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Year: 1925

1925 N.D. Laws 216–17, Pistols and Revolvers, ch. 174, § 2.

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§ 2 Committing Crime When Armed. If any person shall commit, or attempt to commit, a crime when armed with a pistol or revolver, and has no permit to carry the same, he may be punished by imprisonment for not more than ten years, in addition to th...

§ 2 Committing Crime When Armed. If any person shall commit, or attempt to commit, a crime when armed with a pistol or revolver, and has no permit to carry the same, he may be punished by imprisonment for not more than ten years, in addition to the punishment provided for the crime. Such imprisonment, if not exceeding one year, to be in the County jail, and if exceeding one year to be in the State Penitentiary.

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1925 Mich. Pub. Acts 47, An Act to Regulate the Possession and Sale of Pistols, Revolvers and Guns; to Provide a Method of Licensing Those Carrying Such Weapons Concealed; and to Provide Penalties for Violations of Such Regulations, § 7.

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No person shall deliver or otherwise transfer a pistol, revolver or gun as defined in this act, to a person unless it be securely wrapped and unloaded. Before the same is delivered to the purchaser, he shall sign in triplicate and deliver to the seller...

No person shall deliver or otherwise transfer a pistol, revolver or gun as defined in this act, to a person unless it be securely wrapped and unloaded. Before the same is delivered to the purchaser, he shall sign in triplicate and deliver to the seller a statement containing his full name, address, occupation, nationality, the date of sale, the caliber, make, model and manufacturer’s number of the weapon. The seller shall, within thirty days thereafter, sign and mail by registered letter one copy thereof to the secretary of state, one copy to the chief of police of the city or village in which the same was sold or to the sheriff of the county of which the seller is a resident and shall retain the other copy. This section shall not apply to sales at wholesale. Any person convicted of wilfully violating the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment of not more than one year or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the magistrate.

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1925 Mich. Pub. Acts 473, An Act to Regulate the Possession and Sale of Pistols, Revolvers and Guns; to Provide a Method of Licensing Those Carrying Such Weapons Concealed; and to Provide Penalties for Violations of Such Regulations, § 5.

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No person shall carry a pistol, revolver or gun concealed on or about his person or in any vehicle owned or operated by him, except in his dwelling house, place of business or on his premises, without a license therefor, as hereinafter provided. The pr...

No person shall carry a pistol, revolver or gun concealed on or about his person or in any vehicle owned or operated by him, except in his dwelling house, place of business or on his premises, without a license therefor, as hereinafter provided. The provisions of this section, however, shall not apply to the regular and ordinary transportation of pistols, revolvers or guns as merchandise, or to any member of the army, navy or marine corps of the United States, or to the national guard when on duty, or organizations by law authorized to purchase or receive such weapons from the United States or from this state, nor to duly authorized military organizations when on duty, nor to the members thereof when going to or returning from their customary places of assembly, nor to wholesale or retail dealers therein, nor to peace officers of the state.

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1925 Or. Laws 42, An Act Prohibiting the Placing of Spring-Guns or Set-Guns; and Providing a Penalty Therefor, ch. 31, §§ 1-2.

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§ 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to place or set any loaded spring-gun or set-gun, or any gun or firearm or other device of any kind designed for containing or firing explosives in any place whatsoever where the same may be fired, exploded...

§ 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to place or set any loaded spring-gun or set-gun, or any gun or firearm or other device of any kind designed for containing or firing explosives in any place whatsoever where the same may be fired, exploded or discharged by the contract of any person or animal with any string, wire, rod, stick, spring or other contrivance affixed thereto or connected therewith or with the trigger thereof. § 2. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty days nor more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided, however, that this act shall not apply to any loaded spring-gun or set-gun or firearm or any device placed for the purpose of destroying gophers, moles or other burrowing rodents.

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1925 Or. Laws 172-73, An Act to Amend Section 1925, Oregon Laws, Relating to Pointing a Gun at Another, ch. 117, § 1.

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It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of twelve years, with or without malice, purposely to point or aim any pistol, gun, revolver or other firearm, within range of said firearm, either loaded or empty, at or toward any other person, except ...

It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of twelve years, with or without malice, purposely to point or aim any pistol, gun, revolver or other firearm, within range of said firearm, either loaded or empty, at or toward any other person, except in self defense; and any person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined in any sum not less than $10 nor more than $500, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than ten days nor more than six months, or both. Courts of justices of the peace and district courts shall have jurisdiction concurrent with the circuit court of the trial of violations of this section; provided, however, that when any person is charged before a justice of the peace with violation of this section, the court shall, upon motion of the district attorney, at any time before trial, act as a committing magistrate, and if probable cause be established, hold such person to the grand jury.

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1925 Nev. Stat. 54, An Act to Control and Regulate the Manufacture, Sale, Possession, Use, and Carrying of Firearms and Weapons, and other Matters Properly Relating Thereto, ch. 47, § 2.

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2. On and after the date upon which this act takes effect no unnaturalized foreign-born person, and no person who has been convicted of a felony in the State of Nevada or in any one of the states of the United States of America, or in any political sub...

2. On and after the date upon which this act takes effect no unnaturalized foreign-born person, and no person who has been convicted of a felony in the State of Nevada or in any one of the states of the United States of America, or in any political subdivision thereof, shall own or have in his possession or under his custody or control any pistol, revolver or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person. The terms “pistol,” “revolver,” and “firearm capable of being concealed upon the person,” as used in this act shall be construed to apply to and include all firearms having a barrel less than twelve inches in length. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by imprisonment in a state prison for not less than one year nor for more than five years.

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Revised Laws of Hawaii 1925, 791-92 (1925).

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Section 2137. Form or report. It shall be the duty of the sheriff to prepare and furnish to all persons applying therefor [meaning applying under Section 18 of 1927 Haw. Sess. Laws 209-217], proper blanks upon which such information shall be furnished,...

Section 2137. Form or report. It shall be the duty of the sheriff to prepare and furnish to all persons applying therefor [meaning applying under Section 18 of 1927 Haw. Sess. Laws 209-217], proper blanks upon which such information shall be furnished, in the following form: [requiring name of owner, name of possessor, number, description, makers name, factory number, and number disposed of and date].

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1925 Wyo. Sess. Laws 110, An Act Prohibiting Persons not Citizens of the United States, from Possessing, Wearing or Carrying any Dangerous or Deadly Weapon. . . , ch. 106, § 1.

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Every person not being a citizen of the United States, who shall own, possess, wear or carry any dirk, pistol, shot gun, rifle, or other fire arm, bowie knife, dagger, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon, shall upon conviction thereof, be adjudged ...

Every person not being a citizen of the United States, who shall own, possess, wear or carry any dirk, pistol, shot gun, rifle, or other fire arm, bowie knife, dagger, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon, shall upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or imprisoned in the county jail not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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1925 Tenn. Priv. Acts 298, vol. 1, An Act to Create and Incorporate the City of Brownsville, in Haywood County, Tennessee . . . , ch. 92, § 25, pt. 21.

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To regulate the storage and transportation of illuminating oil and gunpowder and other high explosives, and to regulate and prohibit the use of firearms.

1925 Haw. Sess. Laws 94, An Act to Prohibit the Use of Guns in the Taking or Killing of Fish and Providing Penalties For The Violation Of The Provisions Of This Act, Act 76, § 1.

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It is hereby declared unlawful for any person to take, kill, or pursue any fish or turtle in the waters of the Territory of Hawaii by means of any firearms; provided, however, that it shall not be unlawful to use firearms in the killing of sharks.