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STUN GUNS

What states are stun guns illegal?

The following states are illegal to own or posses a stun gun:
Hawaii
Rhode Island
U.S. Virgin Islands


Stun guns are legal for civilian self-defense in the other 48 states as long as you are not a minor, do not have any felony record and only use it for self defense.

In what states do you need a license to own a stun gun?

Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Wisconsin

Stun Guns and TASERs are not considered firearms.
They are legal to own in:

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME,
MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, NJ, NY, OH,
OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY and Puerto Rico

 

State

Legal for Consumer Use/Possession

Permit Required for Consumers to Possess

Alabama

Legal

No permit required

Alaska

Legal

No permit required

Arizona

Legal

No permit required

Arkansas

Legal

No permit required

California

Legal

No permit required

Colorado

Legal

No permit required

Connecticut

Legal

 No permit required

Delaware

Legal

No permit required

District of Columbia

Legal

No permit required

Florida

Legal

No permit required

Georgia

Legal

No permit required

Hawaii

Illegal

n/a

Idaho

Legal

No permit required

Illinois

Legal with FOID

permit required

Indiana

Legal (Tasers subject to requirement of handgun license)

No permit required

Iowa

Legal

No permit required

Kansas

Legal

No permit required

Kentucky

Legal

No permit required

Louisiana

Legal

No permit required

Maine

Legal

No permit required

Maryland

Legal

No permit required

Massachusetts

Legal

No permit required

Michigan

Legal with concealed carry permit

permit required

Minnesota

Legal

No permit required

Mississippi

Legal

No permit required

Missouri

Legal

No permit required

Montana

Legal

No permit required

Nebraska

Legal

No permit required

Nevada

Legal

No permit required

New Hampshire

Legal

No permit required

New Jersey

Legal

No permit required

New Mexico

Legal

No permit required

New York

Legal

No permit required

North Carolina

Legal (no concealed carry outside of own premises)

No permit required

North Dakota

Legal

No permit required

Ohio

Legal

No permit required

Oklahoma

Legal

No permit required

Oregon

Legal

No permit required

Pennsylvania

Legal

No permit required

Rhode Island

Illegal

n/a

South Carolina

Legal

No permit required

South Dakota

Legal

No permit required

Tennessee

Legal

No permit required

Texas

Legal

No permit required

Utah

Legal

No permit required

Vermont

Legal

No permit required

Virginia

Legal

No permit required

Washington

Legal

No permit required

West Virginia

Legal

No permit required

Wisconsin

Legal with CCW license

permit required

Wyoming

Legal

No permit required

U.S. Virgin Islands

Illegal

n/a

 

Guard Dog warrants the above to be true according to the best available information. Buyers shall be responsible for verifying local, states, and federal laws

Please understand that your local government might have different restrictions especially for carrying a stun gun. 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.


PEPPER SPRAY

In what states is Pepper Spray legal?

Pepper spray is legal, In all 50 states, if you are over the age of 18 and have not been convicted of a felony or an assault, pepper spray is legal for you to possess in quantities less than 1/2oz. with certain other restrictions in the following states:


State

Legal for Consumer Use/Possession

Permit Required for Consumers to Possess

Alabama

Legal

No permit required

Alaska

Legal with restrictions: Pepper spray container must be less than 5 oz.

No permit required

Arizona

Legal

No permit required

Arkansas

Legal with restrictions: Pepper spray container must be less than 5 oz.

No permit required

California

Legal with restrictions: Pepper spray container must be less than 2.5 ounces

No permit required

Colorado

Legal

No permit required

Connecticut

Legal

 No permit required

Delaware

Legal

No permit required

District of Columbia

Legal

No permit required

Florida

Legal with restrictions: Cannot carry a pepper spray container larger than 2 ounces.

No permit required

Georgia

Legal

No permit required

Hawaii

Legal with restrictions: Pepper spray container cannot be larger than than 1/2 oz. License required.

License Required.

Idaho

Legal

No permit required

Illinois

Legal

No permit required

Indiana

Lega

No permit required

Iowa

Legal

No permit required

Kansas

Legal

No permit required

Kentucky

Legal

No permit required

Louisiana

Legal

No permit required

Maine

Legal

No permit required

Maryland

Legal

No permit required

Massachusetts

Legal with restrictions: Must be non-felon over 18 to purchase. Legal to carry and use for self defense. Cannot ship sprays used against humans through the mail to the state. Animal sprays, such as Dog Repellent are legal.

No permit required

Michigan

Legal with restrictions: Pepper spray container cannot exceed 1.2 oz. Cannot contain more than 18% oleoresin capsicum (OC) or 1.4% MC.

No permit required

Minnesota

Legal

No permit required

Mississippi

Legal

No permit required

Missouri

Legal

No permit required

Montana

Legal

No permit required

Nebraska

Legal

No permit required

Nevada

Legal with restrictions: 2 oz container limit on CS tear gas, pepper spray is exempt.

No permit required

New Hampshire

Legal

No permit required

New Jersey

Legal with restrictions: Must be non-felon over 18 to purchase. Not legal to over 3/4 fluid ounce of spray.

No permit required

New Mexico

Legal

No permit required

New York

With restrictions: Must be non-felon over 18 to purchase. Legal to carry and use for self defense. Cannot ship sprays used against humans through the mail to the state. Animal sprays, such as Dog Repellent are legal.

No permit required

North Carolina

Legal with restrictions: When carrying for protection against people, container cannot be larger than 5 ounces.

No permit required

North Dakota

Legal

No permit required

Ohio

Legal

No permit required

Oklahoma

Legal

No permit required

Oregon

Legal

No permit required

Pennsylvania

Legal

No permit required

Rhode Island

Legal

No permit required

South Carolina

Legal

No permit required

South Dakota

Legal

No permit required

Tennessee

Legal

No permit required

Texas

Legal

No permit required

Utah

Legal

No permit required

Vermont

Legal

No permit required

Virginia

Legal

No permit required

Washington

Legal. Can carry pepper spray starting at age 14 with parent permission.

No permit required

West Virginia

Legal

No permit required

Wisconsin

Legal with restrictions: Pepper spray container cannot exceed 2 oz. Spray cannot contain more than than 10% OC (oleoresin capsicum) or 1.2% MC.

No permit required

Wyoming

Legal

No permit required

 

Guard Dog warrants the above to be true according to the best available information. Buyers shall be responsible for verifying local, states, and federal laws

 

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