Duke Center for Firearms Law
Duke Law logo
Repository of Historical Gun Laws

Year: 1913

1913 Wyo. Sess. Laws 165, An Act . . . Relating to the Duties of the State Game Warden, Assistant and Deputy Game Wardens, and the Preservation of the Game Animals and Game Birds and Fish of the State of Wyoming . . . , ch. 121, § 38.

, , | |

That Section 20 . . . be . . . amended . . . § 20. Any person who is not a bona fide elector of this state, or the child or legal ward of a bona fide elector of this state, or a soldier or sailor who is a bona fide elector of the United States, an...

That Section 20 . . . be . . . amended . . . § 20. Any person who is not a bona fide elector of this state, or the child or legal ward of a bona fide elector of this state, or a soldier or sailor who is a bona fide elector of the United States, and has been stationed at a government post within this state for one year past, or non-residents having property in this state on which they pay taxes to the amount of $100.00 or over annually, but who shall be a citizen of the United States or a free-holder in this state, shall upon payment of five dollars to any Justice of the Peace . . . be entitled to receive from such officer a gunner’s license, which license shall permit such person to kill any of the game birds of this state during the current season under the restrictions heretofore and hereinafter imposed.

Read More

1913 Wis. Sess. Laws 655, An Act. . . Relating to the Hunting and Shipping of Birds and Deer, ch. 578, § 1.

| |

. . . and it shall also be unlawful for any person carrying or being in possession of a gun to run or use a pointer or setter dog or dogs in the field, or upon lands frequented by or upon which game birds may be found between the first day of August an...

. . . and it shall also be unlawful for any person carrying or being in possession of a gun to run or use a pointer or setter dog or dogs in the field, or upon lands frequented by or upon which game birds may be found between the first day of August and the seventh day of September. . .

Read More

1913 Fla. 117, An Act to Regulate the Hunting of Wild Deer etc., § 8.

| |

It shall, at any time, be unlawful to hunt wild game in Marion County with guns–known as Automatic guns.

1913 Okla. Sess. Laws 7, An Act Defining the Crime of Burglary with Explosives and Providing the Punishment Therefor, ch. 7, § 1.

| |

Any person who enters any building, railway car, vehicle, or structure and there opens or attempts to open any vault, safe, or receptacle used or kept for the secure keeping of money, securities, books of accounts, or other valuable property, papers or...

Any person who enters any building, railway car, vehicle, or structure and there opens or attempts to open any vault, safe, or receptacle used or kept for the secure keeping of money, securities, books of accounts, or other valuable property, papers or documents, without the consent of the owner, by the use of or aid of dynamite, nitroglycerine, gunpowder, or other explosives, or who enters any such building, railway car, vehicle or structure in which is kept any vault, safe or other receptacle for the safe keeping of money or other valuable property, papers, books, or documents, with intent and without the consent of the owner, to open or crack such vault, safe or receptacle by the aid or use of any explosive, shall in either case be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term not less than twenty (20) nor more than fifty (50) years.

Read More

1913 Mont. Laws 53, An Act to Provide that Aliens Shall Pay a Gun License, and Providing a Penalty for Failure to Obtain License; to Provide for and Regulate the Duties of the Game and Fish Warden and His Deputies, and to Provide for the Disposition of the Fines so Collected, ch. 38, § 1.

, , | |

There is hereby created a gun license for aliens. No person not a bona fide citizen of the United States shall own or have in his possession, in the State of Montana, any gun, pistol or other firearm without first having obtained from the Game and Fish...

There is hereby created a gun license for aliens. No person not a bona fide citizen of the United States shall own or have in his possession, in the State of Montana, any gun, pistol or other firearm without first having obtained from the Game and Fish Warden a license therefor, which said license shall cost the owner of said firearm the sum of Twenty-five ($25) Dollars, and shall expire one year from date of issuance thereof; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to one who has obtained the Twenty-five ($25) Dollar hunting license required by the laws of Montana; provided, further, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any alien who is a bona fide resident of the State of Montana and the owner of not less than one hundred and sixty acres of land therein, nor shall it apply to any settler on the public lands of the State of Montana who shall have begun to acquire land under the laws of the United States by filing thereon, nor shall it apply to persons engaged in tending or herding sheep or other animals, held in herd.

Read More

1913 N.C. Sess. Laws 57, Pub. Laws, An Act to Prevent the Use of Firearms by Children, ch. 32 § 1.

| |

That any person being the parent or guardian of, or standing in loco parentis to, any child under the age of twelve years who shall knowlingly permit such child to have the possession or custody of, or use in any manner whatever, any gun, pistol, or ot...

That any person being the parent or guardian of, or standing in loco parentis to, any child under the age of twelve years who shall knowlingly permit such child to have the possession or custody of, or use in any manner whatever, any gun, pistol, or other dangerous firearm, whether such firearm be loaded or unloaded, or any other person, who shall knowingly furnish such child any such firearm, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding thirty days.

Read More

1913 N.H. Laws 639, An Act to Regulate the Transportation of Dynamite, Gunpowder and Explosives, ch. 128, § 1.

| |

It shall be unlawful to transport, carry, or convey from one place in this state to another place in this state, any dynamite, gunpowder, or other explosive on any vessel or vehicle of any description operated by a common carrier, which vessel or vehic...

It shall be unlawful to transport, carry, or convey from one place in this state to another place in this state, any dynamite, gunpowder, or other explosive on any vessel or vehicle of any description operated by a common carrier, which vessel or vehicle is carrying passengers for hire: Provided, that it shall be lawful to transport on any such vessel or vehicle small arms ammunition in any quantity, and such fuses, torpedoes, rockets, or other signal devices, as may be essential to promote safety in operation; and properly packed and marked samples of explosives for laboratory examination, not exceeding a net weight of one-half pound each, and not exceeding twenty samples at one time in a single vessel or vehicle; but such samples shall not be carried in that part of a vessel or vehicle which is intended for transportation of passengers for hire: Provided further, that nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the transportation of military or naval forces with their accompanying munitions of war on passenger equipment vessels or vehicles.

Read More

1913 Wash. Sess. Laws 90-91, An Act Relating to the Method of Killing Water Fowl . . . , ch. 33, § 1.

| |

§ 1. . . Every person who shall use any sink box or sink boat or sneak boat for the purpose of shooting wild ducks, geese, swan or other water fowl, or who shall use any battery, swivel or pivot gun, or any gun other than one to be held in the han...

§ 1. . . Every person who shall use any sink box or sink boat or sneak boat for the purpose of shooting wild ducks, geese, swan or other water fowl, or who shall use any battery, swivel or pivot gun, or any gun other than one to be held in the hands and fired from the shoulder, at any time, for the purposes of shooting wild ducks, geese, swan, brant or other water fowl . . . shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as hereinafter provided.

Read More

1913 Minn. Laws 55, An Act to Prevent the Sale, Offering or Exposing for Sale or Having in Possession for the Use or for Purpose of Sale within this State, of Silencer for Shot-gun, Revolver, Rifle or Other Firearm, Defining a Silencer and Providing Penalties for Violation, ch. 64, §§ 1-4.

| |

§ 1. Use of silencers prohibited. No person shall within the state of Minnesota sell or offer or expose for sale, or have in possession for use upon or in connection with any rifle, shot-gun, revolver, or other firearm or have in possession for pu...

§ 1. Use of silencers prohibited. No person shall within the state of Minnesota sell or offer or expose for sale, or have in possession for use upon or in connection with any rifle, shot-gun, revolver, or other firearm or have in possession for purposes of sale any silencer for a shotgun, revolver, rifle or other fire-arm. § 2. Possession prima facie evidence. In any prosecution hereunder proof of the having such silencer in possession by any person shall constitute prima facie evidence that same was had in possession of such person for use contrary to the provisions of this act. § 3. Construction of word “silencer.” A silencer within the meaning of this act is defined as a mechanical device or construction or instrument designed or intended to be temporarily or permanently attached to or used in connection with any shotgun, revolver, rifle or other fire-arm for the purpose of lessening or reducing the volume of sound caused by the discharge of or by the firing of such gun, rifle, revolver or other fire-arm. §4. Violation a misdemeanor. Any person violating any of the provisions of ths act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Read More

1913 Mich. Pub. Acts 452, An Act Defining the Crime of Felonious Assault and Prescribing Punishment Therefor, § 1.

| |

Whoever shall assault another with a gun, revolver, pistol, knife, iron bar, club, brass knuckles or other dangerous weapon, but without intending to commit the crime of murder, and without intending to inflict great bodily harm less than the crime of ...

Whoever shall assault another with a gun, revolver, pistol, knife, iron bar, club, brass knuckles or other dangerous weapon, but without intending to commit the crime of murder, and without intending to inflict great bodily harm less than the crime of murder, shall be deemed guilty of a felonious assault, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Prison for a term not exceeding three years or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding one year, in the discretion of the court.

Read More