What Are the Self Defense Laws in Ohio?

stun gun self defense in ohioKnowing what the self defense laws in Ohio is something all Ohioans need to know and what rights they have at protecting themselves from harm.

When it comes to self defense laws nearly all states permit some use of deadly force in order for a person to protect themselves inside their home, which is based on the ‘Castle Doctrine.’ However, while some areas require a person to retreat from an attacker outside of their home, there are more and more states expanding their laws in order to increase a person’s safety and legal rights if they happen to be outside of their homes too.

Previously in Ohio, if a homeowner was subjected to an intruder inside their home they were required to retreat before using deadly force against the suspect. Not only that, but the burden of proof lay upon the defendant to prove in court that the use of deadly force in such a situation was required because he/she had acted out of fear of physical injury or death.

Now, though, the law has changed.

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Stun Gun Laws in Nevada

stun gun laws in nevadaWith so many states in America it can be a bit confusing as to whether or not states permit the use of stun guns. Here we find out whether it is legal or not to own a stun gun in the state of Nevada.

According to Nevada’s law NRS 202.253, firearms are defined as “any device designed to be used as a weapon from which a projectile may be expelled through the barrel by the force of any explosion or other form of combustion.”

Under NRS 202.357 it states that “a person shall not use an electronic stun device on another person for any purpose other than self defense.”

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Are Stun Guns Legal In New York?

stun gun legal in new yorkSurprisingly, New York is one state that does not permit the public to purchase stun guns for protection. Here we learn the laws in place.

New York is one of the seven states where stun guns are illegal. However, and perhaps surprisingly, the ownership of a handgun is permitted in the state as long as the person buying the weapon has a permit to do so.

Under Sections 15a and 15c of the New York Penal Code 265 Law the use of an electronic dart gun and an electronic stun gun are restricted for public use.

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What Are the Stun Gun Laws in Mississippi?

stun gun laws in mississippiCan you carry a stun gun in Mississippi legally without a permit? Are you allowed to carry the device when flying? We answer these questions here.

When it comes to a person’s protection it is a good idea to know what you are entitled to, what you are not and what devices you can use to provide a greater sense of security. Stun guns have become a widely used self defense device for members of the public and police departments. However, while not all states permit the use of stun guns for public use Mississippi does.

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Stun Guns Laws in Illinois

stun gun laws illinoisIn most states, the use of stun guns is permitted for home protection, although many of the states place harsh restrictions on them outside of the home, often prohibiting a person to carry or possess them in public.

In 2005, Gov. Blagojevich signed into law Senate Bill 1962, which states that for an individual to own a stun gun or TASER, they must first have a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID), making Illinois the first state to do so.

Consequently, in the state of Illinois, while the use of stun guns is legal, the legality of them comes with restrictions. The Illinois State Police state under the Criminal Code of 1961, Article 24, Section 2(a)(1) that “No person may require or possess any firearm, stun gun, or Taser within this State without having in his or her possession a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card previously issued in his or her name by the Department of State Police under the provisions of this Act.”

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The Stun Gun Laws in California – Best Stun Gun

stun gun laws in californiaWhen it comes to personal safety and California, many people will ask themselves the following question: Is it legal to have a stun gun in California? The simple answer to this is: Yes.

According to Section 12650 of California’s 2008 Dangerous Weapons Law, a stun gun “is any item, except a TASER, used or intended to be used as either an offensive or defensive weapon that is capable of temporarily immobilizing a person by the infliction of an electrical charge.”

However, while California law makes stun guns legal, there are certain restrictions and requirements in place as to who can actually purchase and own one.

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Knowing What Self Defense Device You Can Pack in Your Baggage

taser in carry on luggageHere we look at what the prohibited self defense devices in your carry-on baggage are, helping you avoid any unwanted fines.

Nowadays, it goes without saying that there are more people turning their attention to self defense devices such as stun guns and pepper spray for increased protection when they need it the most. After all, you never know when someone is going to target you, which is why it’s always a good idea to have a device you can rely upon on hand to help you out.

However, saying that, there are times when relinquishing your self defense device is a requirement, particularly when it comes to your carry-on baggage even if this may seem, for many, the time when they need extra protection.

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The Stun Gun Laws in Pennsylvania – Best Stun Gun

buy a taser in pennIn this article we look to see what the stun gun laws in Pennsylvania are and whether or not a person is legally entitled to own the device for protection.

The ownership of a stun gun in the state of Pennsylvania is permitted, but depending on where you are it is also prohibited.

Under Pennsylvania law 908.1 it allows the possession of a stun gun in any part of the state barring Philadelphia as this is one of the cities that falls under the designated illegal areas. Under Statute 10-825 it is illegal to carry any type of firearm or stun gun into the city of Philadelphia. Anyone who is found violating this law is subject to a $300 fine and the possibility of up to 90 days in jail.

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The Stun Gun Laws in Indiana – Best Stun Gun

stun gun laws in IndianaIt’s important to know if you can or cannot carry a stun gun for protection in different states. Here we look at the legality of stun guns in Indiana.

In the state of Indiana as they are not considered firearms it is legal to purchase and own a stun gun for protection. Under Section 5, IC 35-47-8-5 it states that “a person eighteen years of age or over may purchase or possess a stun gun.”

However, it’s important to realize that stun guns are different from TASERS, which come under different rules. In order to obtain a TASER legally, the individual will first need to acquire a handgun licence.

In Indiana, a citizen must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a stun gun.

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