“or discharges fire arms except in the just defence of person or property”

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Sec. 1556. The goods or chattels of a debtor may be and sold on execution except the following articles, which shall be exempt from attachment and execution, unless turned out to the officer to be taken on the attachment or execution by the debtor: such suitable apparel, bedding, tools, arms, and articles of household furniture, as may be necessary for sustaining life, one sewing machine kept for use, one cow, the best swine or the meat of one swine, sheep not exceeding in number ten, and one year’s product of said sheep, in wool, yarn, or cloth, forage sufficient for keeping not exceeding ten sheep and cow through one winter, ten cords of fire wood or five tons of coal, twenty bushels of potatoes, the pistols, side arms equipments used by a soldier in the service of the United States, and kept by him or his heirs as mementoes of his service, growing crops, ten bushels of grain, one barrel of flour, three swarms of bees and their hives with their produce in honey, two hundred pounds of sugar, lettered grave-stones, the bibles and other books used in a family, one pew or slip in a house or place of religious worship, live poultry not exceeding in value the sum of ten dollars; the professional books and instruments of physicians, and the professional books of clergy-men and attorneys at law, to the value of two hundred dollars; one yoke of oxen or steers, as the debtor may select, two horses kept and used for team work, and such as the debtor may select in lieu of oxen or steers, but not exceeding in value the sum of two hundred dollars, with sufficient forage for the keeping of the same through the winter; but the exemption of said horses and forage therefor is not to affect an attachment issued on a contract made on or before the first day of December, A.D. 1866, or an execution issued on a judgment founded on such contract. [Pg. 331-32]

POINTING FIRE ARMS

Sec. 4122. A person who intentionally without malice, points a fire arm toward another person shall be fined not more than fifty dollars and not less than five dollars. If he discharges such fire arm so pointed without injury to another person he shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars. or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both.

Sec. 4123. If he maims or injures another person by the discharge of such fire arm so pointed he shall be fined not less than fifty dollars or imprisoned not more than two years, and the person maimed or wounded by the discharge of such fire arm or the heirs or representatives of a person killed by such discharge may have an action on the case against the offending and recover damages therefor.

Sec. 4124. The two preceding sections shall not apply where fire arms are used in self-defence or in the discharge official duty, or in case of justifiable homicide. [Pgs. 792-93]

Sec. 4316. A person who hunts, shoots or pursues, takes or kills wild game or other birds or animals, or discharges fire arms except in the just defence of person or property or in the performance of military or police duty, on Sunday, shall be fined ten dollars, one half to go to the person who makes the complaint and one-half to the state. [Pg. 826]

[THE REVISED LAWS OF VERMONT, 1880: WITH THE PUBLIC ACTS OF 1880, AND THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF VERMONT. Published by Authority. RUTLAND: TUTTLE & CO., OFFICIAL PRINTERS AND STATIONERS TO THE STATE OF VERMONT. 1881.]

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