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1925 Nev. Stat. 54, An Act to Control and Regulate the Manufacture, Sale, Possession, Use, and Carrying of Firearms and Weapons, and other Matters Properly Relating Thereto, ch. 47, § 2.

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2. On and after the date upon which this act takes effect no unnaturalized foreign-born person, and no person who has been convicted of a felony in the State of Nevada or in any one of the states of the United States of America, or in any political sub...

2. On and after the date upon which this act takes effect no unnaturalized foreign-born person, and no person who has been convicted of a felony in the State of Nevada or in any one of the states of the United States of America, or in any political subdivision thereof, shall own or have in his possession or under his custody or control any pistol, revolver or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person. The terms “pistol,” “revolver,” and “firearm capable of being concealed upon the person,” as used in this act shall be construed to apply to and include all firearms having a barrel less than twelve inches in length. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by imprisonment in a state prison for not less than one year nor for more than five years.

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1901 Nev. Stat. 102-03, An Act to Incorporate the Town of Reno, ch. 97, § 17, pt. 6.

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The City Council Shall have power . . . [t]o regulate or prohibit the storage of gunpowder and other explosives or combustible materials within the city.

1891 Nev. Stat. 78, An Act to Prevent the Willful Injury to, or Interference with Railroad Property, and to Provide for the Punishment Thereof, ch. 67, § 1.

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If any person or persons . . . shall discharge any gun, pistol or any other fire arm at any train, car, locomotive or tender . . . or shall aid or abet or procure any of the above mentioned acts to be done or attempted shall be deemed guilty of a misde...

If any person or persons . . . shall discharge any gun, pistol or any other fire arm at any train, car, locomotive or tender . . . or shall aid or abet or procure any of the above mentioned acts to be done or attempted shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding fifty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment for such offense.

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David E. Aily, The General Statutes of the State of Nevada. In Force. From 1861 to 1885, Inclusive. With Citations of the Decisions of the Supreme Court Relating Thereto Page 1076, Image 1084 (1885) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[An Act to Prohibit the Use of Firearms in Public Places, § 1.Any person in this state, whether under the influence of liquor or otherwise, who shall, except I necessary self-defense, maliciously, wantonly or negligently discharge or cause to be d...

[An Act to Prohibit the Use of Firearms in Public Places, § 1.Any person in this state, whether under the influence of liquor or otherwise, who shall, except I necessary self-defense, maliciously, wantonly or negligently discharge or cause to be discharged any pistol, gun or any other kind of firearm, in or upon any public street or thoroughfare, or in any theatre, hall, store, hotel, saloon or any other place of public resort, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not less than two nor more than six months, or by a fine not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment: provided that no Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Marshal, Constable, Deputy Constable, or other peace officer shall be held to answer under the provisions of this Act for discharging firearms in the lawful pursuance of his or their duty.]

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David E. Baily, The General Statutes of the State of Nevada. In Force. From 1861 to 1885, Inclusive. With Citations of the Decisions of the Supreme Court Relating Thereto Page 1077, Image 1085 (1885) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons by minors. § 1. Every person under the age of twenty-one (21) years who shall wear or carry any dirk, pistol, sword in case, slung shot, or other dangerous or deadly weapon concealed upon his pe...

An Act to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons by minors. § 1. Every person under the age of twenty-one (21) years who shall wear or carry any dirk, pistol, sword in case, slung shot, or other dangerous or deadly weapon concealed upon his person, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than twenty nor more than two hundred ($200) dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty days nor more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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1881 Nev. Stat. 19-20, An Act to Prohibit the Use of Firearms in Public Places, ch. 7, § 1.

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Any person in this State, whether under the influence of liquor or otherwise, who shall, except in necessary self-defense, maliciously, wantonly or negligently discharge or cause to be discharged any pistol, gun or any other kind of firearm, in or upon...

Any person in this State, whether under the influence of liquor or otherwise, who shall, except in necessary self-defense, maliciously, wantonly or negligently discharge or cause to be discharged any pistol, gun or any other kind of firearm, in or upon any public street or thoroughfare, or in any theater, hall, store, hotel, saloon or any other place of public resort, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the County Jail for a term not less than two nor more than six months, or by a fine not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided, that no Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Marshal, Constable, Deputy Constable or other peace officer shall be held to answer under the provisions of this Act for discharging firearms in the lawful pursuance of his or their duty.

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1877 Nev. Stat. 87-88, An Act to Amend an Act Entitled “An Act Entitled An Act To Incorporate The Town Of Gold Hill,” Approved February Twenty-one, Eighteen Hundred and Seventy Three, ch 48, § 1, pt. 5.

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The Board of Trustees shall have power . . . [t]o regulate the storage of gunpowder and other explosive or other combustible material.

Bonnifield, The Compiled Laws of the State of Nevada. Embracing Statutes of 1861 to 1873, Inclusive Page 563, Image 705 (Vol. 1, 1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Of Crimes and Punishments, § 35. If any person shall by previous appointment or agreement, fight a duel with a rifle, shotgun, pistol, bowie knife, dirk, smallsword, backsword, or other dangerous weapon, and in doing shall kill his antagonist, or ...

Of Crimes and Punishments, § 35. If any person shall by previous appointment or agreement, fight a duel with a rifle, shotgun, pistol, bowie knife, dirk, smallsword, backsword, or other dangerous weapon, and in doing shall kill his antagonist, or any person or persons, or shall inflict such wound as that the party or parties injured shall die thereof within one year thereafter, every such offender shall be deemed guiltily of murder in the first degree and upon conviction thereof shall be punished accordingly. § 36. Any person who shall engage in a duel with any deadly weapon although no homicide ensue or shall challenge another to fight such duel, or shall send or deliver any verbal or written message reporting or intending to be such challenge, although no duel ensue, shall be punished by imprisonment in the State prison not less than two nor more than ten years, and shall be incapable of voting or holiding any office of trust or profit under the laws of this State.

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M.S. Bonnifield, The Compiled Laws of the State of Nevada. Embracing Statutes of 1861 to 1873, Inclusive Page 564, Image 706 (Vol. 1, 1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Compiled Laws of Nevada, [Of Crimes and Punishments,] § 41. If any person shall assault and beat another with a cowhide, stick, or whip, having at the time, in his possession, a pistol or other deadly weapon, with intent to intimidate and prevent ...

Compiled Laws of Nevada, [Of Crimes and Punishments,] § 41. If any person shall assault and beat another with a cowhide, stick, or whip, having at the time, in his possession, a pistol or other deadly weapon, with intent to intimidate and prevent the person assaulted from defending himself, such person shall, on conviction thereof, be imprisoned in the State Prison not less than one or more than ten years.

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1873 Nev. Stat. 118, An Act to Amend an Act Entitled “An Act Concerning Crimes and Punishments,” Approved November Twenty-Sixth, Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-One, ch. 62, § 1.

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. . . Any person in this State, having, carrying, or procuring from another person, any dirk, dirk knife, sword, sword cane, pistol, gun, or other deadly weapon, who shall in the presence of two or more persons, draw or exhibit any of said deadly weapo...

. . . Any person in this State, having, carrying, or procuring from another person, any dirk, dirk knife, sword, sword cane, pistol, gun, or other deadly weapon, who shall in the presence of two or more persons, draw or exhibit any of said deadly weapons, in a rude, angry, or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense, or who shall in any manner unlawfully use the same in any fight or quarrel, the person or persons so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or shall be imprisoned in the County Jail for a term not exceeding six months; provided, nevertheless, that no Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Marshal, Constable, or other peace officer shall be held to answer under the provisions of this Act, for drawing or exhibiting any of the weapons hereinbefore mentioned, while in the lawful discharge of his or their duties. It shall be the duty of all military, civil, and peace officers in this State to be vigilant in carrying the provisions of this Act into full force and effect.

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