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March 2020

The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Providence, with the Acts of the General Assembly Relating to the City Page 60, Image 61 (1835) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Providence, Fire-arms. An Ordinance in Relation to the Firing of Guns, Pistols and other Fire-arms. § 1. No person shall fire any gun, pistol, rifle or other fire-arm, in any street or lane, or on any public wharf, or on any public lands within said city, after sunrise and before […]

The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Providence, with the Acts of the General Assembly Relating to the City Page 60, Image 61 (1835) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act to Prevent the Firing of Guns within Certain Limits, § 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly and by the authority thereof it is enacted, That if any person shall fire or discharge any musket, rifle, fowling piece, blunderbuss or other small arms, not being at the time under military duty, within […]

The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Providence, Together with the Acts of the General Assembly Relating to the City Page 89-96, Image 89-96 (1854) Available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act Regulating the Storage, Safe Keeping and Transportation of Gunpowder in the Town of Providence, (1821) § 2. And be it further enacted, That is shall not be lawful for any person or persons to sell any gunpowder which may at the time be within the town of Providence in any quantity, by wholesale […]

1798-1813 R.I. Pub. Laws 85, An Act Relative To The Keeping Gun-Powder In The Town Of Providence, ยง2

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§ 1. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, and by the authority thereof it is hereby enacted, That no person or persons shall hereafter keep or deposit gunpowder, in a greater quantity than twenty-eight pounds, in any shop, building or other place, in the town of Providence, except such place or places as […]