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Year: 1896

Rose M. Denny, The Municipal Code of the City of Spokane, Washington. Comprising the Ordinances of the City (Excepting Ordinances Establishing Street Grades) Revised to October 22, 1896 Page 309-310, Image 315-316 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of Spokane, An Ordinance to Punish the Carrying of Concealed Weapons within the City of Spokane, § 1. If any person within the City of Spokane shall carry upon his person any concealed weapon, consisting of either a revolver, pistol or ...

Ordinances of Spokane, An Ordinance to Punish the Carrying of Concealed Weapons within the City of Spokane, § 1. If any person within the City of Spokane shall carry upon his person any concealed weapon, consisting of either 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, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than twenty dollars, nor more than one hundred dollars and costs of prosecution, and be imprisoned until such fine and costs are paid; provided, that this section shall not apply to police officers and other persons whose duty is to execute process or warrants or make arrests, or persons having a special written permit from the Superior Court to carry weapons.

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L. W. Moultrie, Charter and Ordinances of the City of Fresno Page 30, Image 28 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Fresno, § 8. Any person excepting peace officers and travelers, who shall carry concealed upon his person any pistol or firearm, slungshot, dirk or bowie-knife, or other deadly weapon, without a written permission (revoca...

Ordinances of the City of Fresno, § 8. Any person excepting peace officers and travelers, who shall carry concealed upon his person any pistol or firearm, slungshot, dirk or bowie-knife, or other deadly weapon, without a written permission (revocable at any time) from the president of the board of trustees, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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Fred F. Barker, Compliation of the Acts of Congress and Treaties Relating to Alaska: From March 30, 1867, to March 3, 1905 139 1906.

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That it shall be unlawful for any person to carry concealed about his person, in any manner whatever, any revolver, pistol, or other firearm, or knife (other than an ordinary pocket knife), or any dirk or dagger, slung shot, metal knuckles, or any inst...

That it shall be unlawful for any person to carry concealed about his person, in any manner whatever, any revolver, pistol, or other firearm, or knife (other than an ordinary pocket knife), or any dirk or dagger, slung shot, 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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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 371-372, Image 387-388 (Providence, 1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Of Firearms and fire-works, § 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 acr...

Of Firearms and fire-works, § 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. § 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 into 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.§ 5.Every person who shall discharge any gun, rifle, musket or blunderbuss in any road, street, lane or tavern or other public house, after sun setting and before sun rising, shall be fined five dollars for the first offence and seven dollars for subsequent offense.

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L. W. Moultrie, City Attorney, Charter and Ordinances of the City of Fresno, 1896 Page 37, Image 35 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Misdemeanors. Section 53. No junk-shop keeper or pawnbroker shall hire, loan or deliver to any minor under the age of 18 years any gun, pistol or other firearm, dirk, bowie-knife, powder, shot, bullets or any weapon, or any combustible or dangerous mat...

Misdemeanors. Section 53. No junk-shop keeper or pawnbroker shall hire, loan or deliver to any minor under the age of 18 years any gun, pistol or other firearm, dirk, bowie-knife, powder, shot, bullets or any weapon, or any combustible or dangerous material, without the written consent of the parent or guardian of such minor.

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Regulations and Ordinances, Together with a Statement of the Various Acts, Ordinances and Resolutions Concerning the Town of Salem, N.C., from 1856 to 1896 Page 5, Image 6 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of Salem, North Carolina, Ordinances Concerning Fire, § 7. No person shall fire a gun or pistol for the purpose of sport or amusement, nor shoot or discharge any sling shot, or other projectile unless by written consent of the Mayor. F...

[Ordinances of Salem, North Carolina, Ordinances Concerning Fire, § 7. No person shall fire a gun or pistol for the purpose of sport or amusement, nor shoot or discharge any sling shot, or other projectile unless by written consent of the Mayor. Fine Ten Dollars for Each offense]

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1896 R.I. Pub. Laws 50, An Act Concerning Explosives Used In Fire Crackers, chap. 342, § 1

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Every person who shall sell, expose for sale, or have in his possession with intent to sell, use or explode, or shall use or explode any fire cracker containing any explosive other than gunpowder, shall be fined not more than twenty dollars.

Charter and Ordinances of the City of Superior; Also Harbor Act, Municipal Court Act, Rules of the Common Council and Board of Education Page 390, Image 481 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Superior, Carrying Concealed Weapons, § 18. It shall be unlawful for any person, other than a policeman or other officer authorized to maintain the peace or to serve process, to carry or wear any pistol, sling-shot, knuck...

Ordinances of the City of Superior, Carrying Concealed Weapons, § 18. It shall be unlawful for any person, other than a policeman or other officer authorized to maintain the peace or to serve process, to carry or wear any pistol, sling-shot, knuckles, bowie knife, dirk, dagger or any other dangerous weapon within the limits of the City of Superior, and any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten (10) dollars nor more than one hundred (100) dollars.

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Ordinances of the Town of North Kingstown an Ordinance Establishing the Ordinances of the Town of North Kingstown, and Prescribing the Time When They Shall Go into Effect Page 6, Image 6 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Ordinance in Relation to Discharging Fire-arms, Playing at Ball and Other Games in the Streets and Highways, § 1. Every person who shall play at ball, or any other game or sport, throw stones or other missiles, discharge any gun, pistol, or oth...

An Ordinance in Relation to Discharging Fire-arms, Playing at Ball and Other Games in the Streets and Highways, § 1. Every person who shall play at ball, or any other game or sport, throw stones or other missiles, discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire-arms, fire any torpedo, fire-cracker, or other noisy missile in any public place, street, or highway in this town, shall, on conviction thereof, pay a fine of not less than one dollar, nor more than five dollars, for every such offense.

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Ordinances of the Borough of Shamokin, Pa. Page 71-72, Image 78-79 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the Borough of Shamokin, PA, An Ordinance Regulating the Storage of Coal, Oil, Benzene and Other Inflammable Oils and Regulating the Hauling and Storage of Gun Powder and other Explosives in the Borough of Shamokin, § 3. That no pers...

Ordinances of the Borough of Shamokin, PA, An Ordinance Regulating the Storage of Coal, Oil, Benzene and Other Inflammable Oils and Regulating the Hauling and Storage of Gun Powder and other Explosives in the Borough of Shamokin, § 3. That no person shall convey or cause to be conveyed through any of the streets, lanes or alleys of the Borough in any cart, wagon or other vehicle, at any one time, any greater quantity of gun powder, blasting powder, or other explosives than twenty five pounds without a sheet of canvass under, around and over the same sufficient to prevent it from being scattered from the said cart, wagon or vehicle, or being ignited by sparks or otherwise under the penalty of forfeiture of the said gun powder, blasting powder or other explosive, and for every such offense the person so offending upon conviction thereof before the Chief Burgess or any Justice of the Peace within the Borough shall pay a fine of not less than One Dollar nor more than Ten Dollars to be collected as penalties of like amount are not by law collectible. § 4. No person or persons, firm or corporation, shall keep, in any house, store, cellar, shop, shed, yard or other place within the borough a greater quantity of gun powder, blasting powder or other explosive at any one time than two kegs thereof under a penalty of not less than One Dollar nor more than Ten Dollars for every keg of powder or other explosive so kept over and above two kegs as above mentioned except in stone buildings erected for that purpose not less than two hundred yards from any other building or public road.

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