Duke Center for Firearms Law
Duke Law logo
Repository of Historical Gun Laws

Subject: Firing Weapons

1902 Va. Acts 526, § Eighth

| |

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...

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 fireworks, the discharge of fire-arms, the use of candles and lights in barns, stables, or other buildings, and to regulate or restrain the making of bonfires in streets and yards.

Read More

1901 Tenn. Pub. Acts 437, An Act to Incorporate the Town of Dresden, Tennessee, and to Define Its Rights and Powers, ch. 202, § 3, pt. 16.

| |

To regulate and suppress the shooting of guns and pistols and other firearms in the corporate limits.

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.

| |

§ 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...

§ 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 distance of one-half mile form the place where the post-office in said town was located on the first day of January, 1901. § 2. That any person violating section one of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not to exceed fifty dollars, or imprisoned not to exceed thirty days.

Read More

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

| |

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...

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 disturbing any of the inmates thereof, or who shall thereby injure, destroy or damage any property therein, or who shall discharge the same in any city, village or town of this territory, except in necessary self-defense, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding three hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding six months, or shall by punished by both such fine and imprisonment

Read More

1901 Del. Laws 387, § 17.

| |

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 ...

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 firing of guns or pistols, or the setting off of fire-crackers or other fireworks, or the making and throwing of fire-balls within the city limits of said town . . . .

Read More

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

| |

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...

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 the laws of this state or of the United States, for the following purposes . . . to regulate the discharge of firearms in said borough . . . .

Read More

1901 Tex. Gen. Laws 53-54, Spec. Sess., An Act to Incorporate the City of Fort Worth and to Grant a New Charter to Said City, ch. 7, § 140.

| |

The city council shall also have and possess the following express powers. . . To prohibit and restrain, or to regulate the firing of firecrackers, guns and pistols . . .

1900 Md. Laws 143-44, § 13

| |

And be it enacted, That the Commissioners shall have the power, by ordinances duly enacted . . . to regulate or prevent the firing of cannon, guns, pistols, squibs, or any kind of firearms or explosives…

1900 Vt. Acts and Resolves 210: Fifteenth.

| |

To regulate and restrain the use and sale of rockets, squibs, fire-crackers, toy pistols, or other fire-works within the village, also guns, cannon and explosives.

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.

| |
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...

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 making of bon-fires.

Read More