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Year: 1901

Act of Feb. 20, 1901, ch. 435, §1, 1901 S.C. Acts 748

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina: That from and after the first day of July 1902 it shall be unlawful for any one to carry about the person whether concealed or not any pistol less than 20 inches long and 3 poun...

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina: That from and after the first day of July 1902 it shall be unlawful for any one to carry about the person whether concealed or not any pistol less than 20 inches long and 3 pounds in weight. And it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to manufacture, sell or offer for sale, or transport for sale or use into this State, any pistol of less length and weight. Any violation of this Section shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, or imprisonment for not more than thirty days and in case of a violation by a firm or corporation it shall forfeit the sum of one hundred dollars to and for the use of the school fund of the County wherein the violation takes place to be recovered as other fines and forfeitures: Provided, this Act shall not apply to peace officers in the actual discharge of their duties, or to persons while on their own premises.

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Sec. 3. In case it shall appear to the satisfaction of the presiding Judge or Magistrate before whom such offender is tried that the defendant had good reason to fear injury to the person or property and carried said weapon to protect himself or property he may in his discretion suspend sentence.

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1901 Tenn. Pub. Acts. 406, An Act to Incorporate the Town of Carthage, in Smith County, Tennessee, and Conferring and Defining the Corporate Powers Thereof, ch. 186, § 10.

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Be it further enacted, That the Council shall have power by ordinance to . . . regulate the storage of gunpowder and other explosives, and noisome or offensive substances. . .

1901 Tenn. Pub. Acts 437, An Act to Incorporate the Town of Dresden, Tennessee, and to Define Its Rights and Powers, ch. 202, § 3, pt. 16.

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To regulate and suppress the shooting of guns and pistols and other firearms in the corporate limits.

1901 Utah Laws 76, An Act Relating to the Marketing of Explosives, Inflammable Substances or Dangerous Acids, Chemicals and Compounds for Storage or Transportation, and Providing Penalties for the Violation of This Act, ch. 77, § 1.

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Penalty for delivering dangerous explosive for storage or transportation. That every person who knowingly leave with or delivers to another, or to any express or railway company or other common carrier, or to any warehouse or storehouse any package con...

Penalty for delivering dangerous explosive for storage or transportation. That every person who knowingly leave with or delivers to another, or to any express or railway company or other common carrier, or to any warehouse or storehouse any package containing nitro-glycerine, dynamite, guncotton, gunpowder, or other highly explosive compound, or any benzine [sic], gasoline, phosphorus, or other highly inflammable substance or any vitriol, . . . or other dangerous acid . . . to be handled, stored, shipped or transported, without plainly marking and indicating on such package the name and nature of the contents thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and punishable by a fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months.

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1901 Neb.Laws 154, An Act, to Incorporate Cities of the First Class, Having Less Than Forty Thousand and More Than Twenty-Five Thousand Inhabitants and Regulating Their Duties, Powers and Governments, ch. 17, § 33.

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To regulate or prohibit the transportation and keeping of gun powder, oils or other combustible and explosive articles.

1901 Va. Acts 203, An Act to Incorporate the Town of La Crosse, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, ch. 189, § 13.

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The council shall have, subject to the provisions of this act, the control and management of the fiscal and municipal affairs of the town; of all property, real and personal, belonging to said town; and may make such ordinances, orders, and by-laws and...

The council shall have, subject to the provisions of this act, the control and management of the fiscal and municipal affairs of the town; of all property, real and personal, belonging to said town; and may make such ordinances, orders, and by-laws and regulations as it may deem necessary to carry out the following powers, which are hereby conferred on it . . . to regulate or prevent the storing of gunpowder . . .

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1901 Fla. Laws 262, § 33.

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That the Council shall have power to prohibit and suppress all gambling houses, bawdy houses and disorderly houses; any exhibition, show, circus, parade or amusement contrary to good morals, and all obscene pictures and literature; to regulate, restrai...

That the Council shall have power to prohibit and suppress all gambling houses, bawdy houses and disorderly houses; any exhibition, show, circus, parade or amusement contrary to good morals, and all obscene pictures and literature; to regulate, restrain or prevent the carrying on of manufactories dangerous in increasing or producing fires; to regulate the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, rosin, saltpetre, gun-cotton, coal-oil and all other combustibles, explosives and inflammable material . . . .

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1901 Neb. Laws 372, An Act, to Protect Fish, and Game . . . within the State of Nebraska, and to Provide Penalties for the Violation Thereof . . . , Art. II, ch. 36, § 4, pt. 8.

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No game shall be pursued, taken, wounded or killed in the night, nor with a steel or hard pointed bullet, nor with any weapon other than an ordinary shoulder gun or pistol, nor shall any fish be taken or killed except in the ordinary manner with a line...

No game shall be pursued, taken, wounded or killed in the night, nor with a steel or hard pointed bullet, nor with any weapon other than an ordinary shoulder gun or pistol, nor shall any fish be taken or killed except in the ordinary manner with a line and rod, and the hook or hooks baited with natural or artificial bait[.]

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1901 Fla. Laws 262, § 33.

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That the Council shall have power . . . to regulate or suppress the sale and use of fire-crackers and all other fire-works, toy pistols, air-guns and sling shots . . . .

1901 Neb. Laws 141, An Act, to Incorporate Cities of the First Class Having a Population of More Than Forty Thousand (40,000) and Less Than One Hundred Thousand (100,000) Inhabitants . . . , ch. 16, § 129, pt. 55.

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Disorderly Assemblies – Concealed Weapons, Combustibles. – To prohibit riots, routs, noise, or disorderly assemblies; to prevent use of fire arms, rockets, powder, fire works, or other dangerous and combustible material; carrying of conceal...

Disorderly Assemblies – Concealed Weapons, Combustibles. – To prohibit riots, routs, noise, or disorderly assemblies; to prevent use of fire arms, rockets, powder, fire works, or other dangerous and combustible material; carrying of concealed weapons; to arrest, punish, fine or set at work on streets or elsewhere vagrants and persons found without visible means of support, or legitimate business; to regulate and prevent the transportation of gun powder or combustible articles, tar, pitch, rosin, coal, oil, benzine [sic], turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitroglycerine, dynamite, petroleum or its products, or other explosives or inflammables; use of lights in stables, shops or other places, building of bonfires[.]

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