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Year: 1873

Edmund William McGregor Mackey, The Revised Statutes of the State of South Carolina, Prepared by Commissioners under an Act of the General Assembly, Approved March 9, 1869, to Which is Prefixed the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of South Carolina Page 710, Image 788 (1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Of Offenses Against the Person, § 7. Whoever shall challenge another to fight at sword, pistol, rapier, or any other dangerous weapon, or who shall accept any such challenge, shall, for every offense, on conviction thereof, be deprived of the righ...

Of Offenses Against the Person, § 7. Whoever shall challenge another to fight at sword, pistol, rapier, or any other dangerous weapon, or who shall accept any such challenge, shall, for every offense, on conviction thereof, be deprived of the right of suffrage, and be disabled forever from holding any office of profit or honor under this State, and shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary for a term not exceeding two years, at the discretion of the Court.

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Wm. McPherson, Charter and Revised Ordinances of the City of Los Angeles, with Three Appendixes Page 39, Image 40 (1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the City of Los Angeles,] §23. No person or persons shall fire any gun, pistol, or rifle, or other description of fire-arms, or discharge any air-gun whatever within the fire limits of the city, or in any corral, yard or street with...

[Ordinances of the City of Los Angeles,] §23. No person or persons shall fire any gun, pistol, or rifle, or other description of fire-arms, or discharge any air-gun whatever within the fire limits of the city, or in any corral, yard or street within said fire limits, under a penalty of five dollars for the first offence; ten dollars for the second offence, and for the third offence, not more than fifty dollars and imprisonment at the discretion of the Mayor, not exceeding ten days.

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1873 Mo. Laws 215, An Act To Amend The Charter Of The Town Of Canton . . . , § 10.

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The Board of Trustees shall have power and authority to . . . regulate the storage of gunpowder, tar pitch, rosin and other combustible materials[.]

1873 La. Acts 117, An Act Conferring Certain Additional Powers and Privileges on the Metairie Cemetery Association, and to Punish Trespassers, § 1.

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And any person who shall willfully destroy, mutilate, deface, injure or remove any tomb, monument, gravestone, or other structure placed therein, or shall willfully destroy, cut, break or remove any tree, shrub or plant within the limits of said cemete...

And any person who shall willfully destroy, mutilate, deface, injure or remove any tomb, monument, gravestone, or other structure placed therein, or shall willfully destroy, cut, break or remove any tree, shrub or plant within the limits of said cemetery, or shoot or discharge any gun or firearms within said limits, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction thereof, before any court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction, be punished by a fine at the discretion of the judge, according to the aggravation of the offense, of not less than five dollars, nor more than fifty dollars for each and every offense.

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1873 Nev. Stat. 118, An Act to Amend an Act Entitled “An Act Concerning Crimes and Punishments,” Approved November Twenty-Sixth, Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-One, ch. 62, § 1.

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. . . Any person in this State, having, carrying, or procuring from another person, any dirk, dirk knife, sword, sword cane, pistol, gun, or other deadly weapon, who shall in the presence of two or more persons, draw or exhibit any of said deadly weapo...

. . . Any person in this State, having, carrying, or procuring from another person, any dirk, dirk knife, sword, sword cane, pistol, gun, or other deadly weapon, who shall in the presence of two or more persons, draw or exhibit any of said deadly weapons, in a rude, angry, or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense, or who shall in any manner unlawfully use the same in any fight or quarrel, the person or persons so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or shall be imprisoned in the County Jail for a term not exceeding six months; provided, nevertheless, that no Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Marshal, Constable, or other peace officer shall be held to answer under the provisions of this Act, for drawing or exhibiting any of the weapons hereinbefore mentioned, while in the lawful discharge of his or their duties. It shall be the duty of all military, civil, and peace officers in this State to be vigilant in carrying the provisions of this Act into full force and effect.

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