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1 Fed. Reg. 668, 674, National Park Service Rules and Regulations (1936)

| | 1936

8. Firearms, etc.--Firarms, explosives, traps, seines, and nets are prohibited Within the parks and monuments; except upon written permission of the superintendent or custodian. Visitors entering or, traveling, through the parks and monuments ...

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Washington D.C. 47 Stat. 650, 651-652 (1932)

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CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS

SEC. 4. No person shall within the District of Columbia carry  concealed on or about his person, except in his dwelling house or place of business or on other land possessed by him, a pistol, without a license...

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1933 Cal. Stat. 1169

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§ 2. [E]very person, firm or corporation, who within the State of California sells, offers for sale, possesses or knowingly transports any firearms of t...

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1931 PA. Laws 498, No. 158

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Sec. 4. No person who has been convicted in this Commonwealth or elsewhere of a crime of violence shall own a firearm, or have one in his possession or under his control.

Sec. 5. No person shall carry a firearm in any vehicle or concealed on or...

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1936 Ariz. Sess. Laws 204, Game and Fish Preservation, § 1543.

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It shall be unlawful for any person to take into the field or forest, or to have in his possession, while hunting wild animals or birds, any device designed to silence, muffle or minimize the report of any firearm, whether separated from or attached to...

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1934 N.J. Laws 394-95, A Further Supplement to an Act Entitled “An Act for the Punishment of Crimes,” ch. 155, §§ 1-5.

| | 1934

1. A gangster is hereby declared to be an enemy of the state. 2. Any person in whose possession is found a machine gun or a submachine gun is declared to be a gangster; provided, however, that nothing in this section contained shall be construed to app...

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1934 Ky. Acts 169-70, An Act . . . prescribing punishment for robbery or burglary . . ., ch. 52, § 1159(a).

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That if any person shall commit acts of robbery, burglary . . . robbery of bank [sic] or safe, and in committing said act or acts shall use or display any pistol, gun or other firearms or deadly weapon of any character in so doing; upon conviction such...

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1934 Va. Acts 137-39, An Act to define the term “machine gun”; to declare the use and possession of a machine gun for certain purposes a crime and to prescribe the punishment therefor, ch. 96, §§ 1-7.

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§ 1. Where used in this act; (a) “Machine gun” applies to and includes a weapon of any description by whatever name known, loaded or unloaded, from which more than seven shots or bullets may be rapidly, or automatically, or semi-automa...

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1934 S.C. Acts 1288, An Act regulating the use and possession of Machine Guns: §§ 1 to 6.

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§ 1. “Machine gun” defined. – Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina: For the purposes of this Act the word “machine gun” applies to and includes all firearms commonly known as machine ri...

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1933 N.Y. Laws 1639, An Act to Amend the Penal Law, in Relation to the Sale, Possession and Use of Sub-Machine Guns, ch. 805, §§ 1, 3.

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§ 1. . . A person who sells or keeps for sale, or offers or gives, disposes of or transports any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as a machine-gun or a sub-machine gun to any person is guilty of a felony, except that the manufacture ...

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1933 Haw. Sess. Laws 39-40, An Act Regulating the Sale, Transfer, and Possession of Firearms and Ammunition, §§ 10-16.

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§ 10. In the trial of a person for committing or attempting to commit a crime of violence, the fact that he was unlawfully armed with a firearm shall be prima facie evidence of his intent to commit said crime of violence. § 11. The provisions...

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1931-1933 Wis. Sess. Laws 778, An Act . . . Relating to the Sale, Possession, Transportation and Use of Machine Guns and Other Weapons in Certain Cases, and Providing a Penalty, ch. 359, § 1.

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No person shall sell, possess, use or transport any machine gun or other full automatic firearm, nor shall any person sell, possess, use or transport any bomb, hand grenade, projectile, shell or other container of any kind or character into which tear ...

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1933 Minn. Laws 231-33, An Act Making It Unlawful to Use, Own, Possess, Sell, Control or Transport a “Machine Gun”, as Hereinafter Defined, and Providing a Penalty for the Violation Thereof, ch. 190, §§ 1-3.

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§ 1. Definitions. (a) Any firearm capable of loading or firing automatically, the magazine of which is capable of holding more than twelve cartridges, shall be a machine gun within the provisions of the Act. (b) Any firearm capable of automaticall...

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1933 Haw. Sess. Laws 38, An Act Regulating the Sale, Transfer, and Possession of Firearms and Ammunition, § 9.

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No person shall willfully alter, remove, or obliterate the name of the make, model, manufacturer's number or other mark of identity of any firearm or ammunition. Possession of such firearm or ammunition upon which any mark of identity shall have been a...

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1931-1933 Wis. Sess. Laws 245-47, An Act . . .Relating to Machine Guns and to Make Uniform the Law with Reference Thereto, ch. 76, § 1, pt. 164.01 to 164.06.

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164.01 Definitions (a) “Machine gun” applies to and includes a weapon of any description by whatever name known from which more than two shots or bullets may be discharged by a single function of the firing device. . . 164.02 Use of Machine...

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1933 Haw. Sess. Laws 39, An Act Regulating the Sale, Transfer, and Possession of Firearms and Ammunition, § 8.

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§ 8. In an exceptional case, when the applicant shows good reason to fear injury to his person or property, the chief of police of the city and county of Honolulu or the sheriff of a county, other than the city and county of Honolulu, may grant a ...

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1933 Or. Laws 488, An Act to Amend Sections 72-201, 72-202, 72-207, Oregon Code 1930, § 2.

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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 against the person or property of another or against the government of the United States or the state of Oregon...

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1933 Haw. Sess. Laws 38-39, An Act Regulating the Sale, Transfer, and Possession of Firearms and Ammunition, § 7.

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The manufacture, possession, sale, barter, trade, gift, transfer, or acquisition of any machine guns, sub-machine guns, automatic rifles, cannon, mufflers, silencers or devices for deadening or muffling tile sound of discharged firearms, or any bomb or...

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1933 Or. Laws 489, An Act to Amend Sections 72-201, 72-202, 72-207, Oregon Code 1930, ch. 315, §§ 3-4.

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§ 3. Except as otherwise provided in this act, it shall be unlawful for any person within this state to possess or have in his possession any machine gun . . . § 4. The unlawful concealed carrying upon the person or within the vehicle of the ...

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1933 Cal. Stat. 925, An Act to Regulate the Possession or Transportation of any Form of Shell, Cartridge or Bomb Containing or Capable of Emitting Tear Gas and Providing Penalties for Violation Thereof, ch. 337, § 1.

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. . . [E]very person, firm or corporation who within the State of California knowingly possesses or transports any form of shell, cartridge, or bomb containing or capable of emitting tear gas, or any weapon designed for the use of such shell, cartridge...

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1933 Wash. Sess. Laws 335-36, An Act Relating to Machine Guns, Regulating the Manufacture, Possession, Sale of Machine Guns and Parts, and Providing Penalty for the Violation Thereof, and Declaring an Emergency, ch. 64, §§ 1-5.

| | 1933

§ 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, own, buy, sell, loan, furnish, transport, or have in possession, or under control, any machine gun, or any part thereof capable of use or assembling or repairing any machine gun: provid...

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1933 Haw. Sess. Laws 38, An Act Regulating the Sale, Transfer, and Possession of Firearms and Ammunition, § 6.

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The possession of all firearms and ammunition shall be confined to the possessor's place of business, residence, or sojourn, or to carriage as merchandise in a wrapper from the place of purchase to the purchaser's home, place of business or place of so...

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1933 Haw. Sess. Laws 38, An Act Regulating the Sale, Transfer, and Possession of Firearms and Ammunition, § 5.

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Any person who has procured a hunting license under the provisions of Sections 2028-2032, inclusive, of the Revised Laws of Hawaii 1925, as amended, shall, while actually engaged in hunting or while going to or from the place of hunting, be authorized ...

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1933 Haw. Sess. Laws 37-38, An Act Regulating the Sale, Transfer, and Possession of Firearms and Ammunition, § 4.

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§ 4. No person residing or doing business or temporarily sojourning within the Territory shall take possession of any fire arm of any description, whether usable or unusable, serviceable or unserviceable, modern or antique, registered under prior ...

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