Tom Gaumer
who was in charge on authorizing carry permits?
Mon May 08, 16:37


According to Lynn Bailey in his book "Too Tough To Die"

It is hereby declared to be unlawful to carry in the hand or upon the person , or otherwise any deadly weapon within said City of Tombstone, without first obtaining a permit in writing for such purpose (and upon good cause shown by affidavit) from the presiding officer or the Board of Police Commissioneers."

Is that presiding officer of the commission or presiding officer of the police dept? I would guess the former but who knows what the person writing the law meant?
Keep Laughing

  • Tom Doc PermitPat Mulligan, Sat May 06 8:07
    Permits as I understand, at the time, were issued by the local Law enforcement at their discretion. Very similar to how it is handled today except with much less paperwork! Perhaps someone more... more
    • who was in charge on authorizing carry permits? — Tom Gaumer, Mon May 08 16:37
      • whsander@gmail.comWayne Sanderson, Mon May 08 23:31
        Presiding Officer in this case was the city Chief of Police. The members of the police commission were Commissioners. The CoP was an officer, and would be presiding because he stood election for the position.... more