What Are the Laws Regarding Stun Guns in Oregon

stun gun laws in oregonHere we look at what the laws are regarding the legality of stun guns in Oregon.

In Oregon it is legal for a person to own and use a stun gun; however, there are restrictions in place to ensure that the use of the device is not mistreated. Here we look at the laws in place.

When it comes to traditional firearms some states will include stun guns under that law, which means you require a permit to use the device for your protection. In Oregon you do not require a permit to carry a stun gun.

Although the use of stun guns is legal in the state it is worth bearing in mind that under Chapter 163.213 it is:

  1. A crime in the first degree if a person unlawfully uses an electrical stun gun, tear gas or mace and knowingly discharges or causes it to be discharged against another person, knowing the other person to be a peace officer, corrections officer, parole and probation office, fire fighter or emergency technician or paramedic while the other person is acting in the course of official duty; and

  2. Unlawful use of an electrical stun gun, tear gas or mace in the first degree is a Class C felony.

You can, however, use a stun gun for your protection or the protection of others if you believe them to be in danger.

Jose Alpuerto

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