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Year: 1919

1919 N.C. Sess. Laws 397-99, Pub. Laws, An Act to Regulate the Sale of Concealed Weapons in North Carolina, ch. 197, §§1, 5.

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§ 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation in this State to sell, give away or dispose of, or to purchase or receive, at any place within the State from any other place within or without the State, without a license or per...

§ 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation in this State to sell, give away or dispose of, or to purchase or receive, at any place within the State from any other place within or without the State, without a license or permit therefor shall have first been obtained by such purchaser or receiver form the clerk of the Superior Court of the county in which such purchase, sale, or transfer is intended to be made, any pistol, so-called pump-gun, bowie knife, dirk, dagger or metallic knucksn[sic]. . . § 5. That each and every dealer in pistols, pistol cartridges and other weapons mentioned in section one of this act shall keep and accurate record of all sales thereof, including the name, place of residence, date of sale, etc., of each person, firm, or corporation, to whom or which any and all such sales are made, which said record shall be open to the inspection of any duly constituted State, county or police officer, within this State.

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1919 Me. Laws 193, Possession of loaded shotgun or rifle in motor vehicle on highways, fields or forests prohibited; penalty.

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No person shall have a rifle or shotgun, either loaded or with a cartridge in the magazine thereof, in or on any motor vehicle while the same is upon any highway or in the fields or forests. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be subje...

No person shall have a rifle or shotgun, either loaded or with a cartridge in the magazine thereof, in or on any motor vehicle while the same is upon any highway or in the fields or forests. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be subject to a penalty of not more than one hundred dollars and costs for each offense or imprisonment for not more than sixty days or both said fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

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1919 Me. Laws 235, Swivel, pivot and set gun added to prohibited devices; penalty for violation increased to $100 and costs and imprisonment for sixty days for possession, ch. 196, § 25

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No person shall have in possession at any time when he is upon the wild lands, water or highways, or in the woods or fields of the state, or in any camp, lodge, or place of resort for hunters or fishermen, or in its immediate vicinity, any jacklight or...

No person shall have in possession at any time when he is upon the wild lands, water or highways, or in the woods or fields of the state, or in any camp, lodge, or place of resort for hunters or fishermen, or in its immediate vicinity, any jacklight or light fitted for use in the hunting of game in the night time, or any swivel, pivot, or set gun…

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1919 N.D. Laws 173, § 8.

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Section 51 . . . is hereby amended . . . Any person traveling in any manner in any part of this state off the public highway, outside the immediate bounds of the inhabited parts of any village, town or city in possession of any kind of a shot gun, with...

Section 51 . . . is hereby amended . . . Any person traveling in any manner in any part of this state off the public highway, outside the immediate bounds of the inhabited parts of any village, town or city in possession of any kind of a shot gun, with or without a dog or dogs commonly used or kept for the purposes of hunting any game birds mentioned in this Act, from the first day of July to the fifteenth day of September (both inclusive) each year, shall be presumed to have violated or attempted to so violate the provisions of this Act as to unlawful hunting, shooting or taking of game birds, as mentioned in this Act, the hunting, taking, or shooting of which is prohibited during said time.

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1919 Vt. Acts and Resolves 136, An Act to Regulate the Transportation of Dynamite, Gunpowder and Other Explosives by Common Carriers, § 1.

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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 vehicl...

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[.]

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1919 Wis. Sess. Laws 282, An Act . . . Relating to Powers of Town Meetings, ch. 261, § 1.

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To regulate the storage of gunpowder and other dangerous materials[.]

1919 Tex. Gen. Laws 297-98, An Act to Preserve, Propagate, Distribute, and Protect the Wild Game, Wild Birds, Wild Fowl of the State . . . , ch. 157, § 42.

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It shall be unlawful for any citizen of this State to hunt outside of the county of his residence with a gun without first having procured from the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner or one of his deputies or from the County Clerk of the County in whic...

It shall be unlawful for any citizen of this State to hunt outside of the county of his residence with a gun without first having procured from the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner or one of his deputies or from the County Clerk of the County in which he resides a license to hunt, and for which he shall pay to the officer from whom he secures such license the sum of two ($2.00) dollars. . . Any person hunting any game or birds protected by the laws of the State, and who shall refuse to show his license herein provided for to any sheriff . . . on demand shall be deemed guilty of a violation of the provisions of this law, and any person violating any of the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined in a sum of not less than ten (10.00) dollars nor more than one hundred (100.00) dollars.

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1919 Colo. Sess. Laws 416–417, Foreign-Born Unnaturalized Citizens, § 1.

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. . . [I]t shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized foreign-born resident 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 persons or property; and to that end ...

. . . [I]t shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized foreign-born resident 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 persons or property; and to that end it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized foreign-born resident, within this state, to either own or be possessed of a shotgun or rifle of any make, or a pistol or firearm of any kind. Each and every person violating any provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty five dollars ($25) nor more than two hundred and fifty dollars ($250), or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than ten (10) days or more than three months (3), or by both such fine and imprisonment. Provided, that in addition the before-named penalty all guns of the above mentioned kinds found in possession or under control of an unnaturalized foreign-born resident shall, upon conviction of such person, be declared forfeited to the State of Colorado . . . .

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1919 Mass. Acts 139, An Act Relative to the Issuance of Search Warrants for the Seizure of Firearms, Weapons and Ammunition Kept for Unlawful Purposes, ch. 179, §§ 1-2

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§ 1. A court or justice authorized to issue warrants in criminal cases may, upon complaint under oath that the complainant believes that an unreasonable number of rifles, shot guns, pistols, revolvers or other dangerous weapons, or that an unneces...

§ 1. A court or justice authorized to issue warrants in criminal cases may, upon complaint under oath that the complainant believes that an unreasonable number of rifles, shot guns, pistols, revolvers or other dangerous weapons, or that an unnecessary quantity of ammunition, is kept or concealed for any unlawful purpose in a particular house or place, if satisfied that there is a reasonable cause for such belief, issue a warrant to search such property. § 2. If the court or justice finds that such property is kept for an unlawful purpose, it shall be forfeited and disposed of as the court or justice may by order direct.

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1919 Wyo. Sess. Laws 17, An Act . . . Relating to the Storage of Explosives, ch. 17, § 1.

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. . . It shall be unlawful for any person or company to store any gunpowder or any other explosive material at a less distance than one thousand feet from any house or habitation, when more than fifty pounds are at the same place; but it shall be unlaw...

. . . It shall be unlawful for any person or company to store any gunpowder or any other explosive material at a less distance than one thousand feet from any house or habitation, when more than fifty pounds are at the same place; but it shall be unlawful to place or to keep any powder or other explosive material, in any house or building occupied as a residence, or in any outbuilding pertaining thereto.

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