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AN ACT relating to the arsenals and military stores of Montana Territory, Ch. LXII, in Laws, Memorials, and Resolutions of the Territory of Montana, passed at the Seventh Session of the Legislative Assembly, begun at Virginia City, Monday, December 4, 1871, and Concluded January 12, 1872, at 563.

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Sec 1. It shall be the duty of any keeper of the arsenal, military stores, ammunition, arms and ordnance belonging to this territory . . . to report to the governor in writing the amount of such military stores and ammunition, and a list and descriptio...

Sec 1. It shall be the duty of any keeper of the arsenal, military stores, ammunition, arms and ordnance belonging to this territory . . . to report to the governor in writing the amount of such military stores and ammunition, and a list and description of such arms and ordinance in his possession and within his knowledge . . . . Sec. 4. The governor is hereby authorized to collect at the capital all the arms and ammunition, ordnance, military stores and equipments, and place them in a suitable building in charge of a keeper, at a salary not to exceed two hundred dollars per annum. Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the governor to require of any person to whom such arms, ammunition, ordnance, military stores or equipments may be delivered, to execute a bond to the territory in the sum not to exceed the value thereof with such suretiies as may be approved by him, conditioned for the safe keeping of the same, and the return thereof on the demand of the governor, unless the same shall have been delivered to the county commissioners of any such county when the same shall be charged to such county at the value thereof to be returned when called for by the governor.

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1918 Mont. Laws 6-7,9, An Act Entitled “An Act Providing for the Registration of All Fire Arms and Weapons and Regulating the Sale Thereof and Defining the Duties of Certain County Officers and Providing Penalties for a Violation of the Provisions of This Act,” ch. 2, §§ 1, 3, 8.

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§ 1. Within thirty days from the passage and approval of this Act, every person within the State of Montana, who owns or has in his possession any fire arms or weapons shall make a full, true, and complete verified report upon the form hereinafter...

§ 1. Within thirty days from the passage and approval of this Act, every person within the State of Montana, who owns or has in his possession any fire arms or weapons shall make a full, true, and complete verified report upon the form hereinafter provided to the sheriff of the County in which such person lives, of all fire arms and weapons which are owned or possessed by him or her or are in his or her control, and on sale or transfer into the possession of any other person such person shall immediately forward to the sheriff of the County in which such person lives the name and address of that purchaser and person into whose possession or control such fire arm or weapon was delivered. § 3. Any person signing a fictitious name or address or giving any false information in such report shall be guilty of misdemeanor, and any person failing to file such report as in this Act provided, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. § 8. For the purpose of this Act a fire arm or weapon shall be deemed to be any revolver, pistol, shot gun, rifle, dirk, dagger, or sword.

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1917 Mont. Laws 179-80, An Act to Establish a Game Preserve in South Moccasin Mountains, Fergus County, Montana, for the Protection of Game Animals and Game Birds, and Providing Penalties for the Pursuing, Hunting or Killing of Such Animals or Birds in Such Preserve, ch. 109, § 2.

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It shall be unlawful for any person at any time to hunt, trap, kill, capture, chase or molest any game animals or game birds whatever within the limits of said game preserve, or to discharge any firearms or to create any unusual disturbance tending to ...

It shall be unlawful for any person at any time to hunt, trap, kill, capture, chase or molest any game animals or game birds whatever within the limits of said game preserve, or to discharge any firearms or to create any unusual disturbance tending to frighten or drive away any game animals or any game birds within said preserve; provided however, that permits to capture and destroy mountain lions¸wolves, foxes, coyotes, cats, wildcats, mink and other predatory animals may be issued by the State Game Warden upon the payment of such fee, and in accordance with such regulations as may be established for said preserve by the State Game and Fish Commission. Any person violating any provisions of this Act shall be guilty a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty ($50.00) dollars, nor more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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1913 Mont. Laws 53, An Act to Provide that Aliens Shall Pay a Gun License, and Providing a Penalty for Failure to Obtain License; to Provide for and Regulate the Duties of the Game and Fish Warden and His Deputies, and to Provide for the Disposition of the Fines so Collected, ch. 38, § 1.

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There is hereby created a gun license for aliens. No person not a bona fide citizen of the United States shall own or have in his possession, in the State of Montana, any gun, pistol or other firearm without first having obtained from the Game and Fish...

There is hereby created a gun license for aliens. No person not a bona fide citizen of the United States shall own or have in his possession, in the State of Montana, any gun, pistol or other firearm without first having obtained from the Game and Fish Warden a license therefor, which said license shall cost the owner of said firearm the sum of Twenty-five ($25) Dollars, and shall expire one year from date of issuance thereof; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to one who has obtained the Twenty-five ($25) Dollar hunting license required by the laws of Montana; provided, further, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any alien who is a bona fide resident of the State of Montana and the owner of not less than one hundred and sixty acres of land therein, nor shall it apply to any settler on the public lands of the State of Montana who shall have begun to acquire land under the laws of the United States by filing thereon, nor shall it apply to persons engaged in tending or herding sheep or other animals, held in herd.

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1907 Mo. Laws 260, An Act Defining the Crime of Burglary with Explosives and Fixing Punishment Therefor, ch. 107, §§ 1-2.

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§ 1. Any person who enters a building belonging to another with intent to commit a felony or other crime by the use of nitro glycerine, dynamite, gun powder or other high explosives or who commits a burglary by the use of such explosives is guilty...

§ 1. Any person who enters a building belonging to another with intent to commit a felony or other crime by the use of nitro glycerine, dynamite, gun powder or other high explosives or who commits a burglary by the use of such explosives is guilty of burglary with explosives. § 2 Burglary with explosives is punishable by imprisonment in State Prison for not less than fifteen years, and not more than forty years.

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1903 Mont. Laws 135-36, An Act to Amend Section 908 of Chapter I Title VIII Part IV Division I of the Civil Code of Montana, and to Repeal Section 689 of the Penal Code, ch. 66, § 1.

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If any railroad corporation within this State shall . . . transport within this State on any of its passenger cars, any oil of vitrol, gun powder, Lucifer matches, nitro glycerine, glynon oil, nytroleum or blasting oil, or nitrates oil, or powder mixed...

If any railroad corporation within this State shall . . . transport within this State on any of its passenger cars, any oil of vitrol, gun powder, Lucifer matches, nitro glycerine, glynon oil, nytroleum or blasting oil, or nitrates oil, or powder mixed with any such oil, or fiber saturated therewith, or duolin or giant powder, or blasting powder, or any other goods in a dangerous nature . . . shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined for the first offense in the sum of one thousand dollars, and for the second violation of the same provision, two thousand dollars, and for every other and further violation of any provision of which it has been twice before found guilty, a sum not less than five nor more than ten thousand dollars.

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Decius Spear Wade, The Codes and Statutes of Montana. In Force July 1st, 1895. Including the Political Code, Civil Code, Code of Civil Procedure and Penal Code. As Amended and Adopted by the Fourth Legislative Assembly, Together with Other Laws Continued in Force Page 873, Image 914 (Vol. 2, 1895) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Crimes Against the Public Peace, § 759: Every person who brings into this state an armed person or armed body of men for the preservation of the peace or the suppression of domestic violence, except at the solicitation and by the permission of the...

Crimes Against the Public Peace, § 759: Every person who brings into this state an armed person or armed body of men for the preservation of the peace or the suppression of domestic violence, except at the solicitation and by the permission of the legislative assembly or of the governor, is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not exceeding ten years and by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars.

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Decius Spear Wade, The Codes and Statutes of Montana in Force July 1st, 1895, Including the Political Code, Code of Civil Procedure and Penal Code. As Amended and Adopted by the Fourth Legislative Assembly, Together with Other Laws Continued in Force Page 873, Image 914 (Vol. 2, 1895) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources..

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Section 758. Every person who within the limits of any city or town carries or bears concealed about his person a dirk, dagger, pistol, revolver, or other deadly weapon is punishable by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars. This Section does not ap...

Section 758. Every person who within the limits of any city or town carries or bears concealed about his person a dirk, dagger, pistol, revolver, or other deadly weapon is punishable by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars. This Section does not apply to peace officers in discharge of their official duty.

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Compiled Statutes of Montana, Enacted at the Regular Session of the Fifteenth Legislative Assembly of Montana Embracing the Laws of a General and Permanent Nature, in Force at the Expiration of the Fifteenth Regular Session of the Legislative Assembly. Also Special Laws Enacted at Said Session, to Which are Prefixed the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and Amendments Thereto, Provisions of the Revised Statutes of the United States Common to All Territories, and Those Particularly Relating to Montana, and Session Laws of the United States Relating to Montana Enacted Subsequent to the Revision Page 513, Image 525 (1888) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act of March, 5, 1883, § 66. It shall be unlawful for any person within the limits of any city, town or village in this territory, to bear concealed upon his person any dirk, dagger, pistol, revolver, or other deadly weapon. Any person violatin...

An Act of March, 5, 1883, § 66. It shall be unlawful for any person within the limits of any city, town or village in this territory, to bear concealed upon his person any dirk, dagger, pistol, revolver, or other deadly weapon. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars, nor more than one hundred dollars. This section shall not apply to peace officers in the discharge of their official duties.

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1887 Mont. Laws 68, Extraordinary Session, An Act to Amend an Act Entitled An Act Concerning the Storage of Gunpowder, § 2.

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No person, company, or corporation shall store, deposit or keep within the limits of any city, town or village, gunpowder, nitroglycerine, guncotton, dynamite, and other dangerous or powerful explosives exceeding fifty pounds, and no magazine or storeh...

No person, company, or corporation shall store, deposit or keep within the limits of any city, town or village, gunpowder, nitroglycerine, guncotton, dynamite, and other dangerous or powerful explosives exceeding fifty pounds, and no magazine or storehouse where such explosives are stored or kept, shall hereafter be located nearer than one-half mile from such city, town or village; Provided, That this act shall not be construed to prevent the keeping of a reasonable supply of powder in any safe place at a mine.

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