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The Revised Ordinances of the City of Danville (1883)

, | | 1883

Chapter XIX. Parks. 

FIRE-ARMS AND FIRE-WORKS FORBIDDEN.] § 4.  Whoever shall carry any fire-arms into said parks, or shall fire off or discharge the same in, or into said parks, or any of them ; or whoever shall shoot, fire or discharge any...

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The Municipal Code of Chicago (1881)

| | 1881

Article XLIII. Parks and Public Grounds.

1690. All persons are forbidden to carry firearms or to throw stones or other missiles within any one of the public parks.  All persons are forbidden to cut, break or in any way injure or defa...

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Law and Ordinances governing the Village of Hyde Park (1875)

| | 1875

§ 6. All persons are forbidden to carry fire arms, or to throw stones or other missiles within said park.  All persons are forbidden to cut, break, or in any way injure or deface the trees, shrubs, plants, turf, or any of the buildings, fences, bridg...

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Laws of Illinois College, 1850, in Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1906, at 245

| , | 1850

Chapter XII. Of Crimes and Immoralities. 

Sec. 5. No student shall carry deadly weapons upon his person, on penalty of admonition, dismission or expulsion, according to the aggravation of the offense. 

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The Chicago Municipal Code of 1922, Article II, Regulations, Sec. 2870 (1922)

| | 1922

2870. Firearms-missiles. All persons are forbidden to carry firearms or to throw stones or other missiles within any of the parks, public playgrounds or bathing beaches of the city, and all persons are forbidden to cut, break or in any way injure or de...

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Amendments to the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905 and New General Ordinances 40 (1905)

| | 1905

1562.  All persons are forbidden to carry firearms or to throw stones or other missiles within any of the Parks, Public Play Grounds or Bathing Beaches of the City . . . .

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An Act . . . To prevent the selling or pawning of arms, ammunition, cloathing, and accoutrements, Chapter XII, Sec. 2, in Laws Passed in the Territory of the United States North-West of the River Ohio from the Commencement of the Government to the 31 of December, 1791 (printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine).

| | 1790

"And be it further enacted, That if any person shall pre-sume to bargain for, purchase, or receive in pledge, or as a gift, or cause or procure to be bargained for, purchased, or received in pledge or as a gift, on any pretence whatever, all or any par...

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A Law for regulating and establishing the Militia in the Territory of the United States north-west of the river Ohio, Chapter I(B)(4), in Laws Passed in the Territory of the United States North-West of the River Ohio from the Commencement of the Government to the 31 of December, 1791 (printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine).

| | 1788

"[A]ll male inhabitants of the age of sixteen and upwards, shall be armed, equipped and accoutred in the following manner: With a musket and bayonet, or rifle, cartridge box and pouch, or powder horn and bullet pouch, with forty rounds of cartridges, o...

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An Act concerning the Kaskaskia Indians, in Nathaniel Pope, Laws of the Territory of Illinois (1815).

| | 1814

That it shall not be lawful for any person whatever without license from the Governor or some sub-agent appointed by him to purchase or receive by gift or other wise of any of the before mentioned Indians, any horse mare, gun tomohaw, knife, blanket, s...

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An act prohibiting the trading with Indians, Sec. 2, in Nathaniel Pope, Laws of the Territory of Illinois (1815).

| | 1813

Be it further enacted, That if any person or persons, shall purchase or receive of any Indian in the way of barter, or trade a gun or other article commonly used in hunting, or any instrument of husbandry or cooking utensil, or clothing or horse, shall...

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An Act to suppress duelling, Adopted from the Virginia Code, in Nathaniel Pope, Laws of the Territory of Illinois (1815).

| | 1810

any person who shall hereafter wilfully and maliciously, or by agree- ment fight a duel or single combat with any engine instrument or weapon, the probable consequence of which might be the death of either party, and in so doing shall kill his antagoni...

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1931 Ill.Laws 453, An Act to Regulate the Sale, Possession and Transportation of Machine Guns, § 4.

| | 1931

Every manufacturer or merchant shall keep a register of all machine guns manufactured or handled by him. This register shall show the date of the sale, loan, gift, delivery or receipt of any machine gun, the name, address and occupation of the person t...

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1931 Ill. Laws 452-53, An Act to Regulate the Sale, Possession and Transportation of Machine Guns, §§ 1-2.

| | 1931

§ 1. For purposes of this Act the term “machine gun” apples to and includes all firearms commonly known as machine rifles, machine guns and sub-machine guns of any calibre whatsoever, capable of automatically discharging more than eigh...

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1917 Ill. Laws 341, An Act to Define and Provide a Punishment for the Crime of Burglary with Explosives, § 1.

| | 1917

. . . Whoever with the intent to commit any crime, breaks and enters any building, and for the purpose of committing any crime uses or attemps to use nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be deemed guilty of burglary with e...

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Samuel Irwin, Reports of Cases At Law And In Chancery 566 (vol. #278, Chicago, Ill, 1917).

| | 1917 It shall be the duty of the general superintendent of police to refuse such permit to (a) all persons having been convicted of any crime; (b) all minors. Otherwise, in case he shall be satisfied that the applicant is a person of good moral character, it s...

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Samuel A. Ettelson, Opinions of the Corporation Counsel and Assistants from May 1, 1915, to June 30, 1916 Page 458-459, IMage 458-459 (Vol. 7, 1916) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

, , , | | 1914

Ordinance of May 25, 1914, § 4a. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell, barter or give away to any person within the City of Chicago, any pistol, revolver, derringer, bowie knife, dirk or other weapon of like character w...

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1908 Ill. Laws 40-41, Regulate Storage of Combustibles–Fireworks, ¶1334, pt. 65.

| | 1908

To regulate and prevent storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin, coal oil, benzine, turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitro-glycerine, petroleum, or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material, and the use of lights in stables, sho...

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City Charter and Ordinances of the City of Lake Forest, Lake County, State of Illinois Page 88, Image 89 (1894) available at The Making of Modern Law.

| | 1893

[Ordinances of the] City of Lake Forest, § 11. Any person who shall on Sunday fire off a gun or pistol within the limits of this city shall be subject to a fine not exceeding three dollars for such offense. City Charter and Ordinances of the City ...

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George W. Hess, Revised Ordinances of the City of Evanston : Also Special Laws and Ordinances of General Interest Page 131-132, Image 143-144 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

, | | 1893 Concealed Weapons, §531. It shall be unlawful for any person within the limits of the city of Evanston to carry or wear under his clothes or concealed about his person, any pistol, colt or slung shot, cross knucklet, or knuckles of lead, brass or other m...

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Wilbert I. Slemmons, Laws and Ordinances of the City of Peoria Illinois Peoria Page 653, Image 662 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1892

1670. Air Gun – Etc. – Discharge of – Penalty. § 54. No person shall fire, discharge, set off or use, within the limits of the city of Peoria, any air-gun, “bean-shooter,” ‘nigger-killer,” or any other ins...

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1885 Ill. Laws 54, An Act to Protect Cemeteries and to Provide for their Regulation and Management, § 1.

| | 1885

. . . That any person who shall willfully destroy, mutilate or injure any tomb, monument, stone, vault, tree, shrub or ornament, or any object whatever, in any cemetery, or in any avenue, lot or part thereof, or shall hunt, shoot or discharge any gun, ...

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1881 Ill. Crim. Code 71, Regulating the Traffic in Deadly Weapons, § 1.

| | 1885

. . . That whoever shall have in his possession, or sell, or give or loan, hire or barter, or whoever shall offer to sell, give or loan, hire or barter, or whoever shall offer to sell, give, loan hire or barter, to any person within this State, any slu...

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Merritt Starr & Russell H. Curtis, Annotated Statutes of the State of Illinois in Force (1885), Criminal Code Ch. 38, para. 90.

| | 1885

All persons dealing in deadly weapons, hereinbefore mentioned, at retail within this State shall keep a register of all such weapons sold or given away by them. Such register shall contain the date of the sale or gift, the name and age of the person to...

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