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Year: 1905

1905 Ind. Acts 688, Weapon— Furnishing to Minor, § 450.

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It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, barter or give to any other person under the age of twenty-one years any pistol, dirk or bowie-knife, slung-shot, knucks or other deadly weapon that can be worn or carried concealed upon or about the person,...

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, barter or give to any other person under the age of twenty-one years any pistol, dirk or bowie-knife, slung-shot, knucks or other deadly weapon that can be worn or carried concealed upon or about the person, or to sell¸ barter or give to any person under the age of twenty-one years any cartridges manufactured and designed to be used in a pistol or revolver. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction hall be fined not less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars.

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1905 N.C. Sess. Laws 547, Priv. Laws, An Act to Amend the Charter of the Town of Pine Bluff, in Moore County, ch. 188, § 6.

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That the commissioners of said town shall have authority to pass all necessary by-laws and ordinances for the proper government of the town, and to enforce the same by means of suitable fines and penalties. Among the powers specifically conferred upon ...

That the commissioners of said town shall have authority to pass all necessary by-laws and ordinances for the proper government of the town, and to enforce the same by means of suitable fines and penalties. Among the powers specifically conferred upon the commissioners are the following: . . . to prescribe conditions under which may be sold and used fire-arms of all kinds including toy guns and pistols and air-guns, brass knuckles, loaded canes, dirks, bowie and other knives used as weapons, ammunition and fire-works, not inconsistent with the general laws of the State[.]

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1905 Ind. Acts 688, Toy Pistols, § 451.

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It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, company or corporation to manufacture, sell or expose for sale, or give away as a prize or reward, any toy pistol or other device for the purpose of exploding caps or wafers containing fulminates or other expl...

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, company or corporation to manufacture, sell or expose for sale, or give away as a prize or reward, any toy pistol or other device for the purpose of exploding caps or wafers containing fulminates or other explosive compounds; and any person, firm, company or corporation so manufacturing, selling or offering to sell or give away any such toy pistol or other devices, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than ten days nor more than twenty days.

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1905 Mo. Laws 161, An Act Relating to the Preservation, Propagation and Protection of Game Animals, Birds and Fish, Creating the Office of Game and Fish Warden, Creating a Game Protection Fund, and Appropriating Money Therefrom, § 11.

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Any person who, in the pursuit of any wild duck, goose, brant, or other aquatic bird, upon the waters of this state, shall use any sneak boat, or any sail boat, or boat propelled by steam, naptha, electric or other engine or machinery, or any battery, ...

Any person who, in the pursuit of any wild duck, goose, brant, or other aquatic bird, upon the waters of this state, shall use any sneak boat, or any sail boat, or boat propelled by steam, naptha, electric or other engine or machinery, or any battery, swivel gun or punt gun, or who shall kill or attempt to kill or to pursue, while occupying or using any such boat, any wild geese, duck, brant, or other aquatic bird, or who shall construct or use for the purpose of hunting, upon the ice any fixed or artificial blind or ambush, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10.00 nor more than $50.00.

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1905 Ga. Laws 86, Rocking or Shooting at or in Cars, § 1.

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. . . Any person who shall throw a rock or other missile at, towards or into any car of any passenger train upon any railroad or street railroad, or shoot any gun, pistol or firearms of any kind at, towards or into any such car, or shoot while in such ...

. . . Any person who shall throw a rock or other missile at, towards or into any car of any passenger train upon any railroad or street railroad, or shoot any gun, pistol or firearms of any kind at, towards or into any such car, or shoot while in such car, any gun, pistol or other weapon of any kind, shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary from one to five years, unless the jury trying the case shall recommend the prisoner to mercy; in which event he shall be punished as for a misdemeanor; providing that the provisions of this Act shall apply to freight or passenger trains.

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1905 Ind. Acts 687–88, Weapon—Carrying Dangerous § 449.

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Every person, not being a traveler, who shall wear or carry any dirk, pistol, bowie-knife, dagger, sword in cane or any other dangerous or deadly weapon concealed, or who shall carry or wear any such weapon openly, with the intent or avowed purpose of ...

Every person, not being a traveler, who shall wear or carry any dirk, pistol, bowie-knife, dagger, sword in cane or any other dangerous or deadly weapon concealed, or who shall carry or wear any such weapon openly, with the intent or avowed purpose of injuring his fellowman, shall, on conviction, be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars. Any such weapon which upon arrest upon this charge shall be found upon the person of such arrested person shall be taken by the officer making such arrest, and unless such officer be the sheriff, such weapon shall be deposited with such sheriff, and in every instance such weapon shall be held by the sheriff subject to the final order of the court thereupon. In case the arrested person be found guilty of violating this statute by wearing or carrying such concealed weapon there shall be entered as part of the judgment of conviction of said crime an order to the sheriff directing the destruction of such weapon by the justice, mayor, city judge or judge of the criminal or circuit court before whom or in whose court such cause is pending, and the sheriff shall execute the same in the manner and at the time fixed by such order. Any person three times convicted within any period of two years of committing any of the offenses defined in this section shall upon such third conviction be imprisoned in the state prison not more than one year.

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1905 Minn. Laws 620, An Act for the Preservation, Propogation, Protection, Taking, Use and Transportation of Game and Fish, and Certain Harmless Birds and Animals, ch. 344, § 53.

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State Parks – No person shall pursue, hunt, take, catch, or kill any wild bird or animal of any kind within the limits of any territory set apart, designated used or maintained as a state public park, or within one-half mile of the outer limits t...

State Parks – No person shall pursue, hunt, take, catch, or kill any wild bird or animal of any kind within the limits of any territory set apart, designated used or maintained as a state public park, or within one-half mile of the outer limits thereof or have any such bird or animal or any part thereof in his possession or under his control within said park or within one-half mile of said outer limits. No person shall have in his possession within any such park or within one-half mile of the outer limits thereof, any gun, revolver, or other firearm unless the same is unloaded, and except after the same has been sealed by the park commissioner or a deputy appointed by him, and except such gun or other firearm at all times during which it may be lawfully had in such park remains so sealed and unloaded. Upon application to the park commissioner or any deputy appointed by him, it is hereby made his duty to securely seal any gun or firearm in such manner that it cannot be loaded or discharged without breaking such seal. The provisions of this section shall apply to all persons including Indians.

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1905 Ind. Acts 687, Weapon—Drawing Dangerous, § 448.

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Whoever draws, or threatens to use, any pistol, dirk, knife, slung-shot or other deadly or dangerous weapon, already drawn upon any other person, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, shall be fined not less than one dollar nor mo...

Whoever draws, or threatens to use, any pistol, dirk, knife, slung-shot or other deadly or dangerous weapon, already drawn upon any other person, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, shall be fined not less than one dollar nor more than five hundred dollars, to which may be added imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months: Provided, That the provisions of this section shall not apply to a person drawing or threatening to sue such dangerous or deadly weapon in defense of his person or property, or in defense of those entitled to his protection by law.

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1905 Minn. Laws 162-63, An Act Amending General Statutes of 1894, § 6445, Relating to Manslaughter, ch. 125, § 1.

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Such homicide is manslaughter in the first degree when committed without a design to effect death, either 1. By a person engaged in committing or attempting to commit a misdemeanor, affecting the person or property, either of the person killed, or of a...

Such homicide is manslaughter in the first degree when committed without a design to effect death, either 1. By a person engaged in committing or attempting to commit a misdemeanor, affecting the person or property, either of the person killed, or of another; or 2. In the heat of passion, but in a cruel and unusual manner, or by means of a dangerous weapon; 3. By shooting another with a gun, or other firearm when resulting from carelessness in mistaking the person shot for a deer or other animal.

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1905 N.H. Laws 515, An Act to Prohibit the Use of Swivel and Punt Guns, ch. 98, § 1.

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IF any person shall, at any time, within this state, hunt, pursue, shoot at, or kill any game bird, as defined by section 34 of chapter 79 of the laws of 1901, with any punt gun swivel gun, or other gun not fired from the shoulder, or of larger bore th...

IF any person shall, at any time, within this state, hunt, pursue, shoot at, or kill any game bird, as defined by section 34 of chapter 79 of the laws of 1901, with any punt gun swivel gun, or other gun not fired from the shoulder, or of larger bore than ten gauge, he shall be fined not more than ten dollars for each offense and shall forfeit all guns and implements with which the offense was committed. And all guns and implements so used shall be seized by any detective, constable or police officer and shall be destroyed by the person seizing them.

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