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1929 Me. Laws 206, An Act Defining the Crime of Burglary with Explosives and Providing the Punishment Therefor, ch. 244, §§ 1-2.

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§ 1. Burglary with explosives, defined. 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 secure place by the ...

§ 1. Burglary with explosives, defined. 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 secure place by the use of nitroglycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be deemed guilty of burglary with explosives. § 2. Penalty. Any person duly convicted of burglary with explosives shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not less than twenty nor more than forty years.

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1919 Me. Laws 193, Possession of loaded shotgun or rifle in motor vehicle on highways, fields or forests prohibited; penalty.

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No person shall have a rifle or shotgun, either loaded or with a cartridge in the magazine thereof, in or on any motor vehicle while the same is upon any highway or in the fields or forests. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be subje...

No person shall have a rifle or shotgun, either loaded or with a cartridge in the magazine thereof, in or on any motor vehicle while the same is upon any highway or in the fields or forests. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be subject to a penalty of not more than one hundred dollars and costs for each offense or imprisonment for not more than sixty days or both said fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

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1919 Me. Laws 235, Swivel, pivot and set gun added to prohibited devices; penalty for violation increased to $100 and costs and imprisonment for sixty days for possession, ch. 196, § 25

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No person shall have in possession at any time when he is upon the wild lands, water or highways, or in the woods or fields of the state, or in any camp, lodge, or place of resort for hunters or fishermen, or in its immediate vicinity, any jacklight or...

No person shall have in possession at any time when he is upon the wild lands, water or highways, or in the woods or fields of the state, or in any camp, lodge, or place of resort for hunters or fishermen, or in its immediate vicinity, any jacklight or light fitted for use in the hunting of game in the night time, or any swivel, pivot, or set gun…

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1911 Me. Laws 338, An Act for the protection of Deer in York County, ch. 90, § 1.

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. . . It shall be unlawful to hunt deer with a shot gun in this county.

1909 Me. Laws 141, An Act to prohibit the use of Firearms fitted with any device to deaden the sound of explosion, ch. 129, § 1

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It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, use or have in his possession, any gun, pistol or other firearm, fitted or contrived with any device for deadening the sound of explosion. Whoever violates any of the provisions of this act s...

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, use or have in his possession, any gun, pistol or other firearm, fitted or contrived with any device for deadening the sound of explosion. Whoever violates any of the provisions of this act shall forfeit such firearm or firearms and the device or silencer, and shall further be subject to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment not exceeding sixty days, or to both fine and imprisonment. . .

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Seth L. Haarrabee, The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Portland , Me.Page 136, Image 150 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Nuisances. Sale of blank cartridges and pistols prohibited. § 4. No person shall sell to any child under the age of sixteen years, without the written consent of a parent or guardian of such child, any blank cartridge, or any pistol, or mechanical...

Nuisances. Sale of blank cartridges and pistols prohibited. § 4. No person shall sell to any child under the age of sixteen years, without the written consent of a parent or guardian of such child, any blank cartridge, or any pistol, or mechanical contrivance specially arranged or designed for the explosion of the same and any person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall be liable to a penalty of not less than fifty, and not exceeding one hundred dollars, to be recovered on complaint to the use of the City of Portland.

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Elias Dudley Freeman, A Supplement to the Revised Statutes of the State of Maine. Being the Public Laws of Maine for the Years 1885-1895, Inclusive, Arranged to Show Each New Enactment and the Present Reading of Each Amended Section under its Appropriate Chapter, Uniform in Order and Method with the Revised Statutes of 1883 Page 256-257, Image 259-260 (1895) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act to Establish a Bounty on Seals: Laws of 1891, c. 139, p. 156, as amended by laws of 1895, c. 168, p. 200. § 1. A bounty of one dollar for each and every seal killed in the waters of this state shall be paid by the treasurer of the town in w...

An Act to Establish a Bounty on Seals: Laws of 1891, c. 139, p. 156, as amended by laws of 1895, c. 168, p. 200. § 1. A bounty of one dollar for each and every seal killed in the waters of this state shall be paid by the treasurer of the town in which such seal is killed, to the person exhibiting to said treasurer the nose of such seal within thirty days after said seal was killed. Such treasurer shall destroy it and shall then proceed as in sections six and seven of chapter thirty of the revised statutes. § 2. The carcasses of such seals when destroyed shall not be left derelict in any waters of the state, but shall be removed therefrom and properly disposed of by the person destroying them; provided however, that it shall be unlawful during the months of June, July, and August to destroy seal in the waters of Casco bay by shooting with rifle or other long range weapon, which might endanger human life, under a penalty for a violation of either of the provisions of this section, of fifty dollars, to be recovered upon complaint or indictment before any court of competent jurisdiction.

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The Revised Statutes of the State of Maine, Passed August 29, 1883, and Taking Effect January 1, 1884 Page 928, Image 955 (1884) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Prevention of Crimes, § 10. Whoever goes armed with any dirk, pistol, or other offensive and dangerous weapon, without just cause to fear an assault on himself, family, or property, may, on complaint of any person having cause to fear an injury or...

Prevention of Crimes, § 10. Whoever goes armed with any dirk, pistol, or other offensive and dangerous weapon, without just cause to fear an assault on himself, family, or property, may, on complaint of any person having cause to fear an injury or breach of the peace, be required to find sureties to keep the peace for a term not exceeding one year, and in case of refusal, may be committed as provided in the preceding sections.

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The Revised Statutes of the State of Maine, Passed August 29, 1883, and Taking Effect January 1, 1884 Page 923, Image 950 (1884) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Fire-Works. § 12. Whoever has in his possession a toy pistol for the explosion of percussion caps, or blank cartridges, with intent to sell it, or sells or offers to sell or give it away, shall be fined not less than five nor more than one hundred...

Fire-Works. § 12. Whoever has in his possession a toy pistol for the explosion of percussion caps, or blank cartridges, with intent to sell it, or sells or offers to sell or give it away, shall be fined not less than five nor more than one hundred dollars, and shall be liable for all damages resulting from such selling, or giving away, to be recovered in an action on the case.

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A.G. Davis, City Clerk, Charter and Ordinances, and Rules and Orders of the City Council. Revised February 1874 Page 52, Image 53 (1874) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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City Ordinances, § 4. No person shall haul unto, or lay at any wharf in the city, any vessel having on board more than twenty-five pounds of gun-powder, nor discharge or receive on board exceeding that quantity, without having first obtained from ...

City Ordinances, § 4. No person shall haul unto, or lay at any wharf in the city, any vessel having on board more than twenty-five pounds of gun-powder, nor discharge or receive on board exceeding that quantity, without having first obtained from the Mayor a permit therefor, designating the wharf at which said powder may be landed or received on board.

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