Stun Gun Laws
STATES WHERE STUN GUNS ARE RESTRICTED:
ILLINOIS – Can be purchased with FOID Card
MASSACHUSETTS – Can be purchased with CCW permit
MICHIGAN – CPL License required before shipment.
WISCONSIN – Can be purchased with CCW permit
CITIES WHERE STUN GUNS ARE ILLEGAL:
CHICAGO, IL – Not even with FOID card
COUNTRIES THAT STUN GUNS ARE RESTRICTED:
INDIA (POLICE USE ONLY)
PENAL CODES AFFECTING AIR TASER, STUN GUNS & STUN BATONS.
Age Restrictions: Must be 16+ with written consent from guardian
Sales Restrictions: Felons cannot purchase
Age Restrictions: Must be 21+
Sales Restrictions: Permit required (handgun permit or a gun eligibility certificate)
Age Restriction: Must be 21+
Sales Restrictions: Background check required; Felons cannot purchase
Additional Restrictions: Illegal in Newark, Wilmington, New Castle County
Age Restrictions: Must be 21+
Sales Restrictions: Cannot purchase online; Permit required
Summary: In order to possess a stun gun, an individual must have a valid FOID card, as is currently required for firearms.
Sellers of stun guns must check the buyer’s FOID card and keep the record of sale for ten years, the same requirements for firearms sales. When a licensed firearms dealer sells a stun gun, they must request a background check of the buyer. The 24-hour waiting period required for long guns, shotguns, and rifles, will also apply to taser and stun gun purchases.
Sales Restrictions: Permit required; ID required to purchase
Summary: Cannot be carried within Denison / Crawford County where they’re illegal and prohibited.
Summary: Background check required.
Summary: Stun guns are legal, but the owner of a stun gun needs a carry permit and the stun gun has to be secured in a locked container that only the person with that permit can access.
Summary: CPL License Required before Shipment. The sale and possession of stun guns and Tasers are legal in the state Michigan with the submission of a valid CPL license.
Age Restrictions: Must be 18+
Sales Restrictions: Felons cannot purchase; Background check required
WISCONSIN: Legal with restriction
Under the CCW (Carrying Concealed Weapons) laws, the prohibition against possessing or going armed with an electric weapon does not apply to any of the following:
A CCW licensee or an out-of-state licensee.
An individual who goes armed with an electric weapon in his or her own dwelling or place of business or on land that he or she owns, leases, or legally occupies.
Wis. Stat. § 941.295(2g).
The prohibition against transporting an electric weapon does not apply to any of the following:
A licensee or an out-of-state licensee.
An individual who is not a licensee or out-of-state licensee who transports an electric weapon if the electric weapon is enclosed within a carrying case.
Wis. Stat. § 941.295(2r).
Suppose you are not specifically allowed to carry an electric weapon (see above). In that case, you are only allowed to carry an electric weapon in your own dwelling or business or on land you own, lease, or legally occupy. Wis. Stat. § 941.295(2g). You may also transport the weapon if it is enclosed within a carrying case. Wis. Stat. § 941.295(2r). The possession or carrying an electric weapon in other situations is a felony. Wis. Stat. § 941.295(1m).
Electric weapons cannot be sold to persons in Wisconsin who are not law enforcement, armed forces on official duty or persons without a recognized out-of-state CCW license or a Wisconsin CCW license. Wis. Stat. § 941.295(2)(d). A violation of this statute is a felony. Wis. Stat. § 941.295(1m).
SUMMARY: You need a CCW license or recognized 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 catch 22 is that no one can sell to you if you don’t have a CCW license.
Publisher’s Note: The following jurisdictions require waiting periods or notifications to law enforcement officials before weapons may be delivered to purchasers:
Chicago – application approval/denial for:
(1) Registration: 120 days
(2) Re-registration: e.g., by an heir, 365 days)
SUMMARY: Possession and sale of Stunning Devices are banned in Chicago. (More information required on City of Chicago Ordinance)