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Year: 1888

George Brooks Young, General Statutes of the State of Minnesota in Force January 1, 1889. Complete in Two Volumes Vol. 2 Page 1012, Image 1016 (1888) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Discharging Firearms in Public Places, § 367. A person who willfully discharges any species of firearms, air-gun, or other weapon, or throws any deadly missile in any public place, or in any place where there is any person to be endangered thereby...

Discharging Firearms in Public Places, § 367. A person who willfully discharges any species of firearms, air-gun, or other weapon, or throws any deadly missile in any public place, or in any place where there is any person to be endangered thereby, although no injury to any person shall ensue, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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Charter and Ordinances of the City of La Crosse, with the Rules of the Common Council Page 239-242, Image 242-245 (1888) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of La Crosse, An Ordinance to Provide for Licensing Vendors of Gunpowder and Other Explosive Substances and to Regulate the Storing, Keeping and Conveying of all Dangerous and Explosive Materials and Substances within the City of La Crosse, ...

Ordinances of La Crosse, An Ordinance to Provide for Licensing Vendors of Gunpowder and Other Explosive Substances and to Regulate the Storing, Keeping and Conveying of all Dangerous and Explosive Materials and Substances within the City of La Crosse, and in relation to the Storage and Sale of Lime Therein, § 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep for sale, sell or give away any gunpowder, giant powder, nitro-glycerine, gun-cotton, dynamite or any other explosive substance of like nature or use without having first obtained a license therefor from the city of La Crosse in the manner hereinafter provided. Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five dollars for each offense. . . § 3. It shall be unlawful for any person licensed pursuant to the foregoing sections of this ordinance to have or keep at his or her place of business an amount of gunpowder or other explosive material greater in the aggregate than fifty pounds at any one time, or to keep the same in any other than cases or canisters made of tin, or other metal holding not to exceed ten pounds each. Such gunpowder or other explosive materials shall be kept in places remote from fires and lighted lamps or candles, and where the same may be easily accessible so as to be removed in case of fire. No person shall sell any gunpowder or other explosive material after the lighting of lamps in the evening unless in sealed canisters or cases; and all places where business is carried on under any such license shall have a sign put up in a conspicuous place at or near the front door thereof with the word “gunpowder” painted thereon in large letters. Any person violating any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each offense; and upon any such conviction the common council may at its discretion by resolution duly passed revoke the license of the person so convicted. This ordinance shall not be construed as to prevent persons who are not vendors of the articles mentioned in the title thereof from keeping gunpowder in quantities not exceeding one pound for their own use.

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An Ordinance in Revision of the Ordinances of the City of DeSoto, Jefferson Co., State of Missouri, and for the Government of Said City Page 52, Image 59 (1888) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the City of DeSoto,] § 217. Whenever there shall be found upon the person of anyone who has been found guilty of a breach of the peace, or of conduct calculated to provoke a breach of the peace, any slung shot, pistol, or knuckles o...

[Ordinances of the City of DeSoto,] § 217. Whenever there shall be found upon the person of anyone who has been found guilty of a breach of the peace, or of conduct calculated to provoke a breach of the peace, any slung shot, pistol, 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 or commission of the act aforesaid, such person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

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1888 Utah Laws 166, An Act to Establish a Uniform System of County Governments, ch. 50, § 19, pt. 31.

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To adopt such rules and regulations within their respective counties, except within municipal corporations, with regard to the keeping and storing of every kind of gun powder, [H]ercules powder, giant powder, or other combustible material, as the safet...

To adopt such rules and regulations within their respective counties, except within municipal corporations, with regard to the keeping and storing of every kind of gun powder, [H]ercules powder, giant powder, or other combustible material, as the safety and protection of the lives and property of individuals may require.

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Josiah A.Patterson Campbell, The Revised Code of the Statute Laws of the State of Mississippi: With References to Decisions of the High Court of Errors and Appeals, and of the Supreme Court, Applicable to the Statutes Page 775, Image 775 (1880) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Crimes and Misdemeanors, §2983. If any person assaults and beats another with a cowhide, whip or stick, having at the time in his possession a pistol or other deadly weapon, with intent to intimidate the person assaulted, and prevent him from def...

[Crimes and Misdemeanors, §2983. If any person assaults and beats another with a cowhide, whip or stick, having at the time in his possession a pistol or other deadly weapon, with intent to intimidate the person assaulted, and prevent him from defending himself, he shall on conviction be imprisoned in the penitentiary not longer than ten years.]

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