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Year: 1916

1916 N.Y. Laws 338-39, An Act to Amend the Penal Law, in Relation to the Selling or Possessing of Silencers for Firearms, ch. 137, § 1.

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Chapter eighty-eight . . . to read as follows: § 1897-n. Selling, carrying and use of firearm silencers. A person who sells or keeps for sale, or offers, or gives or disposes of, or who shall have or carry concealed upon his person any instrument,...

Chapter eighty-eight . . . to read as follows: § 1897-n. Selling, carrying and use of firearm silencers. A person who sells or keeps for sale, or offers, or gives or disposes of, or who shall have or carry concealed upon his person any instrument, attachment, weapon or appliance for causing the firing of any gun, revolver, pistol, or other firearms to be silent or intended to lessen or muffle the noise of the firing of any gun, revolver, pistol, or other firearms shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than five years. This section shall not apply to the regular and ordinary transportation of any instrument, attachment, weapon or appliance for causing the firing of any gun, revolver, pistol, or other firearms to be silent or intended to lessen or muffle the noise of the firing of any gun, revolver, pistol, or other firearms, as merchandise, nor to sheriffs, policemen, or to other duly appointed peace officers, nor to duly authorized military or civil organizations, nor when parading, nor to the members thereof when going to and from the place of meeting their respective organizations, nor to duly authorized military and civil organizations in practice.

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1916 Va. Acts 568, An Act to Prevent the Destruction of Wild Game Within Certain Territory Lying Within the Boundaries of the Massanutten Purchase Area, in the State of Virginia… §1.

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1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to hunt, pursue, kill, or destroy in any way, any wild game or to enter with dog or gun or both with intent to hunt, kill, pursue, destroy any wil...

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to hunt, pursue, kill, or destroy in any way, any wild game or to enter with dog or gun or both with intent to hunt, kill, pursue, destroy any wild game upon any of those tracts of land in Shenandoah county in what is known as the Massanutten purchase area to which the government of the United States of America has acquired the legal title under the Week’s law for the acquisition of lands upon the head waters . . .

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1916 N.J. Laws 275-76, An Act to Prohibit Any Person from Going into the Woods or Fields with a Gun or Other Firearm when Intoxicated, or under the Influence of any Drug or Intoxicating Liquor, ch. 130, §§ 1-2.

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1. It shall be unlawful for any person to go into the woods or fields at any time with a gun or firearm when intoxicated or under the influence of any drug or drugs or of intoxicating liquor. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act sh...

1. It shall be unlawful for any person to go into the woods or fields at any time with a gun or firearm when intoxicated or under the influence of any drug or drugs or of intoxicating liquor. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be liable to a penalty of fifty dollars for each offense, to be sued for and recovered in the manner provided and by the persons authorized to sued for and recover penalties. . . . Upon the conviction of any person for violating the provisions of this act, the license to hunt and fish of such person issued to him . . . shall become void, and the justice of the peace, District Court judge, or police magistrate before whom such conviction is had, shall take from the person so convicted the license, mark the same “revoked” and send it to the Board of Fish and Game Commissioners. If such conviction is reversed on appeal the license shall be restored to the defendant. Any license to hunt or fish issued to any person convicted of a violation of this act during the calendar year in which such offense occurred shall be null and void.

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