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Year: 1890

1890 Okla. Sess. Laws 447-48, Crime and Punishment: Homicide, ch. 25, art. 17, § 24.

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Every person guilty of making or keeping gunpowder or saltpeter within any city or village, in any quantity of manner such as is prohibited by law or by any ordinance of said city or village, in consequence whereof any explosion occurs whereby any huma...

Every person guilty of making or keeping gunpowder or saltpeter within any city or village, in any quantity of manner such as is prohibited by law or by any ordinance of said city or village, in consequence whereof any explosion occurs whereby any human being is killed, is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree.

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1890 S.D. Sess. Laws 72, An Act to Provide for the Incorporation of Cities and Their Classification According to Population, art. 5, § 1, pt. 53.

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To regulate and prevent the storage of gun powder, tar, pitch, resin, coal, oil, benzine [sic], turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitro-glycerine, petroleum, or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material, and the use of lights in ...

To regulate and prevent the storage of gun powder, tar, pitch, resin, coal, oil, benzine [sic], turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitro-glycerine, petroleum, or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material, and the use of lights in stables, shops and other places, and the building of bonfires; also to regulate and restrain the use of fire works, fire crackers, torpedoes, roman candles, sky rockets, and other pyrotechnic displays.

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1890 Okla. Sess. Laws 480, Crimes And Punishment: Crimes against the Public Peace, ch. 25, art. 39, § 21.

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Every person who willfully discharges any species of firearm, air gun, or other weapon, or throws any other 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, i...

Every person who willfully discharges any species of firearm, air gun, or other weapon, or throws any other 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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General Laws Relating to Incorporated Towns of Indian Territory Page 43, Image 39 (1890) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Revised Ordinances of the Town of Checotah, [An Ordinance Requiring Persons Engaged in Certain Businesses or Avocations to Procure a License for so Doing and Providing of Penalty for Failure so to do, § 1. That the licenses hereinafter named shall...

Revised Ordinances of the Town of Checotah, [An Ordinance Requiring Persons Engaged in Certain Businesses or Avocations to Procure a License for so Doing and Providing of Penalty for Failure so to do, § 1. That the licenses hereinafter named shall be fixed, imposed and collected at the following rates and sums, and it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to exercise or pursue any of the following avocations or businesses within the corporate limits of Checotah without having first obtained a license therefor from the proper authority, having paid for the same in lawful money of the united States as hereinafter provided,] 29th. Pistol or shooting Gallery – For each and every pistol and shooting gallery, per month, five dollars.

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1890 Okla. Sess. Laws 475-75, Crime and Punishment: Of Crimes against the Public Health and Safety, ch. 25, art. 38, §§ 18-19.

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§ 18. Every person who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, or sells or offers or keeps for sale, or gives or disposes of any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, or of any similar kind, is guilty of a misdemeanor. &...

§ 18. Every person who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, or sells or offers or keeps for sale, or gives or disposes of any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, or of any similar kind, is guilty of a misdemeanor. § 19. Every person who carries upon his person, whether concealed or not, or uses or attempts to use against another, any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, or of any similar kind, is guilty of a felony.

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1890 R.I. Pub. Laws 17, An Act In Amendment Of And IN Addition to Chapter 94 Of The Public Statutes Of Birds, § 6

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§ 6. Every person who shall at any time of year, take, kill or destroy any quail or partridge, by means of any trap, snare, net or spring, or who shall construct, erect, set, repair, maintain or tend any trap, snare, net, or spring for the purpose...

§ 6. Every person who shall at any time of year, take, kill or destroy any quail or partridge, by means of any trap, snare, net or spring, or who shall construct, erect, set, repair, maintain or tend any trap, snare, net, or spring for the purpose of taking, killing or destroying any quail or patridge, or who shall shoot any water fowl by means or by the use of any battery, swivel, punt or pivot gun, shall be fined for each offence, twenty dollars. Provided, however, that at such seasons as the taking, killing or destroying of such birds is prohibited by this chapter, any person may snare on his own land.

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John E. Breazeale, The Revised Statutes of South Carolina, Containing the Code of Civil Procedure, and the Criminal Statutes. Also The Constitutions of the United States and of the State, and the Rules of the Supreme and of the Circuit Courts of the State Page 431, Image 529 (Vol. 2, 1894) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Chapter XXVIII Violations of the License Laws by Insurance and Other Companies, Emigrant Agents, owners or shows, etc., Persons Selling Pistols, etc. §490. No person or corporation within the limits of this State shall sell or offer for sale any p...

Chapter XXVIII Violations of the License Laws by Insurance and Other Companies, Emigrant Agents, owners or shows, etc., Persons Selling Pistols, etc. §490. No person or corporation within the limits of this State shall sell or offer for sale any pistol, rifle, cartridge or pistol cartridge less than .45 caliber, or metal knuckles, without first obtaining a license from the county in which such person or corporation is doing business so to do. The County Board of Commissioners of the several Counties of this State are authorized to issue licenses in their respective Counties for the sale of pistols and pistol and rifle cartridges of less than .45 caliber, and metal knuckles, upon the payment to the County Treasurer by the person or corporation so applying for said license of the sum of twenty-five dollars annually; and any person who shall sell or offer for sale any pistol, or pistol or rifle cartridge of less than .45 caliber, or metal knuckles, without having obtained the license provided in this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both, at the discretion of the court.

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Leander G Pitman The Statutes of Oklahoma, 1890. (From the Laws Passed by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory) Page 496, Image 512 (Guthrie, 1891) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Crimes and Punishment. § 7. It shall be unlawful for any person, except a peace officer, to carry into any church or religious assembly, any school room or other place where persons are assembled for public worship, for amusement, or for education...

Crimes and Punishment. § 7. It shall be unlawful for any person, except a peace officer, to carry into any church or religious assembly, any school room or other place where persons are assembled for public worship, for amusement, or for educational or scientific purposes, or into any circus, show or public exhibition of any kind, or into any ball room, or to any party or social gathering, or to any election, or to any place where intoxicating liquors are sold, or to any political convention, or to any other public assembly, any of the weapons designated in sections one and two of this article.

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1890 Okla. Sess. Laws 476, Crimes and Punishment: Of Crimes against the Public Health and Safety, ch. 25, art. 38, § 20.

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Every person who carries concealed about his person and [sic] description of firearms, being loaded or partly loaded, or any sharp or dangerous weapon, such as is usually employed in attack or defense of the person, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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Every person who carries concealed about his person and [sic] description of firearms, being loaded or partly loaded, or any sharp or dangerous weapon, such as is usually employed in attack or defense of the person, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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Josiah A.Van Orsdel, Revised Statutes of Wyoming, in Force December 1, 1899 Including the Magna Charta, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Organic Act of Territory of Wyoming, Act of Admission of the State of Wyoming, Constitution of the United States and of Wyoming, and the Rules of the Supreme Court Page 1252, Image 1252 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Chapter 3. Crimes Against Public Peace. Duelling. § 544. Whoever fights a duel, if death do not ensue, shall be fined one hundred dollars, and be imprisoned in the county jail not more than one year.