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General Laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations to Which are Prefixed the Constitutions of the United States and of the State Page 372, Image 388 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Firearms and Fire-works. § 7. No person shall sell to any child under the age of fifteen years, without the written consent of a parent or guardian of such child, any cartridge or fixed ammunition of which any fulminate is a component part, or any gun, pistol or other mechanical contrivance arranged for the explosion of such cartridge or of any fulminate. § 8. Every person violating the provisions of the foregoing section shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than twenty dollars for each offence.