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Evening Gun, no. 251 at 89, NEW ORLEANS, LAWS AND GEN. ORDINANCES (1857 E. C. Wharton).

| | 1857


    No. 251.   That the captains of police of the first, second, third and fourth districts be, and are hereby, instructed to purchase the powder necessary for firing the ...

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Prohibition of Weapons in Balls, Theatres, etc., The Laws and Ordinances of the City of New Orleans, Title 1—Amusements, Chapter 1—General Ordinances, Articles 1-6 (1879).

, | | 1879

        "Article 1. That hereafter it shall not be lawful for any person to carry a dangerous weapon, concealed or otherwise, into a theatre, public hall, tavern, pic-nic ground, place for shows or exhibitions, house or other place of public entert...

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An ordinance concerning cattle, fences of plantations and other objects of the rural police, within the city of New-Orleans, Art. 16 (31 July, 1828)

| | 1828

"ART. 16. Whoever shall fire a gun or other kind of fire-arms near any other inhabited place ; whoever shall fire at pigeons, or shall kill or wound any domestic animal, while hunting or fowling on another person's land, shall, in every such case, be f...

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An Ordinance concerning the Port and Levee of New-Orleans, Art. 27 (City Council Decree, 23 Feb., 1827)

| | 1827

"ARTICLE 27. It shall not be lawful to fire off any cannon or other piece of artillery, or fire arms of any kind, on board of any ship, steam-boat, or other craft within the port of Orleans, except from day-break to the hour of retreat ; that is to say...

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An Ordinance Respecting Public Balls, New Orleans, LA (Passed 27 Oct. 1817)

| | 1817

"Art. 1. It shall not be lawful for any person to enter into a public ball-room with any cane, stick, sword or any other weapon, and every person having either a cane, stick, sword or any other weapon, shall, before he enter the ball-room, deposite the...

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An Ordinance for preventing and extinguishing Fires, Articles 10, 11, & 12. (1 July, 1817, New Orleans)

, | | 1817

"ARTICLE 10. It shall not be lawful for any person to have or keep within the city and suburbs, or within two miles of the same, (except the public magazine, or place of depot appointed for that purpose) any quantity of gunpowder, at any one time excee...

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1932 La. Acts 337-38, An Act to Regulate the Sale, Possession and Transportation of Machine Guns, and Providing a Penalty for a Violation Hereof . . . , §§ 1–2.

| | 1932

§ 1. . . . for the purpose of this Act the term “machine gun” applies to and include all firearms commonly known as machine rifles, machine guns and sub-machine guns of any caliber whatsoever, capable of automatically discharging more ...

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1920 La. Acts 170, An Act Defining the Crime of Burglary with Explosives and Providing the Punishment Therefor, §§ 1–2.

| | 1920

§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That any persons who, with intent to commit crime, breaks and enters, either by day or night, any building whether inhabited or not, and opens or attempts to open any vault, saf...

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1918 La. Acts 132, § 3.

| | 1918

§ 3. Be it further enacted . . . That it shall be unlawful for any person to hunt, or kill wild deer with any gun, or other firearm with any devise for deadening the sound of the explosion attached or fitted thereto, which device is commonly calle...

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1912 La. Acts 505, Twenty-fifth.

| | 1912

To regulate the buying, caring, storing, selling and using of gun powder and fire crackers, and fireworks manufactured or prepared therefrom, and all other combustible or explosive substances, the exhibition of fireworks, the discharge of firearms and ...

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1904 La. Acts 20, § 5.

| | 1904

That all forfeitures and fines be imposed by the Board of Fire Commissioners, from time to time, upon any member or members of the fire department force by way of discipline, shall be paid into said pension and relief fund. That all fines imposed by th...

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John Q. Flynn Flynn’s Digest of the City Ordinances, Together with the Constitutional Provisions, Acts of the General Assembly, and Decisions of the Courts Relative to the Government of the City of New Orleans Page 545, Image 617 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1893

Ordinances of the City of New Orleans. Offences, Misdemeanors and Nuisances. § 1342. It shall be unlawful for any one to sell, or lease, or give through himself or any other person, any pistol, dirk, bowieknife, toy pistol for which cartridges are...

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1890 La. Acts 39, An Act Making it a Misdemeanor for Any Person to Sell, Give or Lease, to Any Minor, Any Pistol, Bowie-Knife, Dirk or Any Weapons, Intended to be Carried or Used as a Concealed Weapon, § 1.

| | 1890

. . . [I]t shall be unlawful, for any person to sell, or lease or give through himself or any other person, any pistol, dirk, bowie-knife or any other dangerous weapon which may be carried concealed to any person under the age of twenty-one years.


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Albert Voorhies, Ex-Justice, Revised Laws of Louisiana, Approved March 14th, 1870, with Copious References to the Acts of the Legislature from and Including the Sessions of 1870, up to and Including the Session of 1882. Second Edition Page 161, Image 171 (1884) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1884

Crimes and Offences, § 949. When gunpowder is shipped on board of a steamboat it shall be stored away at as great a distance as possible from the furnace, and a written notification of the fact shall be placed in three conspicuous parts of the boa...

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1873 La. Acts 117, An Act Conferring Certain Additional Powers and Privileges on the Metairie Cemetery Association, and to Punish Trespassers, § 1.

| | 1873

And any person who shall willfully destroy, mutilate, deface, injure or remove any tomb, monument, gravestone, or other structure placed therein, or shall willfully destroy, cut, break or remove any tree, shrub or plant within the limits of said cemete...

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1870 La. Acts 159–60, An Act to Regulate the Conduct and to Maintain the Freedom of Party Election . . . , § 73.

| | 1870

. . . [I]t shall be unlawful for any person to carry any gun, pistol, bowie knife or other dangerous weapon, concealed or unconcealed, on any day of election during the hours the polls are open, or on any day of registration or revision of registration...

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1870 La. Acts 127, Persons, Trades, Professions and Occupations Subject to Taxation, § 3, pt. 6.

| | 1870

From each proprietor or keeper of every billiard saloon, bowling alley or pistol gallery, in which there is but one table, alley or target, twenty-five dollars; where there are two tables, alleys or targets, forty dollars; where there are more than two...

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