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Wilbert I. Slemmons, Laws and Ordinances of the City of Peoria Illinois Peoria Page 653, Image 662 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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1670. Air Gun – Etc. – Discharge of – Penalty. § 54. No person shall fire, discharge, set off or use, within the limits of the city of Peoria, any air-gun, “bean-shooter,” ‘nigger-killer,” or any other ins...

1670. Air Gun – Etc. – Discharge of – Penalty. § 54. No person shall fire, discharge, set off or use, within the limits of the city of Peoria, any air-gun, “bean-shooter,” ‘nigger-killer,” or any other instrument or machine, from which a missile is discharged, or hurled, under a penalty of not less than twenty-five dollars for every offense.

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Albert R. Heilig, Ordinances of the City of Tacoma, Washington Page 333-334, Image 334-335 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Tacoma, An Ordinance Defining Disorderly Persons and Prescribing the Punishment for Disorderly Conduct Within the City of Tacoma. All persons (except police officers and other persons whose duty it is to execute process or war...

Ordinances of the City of Tacoma, An Ordinance Defining Disorderly Persons and Prescribing the Punishment for Disorderly Conduct Within the City of Tacoma. All persons (except police officers and other persons whose duty it is to execute process or warrants or make arrests) who shall carry upon his person any concealed weapon consisting of a revolver, pistol or other fire arms or any knife (other than an ordinary pocket knife) or any dirk or dagger, sling shot or metal knuckles, or any instrument by the use of which injury could be inflicted upon the person or property of any other person.

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William Logan Martin, Commissioner, The Code of Alabama, Adopted by Act of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama, Approved February 16, 1897, Entitled “An Act to Adopt a Code of Laws for the State Alabama ” with Such Statutes Passed at the Session of 1896-97, as are Required to be Incorporated Therein by Act Approved February 17, 1897; and with Citations to the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State Construing or Mentioning the Statutes Page 1137, Image 1154 (Vol. 1, 1897) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[License Taxes; From Whom and For What Business Required; Prices; County Levy,] Taxation, § 27. For dealers in pistols, or pistol cartridges, or bowie-knives, or dirk-knives, whether principal stock in trade or not, three hundred dollars. Any cart...

[License Taxes; From Whom and For What Business Required; Prices; County Levy,] Taxation, § 27. For dealers in pistols, or pistol cartridges, or bowie-knives, or dirk-knives, whether principal stock in trade or not, three hundred dollars. Any cartridges, whether called rifle or pistol cartridges, or by any other name, that can be used in a pistol, shall be deemed pistol cartridges within the meaning of this subdivision. Any person or firm who orders for another, or delivers any cartridges within this state, shall be deemed a dealer under this provision.

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1892 R.I. Pub. Laws 14, An Act In Amendment Of Chapter 92 Of The Public Statutes, Entitled “Of Firearms And Fireworks, §§ 1, 3

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§ 1. Every person who shall discharge any rifle, gun, musket, blunderbuss, fowling piece, pistol, air gun, spring gun, or other contrivance arranged to discharge shot, bullets, arrows, darts, or other missiles in or across any road, street square,...

§ 1. Every person who shall discharge any rifle, gun, musket, blunderbuss, fowling piece, pistol, air gun, spring gun, or other contrivance arranged to discharge shot, bullets, arrows, darts, or other missiles in or across any road, street square, or lane shall be fined not less than three dollars nor more than twenty dollars.” § 2. Section 3 of said Chapter 92 is hereby amended so as to read as follows “§ 3. Every person not being at the time under military duty, who shall discharge any rifle, gun, musket, blunderbuss, fowling piece, pistol, air gun, spring gun, or other small arms, or any contrivance arranged to discharge shot, bullets, arrows, darts or other missiles, except upon land owned or occupied by him, or by permission of the owner or occupant of the land on or onto which he may shoot, within the compact part of any town or city, or not being at the time on military duty shall anywhere discharge any of such arms or contrivances on Sunday, shall be fined not exceeding twenty dollars.

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The Code of the State of Georgia. Adopted December 15th, 1895. Vol. 3 Page 147, Image 169 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Rocking or Shooting at or in Cars. § 511. Any person who shall throw a rock or other missile at, towards, or into any car of any passenger train upon any railroad or street railroad, or shoot any gun, pistol, or firearms of any kind at, towards, o...

Rocking or Shooting at or in Cars. § 511. Any person who shall throw a rock or other missile at, towards, or into any car of any passenger train upon any railroad or street railroad, or shoot any gun, pistol, or firearms of any kind at, towards, or into any such car, or shoot while in such car any gun, pistol or other weapon of any kind, shall be guilty or a misdemeanor.

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Robert Harvey. Thompson, The Annotated Code of the General Statute Laws of the State of Mississippi Page 367, Image 371 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Pistols, toy; Sale of and of Cartridges or Caps for Prohibited, § 1247. If any person shall sell, or offer or expose for sale, any toy pistol, or cartridges or caps, or other contrivance by which such pistols are fired or made to cause an explosio...

Pistols, toy; Sale of and of Cartridges or Caps for Prohibited, § 1247. If any person shall sell, or offer or expose for sale, any toy pistol, or cartridges or caps, or other contrivance by which such pistols are fired or made to cause an explosion, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, shall be punished by fine not less than five dollars nor more than twenty five dollars or imprisonment in the county jail not less than three days nor more than thirty days, or both.

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Albert R Heilig, Ordinances of the City of Tacoma, Washington Page 334, Image 335 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of Tacoma, Defining Disorderly persons and Prescribing the Punishment for disorderly conduct within the city of Tacoma, § 1. . . . All persons (except police officers as aforesaid) who shall draw, exhibit or attempt to use any deadly we...

Ordinances of Tacoma, Defining Disorderly persons and Prescribing the Punishment for disorderly conduct within the city of Tacoma, § 1. . . . All persons (except police officers as aforesaid) who shall draw, exhibit or attempt to use any deadly weapon upon, to or against another person, in said city with intent to do bodily injury to such person; and All persons (except peace officers as aforesaid and persons practicing at target shooting in a shooting gallery duly licensed) who shall, within the city limits, fire off or discharge any gun, pistol or fire arm of any kind, or bomb, shall be deemed and are disorderly persons, and guilty of a misdemeanor.

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Seth L. Haarrabee, The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Portland , Me.Page 136, Image 150 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Nuisances. Sale of blank cartridges and pistols prohibited. § 4. No person shall sell to any child under the age of sixteen years, without the written consent of a parent or guardian of such child, any blank cartridge, or any pistol, or mechanical...

Nuisances. Sale of blank cartridges and pistols prohibited. § 4. No person shall sell to any child under the age of sixteen years, without the written consent of a parent or guardian of such child, any blank cartridge, or any pistol, or mechanical contrivance specially arranged or designed for the explosion of the same and any person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall be liable to a penalty of not less than fifty, and not exceeding one hundred dollars, to be recovered on complaint to the use of the City of Portland.

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Emlin A. McClain, Supplement to Mcclain’s Annotated Code and Statutes of the State of Iowa, Showing the General Public and Permanent acts of the Twenty-Third and Twenty-Fourth General Assemblies (1890 and 1892), with Notes of all Decisions Rendered between July, 1888, and October, 1892, with Reference to Iowa Statutes, or the Subjects Embraced Therein Page 306, Image 309 (1892) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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5402g. Poisons or Explosives. 23 G.A., ch. 34, § 7. No person shall place in any of the waters of the state any lime, ashes, drug, or medicated bait or shoot any gun or use any dynamite, gun cotton, giant powder or other explosive or any electrica...

5402g. Poisons or Explosives. 23 G.A., ch. 34, § 7. No person shall place in any of the waters of the state any lime, ashes, drug, or medicated bait or shoot any gun or use any dynamite, gun cotton, giant powder or other explosive or any electrical machine or device with the intent thereby to kill, injure, poison, stupefy or catch fish.

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