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1933 Haw. Sess. Laws 38, An Act Regulating the Sale, Transfer, and Possession of Firearms and Ammunition, § 6.

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The possession of all firearms and ammunition shall be confined to the possessor's place of business, residence, or sojourn, or to carriage as merchandise in a wrapper from the place of purchase to the purchaser's home, place of business or place of so...

The possession of all firearms and ammunition shall be confined to the possessor’s place of business, residence, or sojourn, or to carriage as merchandise in a wrapper from the place of purchase to the purchaser’s home, place of business or place of sojourn, or between these places and a place of repair, or upon change of place of business, abode, or sojourn, except as provided in Sections 5 and 8; provided, however, that no person who has been convicted in this Territory or elsewhere, of having committed or attempted a crime of violence, shall own or have in his possession or under his control a pistol or revolver or ammunition therefor. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both.

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1921 Minn. Laws 742, An Act to Provide for the Incorporation, Organization and Government of Cities of Ten Thousand (10,000) Inhabitants or Less, (Cities of the Fourth Class), ch. 462, § 41, pt. 37.

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To regulate and prevent the storage of gunpowder, dry pitch, resin, coal oil, benzene, naptha, gasoline, turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitroglycerine or any products thereof, and other combustible or explosive materials within the city, and the use thereof...

To regulate and prevent the storage of gunpowder, dry pitch, resin, coal oil, benzene, naptha, gasoline, turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitroglycerine or any products thereof, and other combustible or explosive materials within the city, and the use thereof[.]

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1919 Wis. Sess. Laws 282, An Act . . . Relating to Powers of Town Meetings, ch. 261, § 1.

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To regulate the storage of gunpowder and other dangerous materials[.]

1919 Mass. Acts 139, An Act Relative to the Issuance of Search Warrants for the Seizure of Firearms, Weapons and Ammunition Kept for Unlawful Purposes, ch. 179, §§ 1-2

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§ 1. A court or justice authorized to issue warrants in criminal cases may, upon complaint under oath that the complainant believes that an unreasonable number of rifles, shot guns, pistols, revolvers or other dangerous weapons, or that an unneces...

§ 1. A court or justice authorized to issue warrants in criminal cases may, upon complaint under oath that the complainant believes that an unreasonable number of rifles, shot guns, pistols, revolvers or other dangerous weapons, or that an unnecessary quantity of ammunition, is kept or concealed for any unlawful purpose in a particular house or place, if satisfied that there is a reasonable cause for such belief, issue a warrant to search such property. § 2. If the court or justice finds that such property is kept for an unlawful purpose, it shall be forfeited and disposed of as the court or justice may by order direct.

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1919 Wyo. Sess. Laws 17, An Act . . . Relating to the Storage of Explosives, ch. 17, § 1.

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. . . It shall be unlawful for any person or company to store any gunpowder or any other explosive material at a less distance than one thousand feet from any house or habitation, when more than fifty pounds are at the same place; but it shall be unlaw...

. . . It shall be unlawful for any person or company to store any gunpowder or any other explosive material at a less distance than one thousand feet from any house or habitation, when more than fifty pounds are at the same place; but it shall be unlawful to place or to keep any powder or other explosive material, in any house or building occupied as a residence, or in any outbuilding pertaining thereto.

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1919 Pa. Laws 710, An Act relating to fires and fire prevention. . .

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The department may adopt and enforce rules and regulations governing the having, using, storage, sale and keeping of gasoline, naptha, kerosene, or other substance of like character, blasting powder, gun powder, dynamite, or any other inflammable or co...

The department may adopt and enforce rules and regulations governing the having, using, storage, sale and keeping of gasoline, naptha, kerosene, or other substance of like character, blasting powder, gun powder, dynamite, or any other inflammable or combustible chemical products or substances or materials. The department may also adopt and enforce rules and regulations requiring the placing of fire extinguishers in buildings.

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1915 Kan. Sess. Laws 347, An Act providing for Public Safety by Regulating the Storage Handling and Disposition of Dynamite, Giant Powder, Nitro-glycerine, Gun Cotton and Other Detonating Explosives, Providing Penalties for Violation of this Act and Repealing all Acts in Conflict Herewith, § 1.

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Any person, firm or corporation, in this state, who shall sell, give away or otherwise dispose of, any dynamite, giant powder, nitro-glycerine, gun cotton or other detonating explosive, shall keep a record, in a substantially bound book, which record s...

Any person, firm or corporation, in this state, who shall sell, give away or otherwise dispose of, any dynamite, giant powder, nitro-glycerine, gun cotton or other detonating explosive, shall keep a record, in a substantially bound book, which record shall set forth the kind and amount of explosives delivered, the time of delivery, the uses and purposes for which same are delivered and the place at which it is to be used . . . .

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1913 Mo. Laws 437, Municipal Corporations: Cities of the Second Class, § 8, pt. 61.

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To regulate the use and storage of explosives – To regulate, restrain and prevent the discharge of firearms, fireworks, rockets or other explosive materials and substances in the city and to regulate the keeping, storage and use of powder, dynami...

To regulate the use and storage of explosives – To regulate, restrain and prevent the discharge of firearms, fireworks, rockets or other explosive materials and substances in the city and to regulate the keeping, storage and use of powder, dynamite, guns, guncotton, nitroglycerine, fireworks and other explosive materials and substances in the city, or within two miles of the limits thereof.

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1913 Colo. Sess. Laws 156, To Amend . . . the Revised Statutes of Colorado for 1908, Concerning Powers of Incorporated Towns and Cities, ch. 53, §1.

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The city council, or board of trustees in towns, shall have power to regulate or prevent the storage and transportation of gunpowder, tar, pitch . . . or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material, within the corporate lim...

The city council, or board of trustees in towns, shall have power to regulate or prevent the storage and transportation of gunpowder, tar, pitch . . . or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material, within the corporate limits, and prescribe the limits within which any such regulations shall apply. Also to regulate the use of lights in stables, shops and other places, and to prevent the building of bonfires; and also to regulate or prevent the storage of gunpowder and other high explosives within the corporate limits and other high explosives within the corporate limits, or within one mile of the outer boundaries thereof. Also, to regulate and restrain the use of fireworks, fire crackers, torpedos, Roman candles, sky-rockets and other pyrotechnic displays.

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1912 Ky. Acts 593, Regulate Storage of Explosives and Provide Against Fires, § 17.

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To regulate the storage of gunpowder, rosin, tar, pitch, cotton, oil and all other explosives and combustible material, and to appoint some suitable person or persons, at seasonable times, to enter and examine such houses as they may designate, in orde...

To regulate the storage of gunpowder, rosin, tar, pitch, cotton, oil and all other explosives and combustible material, and to appoint some suitable person or persons, at seasonable times, to enter and examine such houses as they may designate, in order to ascertain whether any of such houses are in a dangerous condition with reference to fires, and to cause such as are in a dangerous condition to be immediately put in safe order and condition.

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