Are Stun Guns Legal

Are Stun Guns Legal?

 

 

STATES THAT STUNNING DEVICES ARE RESTRICTED1:

  • HAWAII
  • ILLINOIS
  • MASSACHUSETTS
  • MICHIGAN
  • NEW JERSEY
  • NEW YORK
  • RHODE ISLAND
  • WISCONSIN

CITIES WHERE STUNNING DEVICES ARE RESTRICTED:

  • ANNAPOLIS, MD
  • BALTIMORE, MD
  • BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD
  • DENSION / CRAWFORD COUNTY, IA (*According to Sheriff Tom Hogan*)
  • DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
  • PHILADELPHIA

STATE RESTRICTIONS:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Illegal District of Columbia Law. DC Code Ann. Title 6, Chapter 23. Firearms Control. Subchapter I. General Provisions 6-2302. (7) "Destructive device" means: (B) "Any device by whatever name known which will, or is designed, or may be readily converted or restored, to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant through a smooth bore barrel, except a shotgun." (D) Any device designed or redesigned, made or remade, or readily converted or restored, and intended to stun or disable a person by means of electric shock. Subchapter II. Firearms and Destructive Devices. General Provision 6 2311. Registration requirements: (a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no person or organization in the District of Columbia ("District") shall receive, possess, control, transfer, offer for sale, sell, give, or deliver any destructive device, and no person or organization in the District shall possess or control any firearm, unless that person or organization holds a valid registration certificate for the firearm. Subchapter V. Sales and Transfer of Firearms, Destructive Devices, and Ammunition. General Provision 6 2351. Sales and transfers prohibited. No person or organization shall sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of any firearm, destructiv device or ammunition in the District except as provided in *** 6-2352, or 6-2375. SUMMARY: Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in Washington, DC.

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HAWAII: Illegal Hawaii State Law. Rev. Stats. Title 10, Chapter 134. Firearms, Ammunition and Dangerous Weapons. Part 1. General Regulations. Chapter 134-1 Definitions. "Electric gun" means any portable device that is electrically operated to project a missile or electromotive force. Chapter 134-16 Restriction on possession, sale, gift or delivery of electric guns. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, including a licensed manufacturer, licensed importer or licensed dealer, to possess, offer for

sale, hold for sale, sell, give, lend or deliver any electric gun. (b) Any electric gun in violation of subsection (a) shall be confiscated and disposed of by the chief of police. SUMMARY: Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in Hawaii.

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MASSACHUSETTS: Illegal Massachusetts State Law. Ann. Laws of Massachusetts. Chapter 140. Sale of Firearms. Section 131J: Sale or possession of electrical weapons; penalties. Section 131J. No person shall sell, offer for sale or possess a portable device or weapon from which an electric current, impulse, wave or beam may be directed, which current, impulse, wave or beam is designed to incapacitate temporarily, injure or kill. Whoever violates this provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not less than six months nor more than two years in a jail or house of correction, or both. SUMMARY: Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in Massachusetts.

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