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1917 Minn. Laws 839-40, An Act . . . Making It Unlawful for Any Such Foreign Born Resident to Either Own or Be Possessed of a Shot-gun or Rifle or Other Firearms of Any Make, ch. 500, § 1.

Foreign born residents prohibited to own or be possessed of shot gun, rifle or other fire arms, and punishment for violation. That it shall be unlawful for any foreign born resident of this state who has not become of citizen of the United States, or who has not declared his intention, in accordance to law, of becoming a citizen of the United States, to hunt for or capture or kill in the state of Minnesota any wild bird or animal, either game or otherwise, of any description, except in lawful defense of person or property, and to that end it shall be unlawful for any such foreign born resident within this state to either own or be possessed of a shot gun or rifle, or other firearms of any make. . . .