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Year: 1909

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, in the presence of one or more persons, exhibit any deadly or dangerous weapon in a rude, angry, or threatening manner . . . .

1909 Wash. Sess. Laws 973, 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. 7, §266, pts. 1-3.

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§ 266. Setting Spring Guns. Every person who shall set a so-called trap, spring pistol, rifle, or other deadly weapon, shall be punished as follows: 1. If no injury result therefrom to any human being, by imprisonment in the county jail for not mo...

§ 266. Setting Spring Guns. Every person who shall set a so-called trap, spring pistol, rifle, or other deadly weapon, shall be punished as follows: 1. If no injury result therefrom to any human being, by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both. 2. If injuries not fatal result therefrom to any human being, by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for not more than twenty years. 3. If the death of a human being results therefrom, by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for not more than twenty years.

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1909 Iowa Acts 258, Ordinances Legalized, § 1, Ordinance No. 29.

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“An ordinance providing for the punishment of parties discharging missiles from air guns and other weapons within the corporate limits of the town” (This statute legalized ordinances passed under a mayor who was not yet a U.S. citizen).

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“An ordinance providing for the punishment of parties discharging missiles from air guns and other weapons within the corporate limits of the town” (This statute legalized ordinances passed under a mayor who was not yet a U.S. citizen).

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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, § 307.

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Aiming or Discharging Firearms. Every person who shall aim any gun, pistol, revolver or other firearm, whether loaded or not, at or towards any human being, or who shall willfully discharge any firearm, air gun or other weapon, or throw any deadly miss...

Aiming or Discharging Firearms. Every person who shall aim any gun, pistol, revolver or other firearm, whether loaded or not, at or towards any human being, or who shall willfully discharge any firearm, air gun or other weapon, or throw any deadly missile in a public place, or in any place where any person might be endangered thereby, although no injury result, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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1930 Conn. Stat. 903, Dealing in Explosives; License., ch. 147, § 2644.

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No person shall manufacture, store, sell, or deal in gunpowder or any material or compound . . . unless he shall first obtain from the commissioner of state police or the fire marshal of the town where such business is conducted a written license there...

No person shall manufacture, store, sell, or deal in gunpowder or any material or compound . . . unless he shall first obtain from the commissioner of state police or the fire marshal of the town where such business is conducted a written license therefor . . . which license shall specify the building where such business is to be carried on or such material deposited or used.

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1909 Tex. Gen. Laws 105, Spec. Laws, An Act to Incorporate the City of Marshall, and to Grant It a New Charter, and to Repeal All Pre-Existing Charters, and to Declare an Emergency, ch. 6, § 136, pt. w.

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(w) Riots. – Power to prevent and suppress riots, affrays, noise, breach of the peace, assaults, disturbances or disorderly assembly in any public or private place within the limits of said city, and to provide punishment therefor; to prohibit an...

(w) Riots. – Power to prevent and suppress riots, affrays, noise, breach of the peace, assaults, disturbances or disorderly assembly in any public or private place within the limits of said city, and to provide punishment therefor; to prohibit and restrain the firing of guns, and pistols in the city limits, and to prohibit and restrain the carrying of pistols.

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1909 Del. Laws 577, House Joint Resolution Providing for Increase in Non-Resident Gunners License Fee, ch. 271.

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Whereas, there are numerous gunners from other States who make it a practice to gun in this State, and under existing laws a license fee of Five Dollars is collected from them. And Whereas, our neighboring States charge non-resident gunners a license f...

Whereas, there are numerous gunners from other States who make it a practice to gun in this State, and under existing laws a license fee of Five Dollars is collected from them. And Whereas, our neighboring States charge non-resident gunners a license fee of more than Five Dollars. Therefore be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: That from and after the passage of this Resolution up to and including April 30th, 1911, all non-resident gunners shall be required to pay a license fee of Ten Dollars per annum, said license fee to be collected in the same manner and by the same agency as non-resident gunners’ licenses are now collected.

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1909 W.Va. Acts 59, An Act . . . Granting a Charter to the City of Charleston, ch. 2, art. 4, § 7.

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[T]o regulate or prohibit the keeping of gun powder and other combustible or dangerous articles[.]

1909 S.D. Sess. Laws 450, An Act for the Preservation, Propagation, Protection, Taking, Use and Transportation of Game and Fish and Establishing the Office of State Game Warden and Defining His Duties, ch. 240, §§ 21-22.

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§ 21. No person shall at any time catch, take or kill any of the birds or animals mentioned in this chapter in any other manner than by shooting them with a gun held to the shoulder of the person discharging the same. § 22. No person shall at...

§ 21. No person shall at any time catch, take or kill any of the birds or animals mentioned in this chapter in any other manner than by shooting them with a gun held to the shoulder of the person discharging the same. § 22. No person shall at any time set, lay or prepare or have in possession, any trap, snare, artificial light, net, bird line, swivel gun or set gun or any contrivance whatever for the purpose of catching, taking or killing any of the same animals or birds in this chapter mentioned, except that decoys and stationary blinds may be used in hunting wild geese, brant and ducks. The use of rifles in the hunting of said birds is prohibited.

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1909 Mo. Laws 165, Cities, Towns and Villages: Cities of the First Class, § 55, pt. 50 (L).

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To direct and prohibit the management of houses for the storing of gunpowder and other combustibles and dangerous materials within the city; to regulate the keeping and conveying the same; and the use of candles and other lights in stables and other li...

To direct and prohibit the management of houses for the storing of gunpowder and other combustibles and dangerous materials within the city; to regulate the keeping and conveying the same; and the use of candles and other lights in stables and other like houses.

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