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1921 Mich. Pub. Acts 21, An Act to Give Additional Protection to Wild Birds and Animals and Game within the State of Michigan, Prohibiting the Hunting for or Capture or Killing of Such Wild Birds, or Animals, or Game, by Unnaturalized Foreign-born Residents, Forbidding the Ownership or Possession of Shotgun, or Rifle, or Pistol, or Firearms of Any Kind, by Any Unnaturalized Foreign-born Resident, within the State, and Prescribing Penalties for Violation of its Provisions, § 1.

That from and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized foreign-born resident to hunt for or capture or kill in this state any wild bird or animals, either game or otherwise, of any description, excepting in defense of person or property; and to that end it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized foreign-born resident within this state to either own or be possessed of a shotgun, or rifle of any make, or a pistol, or firearms of any kind. Each and every person violating any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not to exceed one hundred dollars for each offense, or be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not to exceed ninety days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court: Provided that in addition to the before named penalty, all guns or firearms of the before-mentioned kind, found in possession or under control of an unnaturalized foreign-born resident shall, upon conviction of such person, be declared forfeited to the state of Michigan, and shall be sold by the State game commissioner as hereinafter directed.