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1 Statutes of Ohio & Northwestern Territory 106 (Salmon P. Chase ed., 1833)

, | | 1790 SEC. 4. Be it enacted, That if any person shall presume to discharge or fire, or cause to be discharged or fired, any gun or other fire-arms at any mark or object, or upon any pretence whatever, unless he or she shall at the same time be with such gun or ...

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1933 Ohio Laws 189-90, Reg. Sess., An Act. . . Relative to the Sale and Possession of Machine Guns, § 1.

| | 1933

That § 12819 of the General Code be supplemented . . . to read as follows:  Definitions. § 12819-3. For the purpose of this act, a machine gun, a light machine gun or a sub-machine gun shall be defined as any firearm which shoots automat...

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1900 Ohio Laws 730, An Act to Provide a License on Trades, Business and Professions Carried on . . . , §§24-25.

| | 1900

§ 24. All keepers or owners of gun powder magazines shall pay a license fee of one hundred dollars ($100) per annum, and shall notify the chief of the fire department, in writing, of the place where the same is kept or stored; but no license shall...

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1894 Ohio Laws 86-87, An Act to Prevent the Use of Air Guns or Other Arms or Implements by Which Hard or Dangerous Substance Is Shot, Forced or Thrown, § 1.

| | 1894

[I]t shall be unlawful for any person to shoot, force or throw, by the means of any air-gun or other arm or implement of any kind, and lead, iron or other hard substance upon any of the streets, alleys, lanes or public places within the state of Ohio, ...

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1889 Ohio Laws 164, An Act to Amend Section 2669 of the Revised Statutes, as Amended April 22, 1885, § 1.

| | 1889

The council of the city or village may provide by ordinance for licensing all exhibiters of shows or performances of any kind, not prohibited by law, hawkers, peddlers, auctioneers of horses and other animals on the highways or public grounds of the co...

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1883 Ohio Laws 222, An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Toy Pistols in the State of Ohio, § 1.

| | 1883

That it shall be unlawful for any firm, company or person in the state of Ohio, to sell or exhibit for sale any pistol manufactured out of any metallic or hard substance, commonly known as the "toy pistol"; to a minor under the age of fourteen years; a...

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Michael Augustus Daugherty, The Revised Statutes and Other Acts of a General Nature of the State of Ohio: In Force January 1, 1880 Page 1633, Image 431 (Vol. 2, 1879) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1880

Offences Against Public Peace, § 6892. Whoever carries any pistol, bowie-knife, dirk, or other dangerous weapon, concealed on or about his person, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than five hundred dollars, ...

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Michael Augustus Daugherty, The Revised Statutes and Other Acts of a General Nature of the State of Ohio: In Force January 1, 1880. Vol. 2 Page 1655, Image 453 (1879) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1879

[Offenses Against Public Policy, § 7007. Whoever plays bullets along or across any street, in any municipal corporation, or runs any horse, shoots or fires any gun or pistol at a target, within the limits of any municipal corporation, shall be fin...

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1877 Ohio Laws 278, Offenses Against Public Policy, § 60.

| | 1877

Whoever, except in case of invasion by a foreign enemy, or to suppress insurrection or a mob, or for the purpose of raising the body of a person drowned, or for the purpose of blasting or removing rock, fires any cannon, or explodes at any time more th...

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1874 Ohio Laws 148, Reg. Sess vol. 71, An Act to Protect Certain Birds and Game, and to Protect Land Owners and Punish Trespassing upon Improved or Enclosed Land, and to Repeal Certain Statutes Therein Designated, § 2.

| | 1874

And it shall be unlawful for any person, by the aid or use of any swivel or punt gun, or any other than the common shoulder gun, or by the aid or use of any push boat or sneak boat, used for carrying such gun, to catch, kill or wound, or destroy or to ...

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Joseph Rockwell Swan. Supplement to the Revised Statutes of the State of Ohio, Embracing All Laws of a General Nature, Passed since the Publication of Swan & Critchfield’s Revised Statutes, 1860. In Force August 1, 1868. With Notes of the Decisions of the Supreme Court Page 13, Image 21 (1868) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1861

An Act for the Protection of Certain Birds and Game. (25.) § III. And it shall also be unlawful for any person at any time after the passage of this act, by the aid or use of any swivel, punt gun, big gun (so called), or any gun other than the com...

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Joseph Rockwell Swan, The Revised Statutes of the State of Ohio, of a General Nature, in Force August 1, 1860. With Notes of the Decisions of the Supreme Court Page 452, Image 464 (1860) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1859

An Act to Prohibit the Carrying or Wearing of Concealed Weapons, Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, that whoever shall carry a weapon or weapons, concealed on or about his person, such as a pistol, bowie knife, ...

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1859 Ohio Laws 56, An Act to Prohibit the Carrying or Wearing of Concealed Weapons, § 1.

| | 1859

[W]hoever shall carry a weapon or weapons, concealed on or about his person, such as a pistol, bowie knife, dirk, or any other dangerous weapon, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction of the first offense shall be fined not exceedin...

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W. H. Gaylord, Standing Rules of Order of the Cleveland City Council: With a Catalogue of the Mayors and Councils of the City of Cleveland, from Its Organization, April, 1836, to April, 1871, and Officers of the City Government for 1872 Page 101, Image 124 (1872) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1856

[Ordinances of the City of Cleveland,] An Ordinance to Prevent the Firing of Guns and Fire-works, § 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Cleveland, That no person shall fire any cannon, gun, rifle, pistol, or fire-arms of any kind,...

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W.H. Gaylord, Standing Rules of Order of the Cleveland City Council: With a Catalogue of the Mayors and Councils of the City of Cleveland, from Its Organization, April, 1836, to April, 1871, and Officers of the City Government for 1872 Page 128, Image 152 (1872) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1856

[Ordinances of the City of Cleveland,] Gunpowder, An Ordinance to Establish a Magazine, and Regulate the Sale of Powder. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of Cleveland... § 3. No person shall keep within the city, any quantity of gunp...

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