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1880 Ga. Laws 151, An Act to make Penal the Intentional Pointing, or Aiming of Fire-arms at Another, whether Loaded or Unloaded, § 1.

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. . . from and after the passage of this Act, any person who shall intentionally point or aim a gun or pistol, whether loaded or unloaded, at another not in a sham-battle by the military, and not in self-defense, or in defense of habitation, property, or person, or other instances standing upon like footing of reason and justice, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor . . . .