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Year: 1909

1909 Ala. Laws 258, no. 215, §§ 1, 2, 4

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama, That it shall be unlawful for any person to carry a pistol concealed about his person. Sec. 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a pistol about his person on premises not his own or under ...

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama, That it shall be unlawful for any person to carry a pistol concealed about his person.

Sec. 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a pistol about his person on premises not his own or under his control, provided this section shall not apply to any sheriff or his deputy or police officer of an incorporated town or city in the lawful discharge of the duties of his office or United States Marshal or their deputies, rural free delivery mail carries in the discharge of their duties as such or bonded constable in the discharge of their duties as such.

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Sec. 4. The defendant may give evidence that at the time of carrying the pistol he had good reason to apprehend an attack which the jury may consider in mitigation of the fine or justification of the offense.

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1909 Pa. Laws 466, An Act to give additional protection to wild birds and animals. . .prohibiting the hunting for or capture or killing of, such wild birds or animals or game by unnaturalized foreign-born residents; forbidding the ownership or possession of shotgun or rifle by any unnaturalized foreign-born resident, §1

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§ 1. Be it enacted that from and after the passage of this act, it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized foreign born resident to hunt for or capture or kill, in this Commonwealth, any wild bird or animal, either game or otherwise, of any descri...

§ 1. Be it enacted that from and after the passage of this act, it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized foreign born resident to hunt for or capture or kill, in this Commonwealth, any wild bird or animal, either game or otherwise, of any description excepting in defense of person or property; and to that end it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized foreign born resident, within this Commonwealth, to either own or be possessed of a shotgun or rifle of any make. Each and every person violating any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a penalty of twenty-five dollars for each offense, or undergo imprisonment in the common jail of the county for the period of one day for each dollar of penalty imposed: Provided, That in addition to the to the before-named penalty, all guns of the before-mentioned kinds found in possession or under control of an unnaturalized foreign born resident shall, upon conviction of such person, or upon his signing a declaration of guilt as prescribed by this act, be declared forfeited to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and shall be sold by the Board of Game Commissioners as hereinafter directed.

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1909 Mass. Acts 148, An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Air Guns to Certain Minors

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Section ninety-two of chapter one hundred and two of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word “firearms”, in the second line, the words -- air guns, -- so as to read as follows: Section 92. Whoever sells or furnishes t...

Section ninety-two of chapter one hundred and two of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word “firearms”, in the second line, the words — air guns, — so as to read as follows: Section 92. Whoever sells or furnishes to a minor under the age of fifteen years any firearms, air guns or other dangerous weapon shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars for each offence; but instructors and teachers may furnish military weapons to pupils for instruction and drill.

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1909 Ark. Acts 810, § 1.

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It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to give away, sell or offer for sale, or to make or manufacture any toy pistol, firecracker—commonly known as a cannon crackers—or gun that shoots a blank cartridge; and it shall be u...

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to give away, sell or offer for sale, or to make or manufacture any toy pistol, firecracker—commonly known as a cannon crackers—or gun that shoots a blank cartridge; and it shall be unlawful for any person to receive, own, carry or shoot any such toy pistol, gun or cannon cracker within this State.

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1909 Id. Sess. Laws 55, An Act to Define the Crime of Burglary with Explosives and Providing the Punishment Therefor, and Declaring an Emergency, § 1.

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§ 1. That any person who with intent to commit crime breaks and enters, either by day or by night, any building whether inhabited or not, and opens or attempts to open any vault, safe or other secure place within said building by use of nitro-glyc...

§ 1. That any person who with intent to commit crime breaks and enters, either by day or by night, any building whether inhabited or not, and opens or attempts to open any vault, safe or other secure place within said building by use of nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be deemed guilty of burglary with explosives. § 2. That any person duly convicted of burglary with explosives shall be sentenced to the penitentiary for a period of not less than ten (10) years, nor more than twenty-five (25) years.

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1909 Me. Laws 141, An Act to prohibit the use of Firearms fitted with any device to deaden the sound of explosion, ch. 129, § 1

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It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, use or have in his possession, any gun, pistol or other firearm, fitted or contrived with any device for deadening the sound of explosion. Whoever violates any of the provisions of this act s...

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, use or have in his possession, any gun, pistol or other firearm, fitted or contrived with any device for deadening the sound of explosion. Whoever violates any of the provisions of this act shall forfeit such firearm or firearms and the device or silencer, and shall further be subject to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment not exceeding sixty days, or to both fine and imprisonment. . .

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1909 Wash. Sess. Laws 984, An Act Relating to Crimes and Punishments and the Rights and Custody of Persons Accused or Convicted of Crime, and Repealing Certain Acts, ch. 249, ch. 8, § 308.

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Use of Firearms by Minor. No minor under the age of fourteen years shall handle or have in his possession or under his control, except while accompanied by or under his control, except while accompanied by or under the immediate charge of his parent or...

Use of Firearms by Minor. No minor under the age of fourteen years shall handle or have in his possession or under his control, except while accompanied by or under his control, except while accompanied by or under the immediate charge of his parent or guardian, any firearm of any kind for hunting or target practice or for other purposes. Every person violating any of the foregoing provisions, or aiding or knowingly permitting any such minor to violate the same, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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1909 Id. Sess. Laws 6, An Act To Regulate the Use and Carrying of Concealed Deadly Weapons and to Regulate the Sale or Delivery of Deadly Weapons to Minors Under the Age of Sixteen Years to Provide a Penalty for the Violation of the Provisions of this Act, and to Exempt Certain Persons, § 1.

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If any person . . . or shall have or carry any such weapon upon or about his person when intoxicated, or under the influence of intoxicating drinks, or shall, directly or indirectly, sell or deliver, loan or barter to any minor under the age of sixteen...

If any person . . . or shall have or carry any such weapon upon or about his person when intoxicated, or under the influence of intoxicating drinks, or shall, directly or indirectly, sell or deliver, loan or barter to any minor under the age of sixteen (16) years any such weapon, without the consent of the parent or guardian of such minor, he shall upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not less than twenty (20) nor more than sixty (60) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment: Provided, however, that it shall be a good defense to the charge of carrying such concealed weapons if the defendant shall show that he has been threatened with great bodily harm or had good reason to carry the same in the necessary defense of his person, family home or property.

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1909 N.C. Sess. Laws 777, Priv. Laws, An Act for a New Charter for the City of Southport, North Carolina, ch. 345, § 23, pt. 14.

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[O]n dealers in pistols, guns, dirks, bowie knives, sling shots, brass or metal knuckles or other like deadly weapons, in addition to all other taxes, a license tax not exceeding fifty dollars; on dealers in firecrackers, Roman candles, skyrockets, toy...

[O]n dealers in pistols, guns, dirks, bowie knives, sling shots, brass or metal knuckles or other like deadly weapons, in addition to all other taxes, a license tax not exceeding fifty dollars; on dealers in firecrackers, Roman candles, skyrockets, toy pistols or fireworks of any kind, a tax not exceeding fifty dollars.

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1909 Id. Sess. Laws 6, An Act To Regulate the Use and Carrying of Concealed Deadly Weapons and to Regulate the Sale or Delivery of Deadly Weapons to Minors Under the Age of Sixteen Years to Provide a Penalty for the Violation of the Provisions of this Act, and to Exempt Certain Persons, § 1.

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If any person, (excepting officials of a county, officials of the State of Idaho, officials of the United States, peace officers, guards of any jail, any officer of any express company on duty), shall carry concealed upon or about his person any dirk, ...

If any person, (excepting officials of a county, officials of the State of Idaho, officials of the United States, peace officers, guards of any jail, any officer of any express company on duty), shall carry concealed upon or about his person any dirk, dirk knife, bowie knife, dagger, slung shot, pistol, revolver, gun or any other deadly or dangerous weapon within the limits or confines of any city, town or village, or in any public assembly, or in any mining, lumbering , logging, railroad, or other construction camp within the State of Idaho . . . .

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