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General Laws Relating to Incorporated Towns of Indian Territory Page 37, Image 33 (1890) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Revised Ordinances of the Town of Checotah, Ordinance No. 11, § 3. To wear or carry any pistol of any kind whatever, or any dirk, butcher knife or bowie knife, or a sword, or a spear in a cane, brass or metal knuckles or a razor, slung shot, sand ...

Revised Ordinances of the Town of Checotah, Ordinance No. 11, § 3. To wear or carry any pistol of any kind whatever, or any dirk, butcher knife or bowie knife, or a sword, or a spear in a cane, brass or metal knuckles or a razor, slung shot, sand bag, or a knife with a blade over three inches long, with a spring handle, as a weapon.

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1890 Okla. Sess. Laws 474, Crime and Punishment: Of Crimes against the Public Health and Safety, ch. 25, art. 38, § 4.

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Every person who makes or keeps gunpowder or saltpeter within any city or village, and every person who carries gunpowder through the streets thereof, in any quantity or manner such as is prohibited by law, or by any ordinance of such city or village, ...

Every person who makes or keeps gunpowder or saltpeter within any city or village, and every person who carries gunpowder through the streets thereof, in any quantity or manner such as is prohibited by law, or by any ordinance of such city or village, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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1890 Okla. Sess. Laws 447-48, Crime and Punishment: Homicide, ch. 25, art. 17, § 24.

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Every person guilty of making or keeping gunpowder or saltpeter within any city or village, in any quantity of manner such as is prohibited by law or by any ordinance of said city or village, in consequence whereof any explosion occurs whereby any huma...

Every person guilty of making or keeping gunpowder or saltpeter within any city or village, in any quantity of manner such as is prohibited by law or by any ordinance of said city or village, in consequence whereof any explosion occurs whereby any human being is killed, is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree.

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1890 Okla. Sess. Laws 480, Crimes And Punishment: Crimes against the Public Peace, ch. 25, art. 39, § 21.

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Every person who willfully discharges any species of firearm, air gun, or other weapon, or throws any other missile in any public place, or in any place where there is any person to be endangered thereby, although no injury to any person shall ensue, i...

Every person who willfully discharges any species of firearm, air gun, or other weapon, or throws any other missile in any public place, or in any place where there is any person to be endangered thereby, although no injury to any person shall ensue, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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General Laws Relating to Incorporated Towns of Indian Territory Page 43, Image 39 (1890) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Revised Ordinances of the Town of Checotah, [An Ordinance Requiring Persons Engaged in Certain Businesses or Avocations to Procure a License for so Doing and Providing of Penalty for Failure so to do, § 1. That the licenses hereinafter named shall...

Revised Ordinances of the Town of Checotah, [An Ordinance Requiring Persons Engaged in Certain Businesses or Avocations to Procure a License for so Doing and Providing of Penalty for Failure so to do, § 1. That the licenses hereinafter named shall be fixed, imposed and collected at the following rates and sums, and it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to exercise or pursue any of the following avocations or businesses within the corporate limits of Checotah without having first obtained a license therefor from the proper authority, having paid for the same in lawful money of the united States as hereinafter provided,] 29th. Pistol or shooting Gallery – For each and every pistol and shooting gallery, per month, five dollars.

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1890 Okla. Sess. Laws 475-75, Crime and Punishment: Of Crimes against the Public Health and Safety, ch. 25, art. 38, §§ 18-19.

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§ 18. Every person who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, or sells or offers or keeps for sale, or gives or disposes of any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, or of any similar kind, is guilty of a misdemeanor. &...

§ 18. Every person who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, or sells or offers or keeps for sale, or gives or disposes of any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, or of any similar kind, is guilty of a misdemeanor. § 19. Every person who carries upon his person, whether concealed or not, or uses or attempts to use against another, any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, or of any similar kind, is guilty of a felony.

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Leander G Pitman The Statutes of Oklahoma, 1890. (From the Laws Passed by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory) Page 496, Image 512 (Guthrie, 1891) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Crimes and Punishment. § 7. It shall be unlawful for any person, except a peace officer, to carry into any church or religious assembly, any school room or other place where persons are assembled for public worship, for amusement, or for education...

Crimes and Punishment. § 7. It shall be unlawful for any person, except a peace officer, to carry into any church or religious assembly, any school room or other place where persons are assembled for public worship, for amusement, or for educational or scientific purposes, or into any circus, show or public exhibition of any kind, or into any ball room, or to any party or social gathering, or to any election, or to any place where intoxicating liquors are sold, or to any political convention, or to any other public assembly, any of the weapons designated in sections one and two of this article.

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1890 Okla. Sess. Laws 476, Crimes and Punishment: Of Crimes against the Public Health and Safety, ch. 25, art. 38, § 20.

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Every person who carries concealed about his person and [sic] description of firearms, being loaded or partly loaded, or any sharp or dangerous weapon, such as is usually employed in attack or defense of the person, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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Every person who carries concealed about his person and [sic] description of firearms, being loaded or partly loaded, or any sharp or dangerous weapon, such as is usually employed in attack or defense of the person, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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Dorset Carter, Annotated Statutes of the Indian Territory: Embracing All Laws of a General and Permanent Character in Force at the Close of the Second Session of the Fifty-fifth Congress Page 228, Image 312 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Criminal Law. § 1149. Every person who shall draw a pistol, gun or any other deadly weapon upon any other person, for the purpose of frightening or intimidating him from doing or attempting to do any lawful act, when such person drawing said pisto...

Criminal Law. § 1149. Every person who shall draw a pistol, gun or any other deadly weapon upon any other person, for the purpose of frightening or intimidating him from doing or attempting to do any lawful act, when such person drawing said pistol, gun or other deadly weapon is not justified in self-defense for so doing, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined in a sum not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars and be imprisoned in the county jail for twelve months.

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