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Year: 1901

1901 Ind. Acts 206, Public Comfort and Health, § 4077.

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For the purpose of this paragraph jurisdiction is given such city four miles form the corporate limits . . . To regulate or prevent the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin, coal oil, benzene, turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitroglycerine, dynamite, gian...

For the purpose of this paragraph jurisdiction is given such city four miles form the corporate limits . . . To regulate or prevent the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin, coal oil, benzene, turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitroglycerine, dynamite, giant powder, petroleum, gasoline or gas, or any product thereof or any other explosive or combustible material or any material which may seem dangerous.

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1901 Or. Laws 221, An Act to Provide for the Preservation and Protection of Forests, Game, Wild Fowls, Song Birds, Trout, and Other Game Fish . . . , § 11.

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It shall be unlawful to use any battery, swivel or pivot gun, or other gun than one to be held in the hands and fired from the shoulder, either form the shore or on a boat, raft or other device, on the Columbia River, or any lake or river in the State ...

It shall be unlawful to use any battery, swivel or pivot gun, or other gun than one to be held in the hands and fired from the shoulder, either form the shore or on a boat, raft or other device, on the Columbia River, or any lake or river in the State of Oregon, at any time for the purpose of shooting wild ducks, geese, swan or other water fowl.

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1901 Ill. Laws 213, Protection of Game, § 1.

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. . . it shall be further unlawful to shoot, kill, or destroy, or shoot at, any wild goose, brant, or other water fowl, with a swivel gun . . . .

1901 Mich. Pub. Acts 154, Local Acts, An Act to Revise and Amend the Charter of the City of Muskegon . . . , tit.7, § 24, pt. 11.

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To regulate, restrain and prohibit the buying, carrying and selling gunpowder, fire crackers [sic] or fireworks manufactured and prepared therefrom, or other combustible materials, the exhibition of fireworks and the discharge of firearms, and lights i...

To regulate, restrain and prohibit the buying, carrying and selling gunpowder, fire crackers [sic] or fireworks manufactured and prepared therefrom, or other combustible materials, the exhibition of fireworks and the discharge of firearms, and lights in barns, stables and other buildings, and to restrain the making of bonfires in streets, yards and public grounds[.]

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1901 Mich. Pub. Acts 336, An Act to Revise and Amend the Laws for the Protection of Game and Birds, § 11.

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No person shall injure, kill or destroy by any means whatever, any kind of wild duck, wild goose, brant, snipe, plover, or any kind of wild water fowl, save only from the first day of October to the thirtieth day of November following thereafter, both ...

No person shall injure, kill or destroy by any means whatever, any kind of wild duck, wild goose, brant, snipe, plover, or any kind of wild water fowl, save only from the first day of October to the thirtieth day of November following thereafter, both inclusive, and then only from one-half hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset of each day. No person or persons shall hunt, pursue, worry or kill any wild water fowl by any means whatever during such time as said person or persons are upon any floating device or contrivance propelled by or using as motive power steam, gas, naptha, oil, gasoline or electricity; nor shall any person or persons make use of any swivel or punt gun for the killing of any water fowl, or make use of any battery, sink boat or similar device whatever, save only a gun of not greater size than ten caliber, such gun to be held in the hands at the time firing[.]

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1901 Ariz. Acts 1252, Crimes and Punishments, §§ 387 and 391.

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§ 387 If any person shall go into church or religious assembly, any school room, or other place where persons are assembled for amusement or for educational or scientific purposes, or into any circus, show or public exhibition of any kind or into ...

§ 387 If any person shall go into church or religious assembly, any school room, or other place where persons are assembled for amusement or for educational or scientific purposes, or into any circus, show or public exhibition of any kind or into a ball room, social party or social gathering, to to any election precinct, on the day or days of any election, where any portion of the people of this territory are collected to vote at any election, or to any other place where people may be assembled to minister, or to perform any other public duty, or to any other public assembly, and shall have or carry about his person a pistol or other firearm, dirk, dagger, slung-shot, sword-cane, spear, brass knuckles, bowie knife or any other kind of knife manufactured and sold for the purposes of offense or defense, he shall be punished by a fine not less than fifty or more than five hundred dollars, and shall forfeit to the county the weapon or weapons so found on his person. § 391: It shall be the duty of the keeper of each and every hotel, boarding house and drinking saloon, to keep posted in a conspicuous place in his bar room, or reception room . . . a plain notice to travelers to divest themselves of their weapons in accordance with section 382 of this act, and the sheriffs of the various counties shall notify th ekeeprs of hotels, boarding houses and drinking saloons, in their respoective counties, of their duties under this law, and if after such notificiation any keeper of a hotel, boarding house or drinking saloon shall fail to keep notices posted, as required by this act, he shall, on conviction thereof before a justice of the peace, be fined in the sum of five dollars, to go to the county treasury.

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1901 Del. Laws 399, Of Ciries and Towns, § 8.

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. . . The council may also pass ordinances to . . . regulate the storage of gunpowder or any other dangerous or combustible materials . . . .

1901 Conn. Acts 29, Public Acts of the State of Connecticut, §10.

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. . . The detection of any person with a gun, trap or snare upon any state game preserve, during the open season, shall be presumptive evidence of a violation of this section.

1901 W.Va. Acts 321, An Act to Create the Municipal Corporation of “The City of Morgantown” . . . , ch. 144, § 18.

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[T]o regulate the keeping of gun powder and other inflammable or dangerous substances[.]

1901 Nev. Stat. 102-03, An Act to Incorporate the Town of Reno, ch. 97, § 17, pt. 6.

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The City Council Shall have power . . . [t]o regulate or prohibit the storage of gunpowder and other explosives or combustible materials within the city.