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Year: 1899

1899 Wyo. Sess. Laws 32-33, An Act for the Better Protection of the Game and Fish of this State . . . , ch. 19, § 14.

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Any person who is a bona fide citizen of the State of Wyoming shall, upon payment of one dollar to any Justice of the Peace of the county in which he resides, be entitled to receive from said Justice of the Peace, a gun license, which license shall per...

Any person who is a bona fide citizen of the State of Wyoming shall, upon payment of one dollar to any Justice of the Peace of the county in which he resides, be entitled to receive from said Justice of the Peace, a gun license, which license shall permit such person to pursue, hunt and kill any of the animals mentioned in this Section, during the time allowed therefor. . . . Any person who is not a resident of the State of Wyoming, shall upon payment to any Justice of the Peace of this State of the sum of forty dollars to be entitled to receive from such Justice of the Peace a license, which license shall permit such person to pursue, hunt and kill any of the animals mentioned in this Section, during the time allowed therefor of the current year.

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1899 Tenn. Pub. Acts 327, An Act to Repeal the Charter of the Town of Waverly, in Humphreys County, and to Incorporate Said Town and Define Its Rights, Powers, etc.,  ch. 174, § 11, pt. 10.

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[The Town has power] To regulate, restrain, or prevent the carrying on of manufactories dangerous in causing or producing fires, and to prevent and suppress the sale of firearms, fireworks, Roman candles, crackers, sky rockets, etc., and toy pistols.

[The Town has power] To regulate, restrain, or prevent the carrying on of manufactories dangerous in causing or producing fires, and to prevent and suppress the sale of firearms, fireworks, Roman candles, crackers, sky rockets, etc., and toy pistols.

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1899 S.C. Acts 97, An Act To Prevent Drunkeness And Shooting Upon The Highway, No. 67, § 1

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§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That any person who shall engage in any boisterous conduct, under the influence of intoxicating liquors, or while feigning to be under the influence of such liquors, or wit...

§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That any person who shall engage in any boisterous conduct, under the influence of intoxicating liquors, or while feigning to be under the influence of such liquors, or without just cause or excuse, shall discharge any gun, pistol or other firearms while upon or within fifty yards of any public road, except upon his own premises, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall pay a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or be imprisoned for not more than thirty days.

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Dorset Carter, Annotated Statutes of the Indian Territory: Embracing All Laws of a General and Permanent Character in Force at the Close of the Second Session of the Fifty-fifth Congress Page 757, Image 841 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Indian Territory, § 4345 Every person other than an Indian, who within the Indian country, purchases or receives of any Indian in the way of barter, trade or pledge, a gun, trap or other article commonly used in hunting, any instrument of husbandr...

Indian Territory, § 4345 Every person other than an Indian, who within the Indian country, purchases or receives of any Indian in the way of barter, trade or pledge, a gun, trap or other article commonly used in hunting, any instrument of husbandry, or cooking utensils of the kind commonly obtained by the Indians in the intercourse with the white people, or any article of clothing except skins or furs, shall be liable to penalty of fifty dollars.

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Theodore Harris, Charter and Ordinances of the City of San Antonio. Comprising All Ordinances of a General Character in Force August 7th, 1899 Page 183-184, Image 188-189 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Concealed Weapons, § 1. If any person, within the corporate limits of the city of San Antonio, shall carry on or about his or her person, saddle, or in his saddle bags, any pistol, dirk, dagger, sling shot, sword cane, spear, or knuckles made of a...

Concealed Weapons, § 1. If any person, within the corporate limits of the city of San Antonio, shall carry on or about his or her person, saddle, or in his saddle bags, any pistol, dirk, dagger, sling shot, sword cane, spear, or knuckles made of any metal or any hard substance, bowie knife, or any other kind of knife manufactured or sold for purposes of offense or defense, he or she shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00). § 2. The preceding section shall not apply to a person in actual service as a soldier of the United States army or as a militia man, nor to a peace officer or policeman engaged in the discharge of official duty, or person summoned to his aid, or other person authorized or permitted by law to carry arms at the places therein designated, nor to a revenue or other civil officer engaged in the discharge of official duty, nor to the carrying of arms on one’s own premises or place of business, nor to persons travelling, nor to one who has a reasonable ground for fearing an unlawful attack upon his person, where the danger is so imminent and threatening as not to admit of the arrest of the party about to make such attack, upon legal process.

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Revised Code of Ordinances of the City of Mckinney Page 13, Image 14 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinance No. 20, Unlawfully Carrying Arms. Be it ordained by the city council of the city of McKinney: § 1. If any person in the limits of the city of McKinney shall carry on or about his person, saddle, or in his saddle bags, any pistol, dirk, d...

Ordinance No. 20, Unlawfully Carrying Arms. Be it ordained by the city council of the city of McKinney: § 1. If any person in the limits of the city of McKinney shall carry on or about his person, saddle, or in his saddle bags, any pistol, dirk, dagger, slung-shot, sword-cane, spear or knuckles made of any metal or of any hard substance Bowie knife or any other knife manufactured or sold for the purposes of offense or defense, he shall be punished by fine not less than twenty-five nor more than two hundred dollars. § 2. The preceding section shall not apply to a person in actual service as a militiaman, nor to a peace officer or a policeman or person summoned to his aid, nor to a revenue or other civil officer engaged in the discharge of official duty, nor to the carrying of arms on one’s own premises or place of business, nor to persons traveling, nor to one who has reasonable ground for fearing an unlawful attack upon his person, and the danger is so imminent and threatening as not to admit of the arrest of the party about to make such attack, upon legal process.

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Josiah A. Van Orsdel, Attorney General, Revised Statutes of Wyoming, in Force December 1, 1899 Including the Magna Charta, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Organic Act of Territory of Wyoming, Act of Admission of the State of Wyoming, Constitution of the United States and of Wyoming, and the Rules of the Supreme Court Page 600, Image 600 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Open Season – Ducks and Geese. § 2106. No person or persons shall ensnare, net or trap within this state any wild duck, wild goose, or wild swan at any time. . . . There shall be established from the first day of September until the first da...

Open Season – Ducks and Geese. § 2106. No person or persons shall ensnare, net or trap within this state any wild duck, wild goose, or wild swan at any time. . . . There shall be established from the first day of September until the first day of May, an open season in which ducks, brant or geese may be shot, killed or taken by means of gun shot, but nothing but shoulder guns may be used at any time. And it shall be unlawful to kill any of the above mentioned water fowls by any other means, or during any other period, than above specified; Provided That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to kill any wild swan in the state of Wyoming. Any person or persons who shall violate the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than ten nor more than twenty-five dollars for each offense, and may be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than sixty days.

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1899 Fla. Laws 93, An Act for the Better Protection of Passengers on Railway Trains in the State of Florida, ch. 4701, §§ 1-2.

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§ 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire-arm, except in self defense, while on any passenger train in this State; or to recklessly handle any fire-arm or other weapon in the presence of any other pe...

§ 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire-arm, except in self defense, while on any passenger train in this State; or to recklessly handle any fire-arm or other weapon in the presence of any other person or persons on any train carrying passengers in this State. § 2. . . . [A]ny person guilty of either of the offenses described in the first section of this act shall upon conviction be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not exceeding six months, one or both at the discretion of the Court.

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Josiah A. Van Orsdel, Attorney General, Revised Statutes of Wyoming, in Force December 1, 1899 Including the Magna Charta, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Organic Act of Territory of Wyoming, Act of Admission of the State of Wyoming, Constitution of the United States and of Wyoming, and the Rules of the Supreme Court Page 1253, Image 1253 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Carrying Dangerous Weapons, § 5051. Every person, not being a traveler, who shall wear or carry any dirk, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, sword-in-cane, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon concealed, or who shall carry or wear any such weapon ope...

Carrying Dangerous Weapons, § 5051. Every person, not being a traveler, who shall wear or carry any dirk, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, sword-in-cane, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon concealed, or who shall carry or wear any such weapon openly, with the intent, or avowed purpose, of injuring his fellow- man, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars.

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Attorney General Josiah A. Van Orsdel, Revised Statutes of Wyoming, in Force December 1, 1899 Including the Magna Charta, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Organic Act of Territory of Wyoming, Act of Admission of the State of Wyoming, Constitution of the United States and of Wyoming, and the Rules of the Supreme Court Page 1252-1253, Image 1252-1253 (1899) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Crimes Against Public Peace, Drawing Dangerous Weapons, § 5050. Whoever draws or threatens to use any pistol, dirk, knife, slung-shot, or any other deadly or dangerous weapon, already drawn, upon any other person, shall be fined in a sum not more ...

Crimes Against Public Peace, Drawing Dangerous Weapons, § 5050. Whoever draws or threatens to use any pistol, dirk, knife, slung-shot, or any other deadly or dangerous weapon, already drawn, upon any other person, shall be fined in a sum not more than one hundred dollars, to which may be added imprisonment in the county jail not more than six months; Provided, That the provisions of this section shall not apply to a person drawing or threatening to use such dangerous or deadly weapon in defense of his person or property, or in defense of those entitled to his protection by law.

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