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1901 Utah Laws 97-98, An Act Defining an Infernal Machine, and Prescribing Penalties for the Construction or Contrivance of the Same, or Having Such Machine in Possession, or Delivering Such Machine to Any Person . . . , ch. 96, §§ 1-3.

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§ 1. Infernal machine defined. That an infernal machine is any box, package, contrivance or apparatus, containing or arranged with an explosive or acid or poisonous or inflammable substance, chemical, or compound, or knife, or loaded pistol or gun...

§ 1. Infernal machine defined. That an infernal machine is any box, package, contrivance or apparatus, containing or arranged with an explosive or acid or poisonous or inflammable substance, chemical, or compound, or knife, or loaded pistol or gun or other dangerous or harmful weapon or thing constructed, contrived or arranged so as to explode, ignite or throw forth its contents, or ot strike with any of its parts, unexpectedly when moved, handled or open, or after the lapse of time, or under conditions, or in a manner calculated to endanger health, life, limb or property. § 2. That every person who delivers or causes to be delivered, to any express or railway company or other common carrier to any person any infernal machine, knowing it to be such, without informing such common carrier or person of the nature therof, or sends the same through mail, or throws or places the same on or about the premises or property of another, or in any place where another may be injured thereby, in his person or property, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a term not exceeding twenty-five years. § 3. Penalty for constructing or having in possession – That every person who knowingly constructs or contrives any infernal machine, or with intent to injure another in his person or property, has any infernal machine in his possession, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a term not exceeding five years.

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1901 N J. Laws 265, An Act for the Protection of Certain Kinds of Birds, Game and Fish, to Regulate Their Method of Capture and Provide Open and Close Seasons for Such Capture and Possesion, ch. 120, § 14.

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It shall be unlawful to hunt with a hound or hounds, or with fire-arms or weapons of any kind, or to carry a gun in the woods or fields or on the waters on the Sabbath day, commonly called Sunday, under a penalty of twenty dollars for each offence.

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It shall be unlawful to hunt with a hound or hounds, or with fire-arms or weapons of any kind, or to carry a gun in the woods or fields or on the waters on the Sabbath day, commonly called Sunday, under a penalty of twenty dollars for each offence.

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1901 Id. Sess. Laws 117, 120, § 37.

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The Council of Boise City has full power and authority within Boise City . . . To regulate the storage and sale of gunpowder, dynamite, giant powder, nitro-glycerine, oil and other combustible material, and prevent their manufacture in the city, and to...

The Council of Boise City has full power and authority within Boise City . . . To regulate the storage and sale of gunpowder, dynamite, giant powder, nitro-glycerine, oil and other combustible material, and prevent their manufacture in the city, and to prevent by all possible and proper means, danger or risks of injury or damage by fire arising from carelessness, negligence or otherwise.

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1901 N.D. Laws 133-34, An Act . . . Relating to Game and Fish, ch. 106, § 1, pts. 5, 6.

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Every person who either . . . 5. Shall at any time catch or kill any of the birds permitted to be killed by this act at any time in any other manner than by shooting them with a gun held ot the shoulder by a person discharging the same; or 6. Shall at ...

Every person who either . . . 5. Shall at any time catch or kill any of the birds permitted to be killed by this act at any time in any other manner than by shooting them with a gun held ot the shoulder by a person discharging the same; or 6. Shall at any time set, lay or prepare any traps, snare, net, bird line, medicated, drugged or poisoned food or grain, or swivel gun or any contrivance or device whatever with intent to catch, take, or kill any of the birds in this act mentioned, whether the same are caught or not . . . is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof before any justice of the peace of the county, is punishable by a fine of not exceeding ten dollars . . . for each violation of subdivisions 5 or 6 of this section[.]

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1901 Id. Sess. Laws 117, 120, § 37.

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The Council of Boise City has full power and authority within Boise City . . . To regulate and prohibit the use of guns, pistols and firearms, firecrackers, bombs and detonating works of all description.

1901 N.C. Sess. Laws 338-39, Priv. Laws, An Act to Amend the Charter of the Town of Laurinburg, ch. 124, § 14.

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That among the powers conferred upon the Commissioners are the following: . . . to control the manner in which dynamite, blasting powder, gunpowder and other explosives and highly inflammable and dangerous substances may be stored and sold[.]

1901 Cal. Stat. Laws 476, § 179.

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§ 179. Every person who uses a shotgun of a larger caliber than that commonly known and designated as a number ten gauge, is guilty of a misdemeanor. . . possession of such gun in the field, marsh . . . is prima facie evidence of its illegal use.<...

§ 179. Every person who uses a shotgun of a larger caliber than that commonly known and designated as a number ten gauge, is guilty of a misdemeanor. . . possession of such gun in the field, marsh . . . is prima facie evidence of its illegal use.

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1901 Mich. Pub. Acts Session Laws 154, Local Acts, An Act to Revise and Amend the Charter of the City of Muskegon . . . , tit. 7, § 24, pt. 10.

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[T]o direct the location of slaughter houses, markets and buildings for the storing of gunpowder and other combustible and explosive substances[.]

1901 Conn. Pub. Acts 602, § 20.

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The warden and burgesses, when assembled according to law, shall have power to make, alter, repeal, and enforce such bylaws, orders, ordinances, and enactments as they deem suitable and proper, not inconsistent with this resolution or contrary to the l...

The warden and burgesses, when assembled according to law, shall have power to make, alter, repeal, and enforce such bylaws, orders, ordinances, and enactments as they deem suitable and proper, not inconsistent with this resolution or contrary to the laws of this state or of the United States, for the following purposes: . . . to license, regulate, or prohibit the manufacture, keeping for sale, or use of fireworks, torpedoes, firecrackers, gunpowder, petrolemn, dynamite, or other explosive or inflammable substance, and the conveyance thereof through any portion of the borough . . . .

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1901 N.C. Sess. Laws 160, Pub. Laws, An Act to Prohibit Shooting Guns and Pistols in the Town of Roper in Washington County, §§ 1, 2.

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§ 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person wantonly, or in sport to shoot or discharge any gun or pistol in, or within two hundred yards or any street in, or any public road leading out of the town of Roper, in the county of Washington, for a d...

§ 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person wantonly, or in sport to shoot or discharge any gun or pistol in, or within two hundred yards or any street in, or any public road leading out of the town of Roper, in the county of Washington, for a distance of one-half mile form the place where the post-office in said town was located on the first day of January, 1901. § 2. That any person violating section one of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not to exceed fifty dollars, or imprisoned not to exceed thirty days.

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