1933 Kan. Sess. Laws 76, An Act Relating to Machine Guns and Other Firearms Making the Transportation or Possession Thereof Ulawful in Certain Cases, Providing for Search, Seizure and Confiscation Thereof in Certain Cases, Relating to the Ownership and Registration of Certain Firearms, and Providing Penalties for the Violation of this Act, ch. 62, §§ 1–3.

§ 1. That is shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation other than a sheriff or other peace officer or any military unit of the state or of the United States or any common carrier for hire, to transport or have in his possession or under his control a firearm known as a machine rifle, machine gun, or submachine gun: Provided, That banks, trust companies or other institutions or corporations subject to unusual hazard from robbery or holdup, may secure permits form the sheriff of the county in which they are located for one or more of their employees to have such firearms: Provided further, That museums, American Legions posts, and other similar patriotic organizations may possess such firearms, when no usable as a weapon and when possessed as a curiosity, ornament or keepsake. § 2. That any person violating the provisions of the preceding section shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be subject to imprisonment in the state penitentiary for not less than one year nor more than five years. § 3. Upon complaint being made on oath to any officer authorized to issue process for the apprehension of offenders that a firearm or firearms known as a machine rifles, machine guns or sub-machine guns as described in this act, are concealed in any particular house or place, and if such magistrate shall be satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing same to be true, he shall issue a warrant to search the house or place for such firearms . . . .




1921 Kan. Sess. Laws 294, §§ 4, 6.

§ 4. . . . No person shall use ferrets or employ any smoke gun or other device for forcing smoke or any asphyxiating or deadly gas or liquid into the holes, dens, runways or houses of any fur bearing animals . . . . § 6. . . . [N]o bird be pursued with or shot or killed from a motor boat, or an aeroplane, or with a gun larger than ten gauge . . . .




1915 Kan. Sess. Laws 347, An Act providing for Public Safety by Regulating the Storage Handling and Disposition of Dynamite, Giant Powder, Nitro-glycerine, Gun Cotton and Other Detonating Explosives, Providing Penalties for Violation of this Act and Repealing all Acts in Conflict Herewith, § 1.

Any person, firm or corporation, in this state, who shall sell, give away or otherwise dispose of, any dynamite, giant powder, nitro-glycerine, gun cotton or other detonating explosive, shall keep a record, in a substantially bound book, which record shall set forth the kind and amount of explosives delivered, the time of delivery, the uses and purposes for which same are delivered and the place at which it is to be used . . . .




1911 Kan. Sess. Laws 249–5-, An Act Defining the Crime of Burglary With Explosives, and Providing the Punishment Therefor, §§ 1 and 2.

§ 1. That any person who (with intent to commit crime) breaks and enters, either by day or by night, any building, whether inhabited or not, and opens or attempts to open any vault, safe or other place by use of nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be deemed guilty of burglary with explosives. § 2. That any person duly convicted of burglary with explosives shall be sentenced to the Penitentiary, in the discretion of the court, for a period of not less than ten years nor more than thirty years.




C.F.W. Dassler, The General Statutes of 1901, ch. 19, Art. 3, §§ 748, 1003, 1141

The council may prohibit and punish the carrying of fire arms or other deadly weapons, concealed or otherwise, and may arrest and imprison, fine or set at work all vagrants and persons found in said city without visible means of support, or some legitimate business.




Bruce L Keenan, Book of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Published by Authority of a Resolution Adopted by the City Council April 24, 1899, under the Direction of Judiciary Committee and City Attorney, and Formally Authorized by Ordinance No. 1680 Page 45, Image 69 (1900) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Ordinances of the City of Wichita. Drawing Deadly Weapons Upon Another. § 1. That any person, not an officer of the law in the execution of his duty, who shall in the city of Wichita, draw a pistol, revolver, knife, or any other deadly weapon upon another person shall upon conviction, be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.




Bruce L. Keenan, Book of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Published by Authority of a Resolution Adopted by the City Council April 24, 1899, under the Direction of Judiciary Committee and City Attorney, and Formally Authorized by Ordinance No. 1680 Page 46, Image 70 (1900) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Ordinances of the City of Wichita, Carrying Unconcealed Deadly Weapons, § 2. Any person who shall in the city of Wichita carry unconcealed, any fire-arms, slungshot, sheath or dirk knife, or any other weapon, which when used is likely to produce death or great bodily harm, shall upon conviction, be fined not less than one dollar nor more than twenty-five dollars. Using or Carrying Bean Snapper, § 3. Any person who shall, in the city of Wichita, use or carry concealed or unconcealed, any bean snapper or like articles shall upon conviction be fined in any sum not less than one dollar nor more than twenty-five dollars. Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapons, § 4. Any person who shall in the city of Wichita, carry concealed about his person any fire-arm, slung shot, sheath or dirk knife, brass knuckles, or any weapon, which when used is likely to produce death or great bodily harm, shall upon conviction, be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.




O. P. Ergenbright, Revised Ordinances of the City of Independence, Kansas: Together with the Amended Laws Governing Cities of the Second Class and Standing Rules of the City Council Page 162, Image 157 (1887) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Weapons, § 27. Any person who in this city shall draw any pistol or other weapon in a hostile manner, or shall make any demonstration or threat of using such weapon on or against any person; or any person who shall carry or have on his or her person, in a concealed manner, any pistol, dirk, bowie-knife, revolver, slung-shot, billy, brass, lead, or iron knuckles, or any deadly weapon, within this city, shall be fined not less than five dollars, nor more than one hundred dollars: Provided, that this ordinance shall not be so construed as to prohibit officers of the law while on duty from being armed.




Sam Kimble Revised Ordinances of the City of Manhattan and Rules of the Council Page 49-50, Image 51-52 (1887) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Ordinances of Manhattan, KS; Offenses Against the Public Peace, Health and Safety, Toy Pistols, §13. Any person who shall give, trade, loan or otherwise furnish any pistol, revolver, or toy pistol by which cartridges or caps may be exploded, or any dirk, bowie-knife sling shot or toy known as “rubber sling shot” or other dangerous weapon, to any minor or to any person of notoriously unsound mind, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction before the Police Judge be fined not less than five nor more than one hundred dollars. § 14. Having Possession of the Same. Any minor who shall have in his possession any pistol, revolver, or toy pistol by which cartridges may be exploded or any dirk, bowie knife, brass knuckles, slung shot or toy known as “rubber sling shot” or other dangerous weapons shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than one nor more than ten dollars.




1883 Kan. Sess. Laws 159, An Act to Prevent Selling, Trading or Giving Deadly Weapons or Toy Pistols to Minors, and to Provide Punishment Therefor, ch. 106, §§ 1-2.

§ 1. Any person who shall sell, trade, give, loan or otherwise furnish any pistol, revolver or toy pistol, by which cartridges or caps may be exploded, or any dirk, bowie-knife, brass knuckles, slung shot, or other dangerous weapons to any minor, or to any person of notoriously unsound mind, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction before any court of competent jurisdiction, be fined not less than five nor more than one hundred dollars. § 2. Any minor who shall have in his possession any pistol, revolver or toy pistol, by which cartridges may be exploded, or any dirk, bowie-knife, brass knuckles, slung shot or other dangerous weapon, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction before any court of competent jurisdiction shall be fined not less than one nore more than ten dollars.