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The Code of City of Birmingham, Alabama 662 (1917)

| | 1917

Sec. 1544. Conduct in Parks. No person shall enter or leave any of the public parks of the City of Birmingham except by the gateways; no person shall climb or walk upon the walls or fences thereof; no person shall turn or lead any cattle, horses, goat,...

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1907 Ala. Laws 80

| | 1907

§ 1. That any person who sells, or barters, any pistol of less than twenty-four inches in length of barrel or any brass knucks, metalic knucks, dirks, s...

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

| | 1909 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 ...

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

| | 1898

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...

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

| | 1898

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...

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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.

| | 1879

[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,...

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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.

| | 1879

§ 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 ...

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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.

| | 1877

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...

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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 Permanent Acts of the Session of 1876-7 have been Incorporated Page 914, Image 930 (1877) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1877

Offenses Against the Person, § 4315. Assault and Battery with cowhide, &c., having pistol or other deadly weapon to intimidate. – Any person who assaults and beats another, with a cowhide, stick, or whip, having in his possession at the ...

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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 Permanent Acts of the Session of 1876-7 have been Incorporated Page 989, Image 1005 (1877) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1876

Proceedings In Circuit and City Courts, § 4809. Carrying Concealed Weapons. – In an indictment for carrying concealed weapons, it is sufficient to charge that the defendant “carried concealed about his person a pistol, or other descrip...

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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 Permanent Acts of the Session of 1876-7 have been Incorporated Page 882, Image 898 (1877) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1876

Offenses Against Public Peace, § 4109. Carrying Concealed Weapons – Any person who, not being threatened with, or having good reason to apprehend, an attack, or traveling, or setting out on a journey, carries concealed about his person a bow...

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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 883, Image 899 (1877) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

, | | 1873

Offenses Against Public Justice, &c. § 4110. Carrying, concealed, brass knuckles and slung-shots. – Any person who carries, concealed about his person, brass knuckles, slung-shot, or other weapon of like kind or description, shall, on co...

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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 929-30, Image 945-46 (1877) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1871

Offenses Against Property. §4406 (3479). Hunting wild hogs. – Any person who, without first giving notice to at least three freeholders in the neighborhood, hunts, catches, or kills wild hogs, unmarked, with dog and gun, or with either, must...

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The Revised Code of Alabama Page 169, Image 185 (1867) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1867

Taxation, § 10. On All pistols or revolvers in the possession of private persons not regular dealers holding them for sale, a tax of two dollars each; and on all bowie knives, or knives of the like description, held by persons not regular dealers,...

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George Washington Stone, The Penal Code of Alabama, Montgomery, 1866 Page 63, Image 63 (1866) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1866

Miscellaneous Offenses § 204. Selling or giving fire-arms to minor. – Any person who sells, gives, or lends to any boy under eighteen years of age, any pistol, or bowie-knife, or other knife of like kind or description, must, on conviction, ...

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Alexander McKinstry, The Code of Ordinances of the City of Mobile, with the Charter, and an Appendix Page 118, Image 121 (1859) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1859

Ordinances [of The City of Mobile], § 124. It is not lawful for any person to discharge any gun, pistol, fowling-piece, or fire-arm, nor to let off, or discharge, any rocket, fire-cracker, squib, or other fireworks, in any street, court, yard, lot...

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1856 Ala. Acts 17, To Amend the Criminal Law, §1.

| | 1856

That anyone who shall sell or give or lend, to any male minor, a bowie knife, or knife or instrument of the like kind or description, by whatever name called, or air gun or pistol, shall, on conviction be fined not less than three hundred, nor more tha...

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John W.A. Sanford, The Code of the City of Montgomery, Prepared in Pursuance of an Order of the City Council of Montgomery Page 7-9, Image 12 (1861) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1856

[An Act to Incorporate the City of Montgomery, Approved December 23d, 1837] § 6. And be it further enacted, That the said Mayor and Aldermen, shall have power and authority for the ordinary current expenses of said city, to assess, levy and collec...

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1848 Ala. Acts 121–22, An Act To Prevent the Storage of Gun-powder in Larger Quantities Than One Hundred Pounds Within the City of Mobile, § 1.

| | 1848

It shall not be lawful for the Corporation of the City of Mobile, or any person or persons, to receive or keep, or have on storage in any building of any kind within three miles of the Mobile River, or Bay, gun-powder or gun-cotton or any explosive mat...

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