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1925 Or. Laws 42, An Act Prohibiting the Placing of Spring-Guns or Set-Guns; and Providing a Penalty Therefor, ch. 31, §§ 1-2.

| | 1925

§ 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to place or set any loaded spring-gun or set-gun, or any gun or firearm or other device of any kind designed for containing or firing explosives in any place whatsoever where the same may be fired, exploded...

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1921 Ga. Laws 248, Explosives, Use of Regulated, § 1.

| | 1921

That from and after the passage of this Act, It shall be unlawful for any person, association of persons, co-partnerships or corporations to have, own, possess or control within the State of Georgia, any dynamite, nitro-glycerine, gun cotton, or any ot...

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1921 Wyo. Sess. Laws 112-13, An Act Providing for the Protection, Propagation, Preservation, and Distribution of the Game Animals, Birds, and Fish of this State . . . , ch. 83, § 97.

| | 1921

It shall be unlawful for any person to take into the game fields or forests of this State, or have in possession while in the game fields or forests of this State, or to have in possession while out for the purpose of hunting the game animals or game b...

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1916 N.Y. Laws 338-39, An Act to Amend the Penal Law, in Relation to the Selling or Possessing of Silencers for Firearms, ch. 137, § 1.

| | 1916

Chapter eighty-eight . . . to read as follows: § 1897-n. Selling, carrying and use of firearm silencers. A person who sells or keeps for sale, or offers, or gives or disposes of, or who shall have or carry concealed upon his person any instrument,...

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1915 W.Va. Acts 404, Reg. Sess., Municipal Charters, An Act to Amend and Re-Enact Sections . . . Concerning the Charter of the City of Phillipi . . . , ch. 11, § 16, pt. 25.

| | 1915

To regulate the keeping, handling and transportation of explosives and dangerous combustibles within the municipality; and to regulate or prohibit the use of fire crackers, sky rockets, toy pistols, air rifles or guns, within the said municipality.

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1915 N.H. Laws 180-81, An Act to Revise and Amend the Fish and Game Laws, ch. 133, pt. 2, § 18.

| | 1915

A person who violates a provision of this part is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined as follows . . . [p]rovided, however, that a person violating the prohibition against setting a spring gun the object of which is to discharge a firearm, shall...

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1913 Minn. Laws 55, An Act to Prevent the Sale, Offering or Exposing for Sale or Having in Possession for the Use or for Purpose of Sale within this State, of Silencer for Shot-gun, Revolver, Rifle or Other Firearm, Defining a Silencer and Providing Penalties for Violation, ch. 64, §§ 1-4.

| | 1913

§ 1. Use of silencers prohibited. No person shall within the state of Minnesota sell or offer or expose for sale, or have in possession for use upon or in connection with any rifle, shot-gun, revolver, or other firearm or have in possession for pu...

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1913 N.J. Laws 339, An Act to Prohibit the Manufacture, Sale, Use and Possession of Air Guns and Spring Guns, ch. 186, §§ 1-2.

| | 1913

1. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons, corporation or corporations, to manufacture, sell, barter, exchange, hire, loan, give, buy or have in possession or use or shoot any air gun, spring gun¸ or pistol, or other weapon of a similar...

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1912 Vt. Acts and Resolves 310, An Act to Prevent the Manufacture Sale or Use of Gun silencers, §1.

| | 1912

A person who manufactures, sells, or uses, or possesses with intent to sell or use, an appliance known as or used for a gun silencer shall be fined twenty-five dollars for each offense. This act shall not prevent the use or possession of gun silencers ...

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1912 Vt. Acts and Resolves 261

| | 1912

. . . and provided further that a person violating the prohibition against setting a spring gun or other device the object of which is to discharge a firearm shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars nor less than fifty dollars, and shall also ...

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1911 N.Y. Laws 443, An Act to Amend the Penal Law, in Relation to the Sale and Carrying of Dangerous Weapons. ch. 195, §1.

| | 1911

Any person over the age of sixteen years, who shall have in his possession in any city, village or town of this state, any pistol, revolver or other firearm of a size which may be concealed upon the person, without a written license therefor, issued to...

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1910 Mass. Acts 552, An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Certain Pistols and Explosives and to Authorize the Making of Regulations Relative to Fireworks and Firecrackers, ch. 565, § 1.

| | 1910

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or keep for sale any blank cartridge, toy pistol, toy gun or toy cannon that can be used to fire a blank cartridge; or to sell or keep for sale, or to fire, explode or cause to explode any blank cartridge or ...

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1909 Ark. Acts 810, § 1.

| | 1909

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to give away, sell or offer for sale, or to make or manufacture any toy pistol, firecracker—commonly known as a cannon crackers—or gun that shoots a blank cartridge; and it shall be u...

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1909 Me. Laws 141, An Act to prohibit the use of Firearms fitted with any device to deaden the sound of explosion, ch. 129, § 1

| | 1909

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, use or have in his possession, any gun, pistol or other firearm, fitted or contrived with any device for deadening the sound of explosion. Whoever violates any of the provisions of this act s...

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1909 Wash. Sess. Laws 973, An Act Relating to Crimes and Punishments and the Rights and Custody of Persons Accused or Convicted of Crime, and Repealing Certain Acts, ch. 249, ch. 7, §266, pts. 1-3.

| | 1909

§ 266. Setting Spring Guns. Every person who shall set a so-called trap, spring pistol, rifle, or other deadly weapon, shall be punished as follows: 1. If no injury result therefrom to any human being, by imprisonment in the county jail for not mo...

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1909 N.J. Laws 179-80, A Supplement to an Act Entitled “An Act for the Punishment of Crime,” ch. 113, § 1.

| | 1909

Any person who shall have in his or her possession any dynamite, nitro-glycerine, guncotton or other explosive of any nature whatsoever, with intent to injure any person or persons or with intent to unlawfully injure any property, with, by, or by any u...

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1905 Ind. Acts 688, Toy Pistols, § 451.

| | 1905

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, company or corporation to manufacture, sell or expose for sale, or give away as a prize or reward, any toy pistol or other device for the purpose of exploding caps or wafers containing fulminates or other expl...

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S.D. Rev. Code, Penal Code 1150 (1903), § 469.

| | 1903

§ 469. Every person who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, or sells or offers or keeps for sale, or gives or disposes of any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, or of any similar kind is guilty of a misdemeanor.Read More

1901 Utah Laws 97-98, An Act Defining an Infernal Machine, and Prescribing Penalties for the Construction or Contrivance of the Same, or Having Such Machine in Possession, or Delivering Such Machine to Any Person . . . , ch. 96, §§ 1-3.

| | 1901

§ 1. Infernal machine defined. That an infernal machine is any box, package, contrivance or apparatus, containing or arranged with an explosive or acid or poisonous or inflammable substance, chemical, or compound, or knife, or loaded pistol or gun...

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1901 S.D. Sess. Laws 6, An Act to prohibit the use, manufacture and sale of air guns and cannon fire crackers: §§1 and 2.

| | 1901

§ 1. UNLAWFUL TO MANUFACTURE AND SELL.] That it shall be unlawful to use, manufacture, sell or dispose of in this state for any consideration, or give away any air gun or any article of fire works known as cannon fire crackers which shall include ...

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Revised Ordinances and Charter of the City of Laramie, Wyo., with Constitutional Provisions and Legislative Enactments Governing the Same Page 89, Image 95 (900) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1900

City of Laramie. Sling Shots. § 3. Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person in the City of Laramie to keep, carry or bear upon the person any sling, catapult, spring or air gun, or nigger shooter, used for the hurling of missiles or stones, a...

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California Statutes and Amendments to Codes, 1895: With Notes of Decisions from Volumes 97 to 104, Inclusive, of California Reports San Francisco, 1895 Page 14, Image 136 available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1895

Penal Code, 1895. §627. Every person who shall use a shotgun of a larger caliber than that commonly known and designated as a number ten gauge, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. The proof of the possession of said gun in the field, on marsh, bay, ...

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