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An Act to prevent and punish the sale of Arms and Ammunitions to Indians, Sec. 1., in The Compiled Laws of the Territory of Arizona 99 (John P. Hoyt ed., 1877).

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“Sec. 1. Any person or persons within this Territory who shall sell or give arms or ammunition to any Indians, or repair arms for them, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as follows . . . .”

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 228, Image 312 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Criminal Law. § 1149. Every person who shall draw a pistol, gun or any other deadly weapon upon any other person, for the purpose of frightening or intimidating him from doing or attempting to do any lawful act, when such person drawing said pisto...

Criminal Law. § 1149. Every person who shall draw a pistol, gun or any other deadly weapon upon any other person, for the purpose of frightening or intimidating him from doing or attempting to do any lawful act, when such person drawing said pistol, gun or other deadly weapon is not justified in self-defense for so doing, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined in a sum not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars and be imprisoned in the county jail for twelve months.

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1868 Or. Laws 18-19, An Act to Protect the Owners of Firearms, §§ 1-2.

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Whereas, the constitution of the United States, in article second of amendments to the constitution, declares that “the right to the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed;” and the constitution for the state of Oregon, in arti...

Whereas, the constitution of the United States, in article second of amendments to the constitution, declares that “the right to the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed;” and the constitution for the state of Oregon, in article first, section twenty-seven, declares that “the people shall have the right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the state;” therefore . . . § 1. Every white male citizen of this state above the age of sixteen years, shall be entitled to have, hold, and keep, for his own use and defense, the following firearms, to wit: either or any one of the following-named guns, and one revolving pistol: a rifle, shot-gun (double or single barrel), yager, or musket; the same to be exempt from execution, in all cases, under the laws of Oregon. § 2. No officer, civil or military, or other person, shall take from or demand of the owner any fire-arms mentioned in this act, except where the services of the owner are also required to keep the peace or defend the state.

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1868 Fla. Laws 95, Of Offesnses Against the Public Peace, ch. 7, § 11.

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Whoever manufactures, or causes to be manufactured, or sells, or exposes for sale, any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, or metallic knuckles, shall be punished by fine not less than fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in the ...

Whoever manufactures, or causes to be manufactured, or sells, or exposes for sale, any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, or metallic knuckles, shall be punished by fine not less than fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months.

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The Revised Statutes of Colorado: as Passed at the Seventh Session of the Legislative Assembly, Convened on the Second Day of December, A.D. 1867. Also, the Acts of a Public Nature Passed at the Same Session, and the Prior Laws Still in: Together with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Organic Act, and the Amendments Thereto Page 606, Image 606 (1868) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Towns and Cities: Article III. General Powers of Trustees, §1. The board of trustees of every such town shall have control of the finances, and all the property, real and personal, belonging to the corporation; and shall likewise have power within...

Towns and Cities: Article III. General Powers of Trustees, §1. The board of trustees of every such town shall have control of the finances, and all the property, real and personal, belonging to the corporation; and shall likewise have power within the limits of the town: . . . Seventh, To provide regulations for the prevention and extinguishment of fires; to prevent the erection of wooden buildings within prescribed limits; to regulate the construction of chimneys, furnaces and fire-places; to regulate the storage of gunpowder, gun-cotton, nitro-glycerine, tar, pitch, resin, and other combustible or inflammable materials, and to prescribe the places the places and manner of storing the same.

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1868 Ga. Const., art. I, § 14.

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. . . [T]he right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; but the general assembly shall have power to prescribe by law the manner in which arms may be borne.

1868-1869 N.C. Sess. Laws 59-60, Pub. Laws, An Act to Prohibit Hunting on the Sabbath, ch. 18, § 1.

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. . . or shall be found off their premises on the Sabbath, having with him or them a shot-gun, rifle or pistol, he or they shall be subject to indictment; and upon conviction, shall pay a fine not to exceed fifty dollars at the discretion of the Court,...

. . . or shall be found off their premises on the Sabbath, having with him or them a shot-gun, rifle or pistol, he or they shall be subject to indictment; and upon conviction, shall pay a fine not to exceed fifty dollars at the discretion of the Court, two-thirds of such fine to ensure to the benefit of the free public schools in the County of which such convict is a resident, the remainder to the informant.

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1868-1869 N.C. Sess. Laws 59-60, Pub. Laws, An Act to Prohibit Hunting on the Sabbath, ch. 18, § 1.

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[I]f any person or persons whomsoever shall be known to hunt in this state on the Sabbath with a dog or dogs, or shall be found off of their premises on the Sabbath, having with him or them a shot-gun, rifle or pistol, he or they shall be subject to in...

[I]f any person or persons whomsoever shall be known to hunt in this state on the Sabbath with a dog or dogs, or shall be found off of their premises on the Sabbath, having with him or them a shot-gun, rifle or pistol, he or they shall be subject to indictment; and, upon conviction, shall pay a fine not to exceed fifty dollars at the discretion of the Court, two-thirds of such fine to enure to the benefit of the free public schools in the County of which such convict is a resident, the remainder to the informant.

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1868 Ark. Acts 218, Acts of the General Assembly of Arkansas, §§ 12-13.

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§ 12. That when any person or persons shall resent the execution of any civil or criminal process, by threatening, or by actually drawing a pistol, gun, or other deadly weapon, upon the sheriff or other officer authorized to execute such process, ...

§ 12. That when any person or persons shall resent the execution of any civil or criminal process, by threatening, or by actually drawing a pistol, gun, or other deadly weapon, upon the sheriff or other officer authorized to execute such process, such person or persons, for every such resistance, intimidation or offense shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned in the penitentiary for a term not less than one nor more than five years. § 13. That when any person or persons shall draw a pistol, gun, or any other deadly weapon, upon any other person or citizen, for the purpose of frightening or intimidating him or them from doing or attempting to do any lawful act, when such person or persons drawing said pistol, gun, or other deadly weapon, are not justified in self-defense for so doing, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined in a sum not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than one thosand dollars ($1000), and imprisonment in the county jail for twelve months.

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1868 Pa. Laws 321, An Act Supplementary to an Act to Incorporate the City of Corry . . . , § 2, pt. 6.

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To regulate, by ordinances . . . the storage, sale of gun powder, fire works and other inflammable or dangerous articles, and the location of refineries.