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1903 N.J. Laws 337-38, An Act to Amend an Act Entitled “An Act for the Punishment of Crimes,” ch. 169, § 1.

It shall not be lawful to sell, barter, exchange, hire or loan to any person under the age of fifteen years, any gun, pistol, toy pistol, or other firearms, or for any person under the age of fifteen years to purchase, barter or exchange any gun, pistol, toy pistol or other firearms, nor for any person under the age of fifteen years to carry, fire or use a gun, pistol¸ toy pistol or other firearms, except in the presence of his father or guardian, or for the purpose of military drill in accordance with the rules of a school; it shall be the duty of all persons selling, hiring, bartering or exchanging pistols, revolvers, guns or other firearms, to keep and maintain a book of registry of the same, in which said book of registry shall be entered the number of the article sold, if any, the name of the maker, together with such other means of identification as may be obtainable concerning the same, and also the name and address of the person to whom such pistol, revolver, gun or other firearm is sold, bartered, exchanged or hired[.]