Repository of Historical Gun Laws

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  • Text: To regulate the storage of gunpowder, pitch, tar, rosin, and all other combustible materials, and the use of candles, lamps, or other lights in shops, stables and other places. To prevent, remove or secure any fire-place, stove, chimney, oven, boiler, or other apparatus which may be dangerous in causing fire.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Washington
    Year: 1862
  • Text: Said mayor and common council shall have full power and authority . . . to regulate the storage of gunpowder and other combustible materials . . . .
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Idaho
    Year: 1863
  • Text: To direct or prohibit the location and management of houses for the storing of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin or other combustible and dangerous materials within the city, and to regulate the conveying of gunpowder.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Utah
    Year: 1864
  • Text: Ordinances of the City of Covington, An Ordinance Regulating the Sale of Powder in the City of Covington, § 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of Covington, That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to erect, within the limits of the corporation, any powder magazine, or any other building for the purpose of storing gun powder in greater quantities than is hereinafter specified; and any person violating the provision of this section, shall, on conviction before the Mayor, forfeit and pay a fine of one hundred dollars, and ten dollars for every twenty-four hours said building shall be used or occupied for the storage of more than twenty-five pounds of powder. § 2. Be it further ordained, That it shall not be lawful for any person to keep, in storage or for sale, more than one hundred pounds of powder in any one house in said city, at any one time: and that amount, or any part thereof, shall be securely and carefully kept, and closed up in a good and sufficient safe, so that it can not by any means be exposed. A violation of this section shall subject the person to a fine, on conviction, of five dollars for every offense. § 3. Be it further ordained, That no person or persons shall sell, or keep for sale, in said city, any gun powder without having first obtained a permission so to do from the Mayor of said city, who shall, before said license is granted, be fully assured and satisfied that the applicant has good and sufficient safes to keep powder in, in conformity with the second section of this ordinance; and when the Mayor is satisfied that the license may be granted, without too much risk to the community at large, he shall issue said license to the applicant, upon his paying into the City Treasury the sum of twenty dollars for one year’s license, and to the Mayor fifty cents, and to the City Clerk twenty-five cents, for their certificates. Any person who shall sell any gun powder in said city from and after the passage of this ordinance, without having first obtained a license therefor, shall, for each and every offense, forfeit, pay, on conviction, the sum of five dollars and costs.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Kentucky
    Year: 1864
  • Text: It shall be the duty of the quartermaster general to provide a suitable armory for each company of active militia, upon a certificate from the adjutant general, that such company has organized according to law, and has made requisition for an armory, through the commanding officer of said company, as a drill room and place to preserve its arms and equipments; and also to provide for the expenses of cleaning and keeping in good repair the said arms and equipments, in such manner as he may prescribe.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Connecticut
    Year: 1864
  • Text: That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to load gunpowder of any kind into cars on any railroad in this State, within one hundred yards of the bed of the regular track used in carrying passengers, and upon conviction of any person engaged in participating in any way in loading or putting gunpowder of any kind into cars standing within one hundred standing within one hundred yards of the regular bed of the railroad engaged in carrying passengers in this State, he shall forfeit and pay to the State a fine of one thousand dollars and be imprisoned for the term of six months, at the discretion of the Court.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Delaware
    Year: 1865
  • Text: To regulate the storage and sale of gunpowder, or other combustible material, and to provide, by all possible and proper means, against danger or risk of damage by fire arising from carelessness, negligence or otherwise.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Washington
    Year: 1867
  • Text: The city council shall regulate the keeping and sale of gun-powder within the city[.]
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Nebraska
    Year: 1867
  • Text: To regulate the buying, selling, and using of gunpowder, fire-crackers and fire-works, and other combustible materials, to regulate and prohibit the exhibition of fire-works, and the discharge of fire-crackers and fire-arms, and to restrain the making or lighting of fires in the streets and other open spaces in said village.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Michigan
    Year: 1867
  • Text: To regulate, by ordinances . . . the storage, sale of gun powder, fire works and other inflammable or dangerous articles, and the location of refineries.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania
    Year: 1868
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