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Year: 1870

1870 Id. Sess. Laws 21, An Act to Amend an Act Concerning Crimes and Punishment . . ., § 40.

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That any person in this Territory having, carrying, or procuring from another person any dirk, dirk knife, sword, sword cane, pistol, gun, or other deadly weapon, who shall in the presence of two or more persons, draw or exhibit any of said deadly weap...

That any person in this Territory having, carrying, or procuring from another person any dirk, dirk knife, sword, sword cane, pistol, gun, or other deadly weapon, who shall in the presence of two or more persons, draw or exhibit any of said deadly weapons in a rude, angry and threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense, or who shall in any manner unlawfully use the same in a fight or quarrel, the person or persons so offending, upon conviction thereof in any criminal court in any county in this Territory shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars . . . .

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R. H. Clark, The Code of the State of Georgia Page 817-818, Image 835-836 (1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Offenses Against the Public Peace and Tranquility, Carrying Concealed Weapons § 4527. Any person having or carrying about his person, unless in an open manner and fully exposed to view, any pistol (except horseman’s pistols,) dirk, sword in ...

Offenses Against the Public Peace and Tranquility, Carrying Concealed Weapons § 4527. Any person having or carrying about his person, unless in an open manner and fully exposed to view, any pistol (except horseman’s pistols,) dirk, sword in a cane, spear, bowie knife, or any other kind of knives manufactured and sold for the purpose of offense and defense, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction, shall be punished as prescribed in section 4310 of this Code. § 4528. Deadly Weapons not to be carried in Public Places. [No person in this State is permitted or allowed to carry about his or her person, any dirk, bowie knife, pistol or revolver, or any kind of deadly weapon, to any Court of justice, or any election ground, or precinct, or any place of public worship, or any other public gathering in this State, except militia muster grounds; and if any person or persons shall violate any portion of this section, he, she or they shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty nor more than fifty dollars for each and every such offense, or imprisonment in the common jail of the county not less than ten nor more than twenty days, or both, at the discretion of the Court.]

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Orville Park, Park’s Annotated Code of the State of Georgia 1914, Penal Code, Article 3, Carrying of deadly weapons at courts, etc., § 348 (§ 342).

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§ 348. (§ 342.) Carrying of deadly weapons at courts, etc. Whoever shall carry about his person any dirk, bowie-knife, pistol or revolver, or any kind of deadly weapon, to or while at a court of justice or an election ground or precinct, or a...

§ 348. (§ 342.) Carrying of deadly weapons at courts, etc. Whoever shall carry about his person any dirk, bowie-knife, pistol or revolver, or any kind of deadly weapon, to or while at a court of justice or an election ground or precinct, or any place of public worship, or any other public gathering in this State, except militia muster grounds, shall be punished as for a misdemeanor. This section shall not apply to a sheriff, deputy sheriff, coroner, constable, marshal, policeman, or other arresting officer, or their posse, acting in the discharge of their official duties.

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