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Year: 1893

A. McMicken, City Attorney, The Revised Ordinances of the City of Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming Page 96-97, Image 97-98 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Revised Ordinances of the City of Rawlins, [Precautionary Regulations,] § 13. That no person shall keep at his place of business or elsewhere within the city a greater quantity of gun powder or gun cotton than fifty pounds at one time, and the sam...

Revised Ordinances of the City of Rawlins, [Precautionary Regulations,] § 13. That no person shall keep at his place of business or elsewhere within the city a greater quantity of gun powder or gun cotton than fifty pounds at one time, and the same shall be kept in tin or copper canisters or cases, containing not to exceed five pounds each, and in a situation remote from fires, lighted lamps and candles; and no person shall sell or weigh any gun powder or gun cotton after the lighting of lamps in the evening, unless in sealed canisters or cases. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars. § 14. It shall be lawful for the mayor, City Trustee, city marshal, police officers or fire-wardens, when any of them shall suspect that any gun powder or gun cotton is concealed or kept within the city in violation of the provisions of this Ordinance, to search any place in said city for the purpose of determining whether any gun powder or gun cotton is kept as aforesaid. Any person who shall obstruct or hinder any such officer making search in the execution of his duties under this section, shall forfeit and pay to said city for each offense a sum not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.

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1893 S.C. Acts 426, An Act To Amend An Act Entitled “An Act To Provide For A License For The Sale Of Pistols Or Pistol Cartridges Within The Limits Of This State”, § 2

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. . . That the County Commissioners of the Several Counties of the State be, and they are herby, authorized to issue licenses in their respective Counties for the sale of pistols and pistol cartridges upon the payment to County Treasurer by the person ...

. . . That the County Commissioners of the Several Counties of the State be, and they are herby, authorized to issue licenses in their respective Counties for the sale of pistols and pistol cartridges upon the payment to County Treasurer by the person or corporation so applying for said licenses of the sum of twenty-five dollars annually.

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A. McMicken, City Attorney, The Revised Ordinances of the City of Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming Page 131-132; Image 132-133 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Revised Ordinances of the City of Rawlins, Article VII, Carrying Firearms and Lethal Weapons, § 1. It shall be unlawful for any person in said city to keep or bear upon the person any pistol, revolver, knife, slungshot, bludgeon or other lethal we...

Revised Ordinances of the City of Rawlins, Article VII, Carrying Firearms and Lethal Weapons, § 1. It shall be unlawful for any person in said city to keep or bear upon the person any pistol, revolver, knife, slungshot, bludgeon or other lethal weapon, except the officers of the United States, of the State of Wyoming, of Carbon County and of the City of Rawlins. § 2. Any person convicted of a violation of the preceding section shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the city jail not exceeding thirty days. § 3. Persons not residing in said city shall be notified of this Ordinance by the police or any citizen, and after thirty minutes from the time of notification, shall be held liable to the penalties of this article, in case of its violation. § 4. The city marshal and policemen of the city shall arrest, without warrant, all persons found violating the provisions of this article, and are hereby authorized to take any such weapon from the person of the offender and to imprison the offender for trial, as in case of violations of other Ordinances of said city.

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1893 R.I. Pub. Laws 231, An Act Prohibiting The Carrying Of Concealed Weapons, chap. 1180, § 1

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§ 1. No person shall wear or carry in this state any dirk, bowie knife, butcher knife, dagger, razor, sword in cane, air gun, billy, brass or metal knuckles, slung shot, pistol or fire arms of any description, or other weapons of like kind and des...

§ 1. No person shall wear or carry in this state any dirk, bowie knife, butcher knife, dagger, razor, sword in cane, air gun, billy, brass or metal knuckles, slung shot, pistol or fire arms of any description, or other weapons of like kind and description concealed upon his person: Provided, that officers or watchmen whose duties require them to make arrests or to keep and guard prisoners or property, together with the persons summoned by such officers to aid them in the discharge of such duties, while actually engaged in such duties, are exempted from the provisions of this act. § 2. Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of section 1 shall be fined not less than twenty dollars nor more than two hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not less than six months nor more than one year. § 3. Whenever any person shall be arrested charged with any crime or misdemeanor, or for being drunk or disorderly, or for any breach of the peace, and shall have concealed upon his person any of the weapons mentioned in section 1, such person, upon complaint and conviction , in addition to the penalties provided in section 2, shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than twenty five dollars, and the confiscation of the weapon so found.

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City Charter and Ordinances of the City of Lake Forest, Lake County, State of Illinois Page 88, Image 89 (1894) available at The Making of Modern Law.

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[Ordinances of the] City of Lake Forest, § 11. Any person who shall on Sunday fire off a gun or pistol within the limits of this city shall be subject to a fine not exceeding three dollars for such offense. City Charter and Ordinances of the City ...

[Ordinances of the] City of Lake Forest, § 11. Any person who shall on Sunday fire off a gun or pistol within the limits of this city shall be subject to a fine not exceeding three dollars for such offense. City Charter and Ordinances of the City of Lake Forest, Lake County, State of Illinois. Page 88, Image 89 (Chicago, Ill., 1894) available at The Making of Modern Law.

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George W. Hess, Revised Ordinances of the City of Evanston : Also Special Laws and Ordinances of General Interest Page 131-132, Image 143-144 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Concealed Weapons, §531. It shall be unlawful for any person within the limits of the city of Evanston to carry or wear under his clothes or concealed about his person, any pistol, colt or slung shot, cross knucklet, or knuckles of lead, brass or other m...

Concealed Weapons, §531. It shall be unlawful for any person within the limits of the city of Evanston to carry or wear under his clothes or concealed about his person, any pistol, colt or slung shot, cross knucklet, or knuckles of lead, brass or other metal, or bowie knife, dirk, dagger, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon. . . § 537. The Mayor may grant to so many and such persons as he may think proper, licenses to carry concealed weapons, and may revoke any and all such licenses at his pleasure. § 538. Applications for such licenses shall be made to the city clerk, and when granted, the applicant therefor shall pay to the said clerk, for the use of the city, the sum of two dollars. § 539. Every such license shall state the name, age and occupation and residence of the person to whom it is granted.

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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 1010, Image 1026 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Offences Against Public Policy, § 25. Whenever any person shall be arrested charged with any crime or misdemeanor, or for being drunk or disorderly, or for any breach of the peace, and shall have concealed upon his person any of the weapons mentio...

Offences Against Public Policy, § 25. Whenever any person shall be arrested charged with any crime or misdemeanor, or for being drunk or disorderly, or for any breach of the peace, and shall have concealed upon his person any of the weapons mentioned in section twenty-three, such person, upon complaint and conviction, in addition to the penalties provided in section twenty-four, shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars, and the confiscation of the weapon so found.

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Ordinances of Tyrone Borough, Pennsylvania Page 35, Image 41 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of Tyrone, PA,] Ordinance No. 51, Fire Arms, § 1. That from and after the passage of this Ordinance it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire arm (in or upon any of the streets or alleys) within th...

[Ordinances of Tyrone, PA,] Ordinance No. 51, Fire Arms, § 1. That from and after the passage of this Ordinance it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire arm (in or upon any of the streets or alleys) within the limits of the borough of Tyrone. §2. Any person violating the provisions of this Ordinance, shall, upon conviction before the Burgess, be subject to a fine of not less than one ($1) dollar nor more than fifty ($50) dollars at the discretion of the Burgess, and in default of payment thereof be confined in the lock-up not exceeding forty-eight (48) hours.

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1893 N.C. Sess. Laws 468–69

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Section 1: That it shall be unlawful for any person, corporation or firm knowingly to sell or offer for sale, give or in any way dispose of to a minor any pistol or pistol cartridge, brass knucks, bowie-knife, dirk, loaded cane, or sling shot. Sec. 2. ...

Section 1: That it shall be unlawful for any person, corporation or firm knowingly to sell or offer for sale, give or in any way dispose of to a minor any pistol or pistol cartridge, brass knucks, bowie-knife, dirk, loaded cane, or sling shot. Sec. 2. That any person, corporation or firm violating this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction for each and every offense shall be fined or imprisoned, one or both, in the discretion of the court.

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A. McMicken, The Revised Ordinances of the City of Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming Page 115-116, Image 116-117 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the] City of Rawlins, Article II, Protection of Persons and Property, § 1. If any person shall within this city fire or discharge any cannon, gun, fowling piece, pistol or firearms of any description, or fire, explode, or set off an...

[Ordinances of the] City of Rawlins, Article II, Protection of Persons and Property, § 1. If any person shall within this city fire or discharge any cannon, gun, fowling piece, pistol or firearms of any description, or fire, explode, or set off any squib, cracker, or anything containing powder or other combustible or explosive material, without permission of the Board of Trustees, or the written permission of the mayor (which permission shall limit the time of the firing and shall be subject to be revoked by the mayor or Board of Trustees at any time after the same has been granted) every such person shall, on conviction, be fined in a sum of not less than five dollars and not exceeding one hundred dollars.

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