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1923 N.H. Laws 138

| | 1923

SECTION 1. Pistol or revolver, as used in this act shall be construed as meaning any firearm with a barrel less than twelve inches in length.

SECT. 2. If any person shall commit or attempt to commit a crime when armed with a pistol or revolver,...

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New Hampshire Public Carry Prohibition (1708)

| | 1708

And every justice of the peace within this province, may cause to be stayed and arrested, all affrayers, rioters, disturbers or breakers of the peace, or any other who shall go armed offensively, or put his Majesty's subjects in fear, by menaces or thr...

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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.

| | 1917

§ 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...

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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.

, | | 1917

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...

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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.

, | | 1917

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...

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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.

| | 1915

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...

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

| | 1913

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...

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

| | 1907

§ 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 ...

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

| | 1905

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...

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

| | 1891

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 ...

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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.

, | | 1883

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 ...

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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.

| | 1870

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...

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A Municipal Register of the City of Concord, Containing the City Charter and Ordinances, the Rules of the City Council, and a List of the City Officers Page 74, Image 75 (1868) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1859

[Ordinances of the City of Concord,] An Ordinance to Guard Against Damage to the Property of the City, Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Concord, as follows: §1. No person shall discharge any gun or fire-arms within, on, or at, any...

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Asa Fowler, The General Statutes of the State of New-Hampshire; to Which are Prefixed the Constitutions of the United States and of the State. With a Glossary and Digested Index Page 206, Image 227 (1867) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1854

Safe-Keeping of Gunpowder, § 1. The board of firewards, if any, or the selectmen of any town, may establish rules and regulations from time to time relative to the times and places at which gunpowder may be brought to or carried from such town, by...

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A Municipal Register of the City of Concord, Containing the City Charter and Ordinances, the Rules of the City Council, and a List of the City Officers Page 39, Image 40 (1857) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1853

An Ordinance for the Prevention of Certain Practices on the Sabbath, § 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to enter upon, or travel over or through any garden, orchard, or field other than his own, or over or through any grounds of any other pe...

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1825 N.H. Laws 74, An Act to Regulate the Keeping and Selling and Transporting of Gunpowder, ch. 61, § 5.

| | 1825

[I]f any person or persons shall sell or offer for sale by retail any gunpowder in any highway, or in any street, lane, or alley, or on any wharf, or on parade or common, such person so offending shall forfeit and pay for each and every offence a sum n...

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1823 N.H. Laws 73-74, An Act to Establish a System of Police in the Town of Portsmouth, and for Other Purposes, ch. 34, § 4.

| | 1823

That if any person or persons shall within the compact part of the town of Portsmouth, that is to say, within one mile of the courthouse, fire or discharge any cannon, gun, pistol or other fire arms, or beat any drum, (except by command of a military o...

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1820 N.H. Laws 274-76, An Act to Provide for the Appointment of Inspectors and Regulating the Manufacture of Gunpowder, ch. 25, §§ 1-9.

| | 1820

§ 1. [T]he Governor . . . is hereby authorized to appoint an inspector of gunpowder for every public powder magazine, and at every manufactory of gunpowder in this state, and such other places as may by him thought to be necessary[.] § 2. [F]...

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1795 N.H. Laws 525, An Act in Addition to an Act, Entitled, “An Act for Regulating the Militia within this State.”

| | 1795

[N]o non-commissioned officer or private soldier, shall upon any muster day, or the evening of the same day, discharge and fire off a musket or gun in any public road, or near thereto, or in, or near to any house, or on, or near to the place of parade,...

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1795 N.H. Laws 525, An Act in Addition to an Act, Entitled, “An Act for Regulating the Militia within this State.”

| | 1795

[E]very free, able bodied, white male citizen of this state, resident therein, who is, or shall be of the age of sixteen years and under forty years of age, under such exceptions as are made in said act, shall be enrolled in the militia, and shall in a...

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1793 N.H. Laws 464-65, An Act to Prevent the Keeping of Large Quantities of Gun-Powder in Private Houses in Portsmouth, and for Appointing a Keeper of the Magazine Belonging to Said Town.

| | 1793

That if any person or persons, shall keep in any dwelling-house, store or other building on land, within the limits of said Portsmouth, except the magazine aforesaid, more than ten pounds of gun-powder at any one time, which ten pounds shall be kept in...

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1786 N.H. Laws 409-10, An Act for Forming and Regulating the Militia within this State, and for Repealing All the Laws Heretofore Made for that Purpose, § 7.

| | 1786

[E]very non-commissioned officer and soldier, both in the alarm list and training band, shall be provided, and have constantly in readiness, a good musket, and a bayonet fitted thereto, with a good scabbard and belt, a worm, priming-wire and brush, a c...

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1786 N.H. Laws 383-84, An Act to Prevent the Keeping of Large Quantities of Gun-Powder in Private Houses in Portsmouth, and for Appointing a Keeper of the Magazine Belonging to Said Town.

| | 1786

That if any person or persons, shall keep in any dwelling-house, store or other buildings, on land, within the limits of said Portsmouth, except the magazine aforesaid, more than ten pounds of gun-powder at any one time, which ten pounds shall be kept ...

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