Are Stun Guns Legal in my Area?

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While Stun Guns and TASER's are legal in most areas of the United States, they are not legal everywhere.  Some states restrict them altogether and some municipalities restrict them. 

See the chart below for more info:
States Where They are Restricted:
Connecticut
Hawaii
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Jersey
New York
Rhode Island
Wisconsin

Cities Where They are Restricted:

Annapolis, MD
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore County, MD
Dension/Crawford County, IA
District of Columbia
Philadelphia

I get asked often "What about in airports when we're travelling, can we take them with us?"  The answer to that is pretty simple.  Stun Guns and TASER's are allowed in Checked  Baggage, but not in Carry-On Baggage.  This is per the TSA.gov website.  However, one should be aware that while the stun gun may be allowed at the airport, if you're travelling into an area where they are restricted, you'll be potentially setting yourself up for problems.  For instance, if you're travelling to New York, the stun gun is restricted in that state.  So, having it, will  be a violation of the law.

I think it's also important to note that most countries allow stun guns and TASER's.  However, there are some that restrict them.  See below:

AUSTRALIA
BELGIUM
CANADA
DENMARK
HONG KONG
INDIA (POLICE USE ONLY)
ITALY
JAPAN
NEW ZEALAND
NORWAY
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
UNITED KINGDOM

These lists are accurate as of July 2010.  Obviously, laws can change and it would be prudent to verify any restrictions in any area you're considering carrying one of these devices.

For more information on Stun Gun Laws & Restrictions, please visit Smart Stun.

 

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