1901 Utah Laws 76, An Act Relating to the Marketing of Explosives, Inflammable Substances or Dangerous Acids, Chemicals and Compounds for Storage or Transportation, and Providing Penalties for the Violation of This Act, ch. 77, § 1.

Penalty for delivering dangerous explosive for storage or transportation. That every person who knowingly leave with or delivers to another, or to any express or railway company or other common carrier, or to any warehouse or storehouse any package containing nitro-glycerine, dynamite, guncotton, gunpowder, or other highly explosive compound, or any benzine [sic], gasoline, phosphorus, or other highly inflammable substance or any vitriol, . . . or other dangerous acid . . . to be handled, stored, shipped or transported, without plainly marking and indicating on such package the name and nature of the contents thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and punishable by a fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months.




1901 Utah Laws 97-98, An Act Defining an Infernal Machine, and Prescribing Penalties for the Construction or Contrivance of the Same, or Having Such Machine in Possession, or Delivering Such Machine to Any Person . . . , ch. 96, §§ 1-3.

§ 1. Infernal machine defined. That an infernal machine is any box, package, contrivance or apparatus, containing or arranged with an explosive or acid or poisonous or inflammable substance, chemical, or compound, or knife, or loaded pistol or gun or other dangerous or harmful weapon or thing constructed, contrived or arranged so as to explode, ignite or throw forth its contents, or ot strike with any of its parts, unexpectedly when moved, handled or open, or after the lapse of time, or under conditions, or in a manner calculated to endanger health, life, limb or property. § 2. That every person who delivers or causes to be delivered, to any express or railway company or other common carrier to any person any infernal machine, knowing it to be such, without informing such common carrier or person of the nature therof, or sends the same through mail, or throws or places the same on or about the premises or property of another, or in any place where another may be injured thereby, in his person or property, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a term not exceeding twenty-five years. § 3. Penalty for constructing or having in possession – That every person who knowingly constructs or contrives any infernal machine, or with intent to injure another in his person or property, has any infernal machine in his possession, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a term not exceeding five years.




1901 Utah Laws 139: 60.

To regulate or prevent the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin, coal oil, benzene, turpentine, nitroglycerine, petroleum, or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material, and the use of lights in stables, shops and other places, and the building of bonfires.




1899 Utah Laws 42-43, An Act for the Protection of Fish, Game, and Birds . . . , ch. 26, § 24.

It shall be unlawful for any person to use any gun larger than ten-guage [sic] while hunting for fowl or birds.




Joseph Lippman, The Revised Ordinances of Salt Lake City, Utah, Embracing All Ordinances of a General Nature in Force December 20, 1892, Together with the Charter of Salt Lake City, the Amendments Thereto, and Territorial Laws of a General Nature Applicable to Salt Lake City, and the Constitution of the United States Page 284, Image 290 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

[Ordinances of Salt Lake City,] Misdemeanors, Discharging Air Gun, Flipper, etc., § 18. Any person discharging an air gun, sparrow gun, flipper, or other similar contrivance, within the limits of this city, shall be liable to a fine of not more than twenty-five dollars for every such offense.




1888 Utah Laws 166, An Act to Establish a Uniform System of County Governments, ch. 50, § 19, pt. 31.

To adopt such rules and regulations within their respective counties, except within municipal corporations, with regard to the keeping and storing of every kind of gun powder, [H]ercules powder, giant powder, or other combustible material, as the safety and protection of the lives and property of individuals may require.




The Compiled Laws of Utah: The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States and Statutes of the United States Locally Applicable and Important Page 797, Image 810 (Vol. 1, 1888) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Toy Pistols. § 2266. Any one selling or giving a toy pistol to any person in this Territory, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.




Ordinances of Ogden City, Utah. To Which are Prefixed a List of the City Governments from 1869 to 1881, the Charter of the City and Amendments Page 98, Image 98 (1881) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Ordinances [of the City of Ogden, Utah], § 38. Any person discharging any gun or pistol within the limits of the city, between the hours of sunset and sunrise, or on the Sabbath day (except in case of necessary defense of self, family or property, or in the case of any civil officer in the discharge of his duty), shall be liable to a fine in any sum not exceeding twenty-five dollars for every such offense. § 39. Any person discharging firearms within the city, without a lawful breastwork for the protection of the citizens, or at any time other than as mentioned in the next preceding section, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding ten dollars for every such offense. § 40. A breastwork or battery for target shooting, to be deemed lawful, shall be a wall eighteen inches thick, six feet high in the back, feet wide, with side wings one foot thick, each extending two feet, increasing flaringly to the front, and six feet high, of adobies, brick or mud, or an equivalent thereto of any other material.




Revised Ordinances and Resolutions of the City Council of Salt Lake City, in the Territory of Utah, with Congressional and Territorial Laws on Townsites and Great Salt Lake City Charter, and Amendments Page 161-162, Image 196-197 (1875) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Ordinances of Salt Lake City, Relating to Gunpowder, Gun Cotton and Nitro-Glycerine, § 1. Be it ordained, by the City Council of Salt Lake City, that it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to keep, sell or give away, gunpowder, gun-cotton, or nitro-glycerine, in any quantity without permission of the City Council; Provided, any person may keep, for his own use, not exceeding five pounds of gun powder, one pound of gun cotton, or one ounce of nitro-glycerine. § 2. All permits , when issued , shall be registered by the Recorder, and shall state the name and place of business, and date of permit, and the same shall not be granted for a longer time than one year; and no person to whom any permits may be issued, shall have or keep, at his place of business or elsewhere, within the city, (except in such places as may be approved by the City Council), a greater quantity of gunpowder or guncotton than twenty-five pounds, and the same shall be kept in tin canisters or cases, and nitro-glycerine not to exceed five ounces, and in a situation remote from fires lighted lamps or candles. Nor shall any person sell or weigh gunpowder, gun cotton, or nitro-glycerine, after the lighting of lamps or gas in the evening , unless in sealed canisters or cases. It shall be the duty of every person to whom a permit shall be given to keep a sign at the front door of his place of business, with the word gunpowder painted or printed thereon in large letters. § 3. No person shall convey or carry any gunpowder exceeding one pound in quantity through any street or alley in the city, unless the said gunpowder is secured in tight cans, kegs or cases, sufficient to prevent the same from being spilled or scattered , and in no quantity exceeding one hundred pounds, except under the direction of a police officer. § 4. A violation of any clause of this ordinance shall subject the offender to a fine, for each offence, in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.




1864-65 Utah Laws 47, To Incorporate The City Of Payson, § 27

To direct or prohibit the location and management of houses for the storing of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin or other combustible and dangerous materials within the city, and to regulate the conveying of gunpowder.