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State court opinions on federal and state right to arms.


Last updated: October 28, 1999

1. - Hayes v. State, 28 Ga. App. 67, 110 S.E. 320 (1922). [HTML] 2k

2. - People v. Zerillo, 219 Mich. 635, 189 N.W. 927 (1922). [HTML] 14k

3. - State v. Kerner, 181 N.C. 574, 107 S.E. 222 (1921). [HTML] 22k

4. - State v. Nieto, 101 Ohio 409, 130 N.E. 663 (1920). [HTML] 49k

5. - Town of Lester ex rel. Richardson v. Trail, 85 W. Va. 386, 389, 101 S.E. 732, 733 (1919). [HTML] 12k

6. - In Re Reilly, 31 Ohio Dec. 364 (C.P. 1919). [HTML] 9k

7. - Danal v. State, 14 Ala. App. 97, 71 So. 976 (1916). [HTML] 7k

8. - Heaton v. State, 130 Tenn. 163, 169 S.W. 750 (1914). [HTML] 17k

9. - Johnson v. State, 11 Ala. App. 301, 66 South. 875 (1914). [HTML] 4k

10. - Thomas v. State, 9 Ala. App. 67, 64 So. 192 (1913). [HTML] 6k

11. - Carlton v. State, 63 Fla. 1, __, 58 So. 486, 488 (1912). [HTML] 23k

12. - Ellias v. State, 65 Tex. App. 479, 144 S.W. 139 (1912). [HTML] 4k

13. - Kellum v. State, 66 Tex. Cr. R. 505, 147 S.W. 870 (1912). [HTML] 4k

14. - Nichols v. State, 4 Ala. App. 115, 58 So. 681 (1912). [HTML] 7k

15. - People v. Persce, 204 N.Y. 397, 97 N.E. 877 (1912). [HTML] 11k

16. - Isaiah v. State, 176 Ala. 27, 58 So. 53 (1911). [HTML] 24k

17. - Commonwealth v. Patsone, 231 Pa. 46, 79 A. 928 (1911). [HTML] 25k

18. - Strickland v. State, 137 Ga. 1, 72 S.E. 260 (1911). [HTML] 53k

19. - Eads v. State, 17 Wyo. 490, ___, 101 P. 946, 950-951 (1909). [HTML] 23k

20. - Salter v. State, 2 Okla. Crim. 464, 479, 102 P. 719, 725 (1909). [HTML] 36k

21. - People v. Boa, 143 Ill. App. 356 (1908). [HTML] 11k

22. - People v. Demorio, 123 App. Div. 665, 108 N.Y. Supp. 24 (1908). [HTML] 5k

23. - Ex parte Thomas, 21 Okla. 770, 1 Okla. Cr. 210, 97 P. 260, 20 L.R.A. (N.S.) 1007, 17 Am. & Eng. Ann. Cas. 566 (1908). [HTML] 29k

24. - Fitzgerald v. State, 52 Tex. App. 265, 106 S.W. 365 (1907). [HTML] 5k

25. - Kendall v. State, 118 Tenn. 156, 101 S.W. 189, 121 Am. St. Rep. 994, 11 Ann. Cas. 1104 (1907). [HTML] 6k

26. - Ex Parte Luening, 3 Cal. App. 76; 84 P. 445 (1906). [HTML] 7k

27. - Osborne v. State, 115 Tenn. 720, 92 S.W. 853 (1906). [HTML] 4k

28. - Mangum v. State, (Tex. App.) 90 S.W. 31 (1905). [HTML] 2k

29. - Salina v. Blaksley, 72 Kan. 230, 83 P. 619, 3 L.R.A. (N.S.) 168, 115 Am. St. Rep. 196, 7 Am. & Eng. Ann. Cas. 925 (1905). [HTML] 9k

30. - State v. Boone, 132 N.C. 1108, 44 S.E. 595 (1903). [HTML] 8k

31. - State v. Rosenthal, 75 Vt. 295, 55 A. 610 (1903). [HTML] 8k

32. - Wilson v. State, 81 Miss. 404, 33 So. 171 (1903). [HTML] 5k

33. - In re Brickey, 8 Idaho 597, 70 P. 609, 101 Am. St. Rep. 215, 1 Ann. Cas. 55 (1902). [HTML] 5k

34. - Judy v. Lashley, 50 W.Va. 628, 41 S.E. 197 (1902). [HTML] 22k

35. - Brown v. State, 114 Ga. 60, 39 S.E. 873 (1901). [HTML] 5k

36. - Dunston v. State, 124 Ala. 89, 27 So. 333, 82 Am. St. Rep. 152 (1900). [HTML] 5k

37. - State v. Hogan, 63 Ohio 202, 58 N.E. 572, 52 L.R.A. 863, 81 Am. St. 626 (1900). [HTML] 24k

38. - State v. Brown, 125 N.C. 704, 34 S.E. 549 (1899). [HTML] 5k

39. - State v. Griffin, 125 N.C. 692, 34 S.E. 513 (1899). [HTML] 4k

40. - Bain v. State, 38 Tex. Crim. App. 635, 44 S.W. 518 (1898). [HTML] 6k

41. - Hardy v. State, 37 Tex. Crim. App. 511, 40 S.W. 299 (1897). [HTML] 3k

42. - Eubanks v. State, (Tex. App.) 40 S.W. 973 (1897). [HTML] 3k

43. - Stayton v. State, (Tex. App.) 40 S.W. 299 (1897). [HTML] 5k

44. - State v. Foutch, 96 Tenn. (12 Pick.) 242, 34 S.W. 1 (1896). [HTML] 11k

45. - Commonwealth v. Murphy, 166 Mass. 171, 44 N.E. 138 (1896). [HTML] 9k

46. - Stanfield v. State, (Tex. App.) 34 S.W. 116 (1896). [HTML] 2k

47. - Brownlee v. State, 35 Tex. Crim. App. 213, 32 S.W. 1044 (1895). [HTML] 5k

48. - Lawson v. State, (Tex. App.) 31 S.W. 645 (1895). [HTML] 6k

49. - State v. Lilly, 116 N.C. 1049, 21 S.E. 563 (1895). [HTML] 5k

50. - Price v. State, 34 Tex. Crim. App. 102, 29 S.W. 473 (1895). [HTML] 3k

51. - Crawford v. State, 94 Ga. 772 (1894). [HTML] 6k

52. - State v. Dixon, 114 N.C. 850, 19 S.E. 364 (1894). [HTML] 10k

53. - McDaniel v. State, (Tex. App.) 26 S.W. 724 (1894). [HTML] 3k

54. - Ratigan v. State, 33 Tex. Crim. App. 301 (1894). [HTML] 17k

55. - Gorge v. State, (Tex. App.) 22 S.W. 43 (1893). [HTML] 3k

56. - Love v. State, 32 Tex. App. 85, 22 S.W. 140 (1893). [HTML] 4k

57. - Impson v. State, (Tex. App.) 19 S.W. 677 (1892). [HTML] 4k

58. - Lemmons v State, Lemmons v. State, 56 Ark. 559; 20 S.W. 404 (1892). [HTML] 10k

59. - Sanders v. State, (Tex. App.) 20 S.W. 556 (1892). [HTML] 5k

60. - Ex Parte Cheney, 90 Cal. 617, 27 P. 436 (1891). [HTML] 12k

61. - Hathcote v. State, 55 Ark. 181, 17 S.W. 721 (1891). [HTML] 12k

62. - Jones v. State, Jones v. State, 55 Ark. 186 (1891). [HTML] 7k

63. - State v. Workman, 35 W.Va. 367, 14 S.E. 9, 14 L.R.A. 600 (1891). [HTML] 22k

64. - State v. Barnett, 34 W.Va. 74, 11 S.E. 735 (1890). [HTML] 12k

65. - Boles v. State, 86 Ga. 255 (1890). [HTML] 5k

66. - Ladd v. State, 92 Ala. 58, 9 So. 401 (1890). [HTML] 11k

67. - Maupin v. State, 89 Tenn. 367, 17 S.W. 1038 (1890). [HTML] 5k

68. - Strahan v. State, 68 Miss. 347, 8 So. 844 (1890). [HTML] 3k

69. - Campbell v. State, 28 Tex. Crim. App. 44 (1889). [HTML] 4k

70. - Coleman v. State, 28 Tex. Crim. App. 173, 12 S.W. 590 (1889). [HTML] 5k

71. - Stilly v. State, 27 Tex. App. 445, 11 S.W. 458 (1889). [HTML] 8k

72. - Diffey v. State, 86 Ala. 66, 5 So. 576 (1888). [HTML] 4k

73. - Lann v. State, 25 Tex. App. 495 (1888). [HTML] 7k

74. - Cathey v. State, 23 Tex. App. 492 (1887). [HTML] 3k

75. - Clark v. State, 49 Ark. 174 (1887). [HTML] 5k

76. - Darby v. State, 23 Tex. Crim. App. 407, 5 S.W. 90 (1887). [HTML] 5k

77. - Sanderson v. State, 23 Tex. App. 520 (1887). [HTML] 2k

78. - Brinson v. State, 75 Ga. 882 (1886). [HTML] 2k

79. - Lyle v. State, 21 Tex. App. 153 (1886). [HTML] 6k

80. - Redus v. State, 82 Ala. 53; 2 So. 713 (1886). [HTML] 5k

81. - State v. Shelby, 90 Mo. 302, 2 S.W. 468 (1886). [HTML] 11k

82. - State v. Bias, 37 La. Ann. 259 (1885). [HTML] 5k

83. - Davis v. State, 45 Ark. 359 (1885). [HTML] 5k

84. - State v. Harrison, 93 N.C. 605 (1885). [HTML] 7k

85. - Hunter v. State, 62 Miss. 540 (1885). [HTML] 6k

86. - Irvine v. State, 18 Tex. App. 51 (1885). [HTML] 8k

87. - Kinkead v. State, 45 Ark. 536 (1885). [HTML] 7k

88. - State v. Terry, 93 N.C. 585, 53 Am. Rep. 472 (1885). [HTML] 5k

89. - Pressler v. State, 19 Tex. App. 52, 53 Am. Rep. 383 (1885). [HTML] 5k

90. - Commonwealth v. Walker, 7 Ky. L. Rptr. 218 (1885). [HTML] 2k

91. - State v. Broadnax, 91 N.C. 543 (1884). [HTML] 5k

92. - Cunningham v. State, 76 Ala. 88 (1884). [HTML] 3k

93. - State v. Erwin, 91 N.C. 545 (1884). [HTML] 10k

94. - Mangum v. State, 15 Tex. App. 362 (1884). [HTML] 3k

95. - Parrish v. Commonwealth, 81 Va. 1 (1884). [HTML] 34k

96. - Burst v. State, 89 Ind. 133 (1883). [HTML] 7k

97. - State v. Hayne, 88 N.C. 625 (1883). [HTML] 5k

98. - State v. McManus, 89 N.C. (14 Ken.) 555 (1883). [HTML] 9k

99. - State v. Peacock, 40 Ohio 333 (1883). [HTML] 2k

100. - Zallner v. State, 15 Tex. App., 23 (1883). [HTML] 6k

101. - Dabbs v. State, 39 Ark. 353 (1882). [HTML] 10k

102. - State v. Gilbert, 87 N.C. (12 Ken.) 527 (1882). [HTML] 5k

103. - Haile v. State, 38 Ark. 564, 42 Am. Rep. 3 (1882). [HTML] 7k

104. - State v. Roten, 86 N.C. (11 Ken.) 701 (1882). [HTML] 8k

105. - State v. Speller, 86 N.C. (11 Ken.) 697 (1882). [HTML] 10k

106. - State v. Woodfin, 87 N.C. (12 Ken.) 526 (1882). [HTML] 3k

107. - Rice v. State, 10 Tex. App. 288 (1881). [HTML] 3k

108. - Harman v. State, 69 Ala. 248 (1881). [HTML] 3k

109. - Wilson v. State, 68 Ala. 41 (1881). [HTML] 8k

110. - State v. Wilforth, 74 Mo. 528, 41 Am. Rep. 330 (1881). [HTML] 9k

111. - State v. Johnson, 16 S.C. 187 (1881). [HTML] 12k

112. - State v. Burgoyne, 75 Tenn. 173 (1881). [HTML] 12k

113. - Coffee v. State, 72 Tenn. (4 Lea) 246 (1880). [HTML] 4k

114. - Dycus v. State, 74 Tenn. (6 Lea) 584 (1880). [HTML] 3k

115. - Lewis v. State, 7 Tex. App. 567 (1880). [HTML] 5k

116. - Moorefield v. State, 73 Tenn. (5 Lea) 348 (1880). [HTML] 2k

117. - Carr v. State, 34 Ark 448, 36 Am. Rep. 15 (1879). [HTML] 6k

118. - Coker v. State, 63 Ala. 95 (1879). [HTML] 6k

119. - Dunne v. Illinois, 94 Ill. 120 (1879). [HTML] 52k

120. - Leatherwood v. State, 6 Tex. App. 244 (1879). [HTML] 9k

121. - Robinson v. State, 3 Tenn.Cas 59, 3 Shannon 59, 3 Leg.Rep., 114 (1879). [HTML] 3k

122. - Holland v. State, 33 Ark. 560 (1878). [HTML] 3k

123. - Hutchinson v. State, 62 Ala. 3, 34 Am. Rep. 1 (1878). [HTML] 4k

124. - Wilson v. State, 33 Ark. 557, 34 Am. Rep. 52 (1878). [HTML] 8k

125. - Jennings v. State, 5 Tex. App. 298 (1878). [HTML] 8k

126. - Owens v. State, 3 Tex. App. 404 (1878). [HTML] 10k

127. - Summerlin v. State, 3 Tex. App. 444 (1878). [HTML] 7k

128. - Williams v. State, 61 Ga. 417 (1878). [HTML] 5k

129. - Lewis v. State, 2 Tex. App. 26 (1877). [HTML] 10k

130. - Fife v. State, 31 Ark. 455, 25 Am. Rep. 556 (1876). [HTML] 16k

131. - State v. Carlton, 48 Vt. 636 (1876). [HTML] 26k

132. - Atwood v. State, 53 Ala. 508 (1875). [HTML] 6k

133. - Gholson v. State, 53 Ala. 519, 25 Am. Rep. 652 (1875). [HTML] 8k

134. - State v. Clayton, 43 Tex. 410 (1875). [HTML] 9k

135. - State v. Duke, 42 Tex. 455 (1875). [HTML] 17k

136. - 1. - Smith v. State, 42 Tex. 464 (1875). [HTML] 4k

137. - Titus v. State, 42 Tex. 578 (1875). [HTML] 3k

138. - Wright v. Commonwealth, 77 Pa. 470 (1875). [HTML] 4k

139. - Barton v. State, 66 Tenn. (7 Baxt.) 105 (1874). [HTML] 2k

140. - Hill v. State, 53 Ga. 472 (1874). [HTML] 25k

141. - Jones v. State, 51 Ala. 16 (1874). [HTML] 5k

142. - Porter v. State, 66 Tenn. (7 Baxt.) 106 (1874). [HTML] 6k

143. - Stoneman v. Commonwealth, 66 Va. (25 Gratt.) 887 (1874). [HTML] 40k

144. - Baird v. State, 38 Tex. 599 (1873). [HTML] 8k

145. - Christian v. State, 37 Tex. 475 (1873). [HTML] 3k

146. - Eslava v. State, 49 Ala. 355 (1873). [HTML] 7k

147. - Maxwell v. State, 38 Tex. 170 (1873). [HTML] 4k

148. - Carroll v. State, 28 Ark. 99, 18 Am. Rep. 538 (1872). [HTML] 6k

149. - English v. State, 35 Tex. 473, 14 Am. Rep. 374 (1872). [HTML] 17k

150. - Hilliard v. State, 37 Tex. 358 (1872). [HTML] 4k

151. - Lockett v. State, 47 Ala. 42 (1872). [HTML] 12k

152. - Morton v. State, 46 Ga. 292 (1872). [HTML] 6k

153. - Waddell v. State, 37 Tex. 354 (1872). [HTML] 5k

154. - State v. Wilburn, 66 Tenn. (7 Bax.) 57, 32 Am. Rep. 551 (1872). [HTML] 12k

155. - Andrews v. State, 50 Tenn. (3 Heisk.) 165, 8 Am. Rep. 8 (1871). [HTML] 61k

156. - Evins v. State, 46 Ala. 88 (1871). [HTML] 3k

157. - Commonwealth v. McNulty, 28 Leg. Intel., 389, 8 Phila. 610 (Penn. 1871). [HTML] 2k

158. - Page v. State, 50 Tenn. (3 Heisk.) 198 (1871). [HTML] 8k

159. - Smith v. State, 50 Tenn. (3 Heisk.) 511 (1871). [HTML] 6k

160. - Carico v. Commonwealth, 70 Ky. (7 Bush) 124 (1870). [HTML] 15k

161. - Cutsinger v. Commonwealth, 70 Ky. (7 Bush) 392 (1870). [HTML] 4k

162. - Galvin v. State, 46 Tenn. (6 Cold.) 283 (1869). [HTML] 26k

163. - Hopkins v. Commonwealth, 66 Ky. (3 Bush) 480 (1868). [HTML] 7k

164. - Sutton v. State, 12 Fla. 135 (1867). [HTML] 7k

165. - Smith v. Ishenhour, 43 Tenn. (3 Cold.) 214 (1866). [HTML] 9k

166. - Philips v. Commonwealth, 63 Ky. (2 Duv.) 328 (1865). [HTML] 12k

167. - Cobb v. Stallings, 34 Ga. 73 (1864). [HTML] 13k

168. - Ex parte McCants, 39 Ala. 107 (1863). [HTML] 16k

169. - State v. Moore, 31 Conn. 479 (1863). [HTML] 22k

170. - Jeffers v. Fair, 33 Ga. 347 (1862). [HTML] 58k

171. - Stockdale v. State, 32 Ga. 225 (1861). [HTML] 8k

172. - Isaacs v. State, 25 Tex. 174 (1860). [HTML] 12k

173. - McManus v. State, 36 Ala. 285 (1860). [HTML] 23k

174. - Pond v. People, 8 Mich. 150 (1860). [HTML] 74k

175. - Sears v. State, 33 Ala. 347 (1859). [HTML] 6k

176. - State v. Hannibal, 51 N.C. (6 Jones) 57 (1859). [HTML] 8k

177. - Cockrum v. State, 24 Tex. 394, 401 (1859). [HTML] 26k

178. - Owen v. State, 31 Ala. 387 (1858). [HTML] 6k

179. - State v. Jumel, 13 La. Ann. 399 (1858). [HTML] 6k

180. - State v. Chavers, 50 N.C. (5 Jones) 11 (1857). [HTML] 11k

181. - Day v. State, 37 Tenn. (5 Sneed) 495 (1857). [HTML] 11k

182. - State v. Smith, 11 La. Ann. 633, 66 Am. Dec. 208 (1856). [HTML] 6k

183. - Campbell v. People, 16 Ill. 17 (1854). [HTML] 12k

184. - State v. Chandler, 5 La. Ann. 489, 52 Am. Dec. 599 (1850). [HTML] 11k

185. - Cooper and Warsham v. Savannah, 4 Ga. 68, 72 (1848). [HTML] 12k

186. - Nunn v. State, 1 Ga. (1 Kel.) 243 (1846). [HTML] 34k

187. - Walls v. State, 7 Blackf. 572 (Ind. 1845). [HTML] 3k

188. - Haynes v. State, 24 Tenn. (5 Hum.) 120 (1844). [HTML] 11k

189. - State v. Newsom, 27 N.C. (5 Ired.) 250 (1844). [HTML] 13k

190. - State v. Huntley, 25 N.C. (3 Ired.) 418, 40 Am. Dec. 416 (1843). [HTML] 12k

191. - State v. Buzzard, 4 Ark. (2 Pike) 18 (1842). [HTML] 64k

192. - State v. Duzan, 6 Blackf. 31 (Ind. 1841). [HTML] 2k

193. - Aymette v. State, 21 Tenn. (2 Hump.) 154 (1840). [HTML] 21k

194. - State v. Reid, 1 Ala. 612, 35 Am. Dec. 44 (1840). [HTML] 23k

195. - Commonwealth v. Riley, Thacher's Crim. Cas. 471 (Mass. 1837). [HTML] 15k

196. - State v. Mitchell, 3 Blackf. 229 (Ind. 1833). [HTML] 1k

197. - Simpson v. State, 13 Tenn. (5 Yer.) 356 (1833). [HTML] 15k

198. - Gray v. Combs, 30 Ky. (7 J.J. Mar.) 478 (1832). [HTML] 23k

199. - Grainger v. State, 13 Tenn. (5 Yerg.) 459 (1830). [HTML] 11k

200. - Bliss v. Commonwealth, 12 Ky. (2 Litt.) 90, 13 Am. Dec. 251 (1822). [HTML] 11k

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