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Year: 1894

1894 Ohio Laws 86-87, An Act to Prevent the Use of Air Guns or Other Arms or Implements by Which Hard or Dangerous Substance Is Shot, Forced or Thrown, § 1.

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[I]t shall be unlawful for any person to shoot, force or throw, by the means of any air-gun or other arm or implement of any kind, and lead, iron or other hard substance upon any of the streets, alleys, lanes or public places within the state of Ohio, ...

[I]t shall be unlawful for any person to shoot, force or throw, by the means of any air-gun or other arm or implement of any kind, and lead, iron or other hard substance upon any of the streets, alleys, lanes or public places within the state of Ohio, any person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined in any sum not more than twenty-five dollars nor less the one dollar.

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Leon G. Bagley, Charter and Ordinances of the City of Rutland, Together with Extracts from Certain State Laws Applicable to the Affairs of the City. Also the Rules and Order of Business of the City Council and of the Board of Aldermen, and a Register of Municipal Officers Page 153, image 160 (1894) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Rutland, [Of injurious Practices in Streets and Public Places,] § 19. No person shall, except in the performance of some duty required by law, discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire arm loaded with ball or shot, or with...

Ordinances of the City of Rutland, [Of injurious Practices in Streets and Public Places,] § 19. No person shall, except in the performance of some duty required by law, discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire arm loaded with ball or shot, or with powder only, or squibs, or fire-crackers, serpent, or other preparation whereof gun-powder or other explosive substance is an ingredient, or which consists wholly of the same, within the principal inhabited parts of the city, or within twenty-five rods of any dwelling-house therein, nor shall make any bonfire in or upon any street, lane, common or public place within the city, except by authority of the city council.

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The Revised Ordinances of the City of Huntsville, Missouri, of 1894. Collated, Revised, Printed and Published by Authority of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Huntsville, Missouri, Under an Ordinance of the Said City, Entitled: “An Ordinance in Relation to Ordinances, and the Publication Thereof.” Approved on the 11th Day of June, 189 Page 58-59, Image 58-59 (1894) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Huntsville, An Ordinance in Relation to Carrying Deadly Weapons, § 1. If within the city any person shall carry concealed upon or about his person any deadly or dangerous weapon, or shall go into any church or place where...

Ordinances of the City of Huntsville, An Ordinance in Relation to Carrying Deadly Weapons, § 1. If within the city any person shall carry concealed upon or about his person any deadly or dangerous weapon, or shall go into any church or place where people have assembled for religious worship, or into any school room or place where people are assembled for educational, literary or social purposes, or to any election precinct on any election day, or into any court room during the sitting of court, or into any other public assemblage of persons met for any lawful purpose other than for militia drill or meetings called under militia law of the state, having upon or about his person any kind of fire arms, bowie-knife, dirk, dagger, sling-shot, or other deadly weapon or shall in the presence of one or more persons exhibit any such weapon in a rude, angry or threatening manner, or shall have or carry any such weapon upon or about his person when intoxicated or under the influence of intoxicating drinks, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five nor more than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the city prison not exceeding thirty days nor less than five days or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided, the Mayor may grant permission to any person to discharge gun, pistol or other firearms under the proper circumstances shown to him. § 2. The next preceding section shall not apply to police officers, nor to any officer or person whose duty it is to exercise process or warrants, or to suppress breaches of the peace or to make arrests, nor to persons moving or travelling peaceably through this state; and it shall be good defense to the charge of carrying such weapon, if the defendant shall show that he has been threatened with great bodily harm, or had good reason to carry the same in the necessary defense of his home, person or property.

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Act of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Village of Northfield Page 20, Image 20 (1894) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the Village of Northfield,] By-Laws, Article XVII, Shooting with Firearms, § 1. No person shall be allowed to shoot with fire-arms at a mark or otherwise, unless upon his own premises, and then in such a manner that the range of his...

[Ordinances of the Village of Northfield,] By-Laws, Article XVII, Shooting with Firearms, § 1. No person shall be allowed to shoot with fire-arms at a mark or otherwise, unless upon his own premises, and then in such a manner that the range of his shot shall be confined to his own grounds, under a penalty of five dollars for each offence. Provided that any person may shoot blank charges upon days of public celebration.

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Leon G. Bagley, Charter and Ordinances of the City of Rutland, Together with Extracts from Certain State Laws Applicable to the Affairs of the City. Also the Rules and Order of Business of the City Council and of the Board of Aldermen, and a Register of Municipal Officers Page 193, Image 200 (1894) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Rutland, [Storage,] § 40. No person shall keep in any building or place within the city, excepting in such magazine or place of storage as may be provided by or under the direction of the city council, any greater quantit...

Ordinances of the City of Rutland, [Storage,] § 40. No person shall keep in any building or place within the city, excepting in such magazine or place of storage as may be provided by or under the direction of the city council, any greater quantity than twenty-five pounds of gunpowder, nitro-glycerine or other like compound for a longer period than twenty-four hours. No person shall keep any gunpowder, nitro-glycerine or other like compound except in said magazine, unless it be placed and kept in safe metal, glass or stone canisters. No person shall, by artificial light, weigh or sell gunpowder in bulk, or in any other manner than by tight metal, glass or stone packages.

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Act of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Village of Northfield Page 19-20, Image 19-20 (1894) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Regulations for Handling Explosives, Artcle XV., § 1. No person shall at any time keep within the limits of said Village, any powder, or guncotton, without a written license, signed by a majority of the trustees, who shall have discretionary power...

Regulations for Handling Explosives, Artcle XV., § 1. No person shall at any time keep within the limits of said Village, any powder, or guncotton, without a written license, signed by a majority of the trustees, who shall have discretionary power to grant the same for retailing purposes ; not, however, exceeding twenty pounds shall be kept in any one building at a time, and that to be kept in close metal cans, or flasks, which are not to be opened except in the day time, Said license specify the building, or place where said powder or guncotton shall or may be kept, the quantity such person may keep, and shall be conditional that any Trustee may at any time make inspection of the quantity of powder or gun-cotton kept, and the manner of keeping the same; said license to be in force until revoked by a majority of the Trustees. And it shall be the duty of the person or persons so licensed to procure said license to be recorded in the records of said Village, and to put up, in some conspicuous place on every building within the limits of the Village in which he has powder or guncotton stored, a sign with the words “LICENSED TO SELL GUNPOWDER.” Provided, that a majority of the Trustees may grant license for storing or keeping larger quantities, and that any person may keep not over two pounds which shall be kept in a metallic flask or a powder horn. Article XVI. PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF ABOVE ARTICLE. § 1. If any person shall keep, without a license therefore, or as provided in the XVth article, any powder, or gun cotton, or either of said articles, or shall keep either of said articles in any buildings or places except those mentioned in his license, he shall forfeit and pay to the treasurer of said Village Five dollars for each day said powder or guncotton shall be suffered to remain within the limits of said village.

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1894 Iowa Acts 70, An Act to Restrain Hunters from Trespassing Upon Cultivated or Enclosed Lands Without Permission and Providing Penalties Therefor, ch. 64, § 1.

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No person shall hunt with dog or gun upon the cultivated or enclosed lands of another without first obtaining permission from the owner, occupant or agent thereof.

1894 Ga. Laws 326.

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Treasurer’s Report From Pistol Dealers Tax for 1893 . . . $90.00; From Pistol Dealers Tax for 1894 . . . $2,522.00.