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John Prentiss Poe, The Maryland Code. Public Local Laws, Adopted by the General Assembly of Maryland March 14, 1888. Including also the Acts of the Session of 1888 Incorporated Therein, and Prefaced with the Constitution of the State Page 468-469, Image 568-569 (Vol. 1, 1888) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Concealed Weapons, § 30. Every person, not being a conservator of the peace entitled or required to carry such weapon as a part of his official equipment, who shall wear or carry any pistol, dirk-knife, bowie- knife, slung-shot, billy, sand-club, metal knuckles, razor, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon of any kind whatsoever, (penknives excepted,) concealed upon or about his person; and every person who shall carry or wear any such weapon openly, with the intent or purpose of injuring any person, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not more than six months in jail or in the house of correction.




1886 N.M. Laws 56, An Act to Prohibit the Unlawful Carrying and Use of Deadly Weapons, ch. 30, ยง 4.

Any person who shall unlawfully draw, flourish or discharge a rifle, gun or pistol within the limits of any settlement in this territory, or within any saloon, store, public hall, dance hall or hotel, in this territory, except the same be done by lawful authority, or in the lawful defense of himself, his family or his property, upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for a term of not more than three years, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court or jury trying the same. The word “settlement,” as used in this act, shall be construed to mean any point within three hundred yards of any inhabited house, in the territory of New Mexico.




Charter and Ordinances of the City of Olympia: Also General Laws of Washington Territory, Relative to the Government of Incorporated Cities and Towns Page 80, Image 84 (1886) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Ordinances of The [City of Olympia], Ordinance No. 152, An Ordinance Relating to Offenses and Disorderly Conduct, § 4. Any person who shall, within the following limits, to wit: between Union street on the south-east corner of Cherry; thence north, on a line, to First street: thence west to the western shore of Budd’s inlet; thence south to the line of Union street, continued; fire off or discharge any gun, pistol or firearm of any kind, shall be liable to a fine of not less than five nor more than twenty dollars, or by imprisonment for not less than five nor more than ten days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.