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This is a pistol permit issued to H.S. Griggsby of Portia.
In 1923, the Arkansas General Assembly passed Act 430 that required gun owners to register their weapons. County clerks were responsible for accepting permit applications. There was an annual $1 fee for registering a gun that went to the school district in which the owner lived. For a brief time until this law was replaced, it provided an additional source of revenue for public schools.
Document, 8.5" x 5.5"
Firearms; Firearms control; Firearms owners; Schools; Education
Lawrence County (Ark.)
MSNE.0081, Box 1, Folder 2
Lawrence County (Ark.) public school records, MSNE.0086
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Pistol Permit, H.S. Griggsby, Lawrence County (Ark.) public school records, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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