J.B.--Every citizen of this State over the age of eighteen has the right to carry a revolver in any form or way he pleases, and every fine imposed by a Police Justice can be recovered by a suit at law. The Court of Appeals advised the Legislature when it passed section 412, forbidding the carrying of concealed firearms, that it was unconstitutional and the section was struck out even or the original edition of the Code. By the act of 1889, persons under the age of eighteen who carry in the street firearms without a license are guilty of a misdemeanor. The Aldermen of this city have no powers except such as are conferred by the legislature. The legislature have no power to prevent a man carrying a revolver, cannot give power to any one else to prevent him. The right to keep and bear arms may not be infringed.
[The Evening Edition World, New York, Thursday, November 23, 1893. Pg. 4]