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1859 Ind. Acts 129, An Act to Prevent Carrying Concealed or Dangerous Weapons, and to Provide Punishment Therefor.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That every person not being a traveler, who shall wear or carry any dirk, pistol, bowie-knife, dagger, sword in cane, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon concealed, or who shall ca...

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That every person not being a traveler, who shall wear or carry any dirk, pistol, bowie-knife, dagger, sword in cane, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon concealed, or who shall carry or wear any such weapon openly, with the intent or avowed purpose of injuring his fellow man, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.

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Ordinance No. 1: Protecting Public Morality, Order and Safety, undated, reprinted in Ordinances of the Town of Bedford (1869) (Indiana).

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. . . Sec. 4. Every person, not being a traveler, who shall wear or carry any dirk, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, sword in cane, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon concealed, or who shall carry or wear such weapon with the intent and avowed purpose...

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Sec. 4. Every person, not being a traveler, who shall wear or carry any dirk, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, sword in cane, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon concealed, or who shall carry or wear such weapon with the intent and avowed purpose of injuring his fellow man, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not more than ten dollars.

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Sec. 16. Every person who shall shoot or fire any gun, pistol, or other firearms, on or across any street, sidewalk, or alley, within the corporate limits of said town, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding three dollars.

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1929 Ind. Acts 139, Criminal Offenses—Commission of or Attempt to Commit Crime While Armed with Deadly Weapon, ch.55, § 1.

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Be it enacted by the general assembly of the State of Indiana, That any person who being over sixteen years of age, commits or attempts to commit either the crime of rape, robbery, bank robbery, petit larceny or grand larceny while armed with a pistol,...

Be it enacted by the general assembly of the State of Indiana, That any person who being over sixteen years of age, commits or attempts to commit either the crime of rape, robbery, bank robbery, petit larceny or grand larceny while armed with a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or any other firearm or any dangerous or deadly weapon, or while any other person present and aiding or assisting in committing or attempting ot commit either of said crimes is armed with any of said weapons, shall be guilty of a seperate felony in addition to the crimes above named and upon conviction shall be imprisoned for a determinate period of not less than ten years nor more than twenty years . . . .

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1927 Ind. Acts 53-54, Crimes—Burglary with Explosives, Electricity or Gas—Punishment, ch. 19, § 1.

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Be it enacted by the general assembly of the State of Indiana, That any person who, with intent to commit a felony, breaks into and enters, either by day or night, any building, whether inhabited or not, and opens or attempts to open any vault, safe or...

Be it enacted by the general assembly of the State of Indiana, That any person who, with intent to commit a felony, breaks into and enters, either by day or night, any building, whether inhabited or not, and opens or attempts to open any vault, safe or other secure place by the use of nitroglycerin, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, or by the use of electricity as a motive or burning or melting power or agency, or in any form, or by any electrical means whatsoever, or by the use of oxycetyline gas, or by any gas in any form whatsoever, shall be deemed guilty of burglary with explosives, electricity or gas, as the case may be and on conviction thereof shall be imprisoned for not less than ten years.

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1927 Ind. Acts 469, Operation of Machine Guns, Discharge of Bombs—Offense and Penalty:, ch. 156, § 2.

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Whoever shall discharge, fire off, or operate any loaded machine gun, or whoever shall drop form an airplane, automobile, or from any building or structure, or who shall throw, hurl, or drop from ground or street, or keep in his possession and under hi...

Whoever shall discharge, fire off, or operate any loaded machine gun, or whoever shall drop form an airplane, automobile, or from any building or structure, or who shall throw, hurl, or drop from ground or street, or keep in his possession and under his control any bomb filled with deadly or dangerous explosives, or dangerous or poisonous gases, shall be deemed guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be imprisoned for a term of not less than two nor more than ten years.

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1927 Ind. Acts 469, Public Offenses—Ownership, Possession or Control of Machine Guns or Bombs—Penalty, ch. 156, § 1.

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. . . [W]hoever shall be the owner of, or have in his possession, or under his control, in an automobile, or in any other way, a machine gun or bomb loaded with explosives, poisonous or dangerous gases, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conv...

. . . [W]hoever shall be the owner of, or have in his possession, or under his control, in an automobile, or in any other way, a machine gun or bomb loaded with explosives, poisonous or dangerous gases, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned for a term of not less than one year nor more than five years.

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1921-23 Ind. Acts 108, Intoxicating Liquor—Transportation—Penalty, ch. 34, § 1.

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. . . That any person who shall transport intoxicating liquor in any wagon, buggy, automobile, water or air craft, or other vehicle or who shall transport intoxicating liquor in any such vehicle when such vehicle is not owned by said person, or without...

. . . That any person who shall transport intoxicating liquor in any wagon, buggy, automobile, water or air craft, or other vehicle or who shall transport intoxicating liquor in any such vehicle when such vehicle is not owned by said person, or without the consent of the owner of such vehicle, or when such vehicle is mortgaged property, or who shall transport intoxicating liquor in any such vehicle if there be in, or upon such vehicle or upon any person therein any firearms or guns, shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be imprisoned not less than one year nor more than two years and fined in a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000).

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1905 Ind. Acts 677, Public Conveyance—Attacking, § 410.

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Whoever maliciously or mischievously shoots a gun, rifle, pistol or other weapon, or throws a stone, stick, club or any other substance whatever, at or against any stage coach, or any locomotive, railroad car, or train of cars, street car, or interurba...

Whoever maliciously or mischievously shoots a gun, rifle, pistol or other weapon, or throws a stone, stick, club or any other substance whatever, at or against any stage coach, or any locomotive, railroad car, or train of cars, street car, or interurban car on any railroad in this state, or at or against any wharf-boat, steamboat, or other watercraft, shall be imprisoned in the county jail not less than thirty days nor more than one year, and fined not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.

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1905 Ind. Acts 688, Weapon— Furnishing to Minor, § 450.

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It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, barter or give to any other person under the age of twenty-one years any pistol, dirk or bowie-knife, slung-shot, knucks or other deadly weapon that can be worn or carried concealed upon or about the person,...

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, barter or give to any other person under the age of twenty-one years any pistol, dirk or bowie-knife, slung-shot, knucks or other deadly weapon that can be worn or carried concealed upon or about the person, or to sell¸ barter or give to any person under the age of twenty-one years any cartridges manufactured and designed to be used in a pistol or revolver. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction hall be fined not less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars.

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1905 Ind. Acts 688, Toy Pistols, § 451.

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It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, company or corporation to manufacture, sell or expose for sale, or give away as a prize or reward, any toy pistol or other device for the purpose of exploding caps or wafers containing fulminates or other expl...

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, company or corporation to manufacture, sell or expose for sale, or give away as a prize or reward, any toy pistol or other device for the purpose of exploding caps or wafers containing fulminates or other explosive compounds; and any person, firm, company or corporation so manufacturing, selling or offering to sell or give away any such toy pistol or other devices, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than ten days nor more than twenty days.

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