We Sale & Ship To Kentucky
The sale and possession of stun gun and Taser devices are legal in Kentucky. Most people may purchase, openly possess, or use a non lethal stun gun for self-defense without obtaining a permit. However it is illegal to carry a concealed Stun Gun or Taser on your person without a concealed weapons permit unless you are on your own property.
The sale, possession and use of Stun Guns or Tasers for self defense are legal without major restrictions. However the misuse of any stun device during the commission of a crime or assault can result in criminal liability
Ky. Rev. Stat. § 16.220. Public auction of confiscated firearms; disposition of proceeds; Department of Kentucky State Police treatment of transferred firearms
(1) Subject to the duty to return confiscated firearms to innocent owners pursuant to KRS 500.090, all firearms confiscated by the Department of
Kentucky State Police and not retained for official use pursuant to KRS 500.090 shall be sold at public auction to federally licensed firearms
dealers holding a license appropriate for the type of firearm sold. Any provision of KRS Chapter 45 or 45A relating to disposition of property to
the contrary notwithstanding, the Department of Kentucky State Police shall:
(a) Conduct any auction specified by this section;
(b) Retain for departmental use twenty percent (20%) of the gross proceeds from any auction specified by this section; and
(c) Transfer remaining proceeds of the sale to the account of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security for use as provided in subsection (4)
of this section.
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(4) The proceeds of firearms sales shall be utilized by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to provide grants to city, county, charter county, unified local government, urban-county government, and consolidated local government police departments; university safety and security departments organized pursuant to KRS 164.950; school districts that employ special law enforcement officers as defined in KRS 61.900; and sheriff's departments for the purchase of:
(a) Body armor for sworn peace officers of those departments and service animals, as defined in KRS 525.010, of those departments;
(b) Firearms or ammunition; and
(c) Electronic control devices, electronic control weapons, or electro-muscular disruption technology. In awarding grants under this section, the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security shall give first priority to providing and replacing body armor and second priority to providing firearms and ammunition, with residual funds available for the purchase of electronic control devices, electronic control weapons, or electro-muscular disruption technology. Body armor purchased by the department receiving grant funds shall meet or exceed the standards issued by the National Institute of Justice for body armor. No police or sheriff's department shall apply for a grant to replace existing body armor unless that body armor has been in actual use for a period of five (5) years or longer. . . .
Ky. Rev. Stat. § 500.080. Definitions for Kentucky Penal Code
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(3) "Dangerous instrument" means any instrument, including parts of the human body when a serious physical injury is a direct result of the use of
that part of the human body, article, or substance which, under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used, or threatened to be
used, is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury;
(4) "Deadly weapon" means any of the following:
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(b) Any weapon from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or other serious physical injury, may be discharged; . . .
[But, please note, that according to Kentucky case law, a TASER is not a deadly weapon. Blair v. Com., No. 2005-CA-002017-MR, 2007 WL
1720133, at *6 (Ky. Ct. App. June 15, 2007) (“[Plaintiff’s] argument that tasers are deadly weapons or, at the least, a last resort prior to the use of
lethal force, finds no support in the law.”).]
*Various Kentucky cities and municipalities may have regulations regarding stun guns and TASERCEWs, including but not limited to: Augusta,
Highland Heights, Newport, and Owensboro. Please be sure to check with the local government regarding their regulations.