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Year: 1901

1901 Mich. Pub. Acts 158, Local Acts, tit. 7, An Act to Revise the Charter of the City of Muskegon . . . , tit. 7§ 24, pt. 49.

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To prohibit and punish the use of toys pistols, air guns, sling shots and other dangerous toys, implements or weapons within said city.

1901 Texas Gen. Laws 41: §98.

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The city council may also regulate or prohibit and prevent the carrying on of work and manufactures that are dangerous in promoting or causing fires, and may prohibit the building or erection of cotton presses and sheds, or may restrict the same to suc...

The city council may also regulate or prohibit and prevent the carrying on of work and manufactures that are dangerous in promoting or causing fires, and may prohibit the building or erection of cotton presses and sheds, or may restrict the same to such limits as are prescribed by ordinance; and may regulate or prohibit and prevent the use of fireworks and firearms, or the keeping and management of houses or other structures or places for storing gunpowder, dynamite, or other combustible, explosive, or dangerous material or substances within the city, and may regulate the keeping and conveying of the same.

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1901 Ariz. Acts 1251, Crimes Against the Public Peace, § 381.

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Any person who shall, purposely or carelessly, discharge any gun, pistol or other firearm in any saloon, dance house, store or other public house or business house in this territory, thereby endangering the life or person of another, or thereby disturb...

Any person who shall, purposely or carelessly, discharge any gun, pistol or other firearm in any saloon, dance house, store or other public house or business house in this territory, thereby endangering the life or person of another, or thereby disturbing any of the inmates thereof, or who shall thereby injure, destroy or damage any property therein, or who shall discharge the same in any city, village or town of this territory, except in necessary self-defense, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding three hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding six months, or shall by punished by both such fine and imprisonment

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1901 Del. Laws 387, § 17.

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The alderman of said town, the Council of said town and the Town Constable shall have power and authority to suppress, extinguish and prevent all bonfires in any of the streets, lanes, alleys or squares of the said town and to suppress and prevent the ...

The alderman of said town, the Council of said town and the Town Constable shall have power and authority to suppress, extinguish and prevent all bonfires in any of the streets, lanes, alleys or squares of the said town and to suppress and prevent the firing of guns or pistols, or the setting off of fire-crackers or other fireworks, or the making and throwing of fire-balls within the city limits of said town . . . .

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1901 Conn. Acts 602, Speciak Laws, § 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 shall deem suitable and proper, not inconsistent with this resolution or contrary to...

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 shall 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 regulate the discharge of firearms in said borough . . . .

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1901 Mich. Pub. Acts 687, Local Acts, An Act to Revise and Amend the Charter of the City of Saginaw . . . , tit. 3, § 8 pt. 7.

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To regulate, restrain or prohibit the buying, selling, carrying, and using of firearms, weapons, gunpowder, firecrackers or fireworks manufactured or prepared therefrom, or from other combustible material, and the exhibition of fireworks, and the disch...

To regulate, restrain or prohibit the buying, selling, carrying, and using of firearms, weapons, gunpowder, firecrackers or fireworks manufactured or prepared therefrom, or from other combustible material, and the exhibition of fireworks, and the discharge of firearms, and the lights in barns, stables and other buildings, and to restrain and prohibit the making of bonfires in streets, yards, alleys and other public places.

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1901 Tex. Gen. Laws 300, An Act to amend Article 336 Chapter 3, Title IX of the Penal Code of the State of Texas, relating to affrays and disturbance of the peace.

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If any person shall discharge any gun, pistol or firearms of any description, or shall discharge any cannon cracker or torpedo on or across any public square, street or alley in any city, town or village, or in any street, or within one hundred yards o...

If any person shall discharge any gun, pistol or firearms of any description, or shall discharge any cannon cracker or torpedo on or across any public square, street or alley in any city, town or village, or in any street, or within one hundred yards of any business house, in this State, he shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.

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1901 Ariz. Acts 1253, Crimes Against the Public Peace, § 392.

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Every person who, not in necessary self-defense, in the presence of two or more persons, draws or exhibits any deadly weapon in a rude, angry or threatening manner, or who, in any manner, unlawfully uses the same in any fight or quarrel, is guilty of a...

Every person who, not in necessary self-defense, in the presence of two or more persons, draws or exhibits any deadly weapon in a rude, angry or threatening manner, or who, in any manner, unlawfully uses the same in any fight or quarrel, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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1901 W.Va. Acts 197, An Act to Amend and Re-Enact Sections Two and Thirteen of Chapter Sixty-Two of the Code of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-Nine, ch. 89, § 1.

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13. No person shall shoot in the public road at any time, nor when shooting on the lands of another shall discharge any firearms on any lawn, pleasure ground or orchard or other ground which is directly appurtenant to or within gunshot of an occupied d...

13. No person shall shoot in the public road at any time, nor when shooting on the lands of another shall discharge any firearms on any lawn, pleasure ground or orchard or other ground which is directly appurtenant to or within gunshot of an occupied dwelling house. The penalty for violating this section shall be a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars, or imprisonment not more than twenty days, or both, at the discretion of the court, and pay the cost of the prosecution.

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1901 S.D. Sess. Laws 6, An Act to prohibit the use, manufacture and sale of air guns and cannon fire crackers: §§1 and 2.

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§ 1. UNLAWFUL TO MANUFACTURE AND SELL.] That it shall be unlawful to use, manufacture, sell or dispose of in this state for any consideration, or give away any air gun or any article of fire works known as cannon fire crackers which shall include ...

§ 1. UNLAWFUL TO MANUFACTURE AND SELL.] That it shall be unlawful to use, manufacture, sell or dispose of in this state for any consideration, or give away any air gun or any article of fire works known as cannon fire crackers which shall include brands known as Unlce Sam salutes, ripper crackers, whistling cannon crackers, new American cannon crackers, X-ray cannon crackers, and all fire crackers more than three inches in length or any fire cracker made wholly or in part of dynamite or giant powder. § 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of § 1. Of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment.

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