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1824, Laws of the Columbian College, ch. 5, § 2, no. 10.

, , | , | 1824

"10th. No student shall keep a servant, nor shall he keep fire arms, or any deadly weapon whatever. He shall bring no gun-powder upon the College premises; nor shall horses or dogs be kept by students for their private use or pleasure."

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An Ordinance Prohibiting the Carrying of Firearms, Ordinances of the Corporation of Georgetown (1859).

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"Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen and Board of Common Council of the Corporation of Georgetown, That from and after the 1st of April, 1859, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to have about their persons any concealed deadly or dang...

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An Ordinance to prevent shooting with guns, or other fire-arms. Georgetown, D.C. (1801).

, | | 1801

"[I]t shall not be lawful for any person to shoot with any gun, or other fire-arm, within any of the inhabited parts of Georgetown or its additions; and if any person shall, contrary to this ordinance, shoot any gun or other fire-arm, such person shall...

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Washington D.C. 47 Stat. 650, 651-652 (1932)

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SEC. 4. No person shall within the District of Columbia carry  concealed on or about his person, except in his dwelling house or place of business or on other land possessed by him, a pistol, without a license...

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Washington D.C. 27 Stat. 116 (1892)

, | | 1892

CHAP. 159.--An Act to punish the carrying or selling of deadly or dangerous weapons within the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as...

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The Compiled Statutes in Force in the District of Columbia including the Acts of the Second Session of the Congress 1887-’89, William Stone Albert & Benjamin G. comps., 178 1894 (Act of July 20, 1871)

| | 1871

SEC. 119. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to carry or have concealed about their persons any deadly or dangerous. weapons, such as daggers, air-guns, pistols, bowie-knives, dirk- knives, or dirks, razors, razor-blades, sword-canes, slu...

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1 William B. Webb The Laws of the Corporation of the of Washington Digested and Arranged under Appropriate in Accordance with a Joint Resolution of the City 418 (1868), Act of Nov. 18, 1858.

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It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to carry or have concealed about their persons any deadly or dangerous weapons, such as dagger, pistol, bowie knife, dirk knife, or dirk, colt, slungshot, or brass or other metal knuckles within the City...

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