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1909 Ala. Laws 258, no. 215, §§ 1, 2, 4

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama, That it shall be unlawful for any person to carry a pistol concealed about his person. Sec. 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a pistol about his person on premises not his own or under ...

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama, That it shall be unlawful for any person to carry a pistol concealed about his person.

Sec. 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a pistol about his person on premises not his own or under his control, provided this section shall not apply to any sheriff or his deputy or police officer of an incorporated town or city in the lawful discharge of the duties of his office or United States Marshal or their deputies, rural free delivery mail carries in the discharge of their duties as such or bonded constable in the discharge of their duties as such.

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Sec. 4. The defendant may give evidence that at the time of carrying the pistol he had good reason to apprehend an attack which the jury may consider in mitigation of the fine or justification of the offense.

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1899 Ala. Acts 154, An Act For The Better Protection Of Passengers On Railway Trains In This State, § 1.

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That it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any gun, pistol, or other firearm, except in self defense, while on a passenger train in this State; or to recklessly handle any firearm or other weapon in the presence of any other person or person...

That it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any gun, pistol, or other firearm, except in self defense, while on a passenger train in this State; or to recklessly handle any firearm or other weapon in the presence of any other person or persons on any train carrying passengers in this State.

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1898 Ala. Acts 190, An Act To Amend The Revenue Laws Of The State Of Alabama, pt. 66-67.

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66th. For dealers in pistol, bowie or dirk knives, whether principal stock in trade or not, one hundred dollars. 67th. For wholesale dealers in pistol or rifle cartridges in towns or cities of twenty thousand or more inhabitants, ten dollars. In all ot...

66th. For dealers in pistol, bowie or dirk knives, whether principal stock in trade or not, one hundred dollars. 67th. For wholesale dealers in pistol or rifle cartridges in towns or cities of twenty thousand or more inhabitants, ten dollars. In all other places, five dollars: Provided, That the wholesale dealers license shall entitle them to sell at retail.

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William Logan Martin, The Code of Alabama, Adopted by Act of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama, Approved February 16, 1897, Entitled “An Act to Adopt a Code of Laws for the State of Alabama,” With such Statutes Passed at the Session of 1896-97, as are Required to be Incorporated Therein by Act Approved February 17, 1897; and with Citations to the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State Construing or Mentioning the Statutes Page 171, Image 181 (1897) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Assaults, Presenting Firearms at Another, § 4342. Any person who presents at another person any gun, pistol, or other firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, must on conviction, be fined not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars.

William Logan Martin, Commissioner, The Code of Alabama, Adopted by Act of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama, Approved February 16, 1897, Entitled “An Act to Adopt a Code of Laws for the State Alabama ” with Such Statutes Passed at the Session of 1896-97, as are Required to be Incorporated Therein by Act Approved February 17, 1897; and with Citations to the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State Construing or Mentioning the Statutes Page 1137, Image 1154 (Vol. 1, 1897) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[License Taxes; From Whom and For What Business Required; Prices; County Levy,] Taxation, § 27. For dealers in pistols, or pistol cartridges, or bowie-knives, or dirk-knives, whether principal stock in trade or not, three hundred dollars. Any cart...

[License Taxes; From Whom and For What Business Required; Prices; County Levy,] Taxation, § 27. For dealers in pistols, or pistol cartridges, or bowie-knives, or dirk-knives, whether principal stock in trade or not, three hundred dollars. Any cartridges, whether called rifle or pistol cartridges, or by any other name, that can be used in a pistol, shall be deemed pistol cartridges within the meaning of this subdivision. Any person or firm who orders for another, or delivers any cartridges within this state, shall be deemed a dealer under this provision.

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Robert C. Brickell, Commissioner, The Code of Alabama, Adopted by Act of the General Assembly Approved February 28, 1887; with Such Statutes Passed at the Session of 1886-87, as are Required to Be Incorporated Therein by Act Approved February 21, 1887; and with Citations of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State Construing the Statutes Page 93, Image 103 (Vol, 2, 1887) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Article VII, Using Fire-arms in public places and selling weapons to minors, § 4094. Using fire-arms while fighting in public place. -- Any person, who, while fighting in the streets of any city or town, or at a militia muster, or at any public pl...

Article VII, Using Fire-arms in public places and selling weapons to minors, § 4094. Using fire-arms while fighting in public place. — Any person, who, while fighting in the streets of any city or town, or at a militia muster, or at any public place, whether public in itself, or made public at the time by an assemblage of persons, uses, or attempts to use, except in self-defense, any kind of fire-arms, must, on conviction, be fined not less than two hundred, nor more than five hundred dollars, and may also be imprisoned in the county jail, or sentenced to hard labor for the county, for not more than six months.

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Robert C. Brickell, Commissioner, The Code of Alabama, Adopted by Act of the General Assembly Approved February 28, 1887; with Such Statutes Passed at the Session of 1886-87, as are Required to Be Incorporated Therein by Act Approved February 21, 1887; and with Citations of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State Construing the Statutes Page 93, Image 103 (Vol. 2, 1887) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Storing Gunpowder in Town Limits, § 4093. Storing Gunpowder in city or town. – Any person who keeps on hand, at any one time, within the limits of any incorporated city or town, for sale or for use, more than fifty pounds of gunpowder, must,...

Storing Gunpowder in Town Limits, § 4093. Storing Gunpowder in city or town. – Any person who keeps on hand, at any one time, within the limits of any incorporated city or town, for sale or for use, more than fifty pounds of gunpowder, must, on conviction, be fined not less than one hundred dollars.

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J. M. Falkner, The Code of Ordinances of the City Council of Montgomery, with the Charter Page151, Image 151 (1879) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the City of Montgomery,] § 449. Any person who fires or discharges, or causes to be fired or discharged, any pistol, gun, cannon, anvil, or anything of like kind or character; or who lets off or discharges any rocket, fire-crackers,...

[Ordinances of the City of Montgomery,] § 449. Any person who fires or discharges, or causes to be fired or discharged, any pistol, gun, cannon, anvil, or anything of like kind or character; or who lets off or discharges any rocket, fire-crackers, squib or other fire-works, without first having obtained permission of the Mayor, who shall designate the place where such firing may be done, must, on conviction, be fined not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars.

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J. M. Falkner, The Code of Ordinances of the City Council of Montgomery, with the Charter Page 148-49, Image 148-49 (1879) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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§ 428. Any person who, not being threatened with or having good reason to apprehend an attack, or travelling or setting out on a journey, carries concealed about his person a bowie-knife or any other knife of like kind or description, or a pistol ...

§ 428. Any person who, not being threatened with or having good reason to apprehend an attack, or travelling or setting out on a journey, carries concealed about his person a bowie-knife or any other knife of like kind or description, or a pistol or fire-arms of any other kind or description, air gun, slung-shot, brass-knuckles, or other deadly or dangerous weapon, must, on conviction, be fined not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars.

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Wade Keyes, The Code of Alabama, 1876 : with References to the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State upon the Construction of the Statutes; and in Which the General and Permenent Acts of the Session of 1876-7 have been Incorporated Page 901, Image 917 (1877) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Offenses Against Public Health, § 4229. Shooting and horse-racing on public road. – Any person who discharges a gun, or any other kind of fire-arms, along or across any public road, or engages in a horse race on any public road, must, on con...

Offenses Against Public Health, § 4229. Shooting and horse-racing on public road. – Any person who discharges a gun, or any other kind of fire-arms, along or across any public road, or engages in a horse race on any public road, must, on conviction, be fined not less than ten, nor more than fifty dollars.

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