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Charter and Ordinances of the City of Stockton (Stockton, CA: Stockton Mail Printers and Bookbinders, 1908), p. 240, Ordinance No. 53

| | 1891

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Stockton as follows:

One-Concealed Weapons, Burglars' Tools.

Section 1. It shall be unlawful and a misdemeanor: 1. For any person not being a peace officer or actually prosecuting a jour...

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Fred L. Button, ed., General Municipal Ordinances of the City of Oakland, California (Oakland, CA; Enquirer, 1895), p. 218, Sec. 1, An Ordinance to Prohibit the Carrying of Concealed Weapons, No. 1141

| | 1890

Section 1 . It shall be unlawful for any person in the City of Oakland, not being a public officer or a traveler actually engaged in making a journey, to wear or carry concealed about his person without a permit, as hereinafter provided, any pistol, sl...

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General Municipal Ordinances of the City of Oakland, Cal., Addendum, Ordinance No. 2967 at 15 (1909)

| | 1909

SEC. 9. No person shall carry firearms, or shoot birds or throw stones or other miss[i]les within the boundaries of the parks controlled by the Park Commission.

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1933 Cal. Stat. 1169

| | 1933

§ 2. [E]very person, firm or corporation, who within the State of California sells, offers for sale, possesses or knowingly transports any firearms of t...

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1923 Cal. Stat. 695, 696-97, 701

| | 1923

Sec. 9. Every person in the business of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring a pistol, revolver or other firearm, of a size capable of being concealed upon the person, whether such seller, lessor or transferrer is a retail dealer, pawnbroker or o...

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1923 Cal. Stat. 695 An Act to Control and Regulate the Possession, Sale and Use of Pistols, Revolvers, and Other Firearms Capable of Being Concealed Upon the Person

, | | 1923

Section 1. On and after the date upon which this act takes effect, every person who within the State of California manufactures or causes to be manufactured, or who imports into the state, or who keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gi...

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1933 Cal. Stat. 925, An Act to Regulate the Possession or Transportation of any Form of Shell, Cartridge or Bomb Containing or Capable of Emitting Tear Gas and Providing Penalties for Violation Thereof, ch. 337, § 1.

| | 1933

. . . [E]very person, firm or corporation who within the State of California knowingly possesses or transports any form of shell, cartridge, or bomb containing or capable of emitting tear gas, or any weapon designed for the use of such shell, cartridge...

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1931 Cal. Stat. 2317, An Act to Control and Regulate the Possesion, Sale and Use of Pistols, Revolvers and Other Firearms Capable of Being Concealed Upon the Person, ch. 1098, §9.

| | 1931

Every person in the business of selling, leasing, or otherwise transferring a pistol, revolver or other firearm, of a size capable of being concealed upon the person, whether such seller, lessor or transferor is a retail dealer, pawnbroker, or otherwis...

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1931 Cal. Stat. 2316–17, An Act to Control and Regulate the Possesion, Sale and use of Pistols, Revolvers, and other Firearms Capable of Being Concealed Upn the Person, ch. 1098, § 1.

| | 1931

... [N]o person who is not a citizen of the United States of America and no person who has been convicted of a felony under the certain laws of the United States, of the State of California, or any state or any other government or county, or who is add...

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1901 Cal. Stat. Laws 476, § 179.

| | 1901

§ 179. Every person who uses a shotgun of a larger caliber than that commonly known and designated as a number ten gauge, is guilty of a misdemeanor. . . possession of such gun in the field, marsh . . . is prima facie evidence of its illegal use.<...

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L. W. Moultrie, Charter and Ordinances of the City of Fresno Page 30, Image 28 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1896

Ordinances of the City of Fresno, § 8. Any person excepting peace officers and travelers, who shall carry concealed upon his person any pistol or firearm, slungshot, dirk or bowie-knife, or other deadly weapon, without a written permission (revoca...

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L. W. Moultrie, City Attorney, Charter and Ordinances of the City of Fresno, 1896 Page 37, Image 35 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1896

Misdemeanors. Section 53. No junk-shop keeper or pawnbroker shall hire, loan or deliver to any minor under the age of 18 years any gun, pistol or other firearm, dirk, bowie-knife, powder, shot, bullets or any weapon, or any combustible or dangerous mat...

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California Statutes and Amendments to Codes, 1895: With Notes of Decisions from Volumes 97 to 104, Inclusive, of California Reports San Francisco, 1895 Page 14, Image 136 available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1895

Penal Code, 1895. §627. Every person who shall use a shotgun of a larger caliber than that commonly known and designated as a number ten gauge, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. The proof of the possession of said gun in the field, on marsh, bay, ...

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Nathan Newmark, The Political Code of the State of California. As Enacted in 1872, and Amended in 1889. With Notes and References to the Decisions of the Supreme Court Page 963 (1889) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1889

[Political Code of the State of California,] Charitable Fund, §153. The Municipal Council shall provide, by ordinance, for the payment into a “Fireman’s Charitable Fund” of such city, or city and county, of all moneys received fo...

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1883 Cal. Stat. 156, § 153.

| | 1883

The Municipal Council shall provide by ordinance, for the payment into a “Fireman’s Charitable Fund” of such city, or city and county, of all moneys received for licenses for the storage, manufacture, or sale of gunpowder, blasting po...

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William. M. Caswell, Revised Charter and Compiled Ordinances and Resolutions of the City of Los Angeles Page 85, Image 83 (1878) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1878

Ordinances of the City of Los Angeles, § 36. In future, no persons, except peace officers, and persons actually traveling, and immediately passing through Los Angeles city, shall wear or carry any dirk, pistol, sword in a cane, slung-shot, or othe...

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1878 Cal Stat. 117, An Act Amending Section Four Hundred and Fifteen of the Penal Code, in Relation to Crimes Against The Public Peace, ch. CCXCIX, § 1.

| | 1878

Every person who maliciously and willfully disturbs the peace or quiet of any neighborhood or person, by loud or unusual noise, or by tumultuous or offensive conduct, or threatening, traducing, quarreling, challenging to fight, or fighting, or who, on ...

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