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Year: 1910

Orville Park, Park’s Annotated Code of the State of Georgia 1914, Penal Code, Article 3, Carrying pistols without license, § 348(a)-(d).

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§ 348 (a). Carrying pistols without license. [It shall be unlawful for any person to have or carry about his person, in any county in the State of Georgia, any pistol or revolver without first taking out a license from the ordinary of the respecti...

§ 348 (a). Carrying pistols without license. [It shall be unlawful for any person to have or carry about his person, in any county in the State of Georgia, any pistol or revolver without first taking out a license from the ordinary of the respective counties in which the party resides, before such person shall be at liberty to carry around with him on his person, or to have in his manual possession outside of his own home or place of business: Provided that nothing in this law shall be construed to alter, affect, or amend any laws now in force in this State relative to the carrying of concealed weapons on or about one’s person, and provided further, that this shall not apply to sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, marshals, or other arresting officers of this State or United States, who are now allowed, by law, to carry revolvers; nor to any of the militia of said State while in service or upon duty; nor to any students of military colleges or schools when they are in the discharge of their duty at such colleges.] § 348 (b). License, how obtained. [The ordinary of the respective counties of this State in which the applicant resides may grant such license, either in term time or during vacation, upon the application of party or person desiring to apply for such license; provided applicant shall be at least eighteeen years old or over, and shall give a bond payable to the Governor of the State in the sum of one hundred dollars, conditioned upon the proper and legitimate use of said weapon with a surety approved by the ordinary of said county, and the ordinary granting the license shall keep a record of the name of the person taking out such license, the name of the maker of the fire-arm to be carried, and the caliber and number of the same.] § 348 (c). Fee for license. [The person making such application and to whom such license is granted, shall pay to the ordinary for granting said license the sum of fifty cents, which license shall cover a period of three years from date of granting same.] § 348 (d). Punishment. [Any person violating any of the provisions of the three preceding sections shall be punished as for a misdemeanor, as prescribed in section 1065 of this Code.]

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1910 Ga. Laws 137, Shooting at Houses, Prohibited, § 1.

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. . . it shall be unlawful for any person to shoot at, toward or into any occupied dwelling house in this State with any gun, pistol, rifle or any other deadly firearm, except in defense of person, property, or habitation, or under the circumstances of...

. . . it shall be unlawful for any person to shoot at, toward or into any occupied dwelling house in this State with any gun, pistol, rifle or any other deadly firearm, except in defense of person, property, or habitation, or under the circumstances of justification.

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1920 Ga. Laws 134, § 2.

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(forbids the sale of pistols to minors and makes the violations of the statute a misdemeanor). See Spires v. Goldberg, 26 Ga. App. 530 (1921).

1910 Md. Laws 521, § 16c.

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§ 16c. That it shall be unlawful for any person to hunt, pursue or kill any of the birds or animals named in Section 12, 13, 14 and 14A of this Act, or any insectivorous birds (excepting English sparrows), in Allegany County on Sunday, or on elect...

§ 16c. That it shall be unlawful for any person to hunt, pursue or kill any of the birds or animals named in Section 12, 13, 14 and 14A of this Act, or any insectivorous birds (excepting English sparrows), in Allegany County on Sunday, or on election days, and it shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this Act if any person is found in the fields or woods with on a gun on Sunday or on election days, or to hunt or kill in any trap or destroy any of the birds . . .

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1910 S.C. Acts 694, An Act to make it a misdemeanor to point a pistol or gun at any other person: § 1.

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§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That from and after the approval of this Act it shall be unlawful for any person to present or point at any other person any loaded or unloaded firearm, and any one, on con...

§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That from and after the approval of this Act it shall be unlawful for any person to present or point at any other person any loaded or unloaded firearm, and any one, on conviction therefor, shall be punished by fine or imprisonment, in the discretion of the court; provided that nothing contained herein shall be construed to abridge the right of self-defense or to apply to theatricals or like performances.

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1910 Mass. Acts 552, An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Certain Pistols and Explosives and to Authorize the Making of Regulations Relative to Fireworks and Firecrackers, ch. 565, § 1.

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It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or keep for sale any blank cartridge, toy pistol, toy gun or toy cannon that can be used to fire a blank cartridge; or to sell or keep for sale, or to fire, explode or cause to explode any blank cartridge or ...

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or keep for sale any blank cartridge, toy pistol, toy gun or toy cannon that can be used to fire a blank cartridge; or to sell or keep for sale, or to fire, explode or cause to explode any blank cartridge or bomb; or to sell or keep for sale, or to set off, explode or cause to explode any fireworks containing any pieric acid or pierates, or any firecracker exceeding two inches in length and three eights of an inch in diameter or of a greater explosive power than a firecracker of such size containing black gunpowder only . . .

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