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1917 N.H. Laws 727-28, An Act for the Regulation of the Sale and Use of Explosives and Firearms, ch. 185, §§ 1-3.

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§ 1. No person shall manufacture, sell, or deal in firearms or in gunpowder, dynamite, nitro-glycerine, or other form of high explosive, unless he shall first obtain, from the selectmen of the town or the chief of police of the city where such bus...

§ 1. No person shall manufacture, sell, or deal in firearms or in gunpowder, dynamite, nitro-glycerine, or other form of high explosive, unless he shall first obtain, from the selectmen of the town or the chief of police of the city where such business is to be conducted, a written license therefor, and no person shall conduct such business within the state but outside the limits of any organized town or city, unless he shall first obtain such license from the county commissioners of the county in which such business is to be conducted; which license shall specify the building where such business is to be carried on or material deposited or used. § 2. No such licensed person shall sell or deliver firearms to any person not a citizen of the United States, unless he shall have legally declared his intention of becoming a citizen, or any such explosive material or compound to any person, except upon presentation of a permit such as is hereinafter provided for, nor unless satisfied that the same is to be used for a lawful purpose. § 3. Every person so licensed shall keep, on blanks to be furnished by the secretary of state, a record of the names and residences of all persons to whom he shall sell or deliver firearms or any such explosive material or compound, the purpose of which the same is to be used¸ the date of sale, the amount paid, the date of the purchaser’s permit, the name and title of the person by whom the permit was issued, and, within five days after such sale or delivery, shall file such record thereof with the clerk of the city or town wherein he sale or delivery was made, or with the county commissioners in case of sales or deliveries within the state, but outside the limits of any organized city or town. The records thus filed shall at all times be open to the inspection of the police departments, or other public authorities. He shall also affix to the receptacle containing such explosive material or compound a label with the name of the compound, his own name, and the date of sale.

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1917 N.H. Laws 728-29, An Act for the Regulation of the Sale and Use of Explosives and Firearms, ch. 185, § 6.

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No person not a citizen of the United States or one who has legally declared his intention of becoming such a citizen shall have in his possession any firearm or firearms of whatsoever kind or description unless he has a written permit to have such pos...

No person not a citizen of the United States or one who has legally declared his intention of becoming such a citizen shall have in his possession any firearm or firearms of whatsoever kind or description unless he has a written permit to have such possession issued and signed as hereinafter provided. Any such person desiring to possess a firearm or firearms for any lawful purpose shall first make written application to the chief of police or selectmen of the town wherein he resides . . . stating the purposes for which the possession of the firearm or firearms is desired and a description of the firearm or firearms. The applicant shall also state his full name, occupation, place of residence and if in a city the street and number. If such chief of police or selectmen or county commissioners are satisfied that the applicant intends to use the firearm or firearms in a lawful manner and as set forth in his application, a permit shall be issued, signed by the chief of police of the city, a selectmen of the town, or county commissioners, as the case may be, giving to the applicant the right to have in his possession such firearm or firearms. The holder of any such permit shall keep the permit on his person at all times when he is in possession of the firearm or firearms as authority for such possession and shall exhibit the same when so requested by any person.

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1917 N.H. Laws 728-29, An Act for the Regulation of the Sale and Use of Explosives and Firearms, ch. 185, § 6.

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No person not a citizen of the United States or one who has legally declared his intention of becoming such a citizen shall have in his possession any firearm or firearms of whatsoever kind or description unless he has a written permit to have such pos...

No person not a citizen of the United States or one who has legally declared his intention of becoming such a citizen shall have in his possession any firearm or firearms of whatsoever kind or description unless he has a written permit to have such possession issued and signed as hereinafter provided. Any such person desiring to possess a firearm or firearms for any lawful purpose shall first make written application to the chief of police or selectmen of the town wherein he resides . . . stating the purposes for which the possession of the firearm or firearms is desired and a description of the firearm or firearms. The applicant shall also state his full name, occupation, place of residence and if in a city the street and number. If such chief of police or selectmen or county commissioners are satisfied that the applicant intends to use the firearm or firearms in a lawful manner and as set forth in his application, a permit shall be issued, signed by the chief of police of the city, a selectmen of the town, or county commissioners, as the case may be, giving to the applicant the right to have in his possession such firearm or firearms. The holder of any such permit shall keep the permit on his person at all times when he is in possession of the firearm or firearms as authority for such possession and shall exhibit the same when so requested by any person.

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1915 N.H. Laws 180-81, An Act to Revise and Amend the Fish and Game Laws, ch. 133, pt. 2, § 18.

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A person who violates a provision of this part is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined as follows . . . [p]rovided, however, that a person violating the prohibition against setting a spring gun the object of which is to discharge a firearm, shall...

A person who violates a provision of this part is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined as follows . . . [p]rovided, however, that a person violating the prohibition against setting a spring gun the object of which is to discharge a firearm, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars nor less than fifty dollars, and shall be liable for twice the amount of the damage caused by his act, to be recovered by the person sustaining the injury or loss.

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1913 N.H. Laws 639, An Act to Regulate the Transportation of Dynamite, Gunpowder and Explosives, ch. 128, § 1.

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It shall be unlawful to transport, carry, or convey from one place in this state to another place in this state, any dynamite, gunpowder, or other explosive on any vessel or vehicle of any description operated by a common carrier, which vessel or vehic...

It shall be unlawful to transport, carry, or convey from one place in this state to another place in this state, any dynamite, gunpowder, or other explosive on any vessel or vehicle of any description operated by a common carrier, which vessel or vehicle is carrying passengers for hire: Provided, that it shall be lawful to transport on any such vessel or vehicle small arms ammunition in any quantity, and such fuses, torpedoes, rockets, or other signal devices, as may be essential to promote safety in operation; and properly packed and marked samples of explosives for laboratory examination, not exceeding a net weight of one-half pound each, and not exceeding twenty samples at one time in a single vessel or vehicle; but such samples shall not be carried in that part of a vessel or vehicle which is intended for transportation of passengers for hire: Provided further, that nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the transportation of military or naval forces with their accompanying munitions of war on passenger equipment vessels or vehicles.

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1907 N.H. Laws 142, An Act Relating to the Committing of Burglary with Explosives, ch. 146, §§ 1-4.

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§ 1. That any person who, with intent to commit burglary, breaks and enters in the night-time any building in which there is a human being, and commits a burglary by the use of nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be ...

§ 1. That any person who, with intent to commit burglary, breaks and enters in the night-time any building in which there is a human being, and commits a burglary by the use of nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be deemed guilty of burglary with explosives, and any person convicted of such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison at hard labor for a period of not less than twenty years and not more than thirty years. § 2. That any person who, with intent to commit burglary, breaks and enters in the daytime any building in which there is a human being, and commits a burglary by the use of nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be deemed guilty of burglary with explosives, and any person convicted of such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison at hard labor for a period of not less than fifteen years and not more than thirty years. § 3. That any person who, with intent to commit burglary, breaks and enters in the night-time any building in which there is no human being, and commits a burglary by the use of nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be deemed guilty of burglary with explosives, and any person convicted of such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison at hard labor for a period of not less than ten years and not more than thirty years. § 4. That any person who, with intent to commit burglary, breaks and enters in the daytime any building in which there is no human being, by the use of nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive shall be deemed guilty of burglary with explosives, and any person convicted of such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison at hard labor for a period of not less than five years and not more than thirty years.

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1905 N.H. Laws 515, An Act to Prohibit the Use of Swivel and Punt Guns, ch. 98, § 1.

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IF any person shall, at any time, within this state, hunt, pursue, shoot at, or kill any game bird, as defined by section 34 of chapter 79 of the laws of 1901, with any punt gun swivel gun, or other gun not fired from the shoulder, or of larger bore th...

IF any person shall, at any time, within this state, hunt, pursue, shoot at, or kill any game bird, as defined by section 34 of chapter 79 of the laws of 1901, with any punt gun swivel gun, or other gun not fired from the shoulder, or of larger bore than ten gauge, he shall be fined not more than ten dollars for each offense and shall forfeit all guns and implements with which the offense was committed. And all guns and implements so used shall be seized by any detective, constable or police officer and shall be destroyed by the person seizing them.

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1891 N.H. Laws 332, Safe-keeping of Gunpowder and Other Explosives, ch. 117, § 7.

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If any person shall carry from town to town, or from place to place, any gunpowder for the purpose of peddling or selling it by retail in quantities less than twenty-five pounds, or shall sell, or offer to sell, by retail, any gunpowder in any highway ...

If any person shall carry from town to town, or from place to place, any gunpowder for the purpose of peddling or selling it by retail in quantities less than twenty-five pounds, or shall sell, or offer to sell, by retail, any gunpowder in any highway or street, or on any wharf, parade, or common, or if any person shall sell or deal out any gunpowder in the night time, between sunset and sunrise, he shall forfeit for each offense a sum not more than five dollars.

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William Martin Chase, The Public Statutes of the State of New Hampshire, To which are Prefixed the Constitutions of the United States and State of New Hampshire with a Glossary and Digested Index Page 713, Image 732 (1891) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Offenses Against Minors. § 4. If any person shall have in his possession a toy pistol, toy revolver, or other toy firearms, for the explosion of percussion caps or blank cartridges, with intent to sell the same, or shall sell, or offer to sell or ...

Offenses Against Minors. § 4. If any person shall have in his possession a toy pistol, toy revolver, or other toy firearms, for the explosion of percussion caps or blank cartridges, with intent to sell the same, or shall sell, or offer to sell or to give away the same, he shall be fined not more than fifty dollars; and he shall be liable for all damages resulting from the use of the toy pistol, revolver, or other firearms by him sold or given away, to be recovered in an action on the case.

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The Charter, with Its Amendments and the General Ordinances of the City of Dover Page 32, Image 32 (1870) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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General Statutes [Ordinances of the City of Dover, Offences Against the Police of Towns,] § 5. No person shall, within the compact part of any town, fire or discharge any cannon, gun, pistol, or other fire-arms, or beat any drum, except by command...

General Statutes [Ordinances of the City of Dover, Offences Against the Police of Towns,] § 5. No person shall, within the compact part of any town, fire or discharge any cannon, gun, pistol, or other fire-arms, or beat any drum, except by command of a military officer having authority therefor, or fire or discharge any rockets, squibs, crackers, or any preparation of gunpowder, except by permission of a majority of the police officers or selectmen in writing, or make any bonfire, or improperly use or expose any friction matches, or knowingly raise or repeat any false cry of fire.

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