Below is a compilation of United States statutes pertaining to conducted electrical weapons or stun guns & tasers. This compilation is not all inclusive and is merely a summary of some of the relevant statutes. Because state and local laws may change, it is your responsibility to research your applicable state and local laws prior to selling, transferring, possessing, transporting or using a Stun Gun. Additionally, this chart does not address the legality of Stun Guns & Tasers in foreign countries. This document is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice from ReptiTactical
Traveling With A Stun Gun or Taser
When traveling with a stun gun or taser, It is important to remember that while it may be 100% legal to own and possess a stun gun within your state, however it may not be legal to possess it in other states you are driving to, whether it’s concealed or not. Before traveling you should check the laws for each state even if you are just passing through one state to get to another. A good place to start is my checking out the TSA website. According to the Transportation Security Administration, stun guns and personal self-defense sprays are allowed to be in checked baggage with restrictions. Stun guns are prohibited though from bringing them in carry-on baggage. If you would like more information regarding stun gun traveling laws, please visit the following link: http://www.tsa.gov/
States,Counties, AND Cities That Stun Device's Are Prohibited In
The following STATES are ILLEGAL to own or possess stun devices, be advised we will not ship to any of these states.
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
** NOTICE ** – Even if your state is on the prohibited list, it doesn’t necessary mean that you can’t own a stun gun within a particular state. Stun gun retailers and manufacturers cannot ship to prohibited states, but we have found that nearly 100% of self defense product retailers are willing to ship to you if you can provide an alternate address. Most retailers are willing to ship your order to a friend or family member at an alternate address and then your friend/family can relay the package to you.
The following STATES may have requirements to own or possess a stun device - Be Advised some states we will not ship to due to their requirements.
- Connecticut - LEGAL it is illegal to carry a stun device in public (openly or concealed) without a permit
- Illinois – LEGAL but Firearm Owner’s Identification Card Is Required.
- Iowa – LEGAL But since an electric defensive device is considered a Dangerous Weapon like a firearm the same permit/licensing applys to stun devices to carry such device on your person.
- Michigan – LEGAL but with so many requirements. I have to research more to see if stun devices are even legal for civilian use. So at this time we will not be shipping stun devices to michigan.
- Mississippi – LEGAL but you must be licensed to carry a stun gun.
- District of Columbia – Prohibited without a firearm registration
The following CITIES are ILLEGAL to own or possess a stun device, be advised we will not ship to any of these cities.
- Chicago, Illinois
- Ocean City, MD
- Ruston, WA
The only Counties I am aware of that it is ILLEGAL to own or possess a stun device are below, be advised we will not ship to any of these counties.
- Baltimore County, MD.
- Denison County, IA
- Crawford County, IA
- New Castle County, DE
- Wilmington, DE
- Newark, DE
Specific Stun Device Statutes
DISCLAIMER, RELEASE, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT: ReptiTactical is not responsible for any physical harm or damage from the use or misuse of self-defense devices or anything purchased from us.
By purchasing a self-defense device, including a Stun Gun,Taser, Pepper Spray or anything else from us you understand that ReptiTactical does not warrant that you may legally purchase, possess, or carry these products according to any state or local laws.
The information we provide is strictly for research purposes. It does not necessarily reflect the actual law. Please understand that your local government might have different restrictions especially for carrying it. For example, some areas might interpret “carrying it in a open manner” different than other areas. We try our best to keep the information updated. If you are in doubt whether it is legal to own or carry any of our products in your area, simply contact your local law enforcement over the phone. They should be able to tell you right away.
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