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Samuel Ames, The Revised Statutes of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: To Which are Prefixed, The Constitutions of the United States and of the State Page 204-205, Image 219-220 (1857) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Of Bowling-alleys, Billiard Tables and Shooting Galleries, § 2. Any person who shall keep any pistol gallery, rifle gallery or other building or enclosure where fire-arms are used for practicing in firing with ball or shot in the compact part of the city of Newport, shall be fined two hundred dollars for the first offence, and five hundred dollars for each subsequent offence. § 3. The town council of each town shall define the limits of the compact part of such town ; which limits shall be taken and deemed to comprehend the compact part of such town within the meaning of this chapter. . . § 7. . . and a tax not exceeding two hundred dollars per annum on any person who shall own or keep a pistol gallery, rifle gallery, or other building or enclosure referred to in the second section hereof.