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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:
Not a minor | Do not have any felony record | 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, so 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?

Alabama

Legal

No

Alaska

Legal

No

Arizona

Legal

No

Arkansas

Legal

No

California

Legal

No

Colorado

Legal

No

Connecticut

Legal

No

Delaware

Legal

No

District of Columbia

Legal

No

Florida

Legal

No

Georgia

Legal

No

Hawaii

Illegal

N/A

Idaho

Legal

No

Illinois

Legal with FOID

YES

Indiana

Legal
(Tasers requ
ire handgun license)

No

Iowa

Legal

No

Kansas

Legal

No

Kentucky

Legal

No

Louisiana

Legal

No

Maine

Legal

No

Maryland

Legal

No

Massachusetts 

Legal

No

Michigan

Legal with concealed carry permit

YES

Minnesota

Legal

No

Mississippi

Legal

No

Missouri

Legal

No

Montana

Legal

No

Nebraska

Legal

No

Nevada

Legal

No

New Hampshire

Legal

No

New Jersey

Legal

No

New Mexico

Legal

No

New York

Legal

No

North Carolina

Legal (no concealed carry outside of own premises)

No

North Dakota

Legal

No

Ohio

Legal

No

Oklahoma

Legal

No

Oregon

Legal

No

Pennsylvania

Legal

No

Rhode Island

Illegal

N/A

South Carolina

Legal

No

South Dakota

Legal

No

Tennessee

Legal

No

Texas

Legal

No

Utah

Legal

No

Vermont

Legal

No

Virginia

Legal

No

Washington

Legal

No

West Virginia

Legal

No

Wisconsin

Legal with CCW license

YES

Wyoming

Legal

No

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 as long as:
Over the age of 18 | 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?

Alabama

Legal

No

Alaska

Legal with restrictions:
Less than 5 oz.

No

Arizona

Legal

No

Arkansas

Legal with restrictions:
Less than 5 oz.

No

California

Legal with restrictions:
Less than 2.5 ounces

No

Colorado

Legal

No

Connecticut

Legal

No

Delaware

Legal

No

District of Columbia

Legal

No

Florida

Legal with restrictions:
Less than 2 ounces.

No

Georgia

Legal

No

Hawaii

Legal with restrictions:
Less than 1/2 oz.
License required.

YES

Idaho

Legal

No

Illinois

Legal

No

Indiana

Lega

No

Iowa

Legal

No

Kansas

Legal

No

Kentucky

Legal

No

Louisiana

Legal

No

Maine

Legal

No

Maryland

Legal

No

Massachusetts

Legal with restrictions:
Must be non-felon over 18.
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

Michigan

Legal with restrictions:
Less than 1.2 oz.
Cannot contain more than:
18% oleoresin capsicum (OC)
or 1.4% MC.

No

Minnesota

Legal

No

Mississippi

Legal

No

Missouri

Legal

No

Montana

Legal

No

Nebraska

Legal

No

Nevada

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

No

New Hampshire

Legal

No

New Jersey

Legal with restrictions:
Must be non-felon over 18.
Less than 3/4oz.

No

New Mexico

Legal

No

New York

Legal with restrictions:
Must be non-felon over 18.
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

North Carolina

Legal with restrictions:
When carrying for protection against people, Less than 5 oz.

No

North Dakota

Legal

No

Ohio

Legal

No

Oklahoma

Legal

No

Oregon

Legal

No

Pennsylvania

Legal

No

Rhode Island

Legal

No

South Carolina

Legal

No

South Dakota

Legal

No

Tennessee

Legal

No

Texas

Legal

No

Utah

Legal

No

Vermont

Legal

No

Virginia

Legal

No

Washington

Legal.
14 and up with parent permission.

No

West Virginia

Legal

No

Wisconsin

Legal with restrictions:
Less than 2 oz.
Cannot contain more than:
10% OC (oleoresin capsicum)
or 1.2% MC.

No

Wyoming

Legal

No

 

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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