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Pepper Spray Laws
  Pepper Spray Laws and Restrictions By State

The following states have outlined specific restrictions and laws of purchasing traditional pepper sprays.

New York Pepper Spray Laws:  No online sales.  Traditional pepper spray sold in pharmacies and by licensed firearms dealers locally.

Massachusetts Pepper Spray Laws:  Traditional pepper sprays are only available through local licensed firearms dealers and cannot be purchased through online websites.

Michigan Pepper Spray Laws:  Pepper spray products must be less than 35 grams of product and 2% or less OC concentration. OC pepper sprays only. No UV dyes.

Wisconsin Pepper Spray Laws: Pepper spray only, no stronger than 10%. Safety features required. Weight allowed 15-60 grams.

California Pepper Spray Laws: Canisters must be less than 2.5 ounces.

Washington D.C.: Must register pepper spray possesion with local law enforcement

Stun Gun Laws
  Stun Gun Laws and Restrictions By State


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Absolutely no sales to minors under 18 years of age or any person who falls in one of the following categories: convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for any terms; fugitive from Justice (requires interstate flight to avoid prosecution or testimony in a criminal case); drug users or addicts (may be shown by recent conviction for use, recent possession of drugs, or recent arrest for use of drugs, or positive drug tests); aliens illegally or unlawfully within the US or those lawfully admitted in non-immigrant status (i.e. aliens without permanent residence status); mental defectives or persons committed to a mental institution; formally renounced US citizenship; dishonorably discharged from the military; subject to a court order prohibiting harassing, stalking, or threatening of an intimate partner or child of an intimate partner or placing such persons in reasonable fear of bodily injury; and convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. It is the responsibility of the buyer and not the seller (NKHomeSecurity.com) to ascertain and obey all applicable federal, state and local laws in regard to the possession and use of all products on this site. By placing an order the buyer represents that he/she is of legal age, he/she does not fall in one of the above categories and that the products will be used in a legal manner. NKHomeSecurity.com can not assume any liability for the use of these products and recommend the buyer become familiar with the laws in their city, state, province, that regulates the use and possession of these products. Consult your local and state authority before ordering if you are in doubt.

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Stun Guns Laws / Restrictions (Legal Area)
Stun Guns are not considered firearms - they are legal to carry in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT*, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN*, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY  without permits.

*Legal for home use, carrying prohibited.


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We do not accept international orders including orders from Canada.

States where all stun devices are illegal
•Hawaii
•Illinios
•Massachusetts
•Michigan
•New Jersey
•New York
•Rhode Island
•Wisconsin
•U.S. Virgin Islands
 


Cities where all stun devices are illegal
•Annapolis, MD
•Baltimore, MD
•Baltimore County, MD
•Denison / Crawford County, IA (*According to Sheriff Tom Hogan*)
•District Of Columbia
•Philadelphia, PA



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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State Statutes Regarding Stun Gun Use (Summary)


State Consumer Restrictions

 Alabama -Legal

 Alaska -Legal except
•Under 18 and On school grounds if under 21 without permission from school prohibited (11.61.210)
•Class C felony if carried when violating a protective order (11.61.200)
 
 Arizona -Legal
 Arkansas -Legal
 California -Legal
 
 Colorado -Legal
•Use of stun gun in commission of criminal offense is a Class 5 felony (18-12-106.5)
 
 Connecticut -Legal in Home only
•Carrying of electronic defense weapon unless peace officer is punishable by fine of less than $500 or less than 3 years in prison or both (53-206);
•Cannot have in vehicle (29-38);
•Criminal use of electronic defense weapon is Class D felony (53a-216);
•Criminal possession of electronic defense weapon is Class D felony (53a-217)
 
 Delaware -Legal

 District of Columbia -Prohibited
•No person/organization may possess unless they hold a valid registration (7-2502.01)
•No manufacturing of destructive device within District and dealer must have license (7-2504.01)
•LE and military permitted use
 
 Florida -Legal with restrictions
•Cannot carry electric weapon or device in concealed manner but can carry for self-defense purposes a nonlethal remote stun gun (790.01)
•License to carry concealed electric weapon or device (790.06)
•Open carrying of weapons allowed for nonlethal electric weapons that do not fire a dart or projectile (790.053)
•Must be authorized to have on school ground or at school functions (790.115)
•Use by under 16 only with adult supervision; adult subject to penalty (790.22)
 
 Georgia -Legal
•Not expressly mentioned in concealed weapons statute (16-11-126)
•Expressly mentioned to be prohibited from being carried in school safety zones, at school functions, or on school property (16-11-127.1)
 
 Hawaii -Prohibited
•Electric guns are not to be possessed, sold, given, or delivered except to law enforcement (134.16)
•Unlawful possession of electric gun is a misdemeanor (134.17)
 
 Idaho -Legal

 Illinois -Prohibited - Requires firearm license - Illinois residents may only purchase from local authorized dealer
•Cannot carry/possess with unlawful intent or concealed unless at home or principal place of business (5/24-1)
•More unlawful use limitations listed punishable at various levels (5/24-1)
•More aggravated unlawful use limitations listed punishable as Class 4 felony (5/24-1.6)
 
Indiana -Legal in Home only
 
Iowa -Legal except
Prohibited in Denison / Crawford County n/a

Kansas -Legal
•Weapons as to schools includes electronic devices designed to discharge immobilizing levels of electricity aka stun gun (72-89a01)
 
 Kentucky -Legal
 Louisiana -Legal
 Maine -Legal

 Maryland -Legal except
Prohibited in Annapolis, Baltimore & Howard County n/a

Massachusetts -Prohibited
•No person shall sell or possess electrical weapons; punishable by fine between $500-1000 or 6mos-2yrs in prison or both
 
 Michigan -Prohibited
•Device capable of electro-muscular disruption must contain identification and tracking system that is traceable to the purchaser through the manufacturer
•Permitted possession and use by a peace officer, employee of department of corrections authorized by director, local corrections officer authorized by county sheriff, probation officer, court officer, bail agent, license private investigator, or properly trained aircraft pilot or crew.
 
 Minnesota -Legal
•A person may use with reasonable force in defense of person or property
•Device must be labeled with or accompanied by instructions as to its use and dangers
•Devices must be according to local licensing requirement
 
 Mississippi -Legal
 Missouri -Legal
 Montana -Legal
 Nebraska -Legal
 Nevada -Legal

 New Hampshire -Legal
•Felon possessing shall be guilty of Class B felony (159:21)
•Sales are restricted to persons 18 and over (159:22)
•Use against a LE officer or another person with intent to commit a crime is punishable as a misdemeanor or felony (159:23)
 
 New Jersey -Prohibited
•Any person who knowingly has in his possession any stun gun is guilty of a crime of the 4th degree (2C:39-3
 
 New Mexico -Legal
 New York -Prohibited

 North Carolina -Legal
•Unlawful to carry stun gun in a concealed manner punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor (14-269)
•§ 14-269.2. Weapons on campus or other educational property.
(c) It shall be a Class I felony for any person to cause, encourage, or aid a minor who is less than 18 years old to possess or carry, whether openly or concealed, any gun, rifle, pistol, or other firearm of any kind on educational property. However, this subsection does not apply to a BB gun, stun gun, air rifle, or air pistol.
(d) It shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to possess or carry, whether openly or concealed, any BB gun, stun gun, air rifle, air pistol, bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slungshot, leaded cane, switchblade knife, blackjack, metallic knuckles, razors and razor blades (except solely for personal shaving), firework, or any sharp-pointed or edged instrument except instructional supplies, unaltered nail files and clips and tools used solely for preparation of food, instruction, and maintenance, on educational property.
(e) It shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to cause, encourage, or aid a minor who is less than 18 years old to possess or carry, whether openly or concealed, any BB gun, stun gun, air rifle, air pistol, bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slungshot, leaded cane, switchblade knife, blackjack, metallic knuckles, razors and razor blades (except solely for personal shaving), firework, or any sharp-pointed or edged instrument except instructional supplies, unaltered nail files and clips and tools used solely for preparation of food, instruction, and maintenance, on educational property.
•Stun guns allowed to be carried openly by felons (14-415.1)
 
 North Dakota -Legal
•Possession in liquor establishment or gaming site prohibited (62.1-02-04)
•Other than LE, cannot carry in concealed manner (62.1-04-02)
•License to carry concealed dangerous weapon (62.1-04-03)
 
 Ohio -Legal
 Oklahoma -Legal
 
 Oregon -Legal
•Reckless discharge of electrical stun gun against another person is a Class A misdemeanor
•Knowing discharge of electrical stun gun against a LE officer, EMT… is a Class C felony
 
 Pennsylvania -Legal except
Prohibited in Philadelphia
•Possession or use of electronic incapacitation device for unlawful purpose constitutes a 2nd degree felony with intent or 1st degree misdemeanor otherwise (908.1)
•A person may use with reasonable force in defense of person or property (908.1)
•No person prohibited from possessing firearm may possess electronic incapacitation device (908.1)
 
 Rhode Island -Prohibited
•No person shall carry or possess or attempt to use against another
•No person shall carry concealed upon his person
•Punishable by fine less than $1,000 or imprisonment for less than 1 year or both and weapon shall be confiscated
 
 South Carolina -Legal

 South Dakota -Legal
•Commission of felony while armed with stun gun is Class 5 felony (22-14-13.1)
 
 Tennessee -Legal
•Applicants for private security officer/guard registration who will carry stun gun must obtain certified training (62-35-118)
 
 Texas -Legal
 Utah -Legal
 Vermont -Legal

 Virginia -Legal
•Possession or transportation of taser by convicted felon is Class 6 felony (18.2-308.2)
 
 Washington -Legal
 West Virginia -Legal

 Wisconsin -Prohibited
•Selling, transporting, manufacturing or going armed with electric weapon is a Class H felony
•Not applicable to peace officers, military, and corrections personnel
 
 Wyoming -Legal
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