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Year: 1879

1879 Tex. Crim. Stat. tit. IX, Ch. 4 (Penal Code)

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Art. 318. If any person in this state shall carry on or about his person, saddle, or in his saddle-bags, any pistol, dirk, dagger, slung-shot, sword-cane, spear, brass-knuckles, bowie-knife, or any other kind of knife manufactured or sold for the purposes...

Art. 318. If any person in this state shall carry on or about his person, saddle, or in his saddle-bags, any pistol, dirk, dagger, slung-shot, sword-cane, spear, brass-knuckles, bowie-knife, or any other kind of knife manufactured or sold for the purposes of offense or defense, he shall be punished by fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars; and, in addition thereto, shall forfeit to the county in which he is convicted, the weapon or weapons so carried.

Art. 319. The preceding article shall not apply to a person in actual service as a militiaman, nor to a peace officer or policeman, or person summoned to his aid, not to a revenue or other civil officer engaged in the discharge of official duty, not to the carrying of arms on one’s own premises or place of business, nor to persons traveling, nor to one who has reasonable ground for fearing an unlawful attack upon his person, and the danger is so imminent and threatening as not to admit of the arrest of the party about to make such attack, upon legal process.

Art. 320. If any person shall go into any church or religious assembly, any school room, or other place where persons are assembled for amusement or for educational or scientific purposes, or into any circus, show, or public exhibition of any kind, or into a ball-room, social party, or social gathering, 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 to any other public assembly, and shall have or carry about his person a pistol or other fire-arm, dirk, dagger, slung-shot, sword-cane, spear, brass-knuckles, bowie-knife, or any other kind of a knife manufactured and sold for the purposes of offense and defense, he shall be punished by fine not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars, and shall forfeit to the county the weapon or weapons so found on his person.

Art. 321. The preceding article shall not apply to peace officers, or other persons authorized or permitted by law to carry arms at the places therein designated.

Art. 322. Any person violating any of the provisions of articles 318 and 320, may be arrested without warrant by any peace officer, and carried before the nearest justice of the peace for trial; and any peace officer who shall fail to refuse to arrest such person on his own knowledge, or upon information from some credible person, shall be punished by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars.

Art. 323. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to or be enforced in any county which the governor may designate, by proclamation, as a frontier county and liable to incursions by hostile Indians.

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1879 N.C. Sess. Laws 54, An Act for the Better Protection of Wild Fowl in Carteret County, ch. 46, § 1.

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That it shall not be lawful for any person in the hunting of wild fowl in Carteret County to use any gun other than can be fired from the shoulder.

George W. Cothran, The Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois, Embracing All Laws of a General Nature in Force July 1, 1883, with Notes and References to Judicial Decisions Construing their Provisions Page 453, Image 512 (1884) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Deadly Weapons, Disorderly Conduct. Disturbing the Peace. § 56. Whoever willfully disturbs the peace and quiet of any neighborhood or family by loud or unusual noises, or by tumultuous or offensive carriage threatening, traducing, quarreling, chal...

Deadly Weapons, Disorderly Conduct. Disturbing the Peace. § 56. Whoever willfully disturbs the peace and quiet of any neighborhood or family by loud or unusual noises, or by tumultuous or offensive carriage threatening, traducing, quarreling, challenging to fight or fighting, or whoever shall carry concealed weapons, or in a threatening manner display any pistol, knife, slungshot, brass, steel or iron knuckles, or other deadly weapon, shall be fined nof exceeding one hundred dollars.

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J. M. Falkner, The Code of Ordinances of the City Council of Montgomery, with the Charter Page151, Image 151 (1879) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the City of Montgomery,] § 449. Any person who fires or discharges, or causes to be fired or discharged, any pistol, gun, cannon, anvil, or anything of like kind or character; or who lets off or discharges any rocket, fire-crackers,...

[Ordinances of the City of Montgomery,] § 449. Any person who fires or discharges, or causes to be fired or discharged, any pistol, gun, cannon, anvil, or anything of like kind or character; or who lets off or discharges any rocket, fire-crackers, squib or other fire-works, without first having obtained permission of the Mayor, who shall designate the place where such firing may be done, must, on conviction, be fined not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars.

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Revised Ordinances of the City of Salina, Together with the Act Governing Cities of the Second Class: Also a Complete List of the Officers of Salina During its Organization as a Town and City of the Second and Third Class Page 99, Image 100 (1879) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Salina, An Ordinance Relating to the Carrying of Deadly Weapons, § 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person to carry on or about his person any pistol, bowie knife, dirk, or other deadly or dangerous weapon, anywhere w...

Ordinances of the City of Salina, An Ordinance Relating to the Carrying of Deadly Weapons, § 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person to carry on or about his person any pistol, bowie knife, dirk, or other deadly or dangerous weapon, anywhere within the limits of the city of Salina, save and except as hereinafter provided. § 2. This ordinance shall not apply to cases when any person carrying any weapon above mentioned is engaged in the pursuit of any lawful business, calling or employment and the circumstances in which such person is placed at the time aforesaid, are such as to justify a prudent man in carrying such weapon, for the defense of his person, property or family, nor to cases where any person shall carry such weapon openly in his hands, for the purpose of sale, barter, or for repairing the same, or for use in any lawful occupation requiring the use of the same. § 3. Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof before the police court, be fined in any sum not less that twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars.

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J.C. Moreland, Charter and Ordinances of the City of Portland and Table of Grades: Together with the Rules of Order, Reports of officers, etc. Page 207, Image 212 (1879) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances [of the City of Portland], Concerning Offenses and Disorderly Conduct, § 2. The City of Portland does ordain as follows... That any person or persons who shall fire any pistol, gun or rifle, or any other species of fire-arms, within the...

Ordinances [of the City of Portland], Concerning Offenses and Disorderly Conduct, § 2. The City of Portland does ordain as follows… That any person or persons who shall fire any pistol, gun or rifle, or any other species of fire-arms, within the corporate limits of the city, shall, on conviction thereof before the Police Court, be fined not less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars: Provided, That all circumstances of necessity may be plead as a defense to the offense described in this section; and, provided further, that the Chief of Police may permit upon the national holidays and other days of public celebration any appropriate display of firearms named in this section.

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1879 N.C. Sess. Laws 231, An Act to Make the Carrying of Concealed Weapons a Misdemeanor, ch. 127, §§1, 2, 4.

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§ 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person in this state, except when upon his own premises, to carry concealed about his person any pistol, bowie-knife, dirk, dagger, slungshot, loaded cane, brass, iron or metallic knuckes or other deadly weap...

§ 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person in this state, except when upon his own premises, to carry concealed about his person any pistol, bowie-knife, dirk, dagger, slungshot, loaded cane, brass, iron or metallic knuckes or other deadly weapon of like kind. § 2. That any person offending against section one of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined or imprisoned in the discretion of the court. . . . § 4. Any person being off his own premises and having upon his person any deadly weapon described in section one, such possession shall be prima facie evidence of the concealment thereof.

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Michael Augustus Daugherty, The Revised Statutes and Other Acts of a General Nature of the State of Ohio: In Force January 1, 1880. Vol. 2 Page 1655, Image 453 (1879) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Offenses Against Public Policy, § 7007. Whoever plays bullets along or across any street, in any municipal corporation, or runs any horse, shoots or fires any gun or pistol at a target, within the limits of any municipal corporation, shall be fin...

[Offenses Against Public Policy, § 7007. Whoever plays bullets along or across any street, in any municipal corporation, or runs any horse, shoots or fires any gun or pistol at a target, within the limits of any municipal corporation, shall be fined not more than fifty nor less than five dollars.]

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1879 Mo. Laws 90, An Act To Prohibit The Discharge Of Firearms In The Immediate Vicinity Of Any Courthouse, Church Or Building Used For School Or College Purposes, § 1.

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Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person in this State, except he be a sheriff or other officer, in the discharge of official duty to discharge or fire off any gun, pistol or fire-arms of any description in the immediate vicinity of any court hous...

Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person in this State, except he be a sheriff or other officer, in the discharge of official duty to discharge or fire off any gun, pistol or fire-arms of any description in the immediate vicinity of any court house, church or building used for school or college purposes.

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1879 Mich. Pub. Acts 43-44, Local Acts, An Act To Amend . . . An Act To Incorporate The Village Of Constantine, § 12

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The common council shall have full power and authority to . . . regulate the keeping and sale of gunpowder in said village[.]