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Quoted in Brief of Amicus Curiae Patrick J. Charles at App. 13, N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n, v. City of New York (Ordinances of the City of Barre, Vermont)

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CHAPTER 16, SEC. 18. No person, except on his own premises, or by the consent and permission of the owner or occupant of the premises, and except in the performance of some duty required by law, shall discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire arm loaded wi...

CHAPTER 16, SEC. 18. No person, except on his own premises, or by the consent and permission of the owner or occupant of the premises, and except in the performance of some duty required by law, shall discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire arm loaded with ball or shot, or with powder only, or firecrackers, serpent, or other preparation whereof gunpowder or other explosive substance is an ingredient, or which consists wholly of the same, nor shall make any bonfire in or upon any street, lane, common or public place within the city, except by authority of the city council.

CHAPTER 38, SEC. 7. No person shall carry within the city any steel or brass knuckles, pistol, slung shot, stilletto, or weapon of similar character, nor carry any weapon concealed on his person without permission of the mayor or chief of police in writing.

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1923 Vt. Acts and Resolves 127, An Act to Prohibit the Use of Machine Guns and Automatic Rifles in Hunting, § 1.

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A person engaged in hunting for game who uses, carries, or has in his possession a machine gun of any kind or description, or an automatic rifle of military type with a magazine capacity of over six cartridges, shall be fined not more than five hundred...

A person engaged in hunting for game who uses, carries, or has in his possession a machine gun of any kind or description, or an automatic rifle of military type with a magazine capacity of over six cartridges, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars nor less than fifty dollars. The presence of such a firearm in a hunting camp shall be presumptive evidence that the possessor of such a firearm has violated the provisions of this section.

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1919 Vt. Acts and Resolves 136, An Act to Regulate the Transportation of Dynamite, Gunpowder and Other Explosives by Common Carriers, § 1.

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It shall be unlawful to transport, carry or convey from one place in this state to another place in this state, any dynamite, gunpowder, or other explosive on any vessel or vehicle of any description operated by a common carrier, which vessel or vehicl...

It shall be unlawful to transport, carry or convey from one place in this state to another place in this state, any dynamite, gunpowder, or other explosive on any vessel or vehicle of any description operated by a common carrier, which vessel or vehicle is carrying passengers for hire[.]

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1912 Vt. Acts and Resolves 306, An Act . . . Relating to Firearms, §§ 1-2.

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§ 1. A person, other than a parent or guardian, who sells or furnishes to a minor under the age of sixteen years a firearm or other dangerous weapon, shall be fined not more than fifty dollars nor less than ten dollars. This section shall not appl...

§ 1. A person, other than a parent or guardian, who sells or furnishes to a minor under the age of sixteen years a firearm or other dangerous weapon, shall be fined not more than fifty dollars nor less than ten dollars. This section shall not apply to an instructor or teacher who furnishes military weapons to pupils for instruction and drill. § 2. A child under the age of sixteen years who, without the consent of his parent or guardian, has in his possession or control a pistol or revolver constructed or designed for the use of gunpowder or other explosive substance with leaden ball or shot shall be fined not more than twenty dollars.

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1912 Vt. Acts and Resolves 310, An Act to Prevent the Manufacture Sale or Use of Gun silencers, §1.

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A person who manufactures, sells, or uses, or possesses with intent to sell or use, an appliance known as or used for a gun silencer shall be fined twenty-five dollars for each offense. This act shall not prevent the use or possession of gun silencers ...

A person who manufactures, sells, or uses, or possesses with intent to sell or use, an appliance known as or used for a gun silencer shall be fined twenty-five dollars for each offense. This act shall not prevent the use or possession of gun silencers for military purposes when so used or possessed under proper military authority and restriction.

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1912 Vt. Acts and Resolves 261

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. . . and provided further that a person violating the prohibition against setting a spring gun or other device the object of which is to discharge a firearm shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars nor less than fifty dollars, and shall also ...

. . . and provided further that a person violating the prohibition against setting a spring gun or other device the object of which is to discharge a firearm shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars nor less than fifty dollars, and shall also be liable for twice the amount of the damage caused by his act to be recovered by the person sustaining the injury or loss, in an action on this section.

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1908 Vermont Session Laws 132, § 1.

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No person shall at any time hunt, shoot, pursue, take or kill any of the wild animals, wild fowl or birds of this state, nor use a gun for hunting the same, without having first procured a license therefor as hereinafter provided, and then only during ...

No person shall at any time hunt, shoot, pursue, take or kill any of the wild animals, wild fowl or birds of this state, nor use a gun for hunting the same, without having first procured a license therefor as hereinafter provided, and then only during the respective periods of the year when it shall be lawful, and subject to all the provisions of chapter 220 of the Public Statutes. . .

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1900 Vt. Acts and Resolves 210: Fifteenth.

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To regulate and restrain the use and sale of rockets, squibs, fire-crackers, toy pistols, or other fire-works within the village, also guns, cannon and explosives.

1900 Vt. Acts and Resolves 145, An Act to Amend the Charter of the City of Montpelier, § 42.

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Said board of fire wardens may inspect the manner of manufacturing and keeping gun powder, lime, ashes, matches, lights, fireworks or combustibles[.]

Leon G. Bagley, Charter and Ordinances of the City of Rutland, Together with Extracts from Certain State Laws Applicable to the Affairs of the City. Also the Rules and Order of Business of the City Council and of the Board of Aldermen, and a Register of Municipal Officers Page 153, image 160 (1894) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Rutland, [Of injurious Practices in Streets and Public Places,] § 19. No person shall, except in the performance of some duty required by law, discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire arm loaded with ball or shot, or with...

Ordinances of the City of Rutland, [Of injurious Practices in Streets and Public Places,] § 19. No person shall, except in the performance of some duty required by law, discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire arm loaded with ball or shot, or with powder only, or squibs, or fire-crackers, serpent, or other preparation whereof gun-powder or other explosive substance is an ingredient, or which consists wholly of the same, within the principal inhabited parts of the city, or within twenty-five rods of any dwelling-house therein, nor shall make any bonfire in or upon any street, lane, common or public place within the city, except by authority of the city council.

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