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Year: 1870

1870 La. Acts 159–60, An Act to Regulate the Conduct and to Maintain the Freedom of Party Election . . . , § 73.

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. . . [I]t shall be unlawful for any person to carry any gun, pistol, bowie knife or other dangerous weapon, concealed or unconcealed, on any day of election during the hours the polls are open, or on any day of registration or revision of registration...

. . . [I]t shall be unlawful for any person to carry any gun, pistol, bowie knife or other dangerous weapon, concealed or unconcealed, on any day of election during the hours the polls are open, or on any day of registration or revision of registration, within a distance of one-half mile of any place of registration or revision of registration; any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor; and on conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars, and imprisonment in the parish jail not less than one month . . . .

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1870 Haw. Sess. Laws 26, An Act to License the Carrying of Fowling Pieces and Other Fire-arms, chap. 20, §§ 1 to 3.

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§ 1. That the Minister of the Interior may at any time license for a term of one year, any applicant for such license to use and carry fire-arms for sporting purposes, in the District of Kona, Island of Oahu, on receiving for such license the sum ...

§ 1. That the Minister of the Interior may at any time license for a term of one year, any applicant for such license to use and carry fire-arms for sporting purposes, in the District of Kona, Island of Oahu, on receiving for such license the sum of Five Dollars. § 2. Any person in said District who shall use or carry for sporting purposes, any gun, carbine, rifle, pistol, or other fire-arms, without having at first obtained a license as hereinbefore provided, shall, upon conviction therefor, before any Police or District Justice, be fined in a sum not to exceed Fifty Dollars for every such offense, and in default of payment of such sum, shall be imprisoned at hard labor, until such fine and costs are paid, according to law. § 3. All such licenses shall be signed by the Minister of the Interior, numbered according to their respective dates and impressed with the seal of his Department, and no such license shall be transferable.

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John C. McCombs, Charter of the City of Allegheny, A Collection of Special Acts of Assembly and Ordinances of the City, Appropriately Indexed : Also, an Appendix Containing the Various Acts of Assembly, Incorporating the Borough, Town and City of Allegheny, In Operation Previous to 1870, and Such Other Acts of Assembly and Ordinances, That may be of General Interest to Citizens Page 141, Image 141 (1870) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the City of Allegheny, Fire Arms, Fire and Squibs, § 1. Any person who shall fire off, or discharge any gun, pistol, fowling piece, or other fire-arms, within the limits of the city of Allegheny, unless the same be in defense of per...

[Ordinances of the City of Allegheny, Fire Arms, Fire and Squibs, § 1. Any person who shall fire off, or discharge any gun, pistol, fowling piece, or other fire-arms, within the limits of the city of Allegheny, unless the same be in defense of person or property, shall forfeit and pay a fine of not less than $1.00 nor more than $4.00, upon conviction.]

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Henry Jefferson Leovy, The Laws and General Ordinances of the City of New Orleans, Together with the Acts of the Legislature, Decisions of the Supreme Court. And Constitutional Provisions Relating to the City Government. Revised and Digested, Pursuant to an Order of the Common Council. New Edition Page 257, Image 257 (1870) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of New Orleans. Offences and Nuisances. § 636. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to erect, or in any manner establish or continue any pistol or shooting gallery within the limits of the city of New Orleans, wi...

Ordinances of the City of New Orleans. Offences and Nuisances. § 636. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to erect, or in any manner establish or continue any pistol or shooting gallery within the limits of the city of New Orleans, without having first obtained the consent of two-thirds of the persons residing within one square of the place where any pistol of shooting gallery is intended to be established, and permission of the common council; and it shall be the duty of any person or persons so establishing such shooting gallery, to have the same so enclosed as to prevent the report of fire-arms being heard in the street or streets on which the same may be located.

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1870 La. Acts 127, Persons, Trades, Professions and Occupations Subject to Taxation, § 3, pt. 6.

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From each proprietor or keeper of every billiard saloon, bowling alley or pistol gallery, in which there is but one table, alley or target, twenty-five dollars; where there are two tables, alleys or targets, forty dollars; where there are more than two...

From each proprietor or keeper of every billiard saloon, bowling alley or pistol gallery, in which there is but one table, alley or target, twenty-five dollars; where there are two tables, alleys or targets, forty dollars; where there are more than two tables, alleys or targets, ten dollars additional on each table, alley or target.

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Digest of the Statutes of the State of Louisiana, Collated and Arranged under Appropriate Heads, and Embracing All the Statute Laws of the State of a General Character, Inclusive of the Acts of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy, Except What are Contained in the Revised Civil Code and Code of Practice, Adopted in One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Page 190, Image 195 (Vol. 2, 1870) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Militia. § 37. A soldier, who unnecessarily or without order from a superior officer, comes to any parade with his musket, rifle or pistol loaded with ball, slug or shot, or so loads the same while on parade, or unnecessarily or without order from...

Militia. § 37. A soldier, who unnecessarily or without order from a superior officer, comes to any parade with his musket, rifle or pistol loaded with ball, slug or shot, or so loads the same while on parade, or unnecessarily or without order from a superior officer, discharges the same when going to, returning from, or upon parade, shall forfeit not less than five nor more than twenty dollars, to be recovered before any court of competent jurisdiction upon complaint of the clerk, one-half to his use and one-half to the use of the Commanding officer.

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Digest of the Statutes of the State of Louisiana, Collated and Arranged under Appropriate Heads, and Embracing All the Statute Laws of the State of a General Character, Inclusive of the Acts of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy, Except What are Contained in the Revised Civil Code and Code of Practice, Adopted in One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Page 387, Image 399 (Vol. 1, 1870) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Dueling. 18 § 801. If any person shall voluntarily engage in a duel with rapier or small sword, back sword, pistol or other dangerous weapon to the hazard of life, and death shall ensue, the survivor shall, upon conviction, suffer death; and all a...

Dueling. 18 § 801. If any person shall voluntarily engage in a duel with rapier or small sword, back sword, pistol or other dangerous weapon to the hazard of life, and death shall ensue, the survivor shall, upon conviction, suffer death; and all and every person aiding and abetting as second, agent or abettor, shall, on conviction, be punished as accessories before the fact in murder. 19 § 802. Whoever shall by word, message, or in any other manner, challenge another to fight in a duel, and whoever shall knowingly be a second, challenger, agent or abettor in such challenge, upon conviction, shall be punished by fine not exceeding two hundred dollars, and imprisonment not exceeding two years. 20 § 803. Whoever shall accept a challenge to fight a duel; whoever shall knowingly be a second, agent or abettor in such acceptance, upon conviction, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, and imprisonment not more than one year.

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George Washington Paschal, Reporter A Digest of the Laws of Texas: Containing Laws in Force, and the Repealed Laws on Which Rights Rest. Carefully Annotated. 3rd ed. Vol. 2 Page 1322, Image 292 (Washington D.C., 1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act Regulating the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Art. 6511. If any person shall go into any church or religious assembly, any school-room or other place where persons are assembled for educational, literary, or scientific purposes, or into a ball roo...

An Act Regulating the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Art. 6511. If any person shall go into any church or religious assembly, any school-room or other place where persons are assembled for educational, literary, or scientific purposes, or into a ball room, social party, or other social gathering, composed of ladies and gentleman, or to any election precinct on the day or days of any election, where any portion of the people of this state are collected to vote at any election, or to any other place where people may be assembled to muster or to perform any other public duty, or any other public assembly, and shall have about his person a bowie-knife, dirk, or butcher-knife, or fire-arms, whether known as a six shooter, gun, or pistol of any kind, such person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not less than fifty or more than five hundred dollars, at the discretion of the court or jury trying the same: Provided, That nothing contained in this section shall apply to locations subject to Indian depredations: And provided further, That this act shall not apply to any person or persons whose duty it is to bear arms on such occasions in discharge of duties imposed by law.

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Henry Jefferson Leovy, The Laws and General Ordinances of the City of New Orleans, Together with the Acts of the Legislature, Decisions of the Supreme Court. And Constitutional Provisions Relating to the City Government. Revised and Digested, Pursuant to an Order of the Common Council Page 257, Image 257 (1870) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the City of New Orleans,] Offences and Nuisances, § 635. No person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, fowling piece or fire-arms, within the limits of the city, or set fire to, or discharge any rocket, cracker, squib or serpen...

[Ordinances of the City of New Orleans,] Offences and Nuisances, § 635. No person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, fowling piece or fire-arms, within the limits of the city, or set fire to, or discharge any rocket, cracker, squib or serpent, or shall throw any lighted rocket, cracker, squib or serpent, within the limits of the city, without the license of the common council; Provided, that nothing herein contained shall apply to military reviews or to the lawful use of weapons in self defense.

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1870 S.C. Laws 403, no. 288, § 4.

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They may cause to be arrested all affrayers, rioters, disturbers and breakers of the peace, and all who go armed offensively, to the the terror of the people, and such as utter menaces or threatening speeches, or otherwise dangerous and disorderly pers...

They may cause to be arrested all affrayers, rioters, disturbers and breakers of the peace, and all who go armed offensively, to the the terror of the people, and such as utter menaces or threatening speeches, or otherwise dangerous and disorderly persons.

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