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1934 N.J. Laws 394-95, A Further Supplement to an Act Entitled “An Act for the Punishment of Crimes,” ch. 155, §§ 1-5.

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1. A gangster is hereby declared to be an enemy of the state. 2. Any person in whose possession is found a machine gun or a submachine gun is declared to be a gangster; provided, however, that nothing in this section contained shall be construed to app...

1. A gangster is hereby declared to be an enemy of the state. 2. Any person in whose possession is found a machine gun or a submachine gun is declared to be a gangster; provided, however, that nothing in this section contained shall be construed to apply to any member of the military or naval forces of this State, or to any police officer of the State or of any county or municipality thereof, while engaged in his official duties. 3. Any person, having no lawful occupation, who is apprehended while carrying a deadly weapon, without a permit so to do and how has been convicted at least three times of being a disorderly person, or who has been convicted of any crime, in this or in any other State, is declared to be a gangster. 4. Any person, not engaged in any lawful occupation, known to be a member of any gang consisting of two or more persons, who has been convicted at least three times of being a disorderly person, or who has been convicted of any crime, in this or in any other State, is declared to be a gangster; provided, however, that nothing in this section contained shall in any wise be construed to include any participant or sympathizer in any labor dispute. 5. Any person convicted of being a gangster under the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), or by imprisonment not exceeding twenty years, or both.

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1927 N.J. Laws 742, A Further Supplement to an Act Entitled, “An Act for the Punishment of Crimes,” ch. 321, § 1.

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1. No pawnbroker shall hereafter sell or have in his possession for sale or to loan or give away, any machine gun, automatic rifle, revolver, pistol, or other firearm, or other instrument of any kind known as a blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sa...

1. No pawnbroker shall hereafter sell or have in his possession for sale or to loan or give away, any machine gun, automatic rifle, revolver, pistol, or other firearm, or other instrument of any kind known as a blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, bludgeon, metal knuckles, dagger, dirk, dangerous knife, stiletto, bomb or other high explosive. Any pawnbroker violating the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a high misdemeanor and punished accordingly.

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1927 N.J. Laws 180-81, A Supplement to an Act Entitled “An Act for the Punishment of Crimes,” ch. 95, §§ 1-2.

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1. The term “machine gun or automatic rifle,” as used in this act, shall be construed to mean any weapon, mechanism or instrument not requiring that the trigger be pressed for each shot and having a reservoir, belt or other means of storing...

1. The term “machine gun or automatic rifle,” as used in this act, shall be construed to mean any weapon, mechanism or instrument not requiring that the trigger be pressed for each shot and having a reservoir, belt or other means of storing and carrying ammunition which can be loaded into the said weapon, mechanism or instrument and fired therefrom at a rate of five or more shots to the second. 2. Any person who shall sell, give, loan, furnish or deliver any machine gun or automatic rifle to another person, or any person who shall purchase, have or possess any machine gun or automatic rifle, shall be guilty of a high misdemeanor; provided, the provisions of this section shall not apply to any person who has procured and possesses a license to purchase, have and possess a machine gun or automatic rifle as hereinafter provided for; nor to the authorized agents and servants of such licensee; or to the officers and members of any duly authorized military organization; nor to the officers and members of the police force of any municipality, nor to the officers and members of the State Police force; nor to any sheriff or undersheriff; nor to any prosecutor of the pleas, his assistants, detectives and employees.

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1920 N.J. Laws 67, An Act to Amend an Act Entitled, “An Act for the Protection of Certain Kinds of Birds, Game and Fish, to Regulate Their Method of Capture, and Provide Open and Close Seasons for Such Capture and Possession,” ch. 31, § 9.

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It shall be unlawful to use in hunting fowl or animals of any kind any shotgun or rifle holding more than two cartridges at one time, or that may be fired more than twice without reloading, or to use any silencer on any gun rifle or firearm when huntin...

It shall be unlawful to use in hunting fowl or animals of any kind any shotgun or rifle holding more than two cartridges at one time, or that may be fired more than twice without reloading, or to use any silencer on any gun rifle or firearm when hunting for game or fowl under a penalty of twenty dollars for each offense.

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1916 N.J. Laws 275-76, An Act to Prohibit Any Person from Going into the Woods or Fields with a Gun or Other Firearm when Intoxicated, or under the Influence of any Drug or Intoxicating Liquor, ch. 130, §§ 1-2.

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1. It shall be unlawful for any person to go into the woods or fields at any time with a gun or firearm when intoxicated or under the influence of any drug or drugs or of intoxicating liquor. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act sh...

1. It shall be unlawful for any person to go into the woods or fields at any time with a gun or firearm when intoxicated or under the influence of any drug or drugs or of intoxicating liquor. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be liable to a penalty of fifty dollars for each offense, to be sued for and recovered in the manner provided and by the persons authorized to sued for and recover penalties. . . . Upon the conviction of any person for violating the provisions of this act, the license to hunt and fish of such person issued to him . . . shall become void, and the justice of the peace, District Court judge, or police magistrate before whom such conviction is had, shall take from the person so convicted the license, mark the same “revoked” and send it to the Board of Fish and Game Commissioners. If such conviction is reversed on appeal the license shall be restored to the defendant. Any license to hunt or fish issued to any person convicted of a violation of this act during the calendar year in which such offense occurred shall be null and void.

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1915 N.J. Laws 662-63, An Act to Give Additional Protection to Wild Birds within the State of New Jersey; Prohibiting the Hunting for, or Capturing or Killing of Such Wild Birds or Animals or Game by Unnaturalized, Foreign-Born Persons; Forbidding the Ownership or Possession of Shotgun or Rifle by Any Unnaturalized, Foreign-Born Person within the State of New Jersey and Prescribing Penalties for Violation of its Provisions, ch. 355, § 1.

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From and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized, foreign-born person to hunt for or capture, or kill in this State, any wild bird or animal, either game or otherwise, of any description, excepting in defense of person ...

From and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized, foreign-born person to hunt for or capture, or kill in this State, any wild bird or animal, either game or otherwise, of any description, excepting in defense of person or property; and to that end it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized, foreign-born person, within this State, to either own or be possessed of a shotgun or rifle of any make. Each and every person violating any provision of this section shall be liable to a penalty of twenty dollars for each offense; provided, that in addition to the before-named penalty, all guns of the before-mentioned kinds found in possession or under control of an unnaturalized, foreign-born person, shall, upon conviction of such person for such offense, be declared forfeited to the State of New Jersey, and shall be sold by the Board of Fish and Game Commissioners as hereinafter directed; provided, however, that this act shall not apply to any unnaturalized, foreign-born person who is the owner of real estate in this state to the value of two thousand dollars above all encumbrances.

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1914 N.J. Laws 65, Supplement to an Act Entitled “An Act to License Citizens of this State to Hunt and Pursue Wild Animals and Fowl,” ch. 43, § 1.

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No license to hunt, pursue or kill with a gun or any fire-arm any of the game birds¸ wild animals or fowl of this State, shall be issued to any person under the age of fourteen years, and if any applicant for license shall misrepresent his age he...

No license to hunt, pursue or kill with a gun or any fire-arm any of the game birds¸ wild animals or fowl of this State, shall be issued to any person under the age of fourteen years, and if any applicant for license shall misrepresent his age he shall be liable to a penalty of twenty dollars, to be sued for and recovered as other penalties under the fish and game laws.

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1913 N.J. Laws 339, An Act to Prohibit the Manufacture, Sale, Use and Possession of Air Guns and Spring Guns, ch. 186, §§ 1-2.

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1. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons, corporation or corporations, to manufacture, sell, barter, exchange, hire, loan, give, buy or have in possession or use or shoot any air gun, spring gun¸ or pistol, or other weapon of a similar...

1. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons, corporation or corporations, to manufacture, sell, barter, exchange, hire, loan, give, buy or have in possession or use or shoot any air gun, spring gun¸ or pistol, or other weapon of a similar nature in which the propelling force is a spring or air and ejecting a bullet or missile smaller than three eighths of an inch in diameter, with sufficient force to injure the person. 2. Any person or persons, corporation or corporations violating the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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1911 N.J. Laws 185, Supplement to an Act Entitled “An Act for the Protection of Certain Kinds of Birds, Game and Fish to Regulate Their Method of Capture and Provide Open and Close Seasons for Such Capture and Possession,” ch. 128, § 1.

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It shall be unlawful to use any silencer, when hunting for game or fowl, on any gun, rifle or firearm, under a penalty of twenty dollars for each offense.

1909 N.J. Laws 179-80, A Supplement to an Act Entitled “An Act for the Punishment of Crime,” ch. 113, § 1.

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Any person who shall have in his or her possession any dynamite, nitro-glycerine, guncotton or other explosive of any nature whatsoever, with intent to injure any person or persons or with intent to unlawfully injure any property, with, by, or by any u...

Any person who shall have in his or her possession any dynamite, nitro-glycerine, guncotton or other explosive of any nature whatsoever, with intent to injure any person or persons or with intent to unlawfully injure any property, with, by, or by any use of such dynamite, nitro-glycerine, guncotton or other explosive of any nature whatsoever, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by imprisonment in the State prison for not less than one year, nor more than five years.

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