officer of said town, may within the limits of said town, without warrant arrest any person or persons found in the act of carrying or wearing any of said weapons so concealed, and detain him or them, until a warrant can be procured.

SEC. 4  Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this ordinance, shall upon conviction pay a fine of not more than ten dollars, and be committed until such fine and costs are paid.

SEC. 5  The Chairman may grant to so many and such persons as he may desire, licenses to carry concealed weapons, and may revoke any and all of such licenses at his pleasure. Every such license shall state the name, age, occupation and residence of the person to whom granted, and shall be good for one month.

    Whereas an emergency exists this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval as by law required.

    Passed and approved this 10 day of March 1902.”

Full Text (From Newspapers.com): The Okeene Eagle, Mar 14, 1902


“Ordinance No. 13: An Act to Prohibit the Carrying of Concealed Weapons.” Okeene Eagle, March 10, 1902, p. 1. Ordinance No. 13—An Act to Prohibit the Carrying of Concealed Weapons, §§ 1-5. Passed March 10, 1902. Volume 8, Number 21.




An Ordinance to Revise the General Ordinances of the City of Madison, ch. 22, §§ 1-4, MADISON, CHARTER AND GEN. ORDINANCES 292, 292-93 (Law Passed 1917; Published 1917 by Cantwell Printing).

CHAPTER XXII
OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC SAFETY

    Report of Sale of Firearms.  SECTION 1. (1) Every person, firm, association or corporation engaged in the business of selling firearms at retail in the city of Madison, shall at the close of business on each day during which any such person, firm, association or corporation shall sell any firearms, make a report to the chief of police, giving a brief description of each firearm sold and the name and address of the purchaser.

    (2) The city clerk shall provide suitable forms upon which such reports may be made, which shall be furnished upon request to persons, firms, associations or corporations engaged in selling firearms at retail in the city of Madison.

    Regulate Carrying of Weapons.  SECTION 2. It shall be unlawful for any person, except policemen or any officer authorized to serve process, to carry or wear concealed about his person, any pistol or revolver, slung shot, cross-knuckles, knuckles of lead, brass or other metal, or bowie knife, dirk knife, or dirk or dagger, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon, within the limits of the city of Madison; provided, however, that the chief of police of said city may, upon any written application to him made, issue and give a written permit to any person residing within the city of Madison to carry within the said city, for reasonable length of time, to be specified in the permit, a pistol or revolver when it is made to appear to said chief of police that it is necessary for the personal safety of such person or for the safety of his property or for the property with which he may be entrusted, to carry such weapon; and the holding of such permit by such person shall be a bar to prosecution under this section. Said chief of police shall keep the names and residences of all persons to whom he may grant such permits in a book, to be kept for that purpose, and he shall have power to revoke such permit at any time.

    Said chief of police shall, upon granting each and every such permit, collect from the person to whom the same is granted, the sum of one dollar, and he shall pay all moneys so collected by him, upon granting such permits, into the city treasury.

    Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.

    Discharging of Fire-Arms and Explosives—Burning of Inflammable Matter.  SECTION 3. No person shall fire or discharge any cannon, or fire arm of any description, or any air gun, or fire, explode, or set off any squib, cracker or other thing containing powder, or other combustible or explosive material without written permission of the mayor or chief of police, which permission shall limit the time of such firing, and shall be subject to be revoked by the common council. No person shall set fire any grass, leaves or any other inflammable material, or suffer or permit the same to be done, unless the same may be ignited without danger of the spread of fire, and unless some competent person shall be in constant attendance from the time the same are ignited until the same are totally extinguished.

    Sale of Toy Pistols and Firecrackers.  SECTION 4. No person shall sell or place on sale, or give away or fire or explode any toy, cap or cartridge pistol or any fire cracker exceeding ¼ inch in diameter and 2 inches in length; nor any so-called “dago bomb” or any similar bomb unless used for exhibition purposes and then only by an experienced agent.”

Full Text: 1917, Madison, WI, An Ordinance to Revise the General Ordinances, ch. 22, §§ 1-4


 V. M. Stolts, ed., Charter and General Ordinances of the City of Madison, Wisconsin Together With the Rules of Order of the Common Council and a Complete List of the Officers of the City From 1856-1917, Inclusive (Madison, WI: Cantwell Printing Company, 1917), 292-293. Chapter 22—Offenses Against Public Safety, §§ 1-4. Passed June 26, 1917.




Carrying Concealed Weapons, ch. 6, art. 1, § 501, COLORODO SPRINGS, CODE 271, 273 (Law Undated; Published 1914 by Joslyn Quick Printery).

Ҥ501. Carrying Concealed Weapons. (Sec. 260)*

No person shall carry or wear under his clothes or concealed about his person, any pistol, revolver, bowie knife, dirk or other deadly weapon. No person shall display or flourish any deadly weapon in a threatening or boisterous manner. This section shall not apply to police officers when on duty, and the mayor may grant to any and all such persons as he may think proper, license to carry concealed weapons and may revoke any and all such licenses at his pleasure. Each such license shall state the name, age, occupation and residence of the person to whom it is granted and each such license shall expire with the current municipal year.”

Full Text: 1914, Colorado Springs, ch. 6, art. 1, § 501—Carrying Concealed Weapons


* The parenthetical reference to Sec. 260 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 citation.  


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), 273. Chapter 6—Of Public Offenses and Penalties, Article 1—Offenses Concerning the Public Peace, § 501— Carrying Concealed Weapons. (Undated).