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Year: 1873

Ordinance No. 9: Carrying Deadly Weapons, Jan. 28, 1873, reprinted in Arizona Weekly Citizen (Tucson, Arizona), Feb. 8, 1873, at 2.

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SEC. 1. Every person not being a peace officer, who shall wear or carry any dirk, dirk-knife, gun, pistol, sword in a cane, slung-shot or other dangerous or deadly weapon, contrary to the provisions of this ordinance, within the inhabited portions of the ...

SEC. 1. Every person not being a peace officer, who shall wear or carry any dirk, dirk-knife, gun, pistol, sword in a cane, slung-shot or other dangerous or deadly weapon, contrary to the provisions of this ordinance, within the inhabited portions of the corporate limits of the Village of Tuscon, shall upon conviction before the Recorder be fined in any sum not exceeding ten dollars, or be imprisoned for a period not exceeding ten days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the Village Marshal or any peace officer to notify all persons who he may observe with any dangerous or deadly weapon, in violation of section one of this ordinance, to at once remove the same, stating to the person so notified that it is a violation of the ordinances of the Village of Tuscon to carry any arms, dangerous or deadly weapon, and if any person, after having been so notified by the Marshal or a peace officer, shall refuse, fail or neglect for a period of two hours to remove the same, it shall be the duty of the Marshal or peace officer to take any dirk, dirk-knife, gun, pistol, sword in a cane, slung-shot or other dangerous or deadly weapon from the party upon whose person it may be found, and arrest any such person so offending and take him before the Recorder, who shall fine the party so offending in any sum not exceeding ten dollars, or be imprisoned for any period not exceeded ten days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court; provided, that nothing in this section contained shall be construed to prohibit the Marshal or any peace officer from disarming any person at once upon giving the notification hereinbefore required if he has good reason to believe that a breach of the peace is contemplated or may ensue.

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Bonnifield, The Compiled Laws of the State of Nevada. Embracing Statutes of 1861 to 1873, Inclusive Page 563, Image 705 (Vol. 1, 1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Of Crimes and Punishments, § 35. If any person shall by previous appointment or agreement, fight a duel with a rifle, shotgun, pistol, bowie knife, dirk, smallsword, backsword, or other dangerous weapon, and in doing shall kill his antagonist, or ...

Of Crimes and Punishments, § 35. If any person shall by previous appointment or agreement, fight a duel with a rifle, shotgun, pistol, bowie knife, dirk, smallsword, backsword, or other dangerous weapon, and in doing shall kill his antagonist, or any person or persons, or shall inflict such wound as that the party or parties injured shall die thereof within one year thereafter, every such offender shall be deemed guiltily of murder in the first degree and upon conviction thereof shall be punished accordingly. § 36. Any person who shall engage in a duel with any deadly weapon although no homicide ensue or shall challenge another to fight such duel, or shall send or deliver any verbal or written message reporting or intending to be such challenge, although no duel ensue, shall be punished by imprisonment in the State prison not less than two nor more than ten years, and shall be incapable of voting or holiding any office of trust or profit under the laws of this State.

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The Charter and General Ordinances of the Town of Lexington, Virginia Page 108, Image 128 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the Town of Lexington, Of discharging fire-arms or arrows from a bow or cross-bow in streets, playing bandy, throwing snow balls, stones, etc, § 1. If any person, in any street or public alley, shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol...

Ordinances of the Town of Lexington, Of discharging fire-arms or arrows from a bow or cross-bow in streets, playing bandy, throwing snow balls, stones, etc, § 1. If any person, in any street or public alley, shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol or other fire-arms, or play bandy, or throw snow balls, stones or other missiles, or discharge arrows from a bow or cross-bow, he shall be fined not less than one dollar nor more than five dollars.

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Edward Innes Bullock, Commissioner, The General Statutes of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To Which are Prefixed Magna Charta, the Constitution of the United States, the Constitutions of Kentucky, and the Other Documents Ordered by Law Page 669, Image 681 (1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Fines and Penalties. § 3. 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 shall so load the same while on duty, or unnecessarily, or w...

Fines and Penalties. § 3. 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 shall so load the same while on duty, 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 one nor more than five dollars.

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Wade Keyes, The Code of Alabama, 1876 : with References to the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State upon the Construction of the Statutes; and in Which the General and Permenent Acts of the Session of 1876-7 have been Incorporated Page 883, Image 899 (1877) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Offenses Against Public Justice, &c. § 4110. Carrying, concealed, brass knuckles and slung-shots. – Any person who carries, concealed about his person, brass knuckles, slung-shot, or other weapon of like kind or description, shall, on co...

Offenses Against Public Justice, &c. § 4110. Carrying, concealed, brass knuckles and slung-shots. – Any person who carries, concealed about his person, brass knuckles, slung-shot, or other weapon of like kind or description, shall, on conviction thereof, be fined not less than twenty, nor more than two hundred dollars, and may also, at the discretion of the court trying the case, be imprisoned in the county jail, or sentenced to hard labor for the county, for a term not exceeding six months. § 4111. Carrying rifle or shot-gun walking canes. – Any person who shall carry a rifle or shot-gun walking cane, shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than five hundred dollars, nor more than one thousand dollars, and be imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than two years.

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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 1317-1318, Image 287-288 (Washington D.C., 1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Criminal Code, Riots and Unlawful Assemblies at Elections Violence Used Towards Electors, Art. 6490. (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry any gun, pistol, bowie knife, or other dangerous weapon, concealed or unconcealed, on any day of elect...

Criminal Code, Riots and Unlawful Assemblies at Elections Violence Used Towards Electors, Art. 6490. (1) It 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, within a distance of one half mile of any place of election. (2) 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 by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one month: Provided, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any officer of the election, police officer, or other person authorized to preserve the peace on the days of election.

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Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Chicago Page 140, Image 185 (Vol. 5, 1874) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of Chicago: An Ordinance Prohibiting the Sale to or Furnishing Minors with Firearms. § 1. That no person within said city shall sell to or in any manner furnish any minor with any gun, pistol, revolver, or other firearms; and any person...

Ordinances of Chicago: An Ordinance Prohibiting the Sale to or Furnishing Minors with Firearms. § 1. That no person within said city shall sell to or in any manner furnish any minor with any gun, pistol, revolver, or other firearms; and any person offending against this ordinance shall on conviction be fined in a sum not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each offense.

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The General Statutes of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To Which are Prefixed Magna Charta, the Constitution of the United States, the Constitutions of Kentucky, and the Other Documents Ordered by Law Page 345, Image 357 (1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Crimes and Punishments. § 11. If any person shall hunt game with a gun or dogs on the Sabbath, he shall be fined not less than five nor more than fifty dollars for each offense.

R. H. Clark, The Code of the State of Georgia. Second Edition Page 826, Image 844 (1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Act of Feb. 20th, 1873, Hunting on Sunday -- Penalty § 4580. Any person or persons who shall hunt any kind of game with gun or dogs, or both, on the Sabbath day, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction, shall be punished as prescribed...

Act of Feb. 20th, 1873, Hunting on Sunday — Penalty § 4580. Any person or persons who shall hunt any kind of game with gun or dogs, or both, on the Sabbath day, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction, shall be punished as prescribed in section 4310 of this code.

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The Charter, Amendments, and Acts of the Legislature Relating to the Municipal Court, and the Ordinances of the City of Lewiston, Together with the Boundaries of the Several Wards, Regulations Respecting Gunpowder, and an Abstract of the Laws Relating to the Powers and Duties of Cities and Towns Page 43, Image 43 (1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Regulations Relating to Gunpowder, § 1. No person shall keep or have in any shop, store, dwelling house or tenement, in the city of Lewiston, at any one time a larger quantity of gun-powder than one pound, unless he is licensed by the mayor and al...

Regulations Relating to Gunpowder, § 1. No person shall keep or have in any shop, store, dwelling house or tenement, in the city of Lewiston, at any one time a larger quantity of gun-powder than one pound, unless he is licensed by the mayor and aldermen to keep and sell gunpowder, or except as hereinafter provided. § 2. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to sell any gunpowder which may at the time be within said city, in any quantity, by wholesale or retail, without having first obtained from the mayor and aldermen a license to sell gunpowder, and every license shall be written or printed, and duly signed by the mayor, on a paper upon which shall be written or printed a copy of the rules and regulations established by the city relative to keeping, selling and transporting gunpowder within said city; and every such license shall be in force one year from the date thereof, unless revoked by the mayor and aldermen; but such license may, prior to its expiration, be renewed by an endorsement thereon by the mayor, for the further term of one year, and so from year to year, provided, always, that it may at any time be rescinded or revoked by the mayor and aldermen, for good and sufficient reasons. § 3. Every person who shall receive a license to sell gunpowder, as aforesaid, shall pay for the same to the treasurer of the city the sum of three dollars, and for each renewal of the same, the sum of one dollar.

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