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Year: 1881

Tombstone, Ariz., Ordinance 9 (Apr. 19, 1881)

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1. It is hereby declared unlawful for any person to carry deadly weapons, concealed or otherwise (except the same be carried openly in sight, and in the hand) within the limits of the City of Tombstone. 2. This provision does not extend to persons imme...

1. It is hereby declared unlawful for any person to carry deadly weapons, concealed or otherwise (except the same be carried openly in sight, and in the hand) within the limits of the City of Tombstone.

2. This provision does not extend to persons immediately leaving or entering the city who with good faith and within reasonable time dispense with their deadly weapons.

3. All officers of the law and their deputies are not bound by this decree in the execution of their duties.

4. Any person or persons violating this ordinance shall be found guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined a sum of two hundred and fifty dollars or shall be imprisoned in the city jail for 30 days or both.

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Colo. Rev. Stat 1774, Carrying Concealed Weapons—Penalty—Search Without Warrant—Jurisdiction of Justice, § 248.

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No person, unless authorized so to do by the chief of police of a city, mayor of a town or the sheriff of a county, shall use or carry concealed upon his person any firearms, as defined by law, nor any pistol, revolver, bowie knife, dagger, sling shot,...

No person, unless authorized so to do by the chief of police of a city, mayor of a town or the sheriff of a county, shall use or carry concealed upon his person any firearms, as defined by law, nor any pistol, revolver, bowie knife, dagger, sling shot, brass knuckles or other deadly weapon . . . .

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J.H. Johnston, The Revised Charter and Ordinances of the City of Boonville, Mo. Revised and Collated, A.D. 1881 Page 44, Image 44 (1881) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Boonville, General Powers of the Mayor and Board of Councilmen, § 13. To regulate the storage of gun powder and other combustible materials; and generally provide for the prevention of fires within the city.

Harvey Bostwick Hurd, Late Commissioner, The Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois. 1882. Comprising the “Revised Statutes of 1874,” and All Amendments Thereto, Together with the General Acts of 1875, 1877, 1879, 1881 and 1882, Being All the General Statutes of the State, in Force on the First Day of December, 1882 Page 375, Image 392 (1882) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Deadly Weapons: Selling or Giving to Minor. § 54b. Whoever, not being the father, guardian, or employer or the minor herein named, by himself or agent, shall sell, give, loan, hire or barter, or shall offer to sell, give, loan, hire or barter to a...

Deadly Weapons: Selling or Giving to Minor. § 54b. Whoever, not being the father, guardian, or employer or the minor herein named, by himself or agent, shall sell, give, loan, hire or barter, or shall offer to sell, give, loan, hire or barter to any minor within this state, any pistol, revolver, derringer, bowie knife, dirk or other deadly weapon of like character, capable of being secreted upon the person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty-five dollars ($25), nor more than two hundred ($200).

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Charles Allen, Report of the Commissioners on the Revision of the Statutes Page 333, Image 30 (Vol. 2, 1881) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Fire Arms, § 18. There shall be in each county, where the manufacture of fire-arms is carried on, provers of fire-arms, not more than six in number, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the council, who shall prove all musket b...

Fire Arms, § 18. There shall be in each county, where the manufacture of fire-arms is carried on, provers of fire-arms, not more than six in number, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the council, who shall prove all musket barrels and pistol barrels which, being sufficiently ground, bored and breeched, are offered to them to be proved. § 19. All musket barrels and pistol barrels manufactured in this commonwealth shall, before they are sold or stocked, be proved by one of the provers with a ball suited to the bore of the barrel and with a charge of powder equal in weight to the ball. The powder used in such proof shall be such that one ounce thereof in a howitzer of four and a half inch caliber at elevation of forty-five degrees shall be of sufficient power to carry a twelve-pound shot one hundred and thirty yards; or that one ounce therof in a howitzer of five and a half inch caliber at an elevation of forty-five degrees shall be sufficient to carry a twenty-four pound shot eighty yards.

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John H. Cherry, Digest of the Laws and Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, with the Constitution of the State of Arkansas; General Incorporation Laws; and All Acts of the General Assembly Relating to the City; in Force March 10, 1882 Page 168, Image 353 (1882) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, § 399. It shall not be lawful for any person to wear under his clothes, or concealed about his person, any pistol or colt, or slung-shot, or cross-knuckles, or knuckles of lead, brass or other metal; or bowie...

Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, § 399. It shall not be lawful for any person to wear under his clothes, or concealed about his person, any pistol or colt, or slung-shot, or cross-knuckles, or knuckles of lead, brass or other metal; or bowie-knife, dirk-knife, or dirk or dagger, or any knife resembling a bowie-knife, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon, within the city of Little Rock; and whoever shall violate this section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars, and double that sum for each repetition of such offense or violation.

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Revised Statutes of the State of Delaware, of Eight Hundred and Fifty-Two. As They Have Since Been Amended, Together with the Additional Laws of a Public and General Nature, Which Have Been Enacted Since the Publication of the Revised Code of Eighteen Fifty-Two. To the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-Three; to Which are Added the Constitutions of the United States and of this State, the Declaration of Independence, and Appendix Page 987, Image 1048 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act Providing for the Punishment of Persons Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapons. § 3. That it shall be unlawful for any person, either in jest or otherwise, intentionally to point a gun, pistol, or other fire-arms at or towards any person at any ...

An Act Providing for the Punishment of Persons Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapons. § 3. That it shall be unlawful for any person, either in jest or otherwise, intentionally to point a gun, pistol, or other fire-arms at or towards any person at any time or place. Any person violating any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars and the cost of prosecution, and should death result to any person by the discharge of such gun, pistol, or other fire-arm while so pointed, the person so pointing the same shall be guilty of manslaughter when such killing shall not amount to murder, and shall be punished accordingly.

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1881 Ark. Acts 192, An Act to Preserve the Public Peace and Prevent Crime, ch. XCVI (96), § 3.

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Any person who shall sell, barter or exchange, or otherwise dispose of, or in any manner furnish to any person any person [sic] any dirk or bowie knife, or a sword or a spear in a cane, brass or metal knucks, or any pistol, of any kind whatever, except...

Any person who shall sell, barter or exchange, or otherwise dispose of, or in any manner furnish to any person any person [sic] any dirk or bowie knife, or a sword or a spear in a cane, brass or metal knucks, or any pistol, of any kind whatever, except such as are used in the army or navy of the United States, and known as the navy pistol, or any kind of cartridge, for any pistol, or any person who shall keep any such arms or cartridges for sale, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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Charter of the City of New Haven Page 142-143, Image 241-242 (1881) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Charter of the City of New Haven. Trade. § 18. No person shall sell to any child under the age of sixteen years, without the written consent of the parent or guardian of such child, any cartridge or fixed ammunition of which any fulminate is a com...

Charter of the City of New Haven. Trade. § 18. No person shall sell to any child under the age of sixteen years, without the written consent of the parent or guardian of such child, any cartridge or fixed ammunition of which any fulminate is a component part, or any gun, pistol or other mechanical contrivance arranged for the explosion of cartridge, or of any fulminate.

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The Revised Statutes of Indiana: Containing, Also, the United States and Indiana Constitutions and an Appendix of Historical Documents. Vol. 1 Page 366, Image 388 (1881) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Crimes. § 1957. Attacking Public Conveyance. 56. Whoever maliciously or mischievously shoots a gun, rifle, pistol, or other missile or weapon, or throws a stone, stick, club, or other substance whatever, at or against any stage-coach, locomotive, ...

Crimes. § 1957. Attacking Public Conveyance. 56. Whoever maliciously or mischievously shoots a gun, rifle, pistol, or other missile or weapon, or throws a stone, stick, club, or other substance whatever, at or against any stage-coach, locomotive, railroad-car, or train of cars, or street-car on any railroad in this State, or at or against any wharf-boat, steamboat, or other water-craft, shall be imprisoned in the county jail not more than one year nor less than thirty days, and fined not more than one hundred dollars nor less than ten dollars.

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