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Year: 1917

1917 Or. Sess. Laws 804-808, An Act Prohibiting the manufacture, sale, possession, carrying, or use of any blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, dirk, dagger or stiletto, and regulating the carrying and sale of certain firearms, and defining the duties of certain executive officers, and providing penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act, §§ 7-8.

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Section 7. Any person who attempts to use, or who with intent to use the same unlawfully against another, carries or possesses a dagger, dirk, dangerous knife, razor, stiletto, or any loaded pistol, revolver or other firearm, or any instrument or weapo...

Section 7. Any person who attempts to use, or who with intent to use the same unlawfully against another, carries or possesses a dagger, dirk, dangerous knife, razor, stiletto, or any loaded pistol, revolver or other firearm, or any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slung-shot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, bomb or bomb-shell, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument, is guilty of a felony. The carrying or possession of any of the weapons specified in this section by any person while committing, or attempting or threatening to commit a felony, or a breach of the peace, or any act of violence against the person or property of another, shall be presumptive evidence of carrying or possessing such weapon with intent to use the same in violation of this section.
Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one month nor more than six months, or by imprisonment in the penitentiary for not exceeding five years.
Section 8. Whenever any person shall be arrested and it shall be discovered that such person possesses or carries or has possessed or carried upon his person any loaded pistol, revolver or other firearm, or any weapon named or enumerated in Section 7 of this Act, in violation of any of the sections of this Act, it shall be the duty of the person making the arrest to forthwith lay an information for a violation of said section or sections against the person arrested before the nearest or most accessible magistrate having jurisdiction of the offense, and such magistrate must entertain and examine such information and act thereon in the manner prescribed by law.

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1917 Or. Sess. Laws 804-808, An Act Prohibiting the manufacture, sale, possession, carrying, or use of any blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, dirk, dagger or stiletto, and regulating the carrying and sale of certain firearms, and defining the duties of certain executive officers, and providing penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act, § 1, § 3-A, § 4, § 4-A, § 4-B, § 4-C.

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Section 1. No person shall carry in any city, town, or municipal corporation of this State any pistol, revolver or other firearm concealed upon his or her person, or of a size which may be concealed upon his or her person, without a license or permit t...

Section 1. No person shall carry in any city, town, or municipal corporation of this State any pistol, revolver or other firearm concealed upon his or her person, or of a size which may be concealed upon his or her person, without a license or permit therefor, issued to him or her by a chief of police or sheriff of such city, town or municipal corporation, or in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance of such city, town or municipal corporation. This section, however, shall not apply to sheriffs and their deputies, constables, marshals, police officers or any other duly appointed peace officers, nor to any person or persons summoned by such officers to assist in making arrest or preserving the peace while said person or persons are engaged in assisting such officers; nor to duly authorized military organizations when parading, nor to members thereof when going to and from places of meeting of their respective organizations.
Section 3-A. Any person who violates the provisions of Section 1, Section 2, or Section 3 of this Act, shall be fined in a sum no greater than $100.00, or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term no longer than three months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Section 4. Any person who violates the provisions of Section 1, Section 2 or Section 3 of this Act, who theretofore has once been convicted of a violation of any of said sections, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in a county jail or reformatory for not less than thirty days nor for more than one year.
Section 4-A. Any person who violates the provisions of Section 1, Section 2 or Section 3 of this Act, who theretofore has more than once been convicted of a violation of any of said sections, is guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the State prison for a term not exceeding three years.
Section 4-B. Any person who violates any of the provisions of Section 1, Section 2 or Section 3 of this Act, who theretofore has been convicted of a felony, upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary of this State for a period not exceeding five years.
Section 4-C. For the purposes of this Act any pistol, revolver, or other firearm of a size which may be concealed upon his or her person shall be deemed a dangerous weapon.

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1917 Or. Sess. Laws 804-808, An Act Prohibiting the manufacture, sale, possession, carrying, or use of any blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, dirk, dagger or stiletto, and regulating the carrying and sale of certain firearms, and defining the duties of certain executive officers, and providing penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act, § 5.

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Section 5. Every person in the business of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring a pistol, revolver, or other firearm of a size which may be concealed upon the person, whether such seller is a retail dealer, pawnbroker or otherwise, shall obtain a...

Section 5. Every person in the business of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring a pistol, revolver, or other firearm of a size which may be concealed upon the person, whether such seller is a retail dealer, pawnbroker or otherwise, shall obtain a legal register (as per Section 6) from the State Printer, at a cost of $3.00 per 100 leaves in duplicate, in which shall be entered at the time of sale the date of sale, name of maker, number (if any), caliber, name of purchaser, permanent resident, temporary residence, age, occupation, height, color of skin, color of eyes, color of hair and signature of purchaser. (The purchaser is required to sign his name in the aforesaid register in the space provided for the same.) Any person signing a fictitious name or address shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person who shall fail to keep a register and to enter therein the facts required by this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Such register shall be open at all reasonable hours for the inspection of any peace officer. This section shall not apply to wholesale dealers in their business intercourse with the retail dealer, nor to the wholesale or retail dealer in the regular or ordinary transportation of firearms as a merchandise by mail, express, or other mode of shipment, to points outside of the city, town, or municipal corporation wherein they are situated. Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall pay a fine of not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00 or shall be imprisoned in the county jail or reformatory for not less than thirty days nor for more than one year, or be punished by both fine and imprisonment.

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1917 Wis. Sess. Laws 1243-44, An Act to Repeal Sections . . . to Create a New Chapter to Be Numbered 29 . . . Relating to Wild Animals, and the Regulation of the Enjoyment, Disposition and Conservation Thereof, Prescribing Penalties, and Creating a Conservation Fund, ch. 668, § 3, pt. 29.57 (4).

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(4) Absolute Protection. No owner of lands embraced within any such wild life refuge, and no other person whatever, shall hunt or trap within the boundaries of any wild life refuge, state park, or state fish hatchery lands; nor have in his possession o...

(4) Absolute Protection. No owner of lands embraced within any such wild life refuge, and no other person whatever, shall hunt or trap within the boundaries of any wild life refuge, state park, or state fish hatchery lands; nor have in his possession or under his control therein any gun or rifle, unless the same is unloaded and knocked down or enclosed within its carrying case; but nothing herein shall prohibit, prevent, or interfere with the state conservation commission or its deputies agents or employees in the destruction of injurious animals.

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