Mar. 20, 1795

“Order” issued by the State Chancellery [Present-day Germany; Free Imperial City of Frankfurt]: “[It has already been reported …] that local Jews purchase guns (‘Schießgewehre’) from soldiers […] and trade with them [… that is why] all and every local Jew is emphatically prohibited from acquiring guns from soldiers [… and the authorities are] to confiscate them in such cases every time and to punish the violator with a considerable fine and punishment […]”
Intelligenz-Blatt der freien Stadt Frankfurt (Intelligence-Paper of the free (imperial) City of Frankfurt); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 1/23/2020