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1875 Ind. Acts 62, An Act Defining Certain Misdemeanors, and Prescribing Penalties Therefor, § 1.

| | 1875

. . . That if any person shall draw or threaten to use any pistol, dirk, knife, slung-shot, or any other deadly or dangerous weapon upon any other person, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction therefor, shall be fined in any s...

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The Charter, General Ordinances, &c., of the City of Evansville Page 230, Image 230 (1871) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1871

General Ordinances [of the City of Evansville], § 23. It shall not be lawful for any person to keep within the limits of the city any gun or blasting powder, in any quantity greater than twenty-five pounds at one time; and it shall not be lawful t...

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Byron K. Elliott, The Charter and General Ordinances of the City of Indianapolis, Indiana, in Force August 1St, 1869; to Which is Prefixed a Catalogue of the City Officers, from 1839 to 1869, Inclusive Page 291, Image 292 (1869) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1869

[Ordinances of Indianapolis,] Public Health and Comfort, § 9. Whoever shall fire a gun or pistol in said city, shall be fined therefor in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars: Provided, That such penalty for shooting shall not apply to military com...

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W.G. Armstrong, The Ordinances and Charter of the City of Jeffersonville Page 15-17, Image 15-17 (1855) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1855

Ordinances [of Jeffersonville], § 3, pt. 10. It shall also be a nuisance and unlawful: . . . To keep in any one building more than twenty five pounds of gun powder, except in a powder house or Magazine, or to keep any quantity of gun powder for sa...

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1855 Ind. Acts 153, An Act To Provide For The Punishment Of Persons Interfering With Trains or Railroads, chap. 79, § 1.

| | 1855

That any person who shall shoot a gun, pistol, or other weapon, or throw a stone, stick, clubs, or any other substance whatever at or against any locomotive, or car, or train of cars containing persons, on any railroad in this State, shall be deemed gu...

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1836 Ind. Acts 77, An Act to Prevent Disasters on Steam Boats, § 7.

| | 1836

That when gunpowder is shipped on board a steam boat, which shall at all times by stowed away at as great a distance as possible from the furnace, and written notification thereof shall be placed in three conspicuous parts of the boat; and in the event...

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1819 Ind. Acts 39, An Act to Prohibit the Wearing of Concealed Weapons

| | 1820

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That any person wearing any dirk, pistol, sword in cane, or any other unlawful weapon, concealed, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, by presentment or indic...

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1804 Ind. Acts 108, A Law Entitled a Law Respecting Slaves, § 4.

| | 1804

And be it further enacted, That no slave or mulatto whatsoever, shall keep or carry any gun, powder, shot, club or other weapon whatsoever, offensive or defensive, but all and every gun weapon and ammunition found in the possession or custody of any ne...

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