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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

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, or other toy firearm, if the same shall, by means of powder or other explosive discharge blank or ball charges, to any person under the age of twelve years. Any firm, corporation, or association violating the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, or confined in jail for a period not less than thirty, nor more than ninety days, either or both. 2. Each sale of any of the articles hereinbefore specified to any person under the age mentioned shall constitute a separate offense, and any person over the age of twelve years who shall purchase, accept, or in any manner acquire any of the toy articles of the kind hereinbefore enumerated for any person under the age of twelve years, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than two hundred dollars, or confined in jail for a period not less than thirty days nor more than six months, either or both.