“We reject the state`s argument that section 24-1(a)(4) [of the Unlawful Use of Weapons Act] is merely an ordinance on stun guns and tasers,” Judge Anne Burke wrote for the court. “On the contrary, this provision provides for a complete prohibition that categorically prohibits the possession and transport of stun guns and tasers in public.” Law of the State of Hawaii. Rev. Statistics. Title 10 Chapter 134. Firearms, ammunition and dangerous weapons. Part 1. General provisions. Chapter 134-1 Definitions. “Electric gun” means any portable device electrically powered to project a rocket or electromotive force. Chapter 134-16 Restriction on the Possession, Sale, Gift or Supply of Electric Pistols. (a) it is illegal for a person, including a manufacturer, importer or authorized distributor, to possess, offer for sale, retain for sale, sell, give, lease or supply an electric weapon; (b) Electric pistols that violate subparagraph (a) shall be confiscated and disposed of by the Chief of Police.
Summary: The possession and sale of stunning equipment is prohibited in Hawaii. ——————————————————————————————————————- MICHIGAN: Illegal (amended LAW; requires CCW approval) Michigan Penal Code Act 328 of 1931. Section 750.224a Portable device or weapon that conducts an electric current, pulse, wave or beam; prohibited sale or possession; Test. 1. A person shall not sell, offer for sale or possess in that state a device or portable weapon from which an electric current, pulse, wave or beam is intended to temporarily neutralize, injure or kill. 3. A person who contravenes this Division is guilty of a penal offence. Summary: The possession and sale of stunning equipment is prohibited in Michigan. —————————————————————————————————————– RHODE ISLAND: Illegal General Laws of Rhode Island. Title 11, Chapter 47. Statutes Subsection 11-47-42.
Weapons other than firearms are prohibited. – (A) No person may carry, possess or attempt to use any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a stun gun against another person. Any person who contravenes the provisions of this paragraph shall be liable to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one (1) year or to such a fine and imprisonment, and the weapon so found shall be forfeited. SUMMARY: The possession and use of stunning equipment is prohibited. —————————————————————————————————————– WISCONSIN: Legal with restriction (requires CCW approval) Under the CcW (Carrying Concealed Weapons) laws, the prohibition on owning an electric weapon or arming oneself with an electric weapon does not apply to the following: “A CCW licensee or an out-of-state licensee. A person who, armed with an electric weapon, goes to his home or place of business or to land that he legally owns, rents or lives. Wis. Stat. Â§ 941.295(2g). The prohibition on transporting an electric weapon does not apply to the following persons: “A licensee or permit holder outside the State. A person who does not hold a licence or a non-governmental licence holder and who carries an electric weapon if the electric weapon is enclosed in a carrying bag. Wis.
Stat. Â§ 941.295(2r). If you are not expressly authorized to carry an electric weapon (see above), you may only carry an electric weapon in your own home or place of business or on land that you legally own, rent or occupy. Wis. Stat. Â§ 941.295(2g). You can also carry the weapon if it is enclosed in a carrying bag. Wis. Stat. Â§ 941.295(2r).
Possessing or carrying an electric weapon in other situations is a crime. Wis. Stat. Â§ 941.295(1m). Electric weapons may not be sold to persons in Wisconsin who are not law enforcement agencies, the armed forces in official service, or persons without a recognized ccW license outside the state or a Wisconsin CCW license. Wis. Stat. Â§ 941.295(2)(d).
A violation of this law is a crime. Wis. Stat. Â§ 941.295(1m). Summary: You`ll need a CCW license or an 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 22 point is that no one can sell you if you don`t have a CCW license. —————————————————————————————————————–ILLINOIS: Legal, with FOID Carda.
To own a Taser or stun gun, a person must have a valid FOID card, as is currently the case for firearms.b. Sellers of Tasers or Stun Guns must check the buyer`s FOID card and keep sales records for ten years, the same requirements for the sale of firearms. If a licensed arms dealer sells a Taser or stun gun, they must request a background check of the buyer. The 24-hour waiting time required for long guns, shotguns and rifles also applies to the purchase of Tasers and stun guns. Summary: The ownership and sale of stunning equipment is prohibited in the state of Illinois without an appropriate license. Citing the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Commonwealth v. Caetano, the state Supreme Court said there is no basis for determining that stun guns and tasers are not subject to Second Amendment protection because firearms are not uncommon and can generally be owned by law-abiding citizens in self-defense.
• Regulation, licensing, possession and registration of small arms and light weapons and handgun ammunition; and 2. Sellers of Tasers or Stun Guns must check the buyer`s FOID card and keep sales records for ten years, under the same requirements for the sale of firearms. 1. To own a Taser or stun gun, a person must have a valid FOID card, as is currently the case for firearms. Isiah Webb was found with a stun gun in his jacket pocket on a public road, and Ronald Greco was charged after police found a stun gun in his backpack at a forest reserve. In a unanimous decision, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a state ban on carrying stun guns in public or in a vehicle violates the Second Amendment. SUMMARY: FOID card required prior to shipping. The sale and possession of stun guns and tasers is legal in the state of Illinois upon presentation of a valid FOID card in all cities except the city of Chicago, where stunning devices are prohibited. Apply for your Illinois FOID card. If you purchase a Taser device, a crime background check is required at the time of purchase.
*Disclaimer: The above laws reflect the best information we currently have and may or may not be complete. Under no circumstances should this be considered as the final say on the legal status of electric shocks, nor should this information replace a lawyer or be considered as any form of legal advice. Please check with your local authorities for the latest information on the legality of stunning equipment in your area. As a reminder, it is the responsibility of the end user to review their local and state laws to determine legality. Massachusetts` highest court also approved the right to carry stun guns, protected by the Second Amendment last year. This is good news for anyone accused of possessing a stun gun or Taser. Because the law is unconstitutional, anyone pending under that law can file a motion to dismiss it and will likely have it approved by the court. It also means that anyone who has already been convicted under this law may have the right to take their case to court and possibly quash their conviction and delete their records. In its appeal brief, the state attempted to argue that the law does not create a complete ban on stun guns and tasers.