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M. Augustus Daugherty, Supplement to the Revised Statutes of the State of Ohio Containing All the Statutes Amendatory of or Supplementary to the Revised Statutes, Together with the Miscellaneous Acts, General or Permanent in Their Nature, In Force January 1, 1884. 3d ed. Edited by James M. Williams Page 633, Image 641 (1884) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Licenses, § 24. All vendors of gunpowder shall pay a license fee of fifteen (15) dollars per annum. All keepers or owners of gunpowder magazines shall pay a license fee of one hundred (100) dollars per annum.

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

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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...

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; any firm company or person violating the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars, or be imprisoned not less than ten days nor more than twenty days, or both, and shall be liable to a civil action in damages ot any person injured by such sale.

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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.

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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, ...

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, or imprisoned not more than three months, or both.

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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.

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[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...

[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 fined not more than fifty nor less than five dollars.]

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1878 Ohio Laws 199, An Act to Amend, Revise, and Consolidate the Statutes Relating to Municipal Corporations, to Be Known as Title Twelve, Part One, of the Act to Revise and Consolidate the General Statutes of Ohio, div. 3, ch. 3, § 1, pt. 14.

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To regulate the transportation and keeping of gunpowder, and other explosive and dangerous combustibles, and to provide or license magazines for the same.

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

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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...

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 than four ounces of gunpowder, upon any public street or highway, or nearer than ten rods to the same, shall be fined not more than fifty nor less than five dollars.

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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.

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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 ...

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 pursue after, with such intent upon the waters, bays, rivers, marshes, mud flats, or any cover to which wild fowl resort, within the state of Ohio, any wild goose, wild duck, or brant.

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John Riner Sayler, The Statutes of the State of Ohio: In Continuation of Curwen’s Statutes at Large and Swan & Critchfield’s Revised Statutes, Arranged in Chronological Order, Showing the Acts in Force, Repealed, Obsolete or Superseded with References to the Judicial Decisions Construing the Statutes and a Complete Analytical Index Page 3331, Image 521 (Vol. 4, 1876) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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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. . . And it shall be unlawful for any person, by the aid or use of a...

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. . . 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 pursue after, with such intent, upon any of the waters, bays, rivers, marshes, mud flats, or any cover to which wild fowl resort, within the State of Ohio, any wild goose, wild duck, or brant.

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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.

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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...

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 common shoulder gun or by the aid or use of any punt boat, or sneak boat used for carrying such gun to catch, kill, wound, or destroy, or to pursue after, with intent to catch, kill, wound or destroy, upon any of the waters, bays, rivers, marshes, mud flats, or any cover to which wild fowl resort within the state of Ohio, any wild goose, wood-duck, teal, canvas-back, blue-bill, or other wild duck.

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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.

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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, ...

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, dirk, or any other dangerous weapon, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction of the first offense shall be fined not exceeding two hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than thirty days; and for the second offense, not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than three months, or both, at the discretion of the court. Sec. 2. If it shall be proved to the jury, from the testimony on the trial of any case presented under the [section of this act banning the carrying of concealed weapons], that the accused was, at the time of carrying any of the weapon or weapons aforesaid, engaged in the pursuit of any lawful business, calling, or employment, and that the circumstances in which he was placed at the time aforesaid were such as to justify a prudent man in carrying the weapon or weapons aforesaid for the defense of his person, property or family, the jury shall acquit the accused.

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