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Year: 1883

Edward D. McLaughlin, The Revised Statutes and Codes of the State of Washington Page 1042, Image 1094 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Sale of Toy Pistols to Children, It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to sell or offer for sale, any toy pistols within this state, and every person who shall sell, give, furnish, or cause to be furnished to any person under the age of sixtee...

Sale of Toy Pistols to Children, It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to sell or offer for sale, any toy pistols within this state, and every person who shall sell, give, furnish, or cause to be furnished to any person under the age of sixteen years, any pistol, toy pistol or other pocket weapon, in which explosives may be used, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be fined in any sum not less than five, nor more than twenty-five dollars.

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1883 Kan. Sess. Laws 159, An Act to Prevent Selling, Trading or Giving Deadly Weapons or Toy Pistols to Minors, and to Provide Punishment Therefor, ch. 106, §§ 1-2.

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§ 1. Any person who shall sell, trade, give, loan or otherwise furnish any pistol, revolver or toy pistol, by which cartridges or caps may be exploded, or any dirk, bowie-knife, brass knuckles, slung shot, or other dangerous weapons to any minor, ...

§ 1. Any person who shall sell, trade, give, loan or otherwise furnish any pistol, revolver or toy pistol, by which cartridges or caps may be exploded, or any dirk, bowie-knife, brass knuckles, slung shot, or other dangerous weapons to any minor, or to any person of notoriously unsound mind, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction before any court of competent jurisdiction, be fined not less than five nor more than one hundred dollars. § 2. Any minor who shall have in his possession any pistol, revolver or toy pistol, by which cartridges may be exploded, or any dirk, bowie-knife, brass knuckles, slung shot or other dangerous weapon, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction before any court of competent jurisdiction shall be fined not less than one nore more than ten dollars.

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1883 Mich. Pub. Acts 144, An Act To Prevent The Sale And Use Of Toy Pistols, § 1.

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That no person shall sell, give, or furnish to any child under the age of thirteen years, any cartridge of any form or material, or any pistol, gun, or other mechanical contrivance, specially arranged or designated for the explosion of the same.

Revised Ordinances of the City of Danville Page 66, Image 133 (1883) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Danville. Concealed Weapons. § 22. Whoever shall carry concealed upon or about his person any pistol, revolver, derringer, bowie-knife, dirk, slung-shot, metallic knuckles, or a razor, as a weapon, or any other deadly wea...

Ordinances of the City of Danville. Concealed Weapons. § 22. Whoever shall carry concealed upon or about his person any pistol, revolver, derringer, bowie-knife, dirk, slung-shot, metallic knuckles, or a razor, as a weapon, or any other deadly weapon of like character, capable or being concealed upon the person, or whoever shall in a threatening or boisterous manner, flourish or display the same, shall be fined not less than one dollar, nor more than one hundred dollars; and in addition to the said penalty shall, upon the order of the magistrate before whom such conviction is had, forfeits the weapon so carried to the city.

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General Laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations to Which are Prefixed the Constitutions of the United States and of the State Page 372, Image 388 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Firearms and Fire-works. § 7. No person shall sell to any child under the age of fifteen years, without the written consent of a parent or guardian of such child, any cartridge or fixed ammunition of which any fulminate is a component part, or any...

Firearms and Fire-works. § 7. No person shall sell to any child under the age of fifteen years, without the written consent of a 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 such cartridge or of any fulminate. § 8. Every person violating the provisions of the foregoing section shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than twenty dollars for each offence.

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1883 Mich. Pub. Acts 6, An Act To Amend . . . Acts Relating To The Protection Of Game, § 4.

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No person or persons shall at any time kill or attempt to kill, any wild duck or other wild fowl with or by means of a swivel or punt gun, or by means or use of any battery, sunken boat, or other device similar to a battery, or rob or destroy the nests...

No person or persons shall at any time kill or attempt to kill, any wild duck or other wild fowl with or by means of a swivel or punt gun, or by means or use of any battery, sunken boat, or other device similar to a battery, or rob or destroy the nests of any wild duck or wild goose or brant, or in any manner kill or molest the same, at night or at any time, on their nesting places.

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1883 Ohio Laws 222, An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Toy Pistols in the State of Ohio, § 1.

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That it shall be unlawful for any firm, company or person in the state of Ohio, to sell or exhibit for sale any pistol manufactured out of any metallic or hard substance, commonly known as the "toy pistol"; to a minor under the age of fourteen years; a...

That it shall be unlawful for any firm, company or person in the state of Ohio, to sell or exhibit for sale any pistol manufactured out of any metallic or hard substance, commonly known as the “toy pistol”; to a minor under the age of fourteen years; any firm company or person violating the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars, or be imprisoned not less than ten days nor more than twenty days, or both, and shall be liable to a civil action in damages ot any person injured by such sale.

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John Purdon, A Digest of the Laws of Pennsylvania: From the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred to the Sixth Day of July, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Three.11th Edition Page 423-424, Image 472-473 (Vol. 1, 1885) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Crimes, Carrying and Sale of Explosives, § 113. Any person who shall knowingly and willfully sell or cause to be sold to any person under sixteen years of age, any cannon, revolver, pistol or other such deadly weapon, or who shall knowingly and wi...

Crimes, Carrying and Sale of Explosives, § 113. Any person who shall knowingly and willfully sell or cause to be sold to any person under sixteen years of age, any cannon, revolver, pistol or other such deadly weapon, or who shall knowingly and willfully sell, or cause to be sold, to any such minor, any imitation or toy cannon, revolver or pistol so made, constructed or arranged as to be capable of being loaded with gunpowder or other explosive substance, cartridges, shot, slugs or balls and being exploded, fired off and discharged, and thereby become a dangerous or deadly weapon, or who shall knowingly and willfully sell, or cause to be sold to any such minor, any cartridge, gunpowder or other dangerous and explosive substance, shall in every such case, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding three hundred dollars.

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Lewis M. Switzler, General Ordinances of the Town of Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, Revised, Published and Promulgated by Authority of the Board of Trustees of Said Town, in the Year 1883. To Which are Prefaced the General and Special Acts of the Legislature Concerning Said Town; Also, the Constitutional Provisions and Various General Laws, and References to Laws, Affecting Municipal Corporations in the State of Missouri Page 79, Image 80 (1883) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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§ 128. Any person who shall be guilty of carrying concealed about his person any pistol, dirk, bowie knife, or other weapon, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not less than five dollars for every such offence.

1883 Tenn. Pub. Acts 17, A Bill to Be Entitled An Act to Prevent the Sale, Loan or Gift of Pistol Cartridges in This State, ch. 13.

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[I]t shall be unlawful for any person or persons to buy or sell or give away any pistol cartridges in this state. . . [A]ny person or persons violating this Act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined not less than t...

[I]t shall be unlawful for any person or persons to buy or sell or give away any pistol cartridges in this state. . . [A]ny person or persons violating this Act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined not less than twenty-five or more than one hundred dollars. . . [P]rovided, however, that nothing in this act shall be construed to interfere with the sale of cartridges for rifle guns or shot guns, or cartridges for army or navy pistols.

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