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Year: 1869

James H. Shankland Public Statutes of the State of Tennessee, since the Year 1858. Being in the Nature of a Supplement to the Code Page 108, Image 203 (Nashville, 1871) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Elections. § 2. That it shall not be lawful for any qualified voter or other person attending any election in this State, or for any person attending any fair, race course, or other public assembly of the people, to carry about his person, conceal...

Elections. § 2. That it shall not be lawful for any qualified voter or other person attending any election in this State, or for any person attending any fair, race course, or other public assembly of the people, to carry about his person, concealed or otherwise, any pistol, dirk, Bowie-knife, Arkansas toothpick, or weapon in form, shape, or size resembling a Bowie knife or Arkansas tooth-pick, or other deadly or dangerous weapon. § 3. That all persons convicted under the second section of this act shall be punished by fine of not less than fifty dollars, and by imprisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court.

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1869 Mich. Pub. Acts 2d Reg. Sess. 158, A Act to Amend An Act Entitled “An Act To Incorporate The Village Of Howell,” § 15.

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[T]he common council shall have full power and authority to make by laws and ordinances . . . relative to keeping and sale of gunpowder, nitroglycerine, and all other dangerous and explosive articles, or burning fluids.

Byron K. Elliott, The Charter and General Ordinances of the City of Indianapolis, Indiana, in Force August 1St, 1869; to Which is Prefixed a Catalogue of the City Officers, from 1839 to 1869, Inclusive Page 291, Image 292 (1869) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of Indianapolis,] Public Health and Comfort, § 9. Whoever shall fire a gun or pistol in said city, shall be fined therefor in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars: Provided, That such penalty for shooting shall not apply to military com...

[Ordinances of Indianapolis,] Public Health and Comfort, § 9. Whoever shall fire a gun or pistol in said city, shall be fined therefor in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars: Provided, That such penalty for shooting shall not apply to military companies, while performing military duty, or to any police officer or officers while in discharge of any duty in pursuance of any ordinance of said city, or in obedience to any law of the State of Indiana; or to any person who may fire any gun or pistol in or upon his own premises, except where the ball or shot shall pass beyond the limits of said premises, or in defense of his or her life, liberty or property, or when attacked by any vicious animal.

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James M. Cunningham, The City Charter and the Revised Ordinances of the City of Peoria, Illinois; Also, the Original City Charter, and the Several Amendments Thereto, and the State Laws Relating to the City or Specially Affecting Its Interests; Together with the Rules of Order and Business for the Government of the City Council. Arranged, Revised, and Published, Under the Authority of the City Council, in the Year 1869 Page 254, Image 284 (1869) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Revised Ordinances [of the City of Peoria: Public Safety and Convenience], § 1. That it shall not be lawful for any person in said city, without permission from the mayor or superintendent of police, to fire or discharge any cannon, musket, rifle,...

Revised Ordinances [of the City of Peoria: Public Safety and Convenience], § 1. That it shall not be lawful for any person in said city, without permission from the mayor or superintendent of police, to fire or discharge any cannon, musket, rifle, fowling-piece, pistol, or other fire-arms or air guns, except it is done in cases of necessity, or in the performance of a public act of lawful duty, or by military companies when on parade or in the discharge of duty; and every person violating the provisions of this section shall, on conviction, forfeit and pay not less than one dollar nor more than one hundred dollars for every offense.

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LeBaron Bradford Prince, The General Laws of New Mexico: Including All the Unrepealed General Laws from the Promulgation of the “Kearney Code” in 1846, to the End of the Legislative Session of 1880, with Supplement, Including the Session of 1882 Page 312-313, Image 312-313 (1882) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Deadly Weapons, Act of 1869, Ch. 32, § 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry deadly weapons, either concealed or otherwise, on or about their persons within any of the settlements of this Territory, except it be in the lawful defense of ...

Deadly Weapons, Act of 1869, Ch. 32, § 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry deadly weapons, either concealed or otherwise, on or about their persons within any of the settlements of this Territory, except it be in the lawful defense of themselves, their families or their property, and the same being then and there threatened with danger, or by order of legal authority, or on their own landed property, or in execution of an order of court. § 2. Deadly weapons, in the meaning of this act, shall be construed to mean all kinds and classes of pistols, whether the same be a revolver, derringer, repeater, or any other kind or class of pistol; any and all kinds of bowie knives, daggers, poniards, butcher knives, dirk knives and all such weapons with which cuts can be given or by which wounds can be inflicted by thrusting, including sword canes and such sharp-pointed canes with which deadly thrusts can be given, and all kinds of slung-shots, and any other kinds of deadly weapon, by whatever name it may be called, by which a dangerous wound can be inflicted. § 3. The penalty for the violation of the preceding sections of this act shall not be less than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each offense, or not less than ten days’ imprisonment nor more than fifty days’ imprisonment in the county jail, or both; such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the jury trying the case.

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Amended Charter and Revised Ordinances of the City of Indianapolis, with the Rules of Order of the Common Council, and the Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana Relating to Incorporated Cities. Together with a Catalogue of the Officers of the City Government, and the Charters of the Indianapolis Gas Light and Coke Company, and the Citizens’ Street Railway Company Page 291, Image 193-194 (1864) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of Indianapolis,] Public Health and Comfort, § 9. Whoever shall fire a gun or pistol in said city, shall be fined therefor in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars: Provided, that such penalty for shooting shall not apply to military com...

[Ordinances of Indianapolis,] Public Health and Comfort, § 9. Whoever shall fire a gun or pistol in said city, shall be fined therefor in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars: Provided, that such penalty for shooting shall not apply to military companies, while performing military duty, or to any police officer or officers while in discharge of any duty in pursuance of any ordinance of said city, or in obedience to any law of the State of Indiana; or to any person who may fire any gun or pistol in or upon his own premises, except where the ball or shot shall pass beyond the limits of said premises, or in defense of his or her life, liberty or property, or when attacked by a vicious animal.

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Charles L. Upham, The Charter and By-Laws of the City of Meriden. With Extracts from the Public and Private Acts of the State of Connecticut, Applicable to the City of Meriden; Together with Certain Votes of the Common Council; the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Water Commissioners, and of the Police Department; and the Rules of Order of the Common Council of the City of Meriden Page 135, Image 140 (1875) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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A by-law concerning the discharge of fire-arms and fire-works [, City of Meriden], § 1. Be it enacted by the Court of Common Council of the City of Meriden, § 1. That no person shall discharge any pistol, gun, cannon, or other fire-arm of any...

A by-law concerning the discharge of fire-arms and fire-works [, City of Meriden], § 1. Be it enacted by the Court of Common Council of the City of Meriden, § 1. That no person shall discharge any pistol, gun, cannon, or other fire-arm of any sort or description, within the limits of said city, unless on occasion of some public festivity, and then by permission of the mayor or one of the aldermen of said city, or unless on occasion of military exercises and parade, and then by order of some military officer; and whoever shall discharge any pistol, gun, cannon, or other fire-arm of any sort, contrary to the form and effect of this by-law, shall, for every such offense, forfeit and pay, for the use of the treasury of said city, a fine of five dollars.

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Revised Ordinances of the City of Galesburg, the Charter and Amendments, State Laws Relating to the Government of Cities and Appendix Page 122-123, Image 127-128 (1869) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Revised Ordinances [of Galesburg, Ill.], Gunpowder-Fires, Fire-Arms, § 1. The keeping for sale or selling gunpowder, without a license therefor, is prohibited, and no license shall be issued allowing the keeping in store more than twenty-five poun...

Revised Ordinances [of Galesburg, Ill.], Gunpowder-Fires, Fire-Arms, § 1. The keeping for sale or selling gunpowder, without a license therefor, is prohibited, and no license shall be issued allowing the keeping in store more than twenty-five pounds of gun powder at any one time, unless kept in some secure magazine or fire-proof powder house, located at least one hundred feet from any other occupied building, and when kept in a store or place for retail it shall be kept in tin or other metallic canisters or cases, and in a part of the building remote from any fire, lamp, candle or burning matter liable to produce explosion, and whoever shall violate this section, or any provision of it, shall be subject to a penalty of twenty dollars. § 2. Each person licensed to sell gunpowder shall keep a sign, with the words “Gunpowder for Sale,” in plain letters, in some conspicuous place in the front of the building where such powder is kept. And no sales of gunpowder, except in unopened cans shall be sold after night, and any person convicted of violation of any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a penalty of ten dollars. § 3. Whoever shall bring or cause to be brought into the city any gunpowder concealed in any box or other package, or in any package marked as containing other articles, in which such powder is contained, shall be subject to a penalty of twenty-five dollars. §4. The carrying gunpowder through the streets or other public places, in a careless or negligent manner, or the remaining with such powder in any place longer than necessary for the transportation of the same from one place to another, shall subject the party offending to a penalty of not less than five dollars. . .

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1869 Neb. Laws 53, An Act to Incorporate Cities of the First Class in the State of Nebraska, § 47.

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The City Council shall have power to license all . . . vendors of gunpowder[.]

1869 Wash. Sess. Laws 202, An Act Relative to Crimes and Punishments and Proceedings in Criminal Cases, ch. 2, §§ 22-23.

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§ 22. Every person who shall engage in a duel with any deadly weapon, although no homicide ensue, or shall challenge another to fight a duel, or shall send or deliver any written or verbal message, purporting or intending to be such challenge, alt...

§ 22. Every person who shall engage in a duel with any deadly weapon, although no homicide ensue, or shall challenge another to fight a duel, or shall send or deliver any written or verbal message, purporting or intending to be such challenge, although no duel ensue, shall be imprisoned, on conviction thereof, in the penitentiary, not more than ten years, nor less than one year. § 23. Every person who shall accept such challenge, or who shall knowingly carry or deliver any such challenge or message, whether a duel ensue or not, and every person who shall be present at the fighting of a duel with deadly weapons, as an aid or second, or who shall advise, encourage, or promote such duel, shall on conviction thereof, be imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than five years nor less than six months.

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