STATES WHERE STUN GUNS ARE RESTRICTED:
CONNECTICUT, ILLINOIS, HAWAII, MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN, NEW YORK, RHODE ISLAND, WISCONSIN
CITIES WHERE STUN GUNS ARE RESTRICTED:
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY including ANNAPOLIS, MD
BALTIMORE CITY, MD, BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD, CHICAGO, IL
DENSION / CRAWFORD COUNTY, IA (*According to Sheriff Tom Hogan*)
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, HARFORD COUNTY, MD
HOWARD COUNTY, MD, PHILADELPHIA, PA
COUNTRIES THAT STUN GUNS ARE RESTRICTED:
AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CANADA, DENMARK, HONG KONG
INDIA (POLICE USE ONLY)
ITALY, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
PENAL CODES AFFECTING AIR TASER, STUN GUNS & STUN BATONS.
CONNECTICUT: Legal with Restrictions
Connecticut Criminal Law Title 53 ? Crimes, Title 53a ? Penal Code, title 54 Criminal Procedure, Chapter 950 Section 53a-3
SUMMARY: Section 53-206(a) prohibits the carrying of a Stunning Device on the person unless that person has obtained a dangerous weapons permit. However, there are no state-wide permits, only local permits? the permit is only good in that particular town and would be illegal elsewhere. Anyone selling such a weapon must notify the chief of police with that information within 24 hours of the delivery. Therefore Stunning Devices can be sold and it can be kept in your place of business or home, but you cannot carry it on your person without a permit which is only good within the limits of the city in which it was issued.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Illegal
District of Columbia Law. DC Code Ann. Title 6, Chapter 23. Firearms Control. Subchapter I. General Provisions 6-2302.
SUMMARY: Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in Washington, DC.
Hawaii State Law. Rev. Stats. Title 10, Chapter 134. Firearms, Ammunition and Dangerous Weapons. Part 1. General Regulations. Chapter 134-1 Definitions.
SUMMARY: Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in Hawaii.
Massachusetts State Law. Ann. Laws of Massachusetts. Chapter 140. Sale of Firearms. Section 131J: Sale or possession of electrical weapons; penalties. Section 131J.
SUMMARY: Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in Massachusetts.
The Michigan Penal Code Act 328 of 1931. Chapter 750.224a
SUMMARY: Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in Michigan.
NEW YORK: Illegal
New York Consolidated Law (McKinney’s) Book 39. Penal Law.
Article 265. Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons 265.00
SUMMARY: Possession is banned of Stunning Devices in New York.
RHODE ISLAND: Illegal
General Laws of Rhode Island. Title 11, Chapter 47. Statute Subsection 11-47-42. Weapons other than firearms prohibited
SUMMARY: Possession and use of Stunning Devices are banned.
WISCONSIN: Legal with restriction
Under the CCW (Carrying Concealed Weapons) laws, the prohibition against possessing or going armed with an electric weapon does not apply to any of the following:
Wis. Stat. § 941.295(2g).
Wis. Stat. § 941.295(2r).
SUMMARY: You need a CCW license or recognized out of state license to legally carry stun guns in Wisconsin. However, you can have a stun gun in your home or business and even carry it in your vehicle if it’s in a closed case. The catch 22 is that no one can sell to you if you don’t have a CCW license.
Publisher’s Note: The following jurisdictions require waiting periods or notifications to law enforcement officials before weapons may be delivered to purchasers:
SUMMARY: Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in Chicago. (More information required on City of Chicago Ordinance)
BALTIMORE: Illegal (Including Baltimore County)
Baltimore City Code 115. Stun guns and similar devices. (e) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to sell, give away, lend, rent or transfer to any individual, firm or corporation a stun gun or other electronic device by whatever name or description which discharges a non-projectile electric current within the limits of the City of Baltimore. It further shall be unlawful for any person to possess, fire or discharge any such stun gun or electronic device within the City. Nothing in this subsection shall be held to apply to any member of the Baltimore City Police Department or any other law enforcement officer while in the performance of his or her official duty (Ord. 385. 1985).
HOWARD COUNTY, MD: Illegal
Sec. 8.404. Sale or possession of electronic weapons prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to sell, give away, lend, rent or transfer to any individual, firm or corporation an electronic weapon within the limits of Howard County. It further shall be unlawful for any person to possess, fire, discharge or activate any electronic weapon within the limits of Howard County. (C.B. 38 1985).
Philadelphia City Ordinance. Statute 10-825 Stun Guns. (1) Definitions. (a) Stun Gun. Any device which expels or projects a projectile which, upon coming in contact with a person, is capable of inflicting injury or an electric shock to such person. (2) Prohibited conduct. Nor person shall own, use, possess, sell or otherwise transfer any “stun gun.” (3) Penalty. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be subject to a fine or not more than three hundred (300) dollars and /or imprisonment for not more than ninety (90 days.)
NEW YORK CITY: Illegal
Administrative Code of the City of New York 10-135 Prohibition on sale and possession of electronic stun guns.
SUMMARY: Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in New York City