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Year: 1849

1849 Cal. Stat. 245, An Act to Incorporate the City of San Francisco, § 127.

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. . . if any person shall have upon him any pistol, gun, knife, dirk, bludgeon, or other offensive weapon, with intent to assault any person, every such person, on conviction, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned in the County...

. . . if any person shall have upon him any pistol, gun, knife, dirk, bludgeon, or other offensive weapon, with intent to assault any person, every such person, on conviction, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned in the County Jail not more than three months.

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John Purdon, A Digest of the Laws of Pennsylvania, from the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred to the Twenty-Second Day of April, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty-Six. Seventh Edition Page 1228, Image 1228 (1852) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Act of April 5, 1849, An Act to Prevent the Opening of Streets of Public Roads Through Burial Grounds, and For the Protection of Cemeteries and Grave Yards, § 2. Any person who shall willfully destroy, mutilate, deface, injure or remove any tomb, ...

Act of April 5, 1849, An Act to Prevent the Opening of Streets of Public Roads Through Burial Grounds, and For the Protection of Cemeteries and Grave Yards, § 2. Any person who shall willfully destroy, mutilate, deface, injure or remove any tomb, monument, grave, stone or other structure, placed in any cemetery or grave yard appropriated to, and used for the internment of human beings, within this state, or shall willfully injure, destroy, or remove any fence, railing or other work for the protection or ornament of such places of internment, or shall willfully destroy, cut break or remove any tree, shrub or plant within the limits of said places of internment, or shall within the same, shoot or discharge any gun or other fire arms, or shall open any tomb or grave within the same, and clandestinely remove or attempt to remove any body or remains therefrom, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction thereof, before any justice of the peace of the county where the said offence is committed, be punished by a fine, at the discretion of the justice, according to the aggravation of the offence, of not less than one nor more than fifty dollars, for the use of the said county. . .

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Arthur Loomis Sanborn, Annotated Statutes of Wisconsin, Containing the General Laws in Force October 1, 1889, Also the Revisers’ Notes to the Revised Statutes of 1858 and 1878, Notes of Cases Construing and Applying the Constitution and Statutes, and the Rules of the County and Circuit Courts and of the Supreme Court Page 2379, Image 1001 (Vol. 2, 1889) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Armed Person to Give Security, § 4834. If any person shall go armed with a dirk, dagger, sword, pistol or pistols, or other offensive and dangerous weapon, without reasonable cause to fear an assault or other injury or violence to his person, or t...

Armed Person to Give Security, § 4834. If any person shall go armed with a dirk, dagger, sword, pistol or pistols, or other offensive and dangerous weapon, without reasonable cause to fear an assault or other injury or violence to his person, or to his family or property, he may, on complaint of any other person having reasonable cause to fear an injury or breach of the peace, be required to find sureties for keeping the peace for a term not exceeding six months, with the right of appealing as before provided.

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1849 Ohio Laws 407-08, Local Acts vol. 48, An Act to Incorporate the Town of Ripley in the County of Brown, § 4.

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That the said town council of Ripley shall have power to ordain and establish laws and ordinances . . . to regulate the sale of gunpowder therein[.]

P. G. Rhome, By-Laws of the Corporation of Crawfordville, Georgia. Ordained January 20th, 1849 Page 8, Image 9 (1849) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[By-Laws of Crawfordville,] Article VII, Internal Police, § 1. No individual shall shoot or discharge any pistol, gun, rifle or other fire-arms within the corporate limits, under the penalty, for the first offence, of not less than twenty five cen...

[By-Laws of Crawfordville,] Article VII, Internal Police, § 1. No individual shall shoot or discharge any pistol, gun, rifle or other fire-arms within the corporate limits, under the penalty, for the first offence, of not less than twenty five cents nor more than one dollar, and on the second offence not less than one dollar, nor more than two dollars, at the discretion of the Commissioners.

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