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1885 N.J. Laws 52, An Amendment to an Act to Prevent Vending, Using, or Exploding of Guns, Pistols, Toy Pistols, or Other Fire-Arms to or by Persons under the Age of Fifteen Years in this State, ch. 44, § 2.

That it shall not be lawful to sell, hire or loan to any person under the age of fifteen years any gun, pistol, toy pistol, or other fire-arms; or for any person under the age of fifteen years to purchase, barter or exchange any gun, pistol, toy pistol or other fire-arms; nor for any person under the age of fifteen years to carry, fire or use any gun, pistol, toy pistol or other fire-arms, except in the presence of his father or guardian, or for the purpose of military drill in accordance with the rules of a school.