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1926 Miss. Laws 272, An Act Defining the Crime of Burglary with Explosives and Providing the Punishment Therefor, ch. 176, §§ 1-2.

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§ 1. [A]ny 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, ...

§ 1. [A]ny 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. Any person duly convicted of burglary with explosives shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not less than twenty-five nor more than forty years.

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1924 Miss. Laws 554, An Act Creating Bird and Game Sanctuaries, Providing That Parks and Play Grounds of Certain Dimensions Shall Constitute Such Sanctuaries, and For the Protection of Birds and Game Therein, ch. 323, § 2.

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It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt with gun or dog on any sanctuary or preserve for birds and game, or to rob or destroy the nests of any birds, or to catch, snare, trap, or net any birds within any such prescribed limits, and any person found...

It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt with gun or dog on any sanctuary or preserve for birds and game, or to rob or destroy the nests of any birds, or to catch, snare, trap, or net any birds within any such prescribed limits, and any person found with gun or dog on or within such prescribed limits, shall be prima facie presumed to be hunting in violation of this act.

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1922 Miss. Laws 235, An Act . . . to Protect and Preserve Game and Fish to Conserve Same for the Use and Consumption of the Inhabitants . . . , ch. 181, § 10(b).

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It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot wild water fowl with any shotgun of larger bore than number ten, or with any rifle or any gun which can be shot from the shoulder.

1906 Miss. Laws 367, Privilege Taxes, ch. 114, § 3887.

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Dealers in Deadly Weapons: On each person or firm dealing in pistols, dirk knives, sword canes, brass or metallic knuckles, or other deadly weapons (shotguns and rifles excepted) - 100.00. And which shall be in addition to all and any other taxes or pr...

Dealers in Deadly Weapons: On each person or firm dealing in pistols, dirk knives, sword canes, brass or metallic knuckles, or other deadly weapons (shotguns and rifles excepted) – 100.00. And which shall be in addition to all and any other taxes or privileges paid. On each firm or dealer selling air guns, target or flobert rifles (and this shall apply even if the same has a license to sell merchandise, pistols or cartridges) – $25.00.

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1900 Miss. Laws 51-52, An Act to Amend Chapter 32 of the Acts of 1894 Relating to Personal Assessment Rolls, ch. 49, § 1.

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The auditor of the public accounts shall, by the first day of February in each year, furnish the clerk of the board of supervisors of each county with three copies of blank assessment rolls, and counties having two judicial districts shall be furnished...

The auditor of the public accounts shall, by the first day of February in each year, furnish the clerk of the board of supervisors of each county with three copies of blank assessment rolls, and counties having two judicial districts shall be furnished with four copies; said roll shall be made of good paper, neatly and substantially bound and properly ruled and headed for the assessment of personal property and polls, in which to enter the following items: . . . sixteenth column, number of guns over one; seventeenth column, number of pistols, bowieknives, dirks or sword canes[.]

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1898 Miss. Laws 22, An Act Creating Privilege Taxes On Certain Industries In Mississippi, ch. 5, § 63.

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Pistol Cartridges: On each firm or dealer in pisol cartridges, capable of being fired in pistols or out of shells, for the manufacture of same – 5.00.

Robert Harvey. Thompson, The Annotated Code of the General Statute Laws of the State of Mississippi Page 367, Image 371 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Pistols, toy; Sale of and of Cartridges or Caps for Prohibited, § 1247. If any person shall sell, or offer or expose for sale, any toy pistol, or cartridges or caps, or other contrivance by which such pistols are fired or made to cause an explosio...

Pistols, toy; Sale of and of Cartridges or Caps for Prohibited, § 1247. If any person shall sell, or offer or expose for sale, any toy pistol, or cartridges or caps, or other contrivance by which such pistols are fired or made to cause an explosion, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, shall be punished by fine not less than five dollars nor more than twenty five dollars or imprisonment in the county jail not less than three days nor more than thirty days, or both.

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Miss. Const. of 1890, art. III, § 12.

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The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person or property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but the legislature may regulate or forbid carrying concealed weap...

The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person or property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but the legislature may regulate or forbid carrying concealed weapons.

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Josiah A.Patterson Campbell, The Revised Code of the Statute Laws of the State of Mississippi: With References to Decisions of the High Court of Errors and Appeals, and of the Supreme Court, Applicable to the Statutes Page 775, Image 775 (1880) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Crimes and Misdemeanors, §2983. If any person assaults and beats another with a cowhide, whip or stick, having at the time in his possession a pistol or other deadly weapon, with intent to intimidate the person assaulted, and prevent him from def...

[Crimes and Misdemeanors, §2983. If any person assaults and beats another with a cowhide, whip or stick, having at the time in his possession a pistol or other deadly weapon, with intent to intimidate the person assaulted, and prevent him from defending himself, he shall on conviction be imprisoned in the penitentiary not longer than ten years.]

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1886 Miss. Laws 19, An Act To Amend § 557 and 585, Code of 1880, so as to Increase the Public Revenue, and Provide for the Faithful Collection of the Same, ch. 2, § 1.

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[Shooting Galleries]. On each shooting gallery or target, gun, or similar contrivance, by whatsoever name called – 25.00.