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A Copy of the Laws of Harvard College, 1655, at 10

| , | 1655

Thirdly concerneing penall lawes. . . .

8. No undergraduate shall buy, sell, barter, or exchange books, apparrell or any thing of considerable value ; but by the leave of the President or his Tutor, Guardian or Parent, or If he shall sell or pa...

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Appendix A, Rules and Regulations Governing the Public Parks within the City of Haverhill (1905)

, | | 1905

It is forbidden . . . 9. To throw stones, balls or other missiles; to discharge or carry firearms, torpedoes, firecrackers or fireworks; to sell, offer or expose for sale any goods or wares; to post or display in any manner within any park or upon the ...

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Rules and Regulations Governing the Public Parks within the City of Lowell,, at 58 (1903)

, | | 1903

The Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Lowell, by virtue of its authority to make rules and regulations for the use and government of the Public Parks and Commons of said City, and to fix penalties for breaches of rules and regulations, hereby ...

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Office of Park Commission, New Bedford, Mass., Park Ordinances (1902)

, | | 1902

September 1, 1902. The Board of Park Commissioners of the City of New Bedford, by virtue of its authority to make rules for the use and government of the public parks of said city, and for breaches of such rules to affix penalties, hereby ordain that w...

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Report of the Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Springfield, Mass., Park Ordinances (1891)

, | | 1891

The Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Springfield, by virtue of its authority to make Rules for the use and government of the Public Parks of said city, and for breaches of such rules to affix penalties, hereby ordains that within the Public P...

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Third Annual Report of the Park Commissioners of the City of Lynn for the year ending December 20, 1891, at 23, Ordinances

, | | 1891

The Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Lynn , by virtue of its authority to make rules for the use and government of the Public Parks of said City, and for breaches of such rules to affix penalties, hereby ordains that within the limits of Lynn...

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The Great Woods of Lynn and Other Public Parks of the Town in 1903, Being the 15th Annual Report of the Park Commissioners of Lynn, Massachusetts 81 (1903)

, | | 1903

[I]t is forbidden … to discharge or carry firearms, except by members of the police force in the discharge of their duties.

(Rule 3)

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1906 Mass. Acts 150, ch. 172, An Act to Regulate by License the Carrying of Concealed Weapons

| | 1906

Section 2. Whoever, except as provided by the laws of this Commonwealth, carries on his person a loaded pistol or revolver, without authority or permission as provided in section one of this act, or whoever carries any stiletto, dagger, dirk-knife, slu...

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1927 Mass. Acts 413, An Act Relative to Machine Guns and Other Firearms, ch. 326, §§ 1-2 (amending §§ 121, 123)

| | 1927

In sections one hundred and twenty-two to one hundred and twenty-nine, inclusive, “firearms” includes a pistol, revolver or other weapon of any description, loaded or unloaded, from which a shot or bullet can be discharged and of which the ...

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1927 Mass. Acts 416, An Act Relative to Machine Guns and Other Firearms, ch. 326, § 5 (amending §10)

| | 1927

. . . Whoever, except as provided by law, carries on his person, or carries on his person or under his control in a vehicle, a pistol or revolver, loaded or unloaded, or possesses a machine gun as defined in section one hundred and twenty-one of chapte...

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1926 Mass. Acts 256, An Act Prohibiting the Sale and Use of Silencers for Firearms, ch. 261

| | 1926

Whoever sells or keeps for sale, or offers, or gives or disposes of, or uses, any instrument, attachment, weapon or appliance for causing the firing of any gun, revolver, pistol or other firearm to be silent or intended to lessen or muffle the noise of...

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1922 Mass. Acts 563, ch. 485, An Act Relative to the Sale and Carrying of Firearms, ch. 485, § 8 (amending § 130)

, , | | 1922

§ 8 (amending § 130). Whoever sells or furnishes to a minor under the age of fifteen, or to an unnaturalized foreign born person who has who has not a permit to carry firearms under section one hundred and thirty-one, any firearm, air gun or ...

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1919 Mass. Acts 139, An Act Relative to the Issuance of Search Warrants for the Seizure of Firearms, Weapons and Ammunition Kept for Unlawful Purposes, ch. 179, §§ 1-2

| | 1919

§ 1. A court or justice authorized to issue warrants in criminal cases may, upon complaint under oath that the complainant believes that an unreasonable number of rifles, shot guns, pistols, revolvers or other dangerous weapons, or that an unneces...

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1910 Mass. Acts 552, An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Certain Pistols and Explosives and to Authorize the Making of Regulations Relative to Fireworks and Firecrackers, ch. 565, § 1.

| | 1910

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or keep for sale any blank cartridge, toy pistol, toy gun or toy cannon that can be used to fire a blank cartridge; or to sell or keep for sale, or to fire, explode or cause to explode any blank cartridge or ...

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1909 Mass. Acts 148, An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Air Guns to Certain Minors

| | 1909

Section ninety-two of chapter one hundred and two of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word “firearms”, in the second line, the words -- air guns, -- so as to read as follows: Section 92. Whoever sells or furnishes t...

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1904 Mass. Acts 310-11, An Act to Authorize the Fire Marshal’s Department of the District Police to Make Regulations Relative to Explosives and Inflammable Fluids, ch. 370, §§ 1-2

| | 1904

§ 1. The powers conferred on city councils of cities and selectmen of towns by chapter one hundred and two of the Revised Laws, to regulate the keeping, storage, use, manufacture or sale of gunpowder, dynamite or other explosives and inflammable f...

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1900 Mass. Acts 150, An Act to Regulate the Shooting of Black Duck, Geese, Brant and Other Aquatic Birds in Plymouth Harbor or Bay, ch. 209, § 1

| | 1900

§ 1. Whoever within the limits of Plymouth harbor or bay, . . . shoots at or kills or pursues a black duck, goose, brant or other aquatic bird, by the use of any sneak boat, raft, floating box or device of like description, not including what is k...

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Revised Ordinances of the City of Woburn. Revised Woburn, Massachusetts Page 91 Image 91 (1898) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1898 License to Sell Gunpowder in the City of Woburn. No person shall sell any gunpowder within the city, without such license. Every license shall be in force one year from the date thereof; provided, that any license may be rescinded by the City Council, at ...

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Municipal Register of the City of Haverhill, Containing the City Charter, and Additional Legislation, Revised Ordinances of 1896, Rules and Orders of the City Council, Present and Past Town and City Officers, and Opinions Rendered by City Solicitors Page 155, Image 168 (1897) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1897 City Ordinances [of the City of Haverhill], Fire-Arms, § 1. No person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, revolver or other fire-arms within the compact part of the city, under a penalty for every such offence, not exceeding twenty dollars; provided...

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City Charter and Revised Ordinances of the City of Fall River, with Special Statutes Relating to the City, and an Appendix Page 158, Image 162 (1887) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1887 Ordinance so the City of Fall River, Streets Use. Revised Ordinance. Discharge of Firearms. § 20. No person shall, except in the performance of some legal duty, discharge any gun, pistol or firearm in any street or public place, or within fifty rods of a...

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Revised Ordinances of the City of Fitchburg Approved February 7, 1893, with the City Charter, the Rules and Orders of the City Council and of Each of the Two Branches, the Special Statutes, a List of General Statutes Adopted or Accepted, Together with an Index Page 179, Image 179 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1882 Fitchburg Revised Ordinances. § 75. No person shall sell or keep for sale, within the limits of the city of Fitchburg, any toy pistol, toy cannon, or any other such article in which explosive compounds of any kind are used, or of which such compounds for...

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Report of Commissioners on Revision of Ordinances Page 141, Image 146 (1882) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1882

Of Explosive Compounds. Penalty for selling guns, pistols, cartridges, etc., to children. § 1. Whoever sells to a child under the age of sixteen years, without the written consent of its parent or guardian, any cartridge or fixed ammunition of whi...

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