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Lawrence McCully, Compiled Laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom Page 86-87, Image 93 (1884) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Of the Safe Keeping of Gunpowder, § 354. The Minister of the Interior may make such regulations for the storing, keeping and transportation of gunpowder, in any town of the kingdom, as he may think the public safety requires; and no person shall s...

Of the Safe Keeping of Gunpowder, § 354. The Minister of the Interior may make such regulations for the storing, keeping and transportation of gunpowder, in any town of the kingdom, as he may think the public safety requires; and no person shall store, keep, or transport any gunpowder, in any other quantity or manner than is prescribed in such regulations. § 355. Whoever shall violate any such regulations, shall be fined for each offense, not less than twenty, nor more than one hundred dollars. § 356. All gunpowder introduced into, or kept in any town contrary to said regulations, may be seized by any sheriff, or any other officer of police, and the same shall be forfeited for the benefit of the public treasury. § 357. Any person injured by the explosion of any gunpowder, in the possession of any person contrary to the regulations prescribed by the Minister of the Interior, may have an action for damages against the person having custody or possession of the same, at the time of the explosion, or against the owner of the same, if cognizant of such neglect. § 358. All sheriffs, and other officers of police, shall have authority to enter any building, or place, to search for gunpowder supposed to be concealed there contrary to law; and any Police or District Justice, may grant a search warrant for that purpose. § 359. No regulations for the safe keeping of gunpowder shall take effect until they have been published three weeks successively in some newspaper in the town, or by posting up attested copies of them in three conspicuous places in such town.

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1870 Haw. Sess. Laws 26, An Act to License the Carrying of Fowling Pieces and Other Fire-arms, chap. 20, §§ 1 to 3.

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§ 1. That the Minister of the Interior may at any time license for a term of one year, any applicant for such license to use and carry fire-arms for sporting purposes, in the District of Kona, Island of Oahu, on receiving for such license the sum ...

§ 1. That the Minister of the Interior may at any time license for a term of one year, any applicant for such license to use and carry fire-arms for sporting purposes, in the District of Kona, Island of Oahu, on receiving for such license the sum of Five Dollars. § 2. Any person in said District who shall use or carry for sporting purposes, any gun, carbine, rifle, pistol, or other fire-arms, without having at first obtained a license as hereinbefore provided, shall, upon conviction therefor, before any Police or District Justice, be fined in a sum not to exceed Fifty Dollars for every such offense, and in default of payment of such sum, shall be imprisoned at hard labor, until such fine and costs are paid, according to law. § 3. All such licenses shall be signed by the Minister of the Interior, numbered according to their respective dates and impressed with the seal of his Department, and no such license shall be transferable.

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Lawrence McCully, Compiled Laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom Page 539, Image 545 (1884) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act to License the Carrying of Fowling Pieces and Other Fire-Arms. Whereas, the Act for the protection of Kolea or Plover and other useful birds, approved on the 20th day of April, A.D. 1859, has proved ineffectual for the purposes intended thereby,...

An Act to License the Carrying of Fowling Pieces and Other Fire-Arms. Whereas, the Act for the protection of Kolea or Plover and other useful birds, approved on the 20th day of April, A.D. 1859, has proved ineffectual for the purposes intended thereby, and Whereas, The general and indiscriminate use of fire-arms, which are frequently used for the destruction of useful, imported and migratory insectivorous birds and their progeny, is an injury to the agricultural and pastoral interests of this Kingdom, therefore, Be it Enacted by the King and Legislative Assembly of the Hawaiian Islands in the Legislature of the Kingdom assembled: § 1. That the Minister of the Interior may at any time license for a term of one year, any applicant for such license, to use and carry fire-arms for sporting purposes, in the District of Kona, Island of Oahu, on receiving for such license the sum of five dollars. § 2. Any person in said district who shall use or carry for sporting purposes, any gun, carbine, rifle, pistol, or other fire-arms, without having at first obtained a license as hereinbefore provided, shall, upon conviction therefor, before any police or district justice, be fined in a sum not to exceed fifty dollars for every such offense, and in default of payment of such sum, shall be imprisoned at hard labor, until such fine and costs are paid, according to law. § 3. All such licenses shall be signed by the Minister of the Interior, numbered according to their respective dates and impressed with the seal of his department, and no such license shall be transferable.

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