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1860 Kan. Sess. Laws 137, An Act to Amend and Consolidate the Several Act Relating to the City of Lawrence, § 35, pt. 7

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To regulate the keeping and conveying of gun powder and other combustible and dangerous materials, and the use of candles and lights in barns and stables.

Henry C. Mackall, The Maryland Code. Compiled by Otho Scott, and Hiram M’Cullough, Commissioners; Adopted by the Legislature of Maryland, January Session, 1860: The Acts of that Session Being Therewith Incorporated: With an Index to Each Article and Section Page 903, Image 899 (Vol. 2, 1860) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of] Washington County, § 128. They may impose a fine of one dollar on any person who may discharge a gun or other firearms in the said town on any day except on days when the militia may be mustered or paraded therein, and the like fin...

[Ordinances of] Washington County, § 128. They may impose a fine of one dollar on any person who may discharge a gun or other firearms in the said town on any day except on days when the militia may be mustered or paraded therein, and the like fine upon all persons who may suffer their chimneys or any of them to flame out; or upon any person driving, training or riding any horse at an immoderate gait through the streets.

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1860 Kan. Sess. Laws 138, An Act to Amend and Consolidate the Several Acts Relating to the City of Lawrence, § 35, pt. 19.

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To prevent and punish the discharge of firearms, rockets, gunpowder and fireworks in the streets of the city or in the vicinity of any building.

John Purdon, A Digest of the Laws of Pennsylvania, from the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred to the Twenty-First Day of May, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-One Page 250, Image 279 (1862) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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§ 6. If any person shall threaten the person of another to wound, kill or destroy him, or to do him any harm in person or estate, (b) and the person threatened shall appear before a justice of the peace, and attest, on oath or affirmation, that he...

§ 6. If any person shall threaten the person of another to wound, kill or destroy him, or to do him any harm in person or estate, (b) and the person threatened shall appear before a justice of the peace, and attest, on oath or affirmation, that he believes that by such threatening he is in danger of being hurt in body or estate, such person so threatening as aforesaid, shall be bound over, with one sufficient surety, to appear at the next sessions, (c) according to law, and in the meantime to be of his good behavior, and keep the peace toward all citizens of this commonwealth. (d) If any person, not being an officer on duty in the military or naval service of the state or of the United States shall go armed with a dirk, dagger, sword or pistol, or other offensive or dangerous weapon, without reasonable cause to fear an assault or other injury or violence to his family, person or property, he may, on complaint of any person having reasonable cause to fear a breach of the peace therefrom, be required to find surety of the peace as aforesaid.

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Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen Gammel, The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897. Austin’s Colonization Law and Contract; Mexican Constitution of 1824; Federal Colonization Law; Colonization Laws of Coahuila and Texas; Colonization Law of State of Tamaulipas; Fredonian Declaration of Independence; Laws and Decrees, with Constitution of Coahuila and Texas; San Felipe Convention; Journals of the Consultation; Proceedings of the General Council; Goliad Declaration of Independence; Journals of the Convention at Washington; Ordinances and Decrees of the Consultation; Declaration of Independence; Constitution of the Republic; Laws, General and Special, of the Republic; Annexation Resolution of the United Sates; Ratification of the same by Texas; Constitution of the United States; Constitutions of the State of Texas, with All the Laws, General and Special passed thereunder, Including Ordinances, Decrees, and Resolutions, with the Constitution of the Confederate States and the Reconstruction Acts of Congress. Vol. 5., 10 vols. Page 121, Image 136 (Vol. 5, 1898) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Laws of the State of Texas, An Act Authorizing the Corporate Authorities of the Town of Dangerfield, Fairfield and Springfield, to tax ten pin alleys, billiard tables and pistol galleries [(1860)]. § 1 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State...

Laws of the State of Texas, An Act Authorizing the Corporate Authorities of the Town of Dangerfield, Fairfield and Springfield, to tax ten pin alleys, billiard tables and pistol galleries [(1860)]. § 1 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the corporate authorities of the Town of Dangerfield, in Titus county, Fairfield, in Freestone county, and Springfield in Limestone county, Texas, be and they are hereby authorized to levy a tax, of not more than five hundred dollars per annum, on ten pin alleys, billiard tables or pistol galleries, to be paid before any such alley, table or gallery is put in operation. § 2. That this authority shall extend to alleys on which ten or any number of pins are used; and this act shall take effect from its passage.

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1860 Ga. Laws 56, An Act to add an additional Section to the 13th Division of the Penal Code, making it Penal to Sell to or Furnish Slaves or Free Persons of Color, with Weapons of Offence and Defence; and for other Purposes therein mentioned, § 1.

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. . . any person other than the owner, who shall sell or furnish to any slave or free person of color, any gun, pistol, bowie knife, slung shot, sword cane, or other weapon used for the purpose of offence or defence, shall, on indictment and conviction...

. . . any person other than the owner, who shall sell or furnish to any slave or free person of color, any gun, pistol, bowie knife, slung shot, sword cane, or other weapon used for the purpose of offence or defence, shall, on indictment and conviction, be fined by the Court in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, and imprisoned in the common Jail of the county not exceeding six months . . . .

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Joseph Lippman, The Revised Ordinances of Salt Lake City, Utah, Embracing All Ordinances of a General Nature in Force December 20, 1892, Together with the Charter of Salt Lake City, the Amendments Thereto, and Territorial Laws of a General Nature Applicable to Salt Lake City, and the Constitution of the United States Page 284, Image 290 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of Salt Lake City,] Discharging Firearms, § 17. Any person discharging firearms within the limits of the city, without a lawful breastwork or battery for the protection of the citizens, shall be liable to a fine of not more than twenty...

[Ordinances of Salt Lake City,] Discharging Firearms, § 17. Any person discharging firearms within the limits of the city, without a lawful breastwork or battery for the protection of the citizens, shall be liable to a fine of not more than twenty-five dollars for every such offense. A breastwork or battery, for target shooting, to be deemed lawful, shall be a wall eighteen inches thick, six feet wide, and six feet high in the back, with side wings one foot thick, each extending two feet, increasing flaringly to the front, and six feet high, of adobes or mud, or its equivalent of other material.

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1860-1861 N.C. Sess. Laws 68, Pub. Laws, An Act to Amend Chapter 107, Section 66, of the Revised Code, Relating to Free Negroes Having Arms, ch. 34, § 1.

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That chapter 107, section 66, of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows: If any free negro shall wear or carry about his person or keep in his house any shot gun, musket, rifle, pistol, sword, sword cane, dagger, bowie knife, powder or shot, he...

That chapter 107, section 66, of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows: If any free negro shall wear or carry about his person or keep in his house any shot gun, musket, rifle, pistol, sword, sword cane, dagger, bowie knife, powder or shot, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction fined not less than fifty dollars.

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John Purdon, A Digest of the Laws of Pennsylvania, From the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred to the Twenty-First Day of May, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-One, 250 (9th ed., Philadelphia 1862)

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“If any person, not being an officer on duty in the military or naval service of the state or of the United States, shall go armed with a dirk, dagger, sword or pistol, or other offensive or dangerous weapon, without reasonable cause to fear an a...

“If any person, not being an officer on duty in the military or naval service of the state or of the United States, shall go armed with a dirk, dagger, sword or pistol, or other offensive or dangerous weapon, without reasonable cause to fear an assault or other injury or violence . . . . (he shall be punished).

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1860 Ky. Acts 245, AN ACT to amend an act, entitled “An act to reduce into one the several acts in relation to the town of Harrodsburg, Ch. 33, § 23.

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If any person, other than the parent or guardian, shall sell, give, or loan, any pistol, dirk, bowie-knife, brass-knucks, slung-shot, colt, cane-gun, or other deadly weapon, which is carried concealed, to any minor, or slave, or free negro, he shall be...

If any person, other than the parent or guardian, shall sell, give, or loan, any pistol, dirk, bowie-knife, brass-knucks, slung-shot, colt, cane-gun, or other deadly weapon, which is carried concealed, to any minor, or slave, or free negro, he shall be fined fifty dollars.

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