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Year: 1905

1905 N.D. Laws 103, An Act for the Organization and Government of Cities, and to Provide for the Limitation of Actions to Vacate Special Assessments Heretofore Made, ch. 62, art. 4, § 47, pt. 50.

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To regulate and prevent the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin, coal oil, benzine [sic], turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitroglycerine, petroleum or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material[.]

1905 Pa. Laws 279, An Act . . . providing for the punishment of persons committing or attempting to commit a felony with explosives, § 1.

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§ 1. Be it enacted, that if any person shall willfully and maliciously, either by day or by night, with or without breaking, enter any building with intent to commit a felony by the use of nitroglycerine, dynamite, gunpowder, or other high explosi...

§ 1. Be it enacted, that if any person shall willfully and maliciously, either by day or by night, with or without breaking, enter any building with intent to commit a felony by the use of nitroglycerine, dynamite, gunpowder, or other high explosives, such person shall be guilty of felony, and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, and undergo an imprisonment, by separate and solitary confinement at labor, not exceeding twenty-five years.

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1905 N.J. Laws 324-25, A Supplement to an Act Entitled “An Act for the Punishment of Crimes,” ch. 172, § 1.

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Any person who shall carry any revolver, pistol or other deadly, offensive or dangerous weapon or firearm or any stiletto, dagger or razor or any knife with a blade of five inches in length or over concealed in or about his clothes or person, shall be ...

Any person who shall carry any revolver, pistol or other deadly, offensive or dangerous weapon or firearm or any stiletto, dagger or razor or any knife with a blade of five inches in length or over concealed in or about his clothes or person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars or imprisonment at hard labor, not exceeding two years, or both; provided, however, that nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent any sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, constable, state detective, member of a legally organized detective agency or any other peace officer from carrying weapons in the discharge of his duty; nor shall this act apply to any person having a written permit to carry such weapon, firearm, stiletto, razor, dagger or knife, from the mayor of any city, borough or other municipality, having a mayor, or from the township committee or other governing body of any township or other municipality not having a mayor, which permits such officers and governing bodies are hereby authorized to grant; said permits shall be issued at the place of residence of the person obtaining the same and when issued shall be in force in all parts of the state for a period of one year from date of issue unless sooner revoked by the officer or body granting the same; and provided further, that nothing contained herein shall prevent any person from keeping or carrying about his or her place of business, dwelling house or premises any such weapon, firearm, stiletto, dagger, razor or knife, or from carrying the same from any place of purchase to his or her dwelling house, or place of business, or from his or her dwelling house or place of business to any place where repairing is done to have the same repaired and returned; and provided further, that nothing in this act shall be construed to make it unlawful for any person to carry a gun, pistol, rifle or other firearm or knife in the woods or fields or upon the waters of this state for the purpose of hunting; a fee of twenty-five cents may be lawfully charged by such officer or body granting such permit.

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1905 Utah Laws 60, An Act to Prohibit the Salen of Firearms to Minors and the Carrying of Firearms by Minors, and Prescribing Penalties for Violation Thereof, ch. 52, §§ 1-2.

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§ 1. Selling or giving firearms to minors under fourteen. Any person who sells, gives or disposes of, or offers to sell, give or dispose of any pistol, gun, target gun, or other firearm, to any person under the age of fourteen years, is guilty of ...

§ 1. Selling or giving firearms to minors under fourteen. Any person who sells, gives or disposes of, or offers to sell, give or dispose of any pistol, gun, target gun, or other firearm, to any person under the age of fourteen years, is guilty of a misdemeanor. § 2. Minor under fourteen must not carry firearms. Any person under the ager of fourteen years who shall carry, or have in his possession, any pistol, gun, target gun or other firearm, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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1905 Pa. Laws 253

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No person shall make use of what is known as buckshot in hunting deer or fawn within this Commonwealth, or shall kill or wound, or attmept to kill or wound, any deer or fawn within this Commonwealth, or shall kill or wound, or attempt to kill or wound,...

No person shall make use of what is known as buckshot in hunting deer or fawn within this Commonwealth, or shall kill or wound, or attmept to kill or wound, any deer or fawn within this Commonwealth, or shall kill or wound, or attempt to kill or wound, any deer or fawn within this Commonwealth by or with or through the use of a gun propelling or emitting more than one pellet, bullet or ball at a single discharge; and persons violating this provision shall be subject to the penalties provided by existing law for the unlawful taking or killing of deer or fawn.

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1905 Fla. Laws 87, An Act to Amend Sections . . . of the Revised Statutes of 1892, Relating to Breaking and Entering a Dwelling House. . ., Chap. 5411, § 2434.

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Whoever breaks and enters a dwelling house or any building or structure within the curtilage of a dwelling house, though not forming a part thereof, with intent to commit a felony, or after having entered with such intent, breaks such dwelling house or...

Whoever breaks and enters a dwelling house or any building or structure within the curtilage of a dwelling house, though not forming a part thereof, with intent to commit a felony, or after having entered with such intent, breaks such dwelling house or entering other building or structure aforesaid; If he be armed with a dangerous weapon, or have with him any nitroglycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or other high explosive, at the time of breaking and entering, or if he arm himself with a dangerous weapon or take into his possesion such high explosive within such building, or if he make an assault upon any person lawfully therein, shall be punished by imprisonment in the State prison for life or for such term of years as may be determined by the court.

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1905 W.Va. Acts 70, An Act to Amend and Re-Enact Chapter 99 . . . Entitled “An Act to Amend the Charter of the City of Bluefield, in the County of Mercer,” and to Define the Powers Thereof . . . , ch. 3, § 46.

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The council shall have power to pass ordinances prohibiting the firing of guns, crackers, roman candles, sky-rockets, or any other fireworks, or the throwing of fire balls, or the firing of any other combination of gunpowder or other combustible or dan...

The council shall have power to pass ordinances prohibiting the firing of guns, crackers, roman candles, sky-rockets, or any other fireworks, or the throwing of fire balls, or the firing of any other combination of gunpowder or other combustible or dangerous material within the city. . .

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1905 Ind. Acts 677, Public Conveyance—Attacking, § 410.

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Whoever maliciously or mischievously shoots a gun, rifle, pistol or other weapon, or throws a stone, stick, club or any other substance whatever, at or against any stage coach, or any locomotive, railroad car, or train of cars, street car, or interurba...

Whoever maliciously or mischievously shoots a gun, rifle, pistol or other weapon, or throws a stone, stick, club or any other substance whatever, at or against any stage coach, or any locomotive, railroad car, or train of cars, street car, or interurban car on any railroad in this state, or at or against any wharf-boat, steamboat, or other watercraft, shall be imprisoned in the county jail not less than thirty days nor more than one year, and fined not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.

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1905 Utah Laws 197, An Act for the Protection of Fish, Game, and Birds . . . , ch. 118, § 30.

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It shall be unlawful for any non-resident person or for resident who is not a citizen of the United States to kill any game, animals, birds or fish in this State, without first having procured the license to do so hereinafter provided for. Any non-resi...

It shall be unlawful for any non-resident person or for resident who is not a citizen of the United States to kill any game, animals, birds or fish in this State, without first having procured the license to do so hereinafter provided for. Any non-resident person or any resident who is not a citizen of the United States, upon the payment to the State Commissioner, of the sum of twenty-five dollars, shall be entitled to receive a license, from said commissioner, which will entitle him to hunt and kill game, animals, birds and fish, for the period of one year subject to all the laws of this State for the protection of fish and game.

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1905 N.C. Sess. Laws 488, Priv. Laws, An Act to Amend the Charter of the Town of Magnolia, in Duplin County, ch. 174, § 60.

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That the board of commissioners of said town shall have power to pass ordinances for the protection of the persons and property of the citizens of the same, and to that end may pass an ordinance making it unlawful to discharge any gun, pistol, or other...

That the board of commissioners of said town shall have power to pass ordinances for the protection of the persons and property of the citizens of the same, and to that end may pass an ordinance making it unlawful to discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire-arm within the corporate limits of the said town or within one-fourth of a mile from the corporate limits of the same, as set out in section two of this act, and any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this section may be punished in the same manner as if the offense had been committed within the corporate limits as aforesaid.

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