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Gun Restrictions and Laws
York City: Illegal
Code of the City of New York 10-135 Prohibition on sale and
possession of electronic stun guns.
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.
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.
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..."]
Possession and sales of Stunning Devices are banned in New