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1924 Ky. Acts 76, Malicious Shooting, Stabbing or Poisoning; Deadly Weapon, § 1166.

| | 1924 If any person shall willfully and maliciously shoot at another without wounding (or shoot at or into any railroad passenger coach, station, station platform, waiting room, or steamboat occupied by any employee, passenger or other person or persons, or cas...

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1912 La. Acts 505, Twenty-fifth.

| | 1912

To regulate the buying, caring, storing, selling and using of gun powder and fire crackers, and fireworks manufactured or prepared therefrom, and all other combustible or explosive substances, the exhibition of fireworks, the discharge of firearms and ...

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1909 Iowa Acts 258, Ordinances Legalized, § 1, Ordinance No. 29.

| | 1909

“An ordinance providing for the punishment of parties discharging missiles from air guns and other weapons within the corporate limits of the town” (This statute legalized ordinances passed under a mayor who was not yet a U.S. citizen).

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1906 Ga. Laws 600-01, § 27.

| | 1906

Be it further enacted, That the mayor and aldermen of said city shall have the right and authority to provide for the inspection of steam boilers, to regulate and prevent the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch . . . or other combustible or explosive subs...

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1905 W.Va. Acts 70, An Act to Amend and Re-Enact Chapter 99 . . . Entitled “An Act to Amend the Charter of the City of Bluefield, in the County of Mercer,” and to Define the Powers Thereof . . . , ch. 3, § 46.

| | 1905

The council shall have power to pass ordinances prohibiting the firing of guns, crackers, roman candles, sky-rockets, or any other fireworks, or the throwing of fire balls, or the firing of any other combination of gunpowder or other combustible or dan...

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1905 Minn. Laws 162-63, An Act Amending General Statutes of 1894, § 6445, Relating to Manslaughter, ch. 125, § 1.

| | 1905

Such homicide is manslaughter in the first degree when committed without a design to effect death, either 1. By a person engaged in committing or attempting to commit a misdemeanor, affecting the person or property, either of the person killed, or of a...

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1904 Md. Laws 772, An Act to Add an Additional Section to Article 27 of the Code of Public General Laws of the STate of Maryalnd, title “Crimes and Punishments,” sub-title “Distrubance of Public Peace,” to be known as Section 67A, ch. 447,§ 67A.

| | 1904

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, body politic or corporate, or other form or association, to practice shooting at any mark, board, sign, tree, bank, or other object with any gun, rifle, cannon, mortar, pistol or other firearm within the ...

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1903 Pa. Laws 198, An Act to prohibit the discharge of flobert rifles, air guns, spring guns, in cities and boroughs of this Commonwealth. §§ 1 and 2.

| | 1903

§ 1. Be it enacted that six months after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, on the streets or alleys, of any city or borough in this Commonwealth, a flobert rifle, air gun, spring gun, or any implement which ...

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1902 Va. Acts 526, § Eighth

| | 1902

To direct the location of all building for storing gunpowder, fire-crackers, or other fireworks manufactured or prepared therefrom, kerosene oil, nitroglycerine, camphene, burning fluid, or other combustible material; to regulate the exhibition of fire...

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1901 N.C. Sess. Laws 160, Pub. Laws, An Act to Prohibit Shooting Guns and Pistols in the Town of Roper in Washington County, §§ 1, 2.

| | 1901

§ 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person wantonly, or in sport to shoot or discharge any gun or pistol in, or within two hundred yards or any street in, or any public road leading out of the town of Roper, in the county of Washington, for a d...

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1901 Ariz. Acts 1251, Crimes Against the Public Peace, § 381.

| | 1901

Any person who shall, purposely or carelessly, discharge any gun, pistol or other firearm in any saloon, dance house, store or other public house or business house in this territory, thereby endangering the life or person of another, or thereby disturb...

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1901 Del. Laws 387, § 17.

| | 1901

The alderman of said town, the Council of said town and the Town Constable shall have power and authority to suppress, extinguish and prevent all bonfires in any of the streets, lanes, alleys or squares of the said town and to suppress and prevent the ...

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1901 Conn. Acts 602, Speciak Laws, § 20.

| | 1901

The warden and burgesses, when assembled according to law, shall have power to make, alter, repeal, and enforce such bylaws, orders, ordinances, and enactments as they shall deem suitable and proper, not inconsistent with this resolution or contrary to...

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1900 N.Y. Laws 754-56, An Act to Revise, Amend and Consolidate the Several Acts Relating to the Village of Oswego Falls, in the County of Oswego and to Repeal Certain Acts in Relation Thereto, ch. 338, art. 3, § 32, pt. 12.

| | 1900 Village Ordinances – The board of trustees has power to enact, amend and repeal ordinances for the following purposes. . . 12. Fire works and firearms – To regulate or prevent the discharge of firearms, rockets, gunpowder or other explosives, or the m...

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Dorset Carter, Annotated Statutes of the Indian Territory: Embracing All Laws of a General and Permanent Character in Force at the Close of the Second Session of the Fifty-fifth Congress Page 241, Image 325 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1899

[Act of January 19, 1855,] Sabbath Breaking, § 1234. If any person shall be found hunting with a gun, with intent to kill game, or shooting for amusement on the Sabbath day, on conviction thereof, he shall be fined in any sum not less than five no...

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Revised Ordinances of the City of Victoria Texas Page 75, Image 77 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1899

[Ordinances of the City of Victoria,] Revised Penal Ordinances: Discharging Firearms, § 1. If any person shall discharge any gun, pistol or firearm of any description on or across any public square, street or alley, or elsewhere within the corpora...

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Revised Code of Ordinances of the City of McKinney Page 16, Image 17 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1899

[Ordinances of the City of McKinney,] Ordinance No. 26, Firing Guns, Firecrackers, Etc., Be it ordained by the city council of the city of McKinney: § 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person to fire or shoot any gun, pistol, firecracker or any...

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