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Laws

  

Self Defense Laws /  

Terms and Conditions

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A Stun Gun is an electrical self-defense device that uses high voltage to stop an attacker. Touching a person with the prongs on the Stun Gun quickly Immobilizes the attacker. However, because the amperage is very low, no serious or permanent injury is inflicted.

Stun Guns are designed to key into the nervous system. They dump their energy into the muscles at a different frequency than the pulse waves emanating from the brain. The pulse waves coming from the brain and those from the stun gun collide at the nerve synapse' which is a type of complex processing switch adjacent to each muscle group. The resulting energy collision makes it difficult for an attacker to move and function. This causes disorientation and loss of balance and leaves the attacker in a passive and confused condition for several minutes. Still, stun guns have no significant effect on the heart and other organs.

As a rule, a one-half second contact from a stun gun will repel and startle the attacker, giving some pain and muscle contraction. One to two seconds will cause muscle spasms and a dazed mental state. Over three seconds will cause loss of balance and muscle control, mental confusion and disorientation.

However, don't think about how many seconds you should hold the Stun Gun to your attacker. Think about it this way. Throw out what the books say and the online information you have read about Stun Guns. You should hold your stun gun to the assailant until they drop, and you can get away and call the police, whether that may be one second or six seconds.

The electrical shock that emits from the stunning device will not pass from the person being stunned to the person doing the stunning. The effect is localized only in the affected area and does not pass through the body. 

Legal Disclaimer

We cannot ship stun guns or pepper spray to any cities or states where they are considered illegal. Due to the complexities of international law and the licensing & reporting requirements of U.S. export law, we will not ship any stun guns or pepper spray outside of the U.S.A.

State and local laws change frequently, so please be aware of the legality in your area as we can not be responsible for the accuracy of the above information, though we make every attempt to remain current. If you place an order with us from any of these restricted locations, your order will be cancelled and refunded. No exceptions. If you feel we are in error, please submit legal documentation so that we may research the matter and update our records accordingly.

Absolutely no sales to minors under 18 years of age or any person who falls in one of the following categories: convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for any terms; fugitive from Justice (requires interstate flight to avoid prosecution or testimony in a criminal case); drug users or addicts (may be shown by recent conviction for use, recent possession of drugs, or recent arrest for use of drugs, or positive drug tests); aliens illegally or unlawfully within the US or those lawfully admitted in non-immigrant status (i.e. aliens without permanent residence status); mental defectives or persons committed to a mental institution; formally renounced US citizenship; dishonorably discharged from the military; subject to a court order prohibiting harassing, stalking, or threatening of an intimate partner or child of an intimate partner or placing such persons in reasonable fear of bodily injury; and convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

It is the responsibility of the buyer and not the seller to ascertain and obey all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding the possession and use of all products on this site. By placing an order, the buyer represents that he/she is of legal age, he/she does not fall in one of the above categories and that the products will be used in a legal manner. Seller cannot assume any liability for the use of these products and recommend the buyer become familiar with the laws in their city, state, or county that regulates the use and possession of these products. 

PRODUCTS WILL NOT BE SHIPPED WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW!

State Restrictions

  

State Restrictions

Hawaii - It is legal to posses pepper spray in Hawaii but there are some restrictions. Pepper Sprays must be used for personal self defense. It must be Pepper only and contain no Tear Gas or any other combinations.

The sale and/or use of any Stun Gun or Stun Gun type device i.e. Taser is prohibited in Hawaii. R&D Self Defense cannot and will not ship any Stun Gun or Tasers.

Massachusetts - If you live or plan to live in Massachusetts, you will need to apply for a permit to carry/possess Mace and/or Pepper Spray. R&D Self Defense CANNOT ship Mace or Pepper Spray products to any address in Massachusetts without proof of a valid FID#. Persons wishing to have R&D Self Defense ship Pepper Spray or Mace products to them in Massachusetts must have a valid FID#.If you do not have one currently, you may apply for one.

Michigan - It is legal to posses pepper spray in Michigan but there are some restrictions. Pepper Sprays must be use for personal self defense - must contain no more than 10% OC and canister size cannot contain more than 1.2 oz. This Law was Revised December 2010. The sale and/or use of any Stun Gun or Taser is prohibited in Michigan. R&D Self Defense cannot and will not ship any Stun Guns.

New Jersey - The sale and/or use of any Stun Gun or  Taser is prohibited in New Jersey. R&D Self Defense cannot and will not ship any Stun Guns.

New York - The possession by persons who are not felons or who have not been convicted of an assault, 18 or over for the protection of person or property and its otherwise lawful use is legal. The definition is "a pocket sized spray device which contains and releases a chemical or organic substance which is intended to produce temporary physical discomfort or disability through being vaporized or otherwise dispensed in the air." 

So What is Legal? Anyone can carry a Pepper Spray designed to protect them against the threat of an animal attack.

This is not a toy please use it wisely.

Rhode Island - The sale and/or use of any Stun Gun or  Taser is prohibited in Rhode Island. R&D Self Defense cannot and will not ship any Stun Guns.

Wisconsin - The sale and/or use of any Stun Gun or  Taser is prohibited in Wisconsin. R&D Self Defense cannot and will not ship any Stun Guns. It is legal to posses pepper spray in Wisconsin but there are some restrictions. Pepper Sprays must be used for personal self defense - must contain no more than 10% OC.