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Pepper Spray Laws

NOTE: Pepper Spray is legal in all 50 states, however a number of cities and states have restrictions on sizes, strengths, etc.. If you have a question, it is wise to check with you local city or state attorneys office. Defense sprays should only be purchased by those 18 years of age or older. This list may not be totally accurate or complete and cooljames.beep.com accepts no responsibility for its
accuracy or completeness.

 

Massachusetts

Restricted

Massachusetts residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers in that state.

Michigan

Some Restrictions

Pepper spray must not be more than 10% and can be used for self defense. "The reasonable use of a self-defense spray or foam device containing not more than 10% oleoresin capsicum by a person in the protection of a person or property under circumstances that would justify the person's use of physical force."

New York

Restricted

New York residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers or licensed Pharmacists in that state.

Wisconsin

Some Restrictions

Tear gas is not permissible. By regulation, OC products with a maximum OC concentration of 10% and weight range of oleoresin of capsicum and inert ingredients of 15-60 grams are authorized. This is 1/2 oz. and 2 oz. spray. Further, the product cannot be camouflaged, and must have a safety feature designed to prevent accidental discharge. The units may not have an effective range of over 20 feet and must have an effective range of six feet. In addition there are certain labeling and packaging requirements: must state cannot sell to anyone under 18 and the phone number of the manufacturer has to be on the label. The units must also be sold in sealed tamper-proof packages.

 

Some Restrictions

Michigan

Some Restrictions

Pepper spray must not be more than 10% and can be used for self defense. "The reasonable use of a self-defense spray or foam device containing not more than 10% oleoresin capsicum by a person in the protection of a person or property under circumstances that would justify the person's use of physical force."

Wisconsin

Some Restrictions

Tear gas is not permissible. By regulation, OC products with a maximum OC concentration of 10% and weight range of oleoresin of capsicum and inert ingredients of 15-60 grams are authorized. This is 1/2 oz. and 2 oz. spray. Further, the product cannot be camouflaged, and must have a safety feature designed to prevent accidental discharge.

Restricted

Pepper Sprays are Restricted

(We cannot ship to these states. If an order is placed your order will be cancelled)

Massachusetts

Restricted

Massachusetts residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers in that state.

New York

Restricted

New York residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers or licensed Pharmacists in that state.

 

 

Stun Gun and Taser Laws

NOTE: Restrictions on Stun Guns and Tasers varies by state, county and city.  Please check all state and local laws and statutes.  This list may not be accurate or complete and gotpepperspray.com accepts no responsibility for its accurateness or completeness.

 

Annapolis MD

Illegal

See local laws and statutes.

Illegal  Check local laws and statutes.

Baltimore

Illegal

Stun guns and similar devices are illegal in Baltimore and Baltimore County.

Illegal (Including Baltimore County) Baltimore City Code 115. Stun guns and similar devices. (e) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to sell, give away, lend, rent or transfer to any
individual, firm or corporation a stun gun or other electronic device by whatever name or description which discharges a non-projectile electric current within the limits of the City of Baltimore. It further shall be unlawful for any person to possess, fire or discharge any such stun gun or electronic device within the City. Nothing in this subsection shall be held to apply to any member of the Baltimore City
Police Department or any other law enforcement officer while in the performance of his or her official duty (Ord. 385. 1985).

Baltimore County MD

Illegal

Stun guns and similar devices are illegal in Baltimore County MD.

Illegal (Including Baltimore County) Baltimore City Code 115. Stun guns and similar devices. (e) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to sell, give away, lend, rent or transfer to any individual, firm or corporation a stun gun or other electronic device by whatever name or description which discharges a non-projectile electric current within the limits of the City of Baltimore. It further
shall be unlawful for any person to possess, fire or discharge any such stun gun or electronic device within the City. Nothing in this subsection shall be held to apply to any member of the Baltimore City
Police Department or any other law enforcement officer while in the performance of his or her official duty (Ord. 385. 1985).

Chicago

Illegal

Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in Chicago.

Illegal  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)

(More information required on City of Chicago Ordinance)

Counties

Restricted

Check specific laws and codes for these counties.

Dension County, IA

Crawford County, IA

Countries

Restricted

Check laws and codes specific for these countries.

Austria

Belgium

Canada

Denmark

Hong Kong

India

Italy 

Japan

New Zealand

Norway

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

District of Columbia (DC)

Illegal

Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in Washington, DC.

District of Columbia Law. DC Code Ann. Title 6, Chapter 23. Firearms Control. Subchapter I. General Provisions 6-2302.
(7) "Destructive device" means:
(B) "Any device by whatever name known which will, or is designed, or may be readily converted or restored, to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant through a smooth bore barrel, except a shotgun."
(D) Any device designed or redesigned, made or remade, or readily converted or restored, and intended to stun or disable a person by means of electric shock.
Subchapter II. Firearms and Destructive Devices. General Provision 6-2311. Registration requirements:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no person or organization in the District of Columbia ("District") shall receive, possess, control, transfer, offer for sale, sell, give, or deliver any destructive device, and no person or organization in the District shall possess or control any firearm, unless that person or organization holds a valid registration certificate for the firearm.
Subchapter V. Sales and Transfer of Firearms, Destructive Devices, and Ammunition. General Provision 6-2351. Sales and transfers prohibited. No person or organization shall sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of any firearm, destructive device or ammunition in the District except as provided in *** 6-2352, or 6-2375.

Hawaii

Illegal

Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in Hawaii.

Hawaii State Law. Rev. Stats. Title 10, Chapter 134. Firearms, Ammunition and Dangerous Weapons.Part 1. General Regulations. Chapter 134-1 Definitions. "Electric gun" means any portable device that is electrically operated to project a missile or electromotive force. Chapter 134-16 Restriction on possession, sale, gift or delivery of electric guns. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, including a licensed manufacturer, licensed importer or licensed dealer, to possess, offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, give, lend or deliver any electric gun. (b) Any electric gun in violation of subsection (a) shall be confiscated and disposed of by the chief of police. 

Howard County MD

Illegal

Sale or posession of electronic weapons is prohibited.

Illegal Sec. 8.404. Sale or possession of electronic weapons prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to sell, give away, lend, rent or transfer to any individual, firm or corporation an electronic weapon within the limits of Howard County. It further shall be unlawful for any person to possess, fire, discharge or activate any electronic weapon within the limits of Howard County. (C.B. 38 1985).

Illinois

Restricted

Possession and sales of stunning devices are banned in the state of Illinois without the proper
licensing.

Restricted a. In order to possess a Taser or stun gun, an individual must have a valid FOID card, as is currently required for firearms. b. Sellers of Taser or stun guns must check the buyers FOID card and keep the record of sale for ten years, the same requirements for firearms sales. c. When a licensed firearms dealer sells a Taser or stun gun, they must request a background check of the buyer. d. The 24-hour waiting period required for long guns, shotguns, and rifles, will also apply to taser and stun gun purchases.

Massachusetts

Illegal

Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in Massachusetts.

Illegal Massachusetts State Law. Ann. Laws of Massachusetts. Chapter 140. Sale of Firearms. Section 131J: Sale or possession of electrical weapons; penalties. Section 131J. No person shall sell, offer for sale or possess a portable device or weapon from which an electric current, impulse, wave or beam may be directed, which current, impulse, wave or beam is designed to incapacitate temporarily, injure or kill. Whoever violates this provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not less than six months nor more than two years in a
jail or house of correction, or both.

Michigan

Restricted

The bill has passed allowing Michigan civilians with Concealed Pistol Licenses to possess TASER ECDs.  Bill 029 and Bill 030

The buyer and dealer are required to have a CPL, Concealed Pistol License. The buyer must receive some training from the dealer at the time of sale. Selling to Michigan residents via the internet will be
prohibited, based on the training requirements. Soon, Taser will provide a document that will satisfy requirements for in-person training. TASER ECD kits also come with both a training manual and a DVD but they do not meet the legal training requirements on their own. Dealers are also required to keep records of their TASER ECD sales. Although a buyer has a CPL, the TASER C2 model is ‘electronically’ locked and programmed to accept a specific code that is provided when the customer completes an online felony/identity check. There is no cost. It’s based on public records information and will take the customer about 4-6 minutes to complete. So, if you live in Michigan and have a CPL, then you will be able to sell Tasers in Michigan.

This law is disappointing to everyone selling on the Internet. And, no, even if you live in Michigan, you won’t be able to sell Tasers to anyone who lives in Michigan through the Internet.

 

New Jersey

Illegal

Possession is banned of Stunning Devices in New Jersey.

Illegal New Jersey State Law. New Jersey Stat. Ann. Title 2C. New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice. Chapter 39-1. Prohibited weapons and devices. (Section "r" summarized from Chapter 2C:39-1) "Weapon" means anything readily capable of lethal use or of inflicting serious bodily
injury. The term includes, but is not limited to all (4) stun guns; and any weapon or (this section refers to tear gas and has been updated in 1995) other device which projects, releases, or emits tear gas or any other substance intended to produce temporary physical discomfort or
permanent injury through being vaporized or otherwise dispensed in the air. (t) "Stun gun" means any weapon or other device which emits an electrical charge or current intended to temporarily or permanently disable a person. Senate, No. 2871 -- L.1985, c. 360 Senate Bill No.
2781, as amended by the Senate Law, Public Safety and Defense Committee, prohibits as a crime of the fourth degree the possession of a stun gun by any person, including a law enforcement officer. A crime of the fourth degree carries a penalty of imprisonment for up to 18
months, a fine of up to $7,500, or both. Prior to being amended the bill classified possession of a crime in the third degree.
Note: According to Len Lawson of NJ Legislative Council, (609) 292-4625) NJ does not classify crimes in felonies versus misdemeanors. The highest crimes are in first degree on down to fourth degree. A fourth degree penalty is a serious charge and is generally considered a
misdemeanor in common terms. It is however an indictable offense. A fourth degree crime does contain "a presumption of non-custodial sentencing," meaning that there is not imprisonment if there are no prior convictions. In some cases the sentencing is obviated from ones record if there is a period of good behavior following the charge.} The committee amended the bill to include a provision authorizing the Attorney General, at his discretion, to exempt law enforcement officers from the prohibition against possession stun guns. The bill also was amended by the committee to include stun guns in the definition of "weapon" in paragraph r. N.J.S. 2C:39-1. (Chapter
2C:39-1) (h) Stun guns. Any person who knowingly has in his possession any stun gun is guilty of a crime in the fourth degree.

New York

Illegal

Possession is banned of Stunning Devices in New York.

Illegal New York Consolidated Law (McKinney) Book 39. Penal Law. Article 265. Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons 265.00 15-a. "Electronic dart gun" means any device designed primarily as a weapon, the purpose of which is to momentarily stun, knock out or paralyze a person by passing an electrical shock to such person by means of a dart or projectile. 15-c. "Electronic stun gun" means any device designed primarily as a weapon, the purpose of which is to momentarily stun, cause mental disorientation, knock out or paralyze a person by passing a high voltage electrical shock to such person. Article 265.01 Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree when: (1) He possesses any firearm, electronic dart gun, electronic stun gun

New York NY

Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in New York City

Illegal Administrative Code of the City of New York 10-135 Prohibition on sale and possession of electronic stun guns. a. As used in this section, "electronic stun gun" shall mean any device designed primarily as a weapon, the purpose of which is to stun, render unconscious or paralyze a person by passing an electronic shock to such person, but shall not include an "electronic dart gun" as such term is defined in section 265.00 of the penal law. b. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale or to have in his or her possession within the jurisdiction of the city any electronic gun. c. Violation of this section shall be a class A misdemeanor. [Exemptions under this section are provided for police officers operating under regular department procedures or guidelines and for manufacturers of electronic stun guns scheduled for bulk shipment. NOTE: The electronic stun gun is not a "firearm" under the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968
because it does not "...expel a projectile by the action of an explosive..."

 

 

Philadelphia PA

Illegal

Sale or use is prohibited.

Illegal Philadelphia City Ordinance. Statute 10-825 Stun Guns. (1) Definitions. (a) Stun Gun. Any device which expels or projects a projectile which, upon coming in contact with a person, is capable of inflicting injury or an electric shock to such person. (2) Prohibited conduct. Nor person shall own, use, possess, sell or otherwise transfer any "stun gun." (3) Penalty. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be subject to a fine or not more than three hundred (300) dollars and /or imprisonment for not more than ninety (90 days.)

Rhode Island

Illegal

Possession and use of Stunning Devices are banned.

llegal General Laws of Rhode Island. Title 11, Chapter 47. Statute Subsection 11-47-42. Weapons other than firearms prohibited. - (A) No person shall carry or possess or attempt to use against another, any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a *** stun gun ***. Any person violating the provisions of this subsection, shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500), or by imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or both such fine and imprisonment, and the weapon so found shall be confiscated.

Wisconsin

Restricted

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.

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 onland 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). If you are not specifically allowed to carry an electric weapon (see
above) you are only allowed to carry an electric weapon in your own dwelling or place of business or on land that 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 of an electric weapon in any 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 


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