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1921 Fla. Laws 307, An Act to Protect the Birds and Wild Life of the County of Orange and State of Florida and to Prevent the Hunting of Same During the Closed Season, ch. 8781, § 2.

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That any person carrying a gun in the woods, field, or on the water such as is generally used for hunting game or having in his or her possession such gun in the woods, fields, or in the water of Orange County during the closed season as prescribed by ...

That any person carrying a gun in the woods, field, or on the water such as is generally used for hunting game or having in his or her possession such gun in the woods, fields, or in the water of Orange County during the closed season as prescribed by the general Game Laws of the State of Florida visible from January 31st to November 20th following each year, shall be considered in violation of the Game Laws of Florida subject to arrest, fine, and imprisonment, or both; Provided, however, that the above Act in nowise prevent any person from killing such birds or animals in his or her own community where crops or property is being destroyed by birds or animals. (A similar statute at p. 441 defines the weapons as “single barrel shot gun, double barrel shot gun, Winchester shot gun, or what is commonly known as a pump gun, Winchester rifle, or other high- powered rifle”).

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1913 Fla. 117, An Act to Regulate the Hunting of Wild Deer etc., § 8.

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It shall, at any time, be unlawful to hunt wild game in Marion County with guns–known as Automatic guns.

1911 Fla. Laws 268-69, An Act Regulating the Manner of Catching Fish in the Fresh Water Lakes and Streams of Leon County, and Providing Punishment for Violations of this Act, ch. 6283, § 1.

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. . . [I]t shall be unlawful for any person or persons, to catch, or take, any fish from the fresh water lakes and streams of Leon county, in any manner except by fishing, with hooks and lines, or bobs, and any person or persons violating the provision...

. . . [I]t shall be unlawful for any person or persons, to catch, or take, any fish from the fresh water lakes and streams of Leon county, in any manner except by fishing, with hooks and lines, or bobs, and any person or persons violating the provisions of this Act by catching or taking any fish from the said fresh water lakes or streams by means of any seine, net, basket, trap, gun, speer or gig, or in any other manner than herein provided, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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1905 Fla. Laws 87, An Act to Amend Sections . . . of the Revised Statutes of 1892, Relating to Breaking and Entering a Dwelling House. . ., Chap. 5411, § 2434.

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Whoever breaks and enters a dwelling house or any building or structure within the curtilage of a dwelling house, though not forming a part thereof, with intent to commit a felony, or after having entered with such intent, breaks such dwelling house or...

Whoever breaks and enters a dwelling house or any building or structure within the curtilage of a dwelling house, though not forming a part thereof, with intent to commit a felony, or after having entered with such intent, breaks such dwelling house or entering other building or structure aforesaid; If he be armed with a dangerous weapon, or have with him any nitroglycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or other high explosive, at the time of breaking and entering, or if he arm himself with a dangerous weapon or take into his possesion such high explosive within such building, or if he make an assault upon any person lawfully therein, shall be punished by imprisonment in the State prison for life or for such term of years as may be determined by the court.

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1901 Fla. Laws 262, § 33.

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That the Council shall have power to prohibit and suppress all gambling houses, bawdy houses and disorderly houses; any exhibition, show, circus, parade or amusement contrary to good morals, and all obscene pictures and literature; to regulate, restrai...

That the Council shall have power to prohibit and suppress all gambling houses, bawdy houses and disorderly houses; any exhibition, show, circus, parade or amusement contrary to good morals, and all obscene pictures and literature; to regulate, restrain or prevent the carrying on of manufactories dangerous in increasing or producing fires; to regulate the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, rosin, saltpetre, gun-cotton, coal-oil and all other combustibles, explosives and inflammable material . . . .

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1901 Fla. Laws 262, § 33.

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That the Council shall have power . . . to regulate or suppress the sale and use of fire-crackers and all other fire-works, toy pistols, air-guns and sling shots . . . .

1899 Fla. Laws 93, An Act for the Better Protection of Passengers on Railway Trains in the State of Florida, ch. 4701, §§ 1-2.

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

§ 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire-arm, except in self defense, while on any passenger train in this State; or to recklessly handle any fire-arm or other weapon in the presence of any other person or persons on any train carrying passengers in this State. § 2. . . . [A]ny person guilty of either of the offenses described in the first section of this act shall upon conviction be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not exceeding six months, one or both at the discretion of the Court.

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1893 Fla. Laws 71-72, An Act to Regulate the Carrying of Firearms, chap. 4147, §§ 1-4.

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§ 1. That in each and every county of this State, it shall be unlawful to carry or own a Winchester or other repeating rifle or without first taking out a license from the County Commissioner of the respective counties, before such persons shall b...

§ 1. That in each and every county of this State, it shall be unlawful to carry or own a Winchester or other repeating rifle or without first taking out a license from the County Commissioner of the respective counties, before such persons shall be at liberty to carry around with him on his person and in his manual possession such Winchester rifle or other repeating rifle. § 2. The County Commissioners of the respective counties in this State may grant such licenses at any regular or special meeting. § 3. The person taking out such license shall give a bond running to the Governor of the State in the sum of one hundred dollars, conditioned on the proper and legitimate use of the gun with sureties to be approved by the County Commissioners, and at the same time there shall by kept by the County Commissioners granting the same a record of the name of the person taking out such license, the name of the maker of the firearm so licensed to be carried and the caliber and number of the same. § 4. All persons violating the provisions of Section 1 of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding sixty days.

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1897 Fla. Laws 59, An Act to Punish the Improper Exhibition of Dangerous Weapons, chap. 4532, § 1.

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If any person, having or carrying any dirk, dirk-knife, sword, sword-cane, gun, pistol or other deadly weapon, shall in the presence of one or more persons exhibit the same, in a rude, careless, angry or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defenc...

If any person, having or carrying any dirk, dirk-knife, sword, sword-cane, gun, pistol or other deadly weapon, shall in the presence of one or more persons exhibit the same, in a rude, careless, angry or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defence, the person so offending shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment not exceeding three months, or by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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1893 Fla. Laws 51, chap. 4124, § 1.

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Whoever shall secretly carry arms of any kind on or about his person, or whoever shall have concealed on or about his person any dirk, pistol or other weapon, except a common pocket knife, shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding three months or...

Whoever shall secretly carry arms of any kind on or about his person, or whoever shall have concealed on or about his person any dirk, pistol or other weapon, except a common pocket knife, shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding three months or by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment,

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