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Year: 1886

1886 Md. Laws 315, An Act to Prevent the Carrying of Guns, Pistols, Dirk-knives, Razors, Billies or Bludgeons by any Person in Calvert County, on the Days of Election in said County, Within One Mile of the Polls, ch. 189, § 1

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That from and after the passage of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person in Calvert County to carry, on the days of election and primary election, within three hundred yards of the polls, secretly, or otherwise, any gun, pistol, dirk, dirk-kn...

That from and after the passage of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person in Calvert County to carry, on the days of election and primary election, within three hundred yards of the polls, secretly, or otherwise, any gun, pistol, dirk, dirk-knife, razor, billy or bludgeon, and any person violating the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof by the Circuit Court of Calvert County . . . shall be fined not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars for each offense. . .

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Isham White, The Laws and Ordinances of the City of Denver, Colorado Page 355, Image 355 (1886) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Vehicles for Transporting Powder, Sec. 14. No wagon, dray, cart or other vehicle loaded, in whole or in part, with gunpowder or gun-cotton, shall be permitted to stand or remain on any street, alley, highway or place in said city, except when unavoidab...

Vehicles for Transporting Powder, Sec. 14. No wagon, dray, cart or other vehicle loaded, in whole or in part, with gunpowder or gun-cotton, shall be permitted to stand or remain on any street, alley, highway or place in said city, except when unavoidably detained, and every magazine, safe, box or keg used for storing or transporting, and all vehicles employed in hauling gunpowder or gun-cotton within the city, shall have the word “Powder” painted upon both sides of the same in large letters.

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Charter and Ordinances of the City of Olympia: Also General Laws of Washington Territory, Relative to the Government of Incorporated Cities and Towns Page 90, Image 94 (1886) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of [Olympia Washington], An Ordinance to Regulate the Transportation, Storage and Sale of Gunpowder, Dynamite, and Nitro-glycerine within the City of Olympia. The City of Olympia does ordain as follows: § 1. Any person or persons who sh...

Ordinances of [Olympia Washington], An Ordinance to Regulate the Transportation, Storage and Sale of Gunpowder, Dynamite, and Nitro-glycerine within the City of Olympia. The City of Olympia does ordain as follows: § 1. Any person or persons who shall store any gunpowder, giantpowder, dynamite or nitro-glycerine, in any combustible form, within the fire limits of the City of Olympia, or in any building or place within three hundred yards of the dwelling house or building of another within the City of Olympia, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not greater than one hundred dollars nor less than twenty-five dollars. Provided, That any person may keep gunpowder in any quantity not to exceed fifty pounds at any one time, within such limits or places for private use or sale.

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1886 Md. Laws 730, An Act to Amend . . . An Act To Revise And Consolidate The Several Acts Relating To The Protection Of Game, sub § 4

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(description of protected zone with hunting limited to coastal landowners) . . . and any person violating this section, shall, on conviction thereof, before any Justice of the Peace or Circuit Court of the county where such violation occurs, be subject...

(description of protected zone with hunting limited to coastal landowners) . . . and any person violating this section, shall, on conviction thereof, before any Justice of the Peace or Circuit Court of the county where such violation occurs, be subject to a penalty for each offense of not less than fifty dollars . . .

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E.W. Rector, Digester, Digest of the Laws and Ordinances of the City of Hot Springs, with the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, General Incorporation Laws of the State and Amendments Thereto, Applicable to the Cities of the First-Class, and in Force on the 1st of January, 1887 Page 61, Image 258 (1887) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the] City of Hot Springs, §131. That no person shall carry gun powder, giant powder, dynamite, nitro-glycerine or blasting powder on any vehicle in any part of the city, unless the same shall be secured in kegs, boxes or canisters, ...

[Ordinances of the] City of Hot Springs, §131. That no person shall carry gun powder, giant powder, dynamite, nitro-glycerine or blasting powder on any vehicle in any part of the city, unless the same shall be secured in kegs, boxes or canisters, sufficiently close to prevent the grains thereof from falling out, and be laid upon or covered over with sheets of canvas or other cloth, and such vehicles shall not be allowed to remain on the streets or sidewalks for more than one hour while containing such gun powder or explosives above mentioned. § 132. That it shall be unlawful to erect or build a powder magazine, or a magazine for any of the explosives mentioned in this ordinance, in the city, within three hundred yards of any other building; and, Provided, That in no case shall it be lawful to build or erect any such magazine in the city unless the same be erected in a safe and secure way, and under permission of the council of the city.

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1886 Miss. Laws 19, An Act To Amend § 557 and 585, Code of 1880, so as to Increase the Public Revenue, and Provide for the Faithful Collection of the Same, ch. 2, § 1.

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[Shooting Galleries]. On each shooting gallery or target, gun, or similar contrivance, by whatsoever name called – 25.00.

1886 N.J. Laws 358, An Act to Regulate the Manufacture and Storage of Gun Powder, Dynamite and Other Explosives, § 1.

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. . . nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent any person or persons from storing in any fire-proof magazines any quantity of gun powder or blasting powder not exceeding in quantity two thousand pounds, within the said distance of one th...

. . . nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent any person or persons from storing in any fire-proof magazines any quantity of gun powder or blasting powder not exceeding in quantity two thousand pounds, within the said distance of one thousand feet of a public road; and provided, further, that the prohibition in this act contained shall not apply to any establishment, storehouse or building heretofore erected and used for the manufacturing, storing or keeping of any of said explosives.

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Isham White, The Laws and Ordinances of the City of Denver, Colorado Page 369, Image 370 (1886) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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City of Denver, Slung Shot – Brass Knuckles, § 10. Whenever there shall be found upon the person of anyone who is guilty of a breach of the peace, or of conduct calculated to provoke a breach of the peace, any slung shot, colt, or knuckles o...

City of Denver, Slung Shot – Brass Knuckles, § 10. Whenever there shall be found upon the person of anyone who is guilty of a breach of the peace, or of conduct calculated to provoke a breach of the peace, any slung shot, colt, or knuckles of lead, brass or other metal, or, when upon trial, evidence shall be adduced proving that such weapons were in the possession or on the person of anyone while in the act of commission of the acts aforesaid, such person shall upon conviction be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than three hundred dollars.

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1886 N.J. Laws 358, An Act to Regulate the Manufacture and Storage of Gun Powder, Dynamite and Other Explosive, ch. 250, § 1.

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That no person or persons or corporations shall after the passage of this act, be permitted within this state to erect, have or maintain, or cause to be erected, had or maintained any establishment, storehouse or building in which in which shall be man...

That no person or persons or corporations shall after the passage of this act, be permitted within this state to erect, have or maintain, or cause to be erected, had or maintained any establishment, storehouse or building in which in which shall be manufactured, stored or kept any gun powder, blasting powder, dualin, dynamite, forcite, giant powder, nitro-glycerine, or any powder or materials of which nitro-glycerine is an essential ingredient or forms a component part, or any other explosive within the distance of one thousand feet from any public road; and every person or corporation offending against the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars[.]

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John Prentiss Poe, The Maryland Code : Public Local Laws, Adopted by the General Assembly of Maryland March 14, 1888. Including also the Public Local Acts of the Session of 1888 incorporated therein Page 1379, Image 304 (Vol. 2, 1888) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Wild Fowl. § 280. It shall be lawful to shoot teal ducks, mallards, black ducks, bald pates, and all other ducks known as marsh ducks, in any manner other than by swivel, gun or big gun, from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset eve...

Wild Fowl. § 280. It shall be lawful to shoot teal ducks, mallards, black ducks, bald pates, and all other ducks known as marsh ducks, in any manner other than by swivel, gun or big gun, from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset every day, from the fifteenth day of August to the first day of October of each year, on the waters of the Chesapeake bay, lying and being within the bounds prescribed by section 278.

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