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Edward D. McLaughlin, The Revised Statutes and Codes of the State of Washington Page 686, Image 738 (1896) available at the Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources

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Public Nuisance, § 3910 – Certain Defined. It is a public nuisance—5. To carry on the business of manufacturing gun powder, nitroglycerine or other highly explosive substance, or mixing or grinding the materials therefor, in any buildi...

Public Nuisance, § 3910 – Certain Defined. It is a public nuisance—5. To carry on the business of manufacturing gun powder, nitroglycerine or other highly explosive substance, or mixing or grinding the materials therefor, in any building within fifty rods of any valuable building, erected at the time such business may be commenced.

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Albert R. Heilig, Ordinances of the City of Tacoma, Washington Page 333-334, Image 334-335 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Tacoma, An Ordinance Defining Disorderly Persons and Prescribing the Punishment for Disorderly Conduct Within the City of Tacoma. All persons (except police officers and other persons whose duty it is to execute process or war...

Ordinances of the City of Tacoma, An Ordinance Defining Disorderly Persons and Prescribing the Punishment for Disorderly Conduct Within the City of Tacoma. All persons (except police officers and other persons whose duty it is to execute process or warrants or make arrests) who shall carry upon his person any concealed weapon consisting of a revolver, pistol or other fire arms or any knife (other than an ordinary pocket knife) or any dirk or dagger, sling shot or metal knuckles, or any instrument by the use of which injury could be inflicted upon the person or property of any other person.

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Albert R Heilig, Ordinances of the City of Tacoma, Washington Page 334, Image 335 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of Tacoma, Defining Disorderly persons and Prescribing the Punishment for disorderly conduct within the city of Tacoma, § 1. . . . All persons (except police officers as aforesaid) who shall draw, exhibit or attempt to use any deadly we...

Ordinances of Tacoma, Defining Disorderly persons and Prescribing the Punishment for disorderly conduct within the city of Tacoma, § 1. . . . All persons (except police officers as aforesaid) who shall draw, exhibit or attempt to use any deadly weapon upon, to or against another person, in said city with intent to do bodily injury to such person; and All persons (except peace officers as aforesaid and persons practicing at target shooting in a shooting gallery duly licensed) who shall, within the city limits, fire off or discharge any gun, pistol or fire arm of any kind, or bomb, shall be deemed and are disorderly persons, and guilty of a misdemeanor.

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Del Cary Smith, Ordinances of the City of Port Townsend, Washington, Comprising the General Ordinances of the City, Together with the Private Ordinances Now in Force Page 27, Image 28 (1890) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of Port Townsend, WA,] Division III, Offenses Against Public Safety, Convenience and Health, § 15. Whoever shall fire or discharge any cannon, gun, pistol revolver or any firearm of any description, or shall fire, or explode or set off...

[Ordinances of Port Townsend, WA,] Division III, Offenses Against Public Safety, Convenience and Health, § 15. Whoever shall fire or discharge any cannon, gun, pistol revolver or any firearm of any description, or shall fire, or explode or set off any squib, firecracker, torpedo or other thing containing powder or other explosive material, without permission from the Mayor or common council so to do, within the city limits, shall, on conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than five nor more than twenty dollars; provided that such permission, when given, shall definitely limit the time of such firing, and may at any time be revoked. But nothing in this section shall prevent the ordinary and usual fireworks demonstration on National holidays; subject, however, to such regulation, control and orders as the City Marshal may deem proper to make for the protection of property from fire.

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Charter and Ordinances of the City of Olympia: Also General Laws of Washington Territory, Relative to the Government of Incorporated Cities and Towns Page 90, Image 94 (1886) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of [Olympia Washington], An Ordinance to Regulate the Transportation, Storage and Sale of Gunpowder, Dynamite, and Nitro-glycerine within the City of Olympia. The City of Olympia does ordain as follows: § 1. Any person or persons who sh...

Ordinances of [Olympia Washington], An Ordinance to Regulate the Transportation, Storage and Sale of Gunpowder, Dynamite, and Nitro-glycerine within the City of Olympia. The City of Olympia does ordain as follows: § 1. Any person or persons who shall store any gunpowder, giantpowder, dynamite or nitro-glycerine, in any combustible form, within the fire limits of the City of Olympia, or in any building or place within three hundred yards of the dwelling house or building of another within the City of Olympia, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not greater than one hundred dollars nor less than twenty-five dollars. Provided, That any person may keep gunpowder in any quantity not to exceed fifty pounds at any one time, within such limits or places for private use or sale.

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Charter and Ordinances of the City of Olympia: Also General Laws of Washington Territory, Relative to the Government of Incorporated Cities and Towns Page 80, Image 84 (1886) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of The [City of Olympia], Ordinance No. 152, An Ordinance Relating to Offenses and Disorderly Conduct, § 4. Any person who shall, within the following limits, to wit: between Union street on the south-east corner of Cherry; thence north...

Ordinances of The [City of Olympia], Ordinance No. 152, An Ordinance Relating to Offenses and Disorderly Conduct, § 4. Any person who shall, within the following limits, to wit: between Union street on the south-east corner of Cherry; thence north, on a line, to First street: thence west to the western shore of Budd’s inlet; thence south to the line of Union street, continued; fire off or discharge any gun, pistol or firearm of any kind, shall be liable to a fine of not less than five nor more than twenty dollars, or by imprisonment for not less than five nor more than ten days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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Edward D. McLaughlin, The Revised Statutes and Codes of the State of Washington Page 1042, Image 1094 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Sale of Toy Pistols to Children, It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to sell or offer for sale, any toy pistols within this state, and every person who shall sell, give, furnish, or cause to be furnished to any person under the age of sixtee...

Sale of Toy Pistols to Children, It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to sell or offer for sale, any toy pistols within this state, and every person who shall sell, give, furnish, or cause to be furnished to any person under the age of sixteen years, any pistol, toy pistol or other pocket weapon, in which explosives may be used, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be fined in any sum not less than five, nor more than twenty-five dollars.

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1883 Wash. Sess. Laws 102 An Act for the Protection of Fish and Game, § 12.

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Every person who shall use any sink box on any lake or river, or other waters in Washington Territory, for the purpose of shooting ducks or geese or other water fowls therefrom, or who shall use any batteries or swivel or pivot gun on boats, canvas, ra...

Every person who shall use any sink box on any lake or river, or other waters in Washington Territory, for the purpose of shooting ducks or geese or other water fowls therefrom, or who shall use any batteries or swivel or pivot gun on boats, canvas, rafts or other device at any time, for the purpose of killing any water fowl within the limits of Washington Territory, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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1883 Wash. Sess. Laws 161, An Act to Incorporate the City of Ellensburgh, ch. 2, § 20.

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The city of Ellensburg shall have power to prevent injury or annoyance from anything dangerous, offensive, or unhealthy . . . to regulate the transportation storing and keeping of gunpowder and other combustibles and to provide or license magazines for...

The city of Ellensburg shall have power to prevent injury or annoyance from anything dangerous, offensive, or unhealthy . . . to regulate the transportation storing and keeping of gunpowder and other combustibles and to provide or license magazines for the same[.]

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1883 Wash. Sess. Laws 302, An Act to Incorporate the City of Snohomish, ch. 6, § 29, pt. 15.

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[The city has power] [T]o regulate and prohibit the carrying of deadly weapons in a concealed manner; to regulate and prohibit the use of guns, pistols, and fire-arms, fire crackers, bombs and detonating works of all descriptions[.]