“Section 1. The setting of a so-called trap or spring gun, pistol, rifle or other deadly weapon in this state, is hereby prohibited and declared to be unlawful.”
General Laws of the State of Minnesota, Passed During the Eleventh Session of the State Legislature; Commencing January Fifth, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-Nine, and Terminating March Fifth, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-Nine (Saint Paul, MN: Press Printing Company, 1869), 50-51. Ch. 39 An Act to Prohibit the Setting of Traps or Spring Guns, Rifles, or Other Deadly Weapons, §1. Approved 27 Feb., 1869.