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Year: 1893

1893 Neb. Laws 393, An Act to Amend . . . Section 5666 . . . of Chapter 11 . . . of the Criminal Code of Nebraska . . . and to Repeal Said Sections Amended, ch. 47, § 3.

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It shall also be unlawful for any person, at any time, by the aid or use of any swivel, punt gun, big gun (so called), or any other than the common shoulder gun; or by the aid or use of any punt boat, or sneak boat used for carrying such gun, to catch,...

It shall also be unlawful for any person, at any time, by the aid or use of any swivel, punt gun, big gun (so called), or any other than the common shoulder gun; or by the aid or use of any punt boat, or sneak boat used for carrying such gun, to catch, kill, wound, or destroy, or to pursue after with intent to catch, kill, wound or destroy upon any of the waters, bays, rivers, marshes, mud flats, or any cover to which wild fowl resort within state of Nebraska, any wild goose, wood duck, teal, canvas-back, bluebill, or other wild duck, or to destroy or disturb the eggs of any of the birds above named; and any person offending against any of the provisions of this act shall be fined in any sum not less than two ($2) dollars, nor more than twenty ($20) dollars, for each offense, or be imprisoned in the county jail not more than twenty (20) days.

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1893 Del. Laws 410, For the Protection Of Fish, Oysters, and Game, chap. 422, § 16.

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If any person or persons shall enter upon any lands, not owned by himself, with gun and dog, or with gun alone, for the purpose of shooting any kind of birds or game without first obtaining permission to do so by the owner or occupant, he shall forfeit...

If any person or persons shall enter upon any lands, not owned by himself, with gun and dog, or with gun alone, for the purpose of shooting any kind of birds or game without first obtaining permission to do so by the owner or occupant, he shall forfeit and pay a fine of five dollars; and if he shall not pay the said fine he shall forfeit his gun until redeemed, as hereinafter provided . . . .

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1893 N.C. Sess. Laws 348, Priv. Laws, An Act to Incorporate Vestibule Church (Colored) in Cleveland County, ch. 221, § 5.

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That it shall be a misdemeanor for any one while a congregation is assembled at the church for any social, religious, political or educational purposes, or while any such congregation is breaking and leaving, to fire any gun or pistol, to throw anythin...

That it shall be a misdemeanor for any one while a congregation is assembled at the church for any social, religious, political or educational purposes, or while any such congregation is breaking and leaving, to fire any gun or pistol, to throw anything by which any one might be hurt, to cut loose any animal, or commit any damage to any article of personal property; and for every such offence, on conviction, the offender shall be fined ten dollars.

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1893 Or. Laws 29-30, An Act to Punish the Pointing of Firearms at a Human Being, § 1.

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It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of sixteen years, with or without malice, purposely to point or aim any pistol, gun, revolver, or other firearm, within range of said firearm, either loaded or empty, at or toward any other person, excep...

It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of sixteen years, with or without malice, purposely to point or aim any pistol, gun, revolver, or other firearm, within range of said firearm, either loaded or empty, at or toward any other person, except in self-defense. And any person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than ten dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than ten days nor more than six months, or both.

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Claude Waller, Digest of the Ordinances of the City of Nashville, to Which are Prefixed the State Laws Incorporating, and Relating to, the City, with an Appendix Containing Various Grants and Franchises Page 364-365, Image 372-373 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Nashville, § 738. Every person found carrying a pistol, bowie-knife, dirk-knife, slung-shot, brass knucks, or other deadly weapon, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction of such first offense, shall...

Ordinances of the City of Nashville, § 738. Every person found carrying a pistol, bowie-knife, dirk-knife, slung-shot, brass knucks, or other deadly weapon, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction of such first offense, shall be fined from ten to fifty dollars, at the discretion of the court; but, upon conviction of every subsequent offense, shall be fined fifty dollars; Provided, however, That no ordinary pocket-knife and common walking canes shall be construed to be deadly weapons. . . § 740. It is expressly understood that the provisions of the above sections, relating to carrying such deadly weapons, do not extend to police of other officers, or persons that are entitled by law to carry such deadly weapons; nor does it extend to the act of handling or moving such deadly weapons in any ordinary business way. § 741. All pistols, knives, and other weapons, the carrying of which upon the person is unlawful, which may be found upon the persons of individuals arrested by the metropolitan police, shall be seized by the captain of the metropolitan police, and shall be retained by him and forfeited to the Mayor and City Council, and shall, in no case, be returned to the individual from whom the same was taken or to any one claiming the same.

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1893 Neb. Cons. Stat. 1231, Crimes and Offenses, pt. 1, ch. 5, § 5604.

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Whoever shall carry a weapon or weapons concealed on or about his person, such as a pistol, bowie-knife, dirk, or other dangerous weapon, on conviction of the first offense shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county j...

Whoever shall carry a weapon or weapons concealed on or about his person, such as a pistol, bowie-knife, dirk, or other dangerous weapon, on conviction of the first offense shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than thirty days, and for the second offense not exceeding one hundred dollars or imprisoned in the county jail not more than three months, or both, at the discretion of the court[.]

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1893 Fla. Laws 51, chap. 4124, § 1.

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Whoever shall secretly carry arms of any kind on or about his person, or whoever shall have concealed on or about his person any dirk, pistol or other weapon, except a common pocket knife, shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding three months or...

Whoever shall secretly carry arms of any kind on or about his person, or whoever shall have concealed on or about his person any dirk, pistol or other weapon, except a common pocket knife, shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding three months or by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment,

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Claude Waller, Digest of the Ordinances of the City of Nashville, to Which are Prefixed the State Laws Incorporating, and Relating to, the City, with an Appendix Containing Various Grants and Franchises Page 346-347, Image 354-355 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of Nashville, Regulations to Prevent Fire, § 652. If any person or persons shall fire any gun or pistol, cast, throw or fire any squib, rocket, cracker, or other combustible fire-works within the limits of the corporation, every such p...

[Ordinances of Nashville, Regulations to Prevent Fire, § 652. If any person or persons shall fire any gun or pistol, cast, throw or fire any squib, rocket, cracker, or other combustible fire-works within the limits of the corporation, every such person, for every such offense, shall forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars; but especial exception to this Provision and penalty shall be made from sundown on Christmas Eve until 10 o’clock Christmas night; also from sunrise to 10 P.M. on the eight of January, twenty-second of February, and fourth of July; Provided, That no portion of such excepted periods shall fall on Sunday; Provided also, That during such excepted time, no guns, pistols, fire-crackers, or other combustible shall be fired or thrown from or upon any street, thoroughfare, or unenclosed lot within the limits of the city of Nashville, under the foregoing prescribed penalties.]

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1893 Del. Laws 263, An Act for the Protection of Fish and Game In and on the Waters of the Delaware Bay and River, and The Streams, Tributary Thereto, Within the Limits of this State, ch. 216, § 1.

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. . . That from and after the passage of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons living and residing without the limits of this State, to come into or enter upon the waters of the Delaware bay and river . . . for the purpose, and wit...

. . . That from and after the passage of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons living and residing without the limits of this State, to come into or enter upon the waters of the Delaware bay and river . . . for the purpose, and with intent to . . . hunt, shoot, or kill any geese, ducks, fowls or birds of other kind whatever . . . under the penalty of forfeiting all and singular the boats, vessels, guns . . . or other implements that may be used for the purposes aforesaid . . .

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E. M. Sharon,Revised Ordinances of the City of Davenport, of 1893, Together with the Charter of Said City and Laws Amendatory Thereof: Also, a Reference to Judicial Decisions Page 165, Image 165 (1893) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Davenport, Misdemeanors. § 37. Any person who shall sell, or keep for sale, within the city of Davenport, any toy pistol or toy gun which is discharged by means of any fulminating or explosive cap, cartridge, or other exp...

Ordinances of the City of Davenport, Misdemeanors. § 37. Any person who shall sell, or keep for sale, within the city of Davenport, any toy pistol or toy gun which is discharged by means of any fulminating or explosive cap, cartridge, or other explosive substance, or which explodes any cap or cartridge containing fulminating powder or other explosive substance, and any person who shall use, discharge, or shoot off any such toy pistol or gun within said city, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and punished accordingly.

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