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Year: 1902

1902 Ohio Laws 23, Extraordinary Sess.,  An Act to Provide for the Organization of Cities and Incorporated Villages . . . and to Repeal All Sections of the Revised Statutes Inconsistent Herewith, § 7, pt. 11.

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To regulate the transportation, keeping and sale of gunpowder and other explosives or dangerous combustibles and materials and to provide or license magazines for the same.

1902 R.I. Pub. Laws 67, An Act in addition to chapter 40 of the General Laws, Entitled “Of the Town Council”: § 1.

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Town councils and city councils may from time to time make and ordain all ordinances and regulations for their respective towns, not repugnant to law, which they may deem necessary for the safety of their inhabitants from the manufacture, storage, keep...

Town councils and city councils may from time to time make and ordain all ordinances and regulations for their respective towns, not repugnant to law, which they may deem necessary for the safety of their inhabitants from the manufacture, storage, keeping, having in possession, transportation, sale, or use of gunpowder, gun-cotton, dynamite, nitro-glycerine, nitro-gelatine, lyddite, chlorate of potash, picric acid, sodium calcium carbide, acetylene gas, gasoline gas, and any and all other explosives and explosive chemicals; and may prohibit the manufacture, storage, keeping having in possession, transportation , sale , or use by any and all persons or persons of any or all said substances and gases in their respective towns, unless a license for the same shall be first obtained from the town council or board of aldermen, which license shall be for the term of one years from the date thereof unless sooner revoked by order of said town council or board of aldermen. Any person violating any provision of any such ordinance or regulation, or any such prohibition, shall be fined not less than twenty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each such offense.

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1902 N.J. Laws 294, An Act Relating to, Regulating and Providing for the Government of Cities, ch. 107, § 14, pt. 33.

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. . . [T]o regulate or prohibit the manufacture, sale, storage or use of fireworks and the use of firearms in such city; to regulate or prohibit the manufacture, sale, storage, keeping, or conveying of gunpowder, kerosene, benzine [sic], gasoline, burn...

. . . [T]o regulate or prohibit the manufacture, sale, storage or use of fireworks and the use of firearms in such city; to regulate or prohibit the manufacture, sale, storage, keeping, or conveying of gunpowder, kerosene, benzine [sic], gasoline, burning fluid, nitro-glycerine, dynamite, camphene, coal oil, spirit gas, petroleum and other dangerous or explosive materials, and the use of candles and lights in barns, stables and other buildings[.]

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1902 N.J. Laws 780, An Act to Require Non-residents to Secure Licenses before Hunting or Gunning within the State of New Jersey and Providing Penalties for Violation of Its Provisions, ch. 263, § 1.

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Every non-resident of this state shall be required to take out a license before he shall begin hunting or gunning in this state, which license the several county clerks of this state, and each of them, are hereby authorized and required to issue upon t...

Every non-resident of this state shall be required to take out a license before he shall begin hunting or gunning in this state, which license the several county clerks of this state, and each of them, are hereby authorized and required to issue upon the payment by the applicant of a license fee of ten dollars, and an issuance fee of fifty cents to the county clerk issuing the same; such license shall be a certificate of permission to hunt and gun within the state of New Jersey and shall include the name, age and place of residence and business of the applicant with his description as nearly as may be[.]

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1902 Va. Acts 526, § Eighth

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To direct the location of all building for storing gunpowder, fire-crackers, or other fireworks manufactured or prepared therefrom, kerosene oil, nitroglycerine, camphene, burning fluid, or other combustible material; to regulate the exhibition of fire...

To direct the location of all building for storing gunpowder, fire-crackers, or other fireworks manufactured or prepared therefrom, kerosene oil, nitroglycerine, camphene, burning fluid, or other combustible material; to regulate the exhibition of fireworks, the discharge of fire-arms, the use of candles and lights in barns, stables, or other buildings, and to regulate or restrain the making of bonfires in streets and yards.

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1902 Ga. Laws 434-35, § 16.

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Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the mayor and aldermen of the said city of Forsyth shall have full power to license, regulate and control by ordinance all . . . gun shops, dealers in guns or pistols . . . .