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1837 Miss. Law 289-90, An Act To Prevent The Evil Practice Of Dueling In This State And For Other Purposes, § 5.

| | 1837

That if any person or persons shall be guilty of fighting in any corporate city or town, or any other town or public place, in this state, and shall in such fight use any rifle, shot gun, sword, sword cane, pistol, dirk, bowie knife, dirk knife, or any...

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1837 Miss. Laws 288, An Act To Prevent The Evil Practice Of Duelling [sic] In This State, And For Other Purposes, § 1.

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Every person who shall hereafter challenge another to fight a duel, or who shall send, deliver or cause to be delivered any written or verbal message purporting or intended to be such challenge, or message, or who shall knowingly carry or deliver any s...

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The Revised Statutes of Mississippi Page 453-454; Image 469-470 (1836) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1836

Revised Statutes of the State of Mississippi, Article Second, Of disorderly Practices on Public Occasions and Holidays, and in Taverns and Vessels. § 3. No person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, rockets, squib, cracker, or other firework,...

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1833 Miss. Law 231, An Act To Amend An Act Entitled An Act To Incorporate The Town Of Gallatin . . . , ch. 98, § 3.

| | 1833

That every person who shall willfully run any horse or fire any gun or pistol within said corporation, shall for the first offence, pay the sum of five dollars, and for the second offence, shall pay ten dollars, and double that for any other offence, t...

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George Poindexter, The Revised Code of the Laws of Mississippi: In Which are Comprised All Such Acts of the General Assembly, of a Public Nature, as were in Force at the End of the Year 1823: with a General Index Page 608, Image 612 (1824) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1824

Summary of Private and Local Acts[, Port Gibson] . . . . Said president and selectmen may pass ordinances to regulate the keeping, carting and transporting gunpowder, or other combustible or dangerous materials, and, the use of lights in stables, to re...

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1814 Miss. Laws 16, An Act To Authorize The Governor Of Mississippi Territory, To Accept Of The Services Of Citizens Exempted From Militia Duty, § 2

| | 1814

Immediately on the governor’s acceptance of any number of volunteers, by virtue of this act, each private shall proceed to provide himself with a good rifle, musket or shot gun with four flints, twenty rounds of powder, ball, or buckshot, best su...

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Harry Toulmin, The Statutes of the Mississippi Territory, Revised and Digested by the Authority of the General Assembly Page 593, Image 612 (Natchez, 1807) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1807

Indian Intercourse, § 9. And be it further enacted, That if any such citizen, or other person, shall purchase, or receive of any Indian, in the way of trade or barter, a gun, or other article commonly used in hunting, any instrument of husbandry, ...

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1804 Miss. Laws 90-91, An Act Respecting Slaves, § 4.

| | 1804

[Slaves not to carry offensive or defensive weapons]. [N]o Slave shall keep or carry any gun, powder, shot, club or other weapon whatsoever offensive or defensive, except tools given him to work with, or that he is ordered by his master, mistress or ov...

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1799 Miss. Laws 113, A Law For The Regulation Of Slaves.

| | 1799

[Slaves interdicted the carrying arms, etc.] No negro or mulatto shall keep or carry any gun, powder, shot, club or other weapon whatsoever, offensive or defensive; but all and every gun, weapon and ammunition found in the possession or custody of any ...

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