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Act of Feb. 16, 1875,1874-75 Ark. Acts 156.

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Sec. 1. That any person who shall wear or carry any pistol of any kind whatever, or any dirk, butcher or bowie knife, or a sword or a spear in a cane, brass or metal knucks, or razor, as a weapon, shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon convic...

Sec. 1. That any person who shall wear or carry any pistol of any kind whatever, or any dirk, butcher or bowie knife, or a sword or a spear in a cane, brass or metal knucks, or razor, as a weapon, shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, in the county in which said offense shall have been committed, shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty-give nor more than one hundred dollars, to be recovered by presentment or indictment in the Circuit Court, or before any Justice of the Peace of the county wherein such offense shall have been committed; Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prohibit any person wearing or carrying any weapon aforesaid on his own premises, or to prohibit persons traveling through the country, carrying such weapons while on a journey with their baggage, or to prohibit any officer of the law wearing or carrying such weapons when engaged in the discharge of his official duties, or any person summoned by any such officer to assist in the execution of any legal process, or any private person legally authorized to execute any legal process to him directed.

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Slaves, in Laws of the Arkansas Territory 521 (J. Steele & J. M’Campbell, Eds., 1835).

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Sec. 3. No slave or mulatto whatsoever, shall keep or carry a gun, poweder, shot, club or other weapon whatsoever, offensive or defensive; but all and every gun weapon and ammunition found in the possesision or custody of any negro or mulatto, may be s...

Sec. 3. No slave or mulatto whatsoever, shall keep or carry a gun, poweder, shot, club or other weapon whatsoever, offensive or defensive; but all and every gun weapon and ammunition found in the possesision or custody of any negro or mulatto, may be seized by any person and upon due proof made before any justice of the peace of the district [county] where such seizure shall be, shall by his order be forfeited to the seizor, for his own use, and moreover, every such offender shall have and receive by order of such justice any num=ber of lashes not exceeding thirty nine on his or her bare back well laid on for every such offense.

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1927 Ark. Acts 528, § 7.

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It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot any fish with a gun or other instrument in this State. It shall be unlawful for any person or throw, drop or explode any dynamite or other explosive in any of the waters of this State.

1909 Ark. Acts 810, § 1.

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It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to give away, sell or offer for sale, or to make or manufacture any toy pistol, firecracker—commonly known as a cannon crackers—or gun that shoots a blank cartridge; and it shall be u...

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to give away, sell or offer for sale, or to make or manufacture any toy pistol, firecracker—commonly known as a cannon crackers—or gun that shoots a blank cartridge; and it shall be unlawful for any person to receive, own, carry or shoot any such toy pistol, gun or cannon cracker within this State.

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1907 Ark. Acts 810, § 1.

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Every person and the aiders and abetters of every person who shall draw a pistol, gun or any other deadly weapon upon any other person or shall serve or give notice either verbal or in writing to any other person or shall place notice upon the door or ...

Every person and the aiders and abetters of every person who shall draw a pistol, gun or any other deadly weapon upon any other person or shall serve or give notice either verbal or in writing to any other person or shall place notice upon the door or about the premises of any other person for the purpose of frightening or intimidating him from doing any lawful Act, when such person drawing said pistol or gun is not justified in self defense for so doing, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in a sum not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars and shall be imprisoned in the county jail for twelve months.

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E.W. Rector, Digester, Digest of the Laws and Ordinances of the City of Hot Springs, with the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, General Incorporation Laws of the State and Amendments Thereto, Applicable to the Cities of the First-Class, and in Force on the 1st of January, 1887 Page 61, Image 258 (1887) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the] City of Hot Springs, §131. That no person shall carry gun powder, giant powder, dynamite, nitro-glycerine or blasting powder on any vehicle in any part of the city, unless the same shall be secured in kegs, boxes or canisters, ...

[Ordinances of the] City of Hot Springs, §131. That no person shall carry gun powder, giant powder, dynamite, nitro-glycerine or blasting powder on any vehicle in any part of the city, unless the same shall be secured in kegs, boxes or canisters, sufficiently close to prevent the grains thereof from falling out, and be laid upon or covered over with sheets of canvas or other cloth, and such vehicles shall not be allowed to remain on the streets or sidewalks for more than one hour while containing such gun powder or explosives above mentioned. § 132. That it shall be unlawful to erect or build a powder magazine, or a magazine for any of the explosives mentioned in this ordinance, in the city, within three hundred yards of any other building; and, Provided, That in no case shall it be lawful to build or erect any such magazine in the city unless the same be erected in a safe and secure way, and under permission of the council of the city.

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William W. Mansfield, A Digest of the Statutes of Arkansas: Embracing All Laws of a General and Permanent Character in Force at the Close of the Session of the General Assembly of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-three Page 490, Image 506 (Vol. 1, 1884) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Carrying Weapons, § 1909. Any person who shall sell, barter or exchange, or otherwise dispose of, or in any manner furnish to any person, any dirk or bowie knife, or a sword or spear in a cane, brass or metal knucks, or any pistol of any kind what...

Carrying Weapons, § 1909. Any person who shall sell, barter or exchange, or otherwise dispose of, or in any manner furnish to any person, any dirk or bowie knife, or a sword or spear in a cane, brass or metal knucks, or any pistol of any kind whatever, except such as are used in the army or navy of the United States, and known as the navy pistol or any kind of cartridges for any pistol, or any person who shall keep any such arms or cartridges for sale, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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John H. Herry, Digest of the Laws and Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, with the Constitution of the State of Arkansas; General Incorporation Laws; and All Acts of the General Assembly Relating to the City; in Force March 10, 1882 Page 149, Image 334 (1882) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the] City of Little Rock, [§ 344. That it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in, exercise or pursue any of the following avocations or business without first having obtained and paid for a license therefor from the proper ci...

[Ordinances of the] City of Little Rock, [§ 344. That it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in, exercise or pursue any of the following avocations or business without first having obtained and paid for a license therefor from the proper city authorities the amount of which licenses are hereby fixed as follows, to wit: . . . ]§ 27. Shooting galleries, or pistol galleries, $25 per annum, in advance.

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John H. Cherry, Digest of the Laws and Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, with the Constitution of the State of Arkansas; General Incorporation Laws; and All Acts of the General Assembly Relating to the City; in Force March 10, 1882 Page 168, Image 353 (1882) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, § 399. It shall not be lawful for any person to wear under his clothes, or concealed about his person, any pistol or colt, or slung-shot, or cross-knuckles, or knuckles of lead, brass or other metal; or bowie...

Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, § 399. It shall not be lawful for any person to wear under his clothes, or concealed about his person, any pistol or colt, or slung-shot, or cross-knuckles, or knuckles of lead, brass or other metal; or bowie-knife, dirk-knife, or dirk or dagger, or any knife resembling a bowie-knife, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon, within the city of Little Rock; and whoever shall violate this section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars, and double that sum for each repetition of such offense or violation.

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1881 Ark. Acts 192, An Act to Preserve the Public Peace and Prevent Crime, ch. XCVI (96), § 3.

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Any person who shall sell, barter or exchange, or otherwise dispose of, or in any manner furnish to any person any person [sic] any dirk or bowie knife, or a sword or a spear in a cane, brass or metal knucks, or any pistol, of any kind whatever, except...

Any person who shall sell, barter or exchange, or otherwise dispose of, or in any manner furnish to any person any person [sic] any dirk or bowie knife, or a sword or a spear in a cane, brass or metal knucks, or any pistol, of any kind whatever, except such as are used in the army or navy of the United States, and known as the navy pistol, or any kind of cartridge, for any pistol, or any person who shall keep any such arms or cartridges for sale, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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