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Of Aleatory Contracts Book III: Of the Different Manners of Acquiring the Property of Things: Title XII, in A Digest of the Civil Laws Now in Force in the Territory of Orleans (Bradford & Anderson, 1808)

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“Art. 2. The law grants no action for the payment of what has been won at gaming or by a bet, except for games tending to promote skill in the use of arms, such as the exercise of the gun, foot, horse and chariot racing.”

An Act prescribing the rules and conduct to be observed with respect to Negroes and other Slaves of this territory, in A General Digest of the Acts of the Legislature of Louisiana, Passed from the Year 1804 to 1827, Inclusive, And in Force at this Last Period, With An Appendix and General Index, Black Code (Approved June 7, 1806) (L. Moreau Lislet, Printed by Benjamin Levy, 1828).

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SECTION 20. The inhabitants who keep slaves for the purpose of hunting, shall never deliver to the said slaves any fire arms for the purpose of hunting, without a permis- sion by writing, which shall not serve beyond the limits of the plantation of the...

SECTION 20. The inhabitants who keep slaves for the purpose of hunting, shall never deliver to the said slaves any fire arms for the purpose of hunting, without a permis- sion by writing, which shall not serve beyond the limits of the plantation of the owners.

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An Act prescribing the rules and conduct to be observed with respect to Negroes and other Slaves of this territory, in A General Digest of the Acts of the Legislature of Louisiana, Passed from the Year 1804 to 1827, Inclusive, And in Force at this Last Period, With An Appendix and General Index, Black Code (Approved June 7, 1806) (L. Moreau Lislet, Printed by Benjamin Levy, 1828).

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"SECTION 19. No slave shall, by day or by night, carry any visible or hidden arms, not even with a permission for so doing, and in case any person or persons shall find any slave or slaves, using or carrying such fire arms, or any offensive weapons of ...

“SECTION 19. No slave shall, by day or by night, carry any visible or hidden arms, not even with a permission for so doing, and in case any person or persons shall find any slave or slaves, using or carrying such fire arms, or any offensive weapons of any other kind, contrary to the true meaning of this act, he, she or they, lawfully, may seize and carry away such fire arms, or other offensive weapons; but before the person or persons, who shall so seize such fire arms can possess the same of right, he, she or they shall go, within forty-eight hours after the said seizure, before the next justice of the peace, and shall declare, upon oath, the manner in which he, she or they have seized the said arms; and if the justice of the peace, upon the oath of such person or persons, or upon any other examination or proof, be satisfied that the said fire arms or other offiensive weapons have been seized, pursuant to the true intent and meaning of this act, the said justice of the peace shall de- clare, by a certificate under his hand and seal, that the said arms are forfeited, and that they have lawfully become the property of the person or persons who has or have seized the same: Provided,that no certificate of the above de- scription shall be delivered by any justice of the peace, until the owner or owners of the said fire arms or other offensive weapons, which shall have been seized as aforesaid, or the overseer or overseers who shall have the said slave or slaves in charge, upon whom the said fire arms or other offensive weapons shall have been seized, as aforesaid, be duly sum- moned to show cause, (if he, she or they have any,) why the said arms should not be forfeited, or until forty-eight hours shall have elapsed after the citation and oath made before the said justice of the peace: Provided, that the said slave or slaves do not actually carry the arms of his master to………….or from his plantation to………..with a special permission for that purpose.”

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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.

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§ 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 ...

§ 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 than eight cartridges successively without reloading, in which the ammunition is fed to such gun from or by means of clips, disks, belts, or other separable mechanical device. § 2. It is unlawful for any person to sell, keep or offer for sale, loan or give away, purchase, possess, carry or transport any machine gun within this State, except that (exceptions for law enforcement, military, war relics, museums, guards, messengers) . . . .

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

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§ 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...

§ 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, safe or other secure place by use of nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be deemed guilty of burglary with explosives. § 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That any person duly convicted of burglary with explosives shall be punished by imprisonment at hard labor for a term of not less than five nor more than twenty-five years.

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1918 La. Acts 132, § 3.

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§ 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...

§ 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 called a silencer.

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1912 La. Acts 505, Twenty-fifth.

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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 ...

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 the lights, in barns, stables and other buildings, and restrain the making of bonfires at any place within the limits of the city.

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1908 La. Acts 405-06, An Act to Protect Game Birds. . . , § 7.

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§ 7. Be it further enacted, etc., That it shall be unlawful to kill any of the birds named in this Act in the open season, noted herein by any means other than by ordinary gun capable of being held to and shot from the shoulder.

1904 La. Acts 20, § 5.

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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...

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 the courts for infractions of City ordinances relative to fire escape, fire wells and hydrants, open hatches, oils, gunpowder, right of way of the fire apparatus through the streets, and all other laws relative to the fire department, be paid over by the City Treasurer to said pension and relief fund.

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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.

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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...

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 used, or any other dangerous weapon which may be carried concealed, to any person under the age of eighteen years. § 1343. That any person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars or imprisonment for a period not exceeding thirty days, or both, at the discretion of the Recorder having jurisdiction.

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