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Year: 1915

1915 W.Va. Acts 404, Reg. Sess., Municipal Charters, An Act to Amend and Re-Enact Sections . . . Concerning the Charter of the City of Phillipi . . . , ch. 11, § 16, pt. 25.

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To regulate the keeping, handling and transportation of explosives and dangerous combustibles within the municipality; and to regulate or prohibit the use of fire crackers, sky rockets, toy pistols, air rifles or guns, within the said municipality.

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To regulate the keeping, handling and transportation of explosives and dangerous combustibles within the municipality; and to regulate or prohibit the use of fire crackers, sky rockets, toy pistols, air rifles or guns, within the said municipality.

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1915 N.D. Laws 225, An Act Relating to Game and Fish . . . , ch. 161, § 67.

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It shall be unlawful for any person who is not a citizen of the United States or who has not declared his intention to become such, to hunt, shoot, capture, take, kill, trap, snare or in any manner destroy, wound or maim any wild bird or animal . . . e...

It shall be unlawful for any person who is not a citizen of the United States or who has not declared his intention to become such, to hunt, shoot, capture, take, kill, trap, snare or in any manner destroy, wound or maim any wild bird or animal . . . except in defense of person or property; and to that end it shall be unlawful for any person who is not a citizen of the United States or who has not declared his intention to become such, to either own or be possessed of a shot gun or rifle of any make. Each and every person violating any provision of this Section shall upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars, nor more than fifty dollars and costs of prosecution, or to serve not less than ten days nor more than thirty days in the county jail, or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court; provided that in addition to the before-named penalty, all guns of the before mentioned kinds found in the possession or under the control of such persons not citizens of the United States . . . shall upon conviction of such person, or upon his signing a declaration of guilt, be declared forfeited to the State of North Dakota and shall be sold as provided in this Act.

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1915 N.D. Laws 96, An Act to Provide for the Punishment of Any Person Carrying Concealed Any Dangerous Weapons or Explosives, or Who Has the Same in His Possession, Custody or Control, unless Such Weapon or Explosive Is Carried in the Prosecution of a Legitimate and Lawful Purpose, ch. 83, §§ 1-3, 5.

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§ 1. Any person other than a public officer, who carries concealed in his clothes any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as a black-jack, slung-shot, billy, sand club, sand bag, bludgeon, metal knuckles, or any sharp or dangerous weapo...

§ 1. Any person other than a public officer, who carries concealed in his clothes any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as a black-jack, slung-shot, billy, sand club, sand bag, bludgeon, metal knuckles, or any sharp or dangerous weapon usually employed in attack or defense of the person, or any gun, revolver, pistol or other dangerous fire arm loaded or unloaded, or any person who carries concealed nitro-glycerin, dynamite, or any other dangerous or violent explosive, or has the same in his custody, possession or control, shall be guilty of a felony, unless such instrument weapon or explosive is carried in the prosecution of or to effect a lawful and legitimate purpose. § 2. The possession, in the manner set forth in the preceeding Section, of any of the weapons or explosives mentioned therein, shall be presumptive evidence of intent to use the same in violation of this act. § 3. Penalty – Any person upon conviction of violating the provisions of this Act, shall, in the discretion of the court, be imprisoned in the State Penitentiary nor more than two years, or in the county jail not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Provided, however, that any citizen of good moral character may, upon application to any district court, municipal, or justice of the court, be granted the permission to carry a concealed weapon upon the showing of reasonable cause. . . . § 5. Emergency. An emergency is hereby declared to exist in that professional criminals are frequently found to carry concealed about their persons, the dangerous weapons or explosives mentioned in Section 1 of this Act. And, whereas, the present law is inadequate to prevent such criminals from carrying concealed weapons or explosives; therefore, this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

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1915 N.H. Laws 180-81, An Act to Revise and Amend the Fish and Game Laws, ch. 133, pt. 2, § 18.

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A person who violates a provision of this part is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined as follows . . . [p]rovided, however, that a person violating the prohibition against setting a spring gun the object of which is to discharge a firearm, shall...

A person who violates a provision of this part is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined as follows . . . [p]rovided, however, that a person violating the prohibition against setting a spring gun the object of which is to discharge a firearm, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars nor less than fifty dollars, and shall be liable for twice the amount of the damage caused by his act, to be recovered by the person sustaining the injury or loss.

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1915 N.J. Laws 662-63, An Act to Give Additional Protection to Wild Birds within the State of New Jersey; Prohibiting the Hunting for, or Capturing or Killing of Such Wild Birds or Animals or Game by Unnaturalized, Foreign-Born Persons; Forbidding the Ownership or Possession of Shotgun or Rifle by Any Unnaturalized, Foreign-Born Person within the State of New Jersey and Prescribing Penalties for Violation of its Provisions, ch. 355, § 1.

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From and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized, foreign-born person to hunt for or capture, or kill in this State, any wild bird or animal, either game or otherwise, of any description, excepting in defense of person ...

From and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized, foreign-born person to hunt for or capture, or kill in this State, 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 person, within this State, 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 be liable to a penalty of twenty dollars for each offense; provided, that in addition to the before-named penalty, all guns of the before-mentioned kinds found in possession or under control of an unnaturalized, foreign-born person, shall, upon conviction of such person for such offense, be declared forfeited to the State of New Jersey, and shall be sold by the Board of Fish and Game Commissioners as hereinafter directed; provided, however, that this act shall not apply to any unnaturalized, foreign-born person who is the owner of real estate in this state to the value of two thousand dollars above all encumbrances.

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1915 N.M. Law 153, An Act to Amend Sections . . . of Chapter 85 of the Laws of 1912 Relative to the Protection of Game and Fish, ch. 101, §7.

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. . . No person shall at any time shoot, hunt or take in any manner any wild animals or birds or game fish as herein defined in this state without first having in his or her possession a hunting license as hereinafter provided for the year in which suc...

. . . No person shall at any time shoot, hunt or take in any manner any wild animals or birds or game fish as herein defined in this state without first having in his or her possession a hunting license as hereinafter provided for the year in which such shooting, fishing or hunting is done. The presence of any person in any open field, prairie or forest, whether enclosed or not with traps, gun or other weapon for hunting, without having in possession a proper hunting license as herein provided, shall be prima facie evidence of the violation of this section.

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1915 Kan. Sess. Laws 347, An Act providing for Public Safety by Regulating the Storage Handling and Disposition of Dynamite, Giant Powder, Nitro-glycerine, Gun Cotton and Other Detonating Explosives, Providing Penalties for Violation of this Act and Repealing all Acts in Conflict Herewith, § 1.

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Any person, firm or corporation, in this state, who shall sell, give away or otherwise dispose of, any dynamite, giant powder, nitro-glycerine, gun cotton or other detonating explosive, shall keep a record, in a substantially bound book, which record s...

Any person, firm or corporation, in this state, who shall sell, give away or otherwise dispose of, any dynamite, giant powder, nitro-glycerine, gun cotton or other detonating explosive, shall keep a record, in a substantially bound book, which record shall set forth the kind and amount of explosives delivered, the time of delivery, the uses and purposes for which same are delivered and the place at which it is to be used . . . .

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1915 Wyo. Sess. Laws 91, An Act Relating to the Preservation of the Game Animals, Game Birds, and Fish of the State of Wyoming . . . , ch. 91, § 13.

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There is hereby created a special gun and fish 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 Wyoming, any gun, pistol or other firearm, or any fishing tackle, without f...

There is hereby created a special gun and fish 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 Wyoming, any gun, pistol or other firearm, or any fishing tackle, without first having obtained the specified license therefor, which such special gun and fish license shall cost the owner the sum of Twenty-five Dollars[.]

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