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Why are tasers outlawed in my state, Ct? (Not saying that any laws make any sense.)
Are they just outlawed here or in other states as well?
 

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They are only outlawed in like 5 states I believe.....most of the states that outlawed them have had crimes against people done with them ....except for washington DC....they ban everything :wink:

I think its DC CT NY HI and VA.....everywhere else its fair game
 

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id rather have a real gun for self defence anyway but there are places for a taser in certain situations that would not warrant a gun because the law cares more about the attacker then they do the victim
 

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not Ct
here its automatic if you pass the pistol safty course, pay the fee, submit your application and wait 8 weeks, as long as you are not a convicted felon you will have your local permit
then you can get the state permit by submitting another fee and waiting
local permit will allow you to own/carry a pistol in your town, state will do the same but statewide
if you are not a convicted felon or have a restraining order on you you will get your permit here
but tasers are illegal
 

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Klaus said:
Are handguns illegal in these 5 states as well :?:
Certain parts of some of those states have laws against firearms but not typically. The main reason why the tasers are banned is because criminals were using them because if they were caught they were not being charged with using a deadly weapon.....like a handgun or knife.....to help increase the penalties the banned them in a few states where people had used them in crimes.
 

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Thanks for the info guys.
The reasoning capacity of lawmakers cant but leave you astounded.

Crooks use non deadly weapons to commit crimes so we ban them.
Achieving what?
1: Crooks will now use Guns anyway = Bad
2: Civilians will now have one less method of protecting themselves = Bad
3: Crooks will spend more time in Jail once arrested (Costing the taxpayer more money) = Bad

Etc. etc.

Sad state of affairs

Saying that in Australia Tasers are totally illegal (except for Police use) and it is virtually impossible to get a concealed Handgun carry licence for a private citizen.
 

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Crooks who use Guns don't use Tasers. Using a Taser is like using a Bat. When you use a gun, you WANT to put the fear of death in them, if not kill them.

As for civilians having one less method to protect themselves with, the Government is pretty well adamant about the fact that you shouldn't try this. More often then not, your weapon will end up in the criminal's hands, at least according to the Media. How that exactly happens is beyond me. You have to be pretty bad to completely fail to even hold off a criminal with a lethal weapon, much less manage to hand that lethal weapon over to a criminal.

And criminals are criminals, and they need a place to stay. It's better for society as a whole if you pay an extra 10 bucks and another convicted criminal is sent to jail.

And in Canada, Tasers are illegal, and Handguns have to be stored at a Gun Club, and need a permit and a planned travel route to be filed before they are moved. Beat those excessive laws.
 
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