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Year: 1913

1913 Mich. Pub. Acts 472, An Act Providing for the Registration of the Purchasers of Guns, Pistols, Other Fire-arms and Silencers for Fire-arms and Providing a Penalty for Violation, § 1-2.

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Every person, firm or corporation engaged in any way or to any extent in the business of selling at retail guns, pistols, other fire-arms and silencers for fire-arms shall keep a register in which shall be entered the name, age, occupation and residenc...

Every person, firm or corporation engaged in any way or to any extent in the business of selling at retail guns, pistols, other fire-arms and silencers for fire-arms shall keep a register in which shall be entered the name, age, occupation and residence (if residing in the city with the street number of such residence) of each and every purchaser of such guns, pistols, other fire-arms or silencers for fire-arms together with the number or other mark of identification, if any, on such gun, pistol, other fire-arms or silencer for firearms which said register shall be open to the inspection of all peace officers at all times. § 2. Every person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction be subject to a fine of not more than fifty dollars or to imprisonment in the county jail for not more than ten days or to both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

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1913 Del. Laws 439, § 18.

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No child under the age of fifteen years shall be employed, permitted or suffered to work . . . in or about establishments wherein nitroglycerine, dynamite, dualin, guncotton, gunpowder or other high or dangerous explosives are manufactured, compounded ...

No child under the age of fifteen years shall be employed, permitted or suffered to work . . . in or about establishments wherein nitroglycerine, dynamite, dualin, guncotton, gunpowder or other high or dangerous explosives are manufactured, compounded or stored; unless said establishment are insured under the approval of the board of insurance underwriters of the district where said establishment is situated.

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1913 S.D. Sess. Laws 292, An Act to Regulate the Sale of Dynamite or Other High Explosives, and to Provide a Penalty for the Violation Thereof, § 1.

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No person, firm, or corporation shall sell any dynamite or other high explosive, except ordinary gun powder in the state of South Dakota, to any person unknown to the seller, unless introduced by some person known to the seller, and on every sale the s...

No person, firm, or corporation shall sell any dynamite or other high explosive, except ordinary gun powder in the state of South Dakota, to any person unknown to the seller, unless introduced by some person known to the seller, and on every sale the seller shall before delivery, make entry on a book kept for that purpose stating the date of sale, the name and address of the purchaser, the name and quantity of the article sold, the purpose for which it is required and the name of the person, if any, who introduced them. Any person failing to comply with the requirements of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

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1913 Mo. Laws 437, Municipal Corporations: Cities of the Second Class, § 8, pt. 61.

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To regulate the use and storage of explosives – To regulate, restrain and prevent the discharge of firearms, fireworks, rockets or other explosive materials and substances in the city and to regulate the keeping, storage and use of powder, dynami...

To regulate the use and storage of explosives – To regulate, restrain and prevent the discharge of firearms, fireworks, rockets or other explosive materials and substances in the city and to regulate the keeping, storage and use of powder, dynamite, guns, guncotton, nitroglycerine, fireworks and other explosive materials and substances in the city, or within two miles of the limits thereof.

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1913 N.J. Laws 339, An Act to Prohibit the Manufacture, Sale, Use and Possession of Air Guns and Spring Guns, ch. 186, §§ 1-2.

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1. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons, corporation or corporations, to manufacture, sell, barter, exchange, hire, loan, give, buy or have in possession or use or shoot any air gun, spring gun¸ or pistol, or other weapon of a similar...

1. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons, corporation or corporations, to manufacture, sell, barter, exchange, hire, loan, give, buy or have in possession or use or shoot any air gun, spring gun¸ or pistol, or other weapon of a similar nature in which the propelling force is a spring or air and ejecting a bullet or missile smaller than three eighths of an inch in diameter, with sufficient force to injure the person. 2. Any person or persons, corporation or corporations violating the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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1913 Colo. Sess. Laws 156, To Amend . . . the Revised Statutes of Colorado for 1908, Concerning Powers of Incorporated Towns and Cities, ch. 53, §1.

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The city council, or board of trustees in towns, shall have power to regulate or prevent the storage and transportation of gunpowder, tar, pitch . . . or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material, within the corporate lim...

The city council, or board of trustees in towns, shall have power to regulate or prevent the storage and transportation of gunpowder, tar, pitch . . . or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material, within the corporate limits, and prescribe the limits within which any such regulations shall apply. Also to regulate the use of lights in stables, shops and other places, and to prevent the building of bonfires; and also to regulate or prevent the storage of gunpowder and other high explosives within the corporate limits and other high explosives within the corporate limits, or within one mile of the outer boundaries thereof. Also, to regulate and restrain the use of fireworks, fire crackers, torpedos, Roman candles, sky-rockets and other pyrotechnic displays.

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1913 Haw. Sess. Laws 25, Act 22, § 1.

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. . . Persons not authorized; punishment. Any person not authorized by law, who shall carry, or be found armed with any bowie-knife, sword-cane, pistol, air-gun, slung-shot, or other deadly weapon, shall be liable to a fine of not more than Two Hundred...

. . . Persons not authorized; punishment. Any person not authorized by law, who shall carry, or be found armed with any bowie-knife, sword-cane, pistol, air-gun, slung-shot, or other deadly weapon, shall be liable to a fine of not more than Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars and not less than Ten Dollars, or in default of payment of such fine, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, nor less than three months, upon conviction for such offense, unless good cause be shown for having such dangerous weapon; and any such person may be immediately arrested without warrant by the high sheriff, or any sheriff, policeman, or other officer or person.

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1913 Or. Laws 433, An Act to Provide for the Protection, Preservation and Propogation of Game Animals, Game Birds, Game Fish, Game, Wild Fowl, Non-Game Birds, and Fur-Bearing Animals, and to Provide for the Enforcement Thereof . . . , ch. 232, § 22.

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It shall be unlawful at any time in the State of Oregon to shoot or discharge any gun at any game bird or game animal from, or while upon any railroad right of way, or any public road or highway.

1913 Ohio Laws 906, An Act: A Bill to Amend  and Supplement [Certain] Sections . . . and to Repeal [Certain] Sections of the General Code; Relating to Children and to Females under Twenty-One Years of Age and to Organizations which Include within Their Objects Matters Relating to Children, ch. 11, §§ 12966-67.

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§ 12966. Whoever sells of exhibits for sale, to a minor under sixteen years of age, a pistol manufactured of a metallic or hard substance, commonly known as a “toy pistol” or air gun, or any form of explosive gun ,shall be fined not le...

§ 12966. Whoever sells of exhibits for sale, to a minor under sixteen years of age, a pistol manufactured of a metallic or hard substance, commonly known as a “toy pistol” or air gun, or any form of explosive gun ,shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars or imprisoned not less than ten days nor more than twenty days, or both, and be liable in damages to any person injured by such sale. § 12967. Whoever sells, barters, furnishes or gives to a minor under the age of seventeen years, an air-gun, musket, rifle, shotgun, revolver, pistol, or other fire-arm, or ammunition therefor, or, being the owner or having charge or control thereof, knowingly permits it to be used by a minor under such age, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned in jail not more than thirty days, or both.

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