An Amendment to the Police Regulations
Yesterday the Commissioners referred to Attorney Duvall an amendment which is the outgrowth of tho several suggestions offered by those who have given the subject attention. The proposed amendment lo the rules is as follows:
"Sec. 5. No gun, air gun, rifle, revolver, pistol, or other firearm, cannon, torpedo, firecracker, squib, or other fireworks shall be discharged or set off within the city of Washington without a special permit therefor from the Major and Superintendent of Police; nor within 100 yards of any schoolhouse, building or buildings, playground, enclosure for stock, or railroad track in the District of Columbia, without the written consent of the owners or occupants of such, and a special permit from the Major and Superintendent of Police.
"Provided, that this section shall not apply to licensed shooting galleries, to the discharging of firearms or explosives in a performance conducted in or at a regularly licensed theatre or show, and that the Major and Superintendent may suspend the operations of this regulation or any part thereof on occasions of public celebration or on holidays."