THE USE OF FIREARMS.
An Amendment to the District Police Regulations.After much discussion, the District authorities have obtained an amendment to the local police regulations which will limit radically the use of firearms and explosives in the District. The new section is to read:
"No gun, airgun, rifle, pistol, or other firearm, cannon, torpedo, firecracker, squib, or other fireworks, shall be discharged or set off within the city of Washington or the fire limits of the District of Columbia without a special permit therefor from the Major and Superintendent of Police, nor within 100 yards of any schoolhouse building or buildings, play ground, enclosure for stock, or railroad track outside of such fire limits for the District of Columbia, without the written content of the owner or occupant thereof and a special permit from the Major and Superintendent of Police: Provided, That this section shall not apply to licensed shooting galleries, to the discharge of firearms or explosives in a performance conducted in or at a regular licensed theatre or show and that the Major and Superintendent of Police may, by a general order, suspend the operation of this regulation for a time limited therein."[The Times, Washington, Friday, March 09, 1900. Number 2141. Pg. 3]