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Laws and Regulations of the College of William and Mary, Volume 276 (1830)

, | , | 1830

Regulations of the Society.

29. Students are strictly forbidden to keep, or to have about their person, any dirk, sword or pistol. Firing squibs or crackers in and about College or elsewhere is also strictly forbidden.

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University of Virginia Board of Visitors Minutes, 6-7 (October 4–5, 1824)

| , | 1824

No Student shall, within the precincts of the University, introduce, keep or use any spirituous or vinous liquors, keep or use weapons or arms of any kind, or gunpowder, keep a servant, horse or dog, appear in school with a stick, or any weapon, nor, ...

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The Code of the City of Staunton, Virginia 115 (1910)

| | 1910

Sec. 135. Acts prohibited in Park.

All persons are forbidden to enter or leave the park except by the gateways; to climb or walk upon any of the walls or fence, to turn cattle, horses, goats or swine into the park; to carry firearms, or to thro...

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1934 Va. Acts 137-39, An Act to define the term “machine gun”; to declare the use and possession of a machine gun for certain purposes a crime and to prescribe the punishment therefor, ch. 96, §§ 1-7.

| | 1934

§ 1. Where used in this act; (a) “Machine gun” applies to and includes a weapon of any description by whatever name known, loaded or unloaded, from which more than seven shots or bullets may be rapidly, or automatically, or semi-automa...

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1926 Va. Acts. 285-87, CHAP. 158-An ACT to improve a license tax on pistols and revolvers; to regulate the sale thereof and of ammunition therefor; and to provide that the proceeds of such tax shall be used for the establishment of a diseased and crippled children’s hospital, §§ 1-9.

| | 1926

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That it shall be the duty of every person residing in this State and owning a pistol or revolver therein, to pay on or before the first day of January of each year a license tax of one dollar on eac...

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1916 Va. Acts 568, An Act to Prevent the Destruction of Wild Game Within Certain Territory Lying Within the Boundaries of the Massanutten Purchase Area, in the State of Virginia… §1.

| | 1916

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to hunt, pursue, kill, or destroy in any way, any wild game or to enter with dog or gun or both with intent to hunt, kill, pursue, destroy any wil...

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1908 Va. Laws 381, An Act To Amend And Re-Enact Section 3780 Of The Code In Relation To Carrying Concealed Weapons, § 3780

| | 1908

If any person carry about his person, hid from common observation, any pistol, dirk, bowie knife, razor, slungshot, or any weapon of like kind he shall be fined not less than twenty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, or be committed to jail not...

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1902-1904 Va. Acts 261, An Act to Prevent the Sale or Gift of Toy Firearms to Persons Under Twelve Years of Age, and to Provide a Penalty Therefor, ch. 186, §§ 1-2

| | 1903

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or association, to sell, barter, exchange, furnish, or dispose of by purchase, gift, or in any other manner, any toy gun, pistol, rifle, ...

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1903 Va. Acts 331-32, An Act . . . to Prevent the Extermination of Partridges (or Quails) in the State of Virginia, ch. 227, §2070a.

| | 1903

. . . It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot at, kill or capture any wild water fowl or wild turkey at any time during the night in this State. . . or to shoot at any game on land or water in this State with a gun larger than an eight bore. . . T...

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1902-04 Va. Acts 155-157, An Act to Raise Revenue for Support of the Government and Public Free Schools. . . , sch. B, § 6, Tangible Personal Property, Eighteenth

| | 1903

Eighteenth. The aggregate value of all shot-guns, rifles, muskets, and other fire-arms, bowie knives, dirks, and all weapons of a similar kind: provided, that all fire-arms issued by the State to members of volunteer companies, or for purposes of polic...

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1902 Va. Acts 526, § Eighth

| | 1902

To direct the location of all building for storing gunpowder, fire-crackers, or other fireworks manufactured or prepared therefrom, kerosene oil, nitroglycerine, camphene, burning fluid, or other combustible material; to regulate the exhibition of fire...

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1901 Va. Acts 203, An Act to Incorporate the Town of La Crosse, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, ch. 189, § 13.

| | 1901

The council shall have, subject to the provisions of this act, the control and management of the fiscal and municipal affairs of the town; of all property, real and personal, belonging to said town; and may make such ordinances, orders, and by-laws and...

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The Code of Virginia: With the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States; and the Constitution of Virginia Page 897, Image 913 (1887) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1887

Offences Against the Peace, § 3780. Carrying Concealed Weapons, How Punished. Forfeiture and Sale of Weapons. If any person carry about his person, hid from common observation, any pistol, dirk, bowie-knife, razor, slung-shot, or any weapon of the...

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1885-86 Va. Acts 275, An Act To Incorporate The Smithfield Evergreen Cemetery, Near The Town Of Smithfield, In The county Of Isle Of Wight, Virginia, ch. 258, § 10

| | 1885

Any person who shall willfully destroy, injure or remove any tombstone or monument placed in the said cemetery . . . or shall shoot of or discharge any gun, pistol or other firearm within the said enclosure, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall,...

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Charter and Ordinances of the Town of Front Royal, Va. Page 18, Image 18 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1884

Ordered, that any person in the Corporation carrying about his person, concealed from public view, any pistol, dirk, razor, or any like weapon or other weapons, shall be fined not exceeding $20.00 for each offense, and the said pistol, dirk, razor, or ...

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1877 Va. Acts 305, Offenses Against The Peace, § 21

| | 1877

If any person carrying any gun, pistol, bowie-knife, dagger, or other dangerous weapon, to any place of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held at such place, or without good and sufficient cause therefor, shall carry any such weap...

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1875 Va. Acts 109, An Act To Amend And Re-enact Section Twelve, Chapter Ninety-nine, Code of Eighteen Hundred And Seventy-Three, for the Protection Of Wild Fowl in the Counties Bordering on the Potomac And Rappahannock, ch. 100, § 12

| | 1875

If any person shall, at any time, either in the night or day-time, shoot at wild fowl in any county bordering . . . with any gun which cannot be conveniently discharged from the shoulder at arm’s length without a rest, or have such gun in his pos...

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The Charter and General Ordinances of the Town of Lexington, Virginia Page 108, Image 128 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1873

Ordinances of the Town of Lexington, Of discharging fire-arms or arrows from a bow or cross-bow in streets, playing bandy, throwing snow balls, stones, etc, § 1. If any person, in any street or public alley, shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol...

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1870 Va. Acts 510, An Act to Amend and Re-enact Section 7, Chapter 195 of the Code of 1860, with Regard to Carrying Concealed Weapons, ch. 349, § 7 [as codified in Virginia Code, tit. 54 (1873)]

| | 1870

If a person habitually carry about his person, hid from common observation, any pistol, dirk, bowie knife, or any weapon of the like kind, he shall be fined fifty dollars, and imprisoned for not more than twelve months in the county or corporation jail...

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The Charter and General Ordinances of the Town of Lexington, Virginia Page 87, Image 107 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1869

Ordinances of the town of Lexington. Of Concealed Weapons and Cigarettes. § 2. If any person sell, barter, give or furnish, or cause to be sold, bartered, given or furnished to any minor under sixteen years of age, cigarettes, or pistols, or dirks...

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The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Richmond Page 196-197, Image 196-197 (1869) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1869

[Ordinances of Richmond, Police, § 42. If any person engaged in military exercise shall fire or discharge, in any street or public alley of this city, any cannon, gun, pistol, or any other firearms, except on the fourth of July, the twenty-second ...

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