Are Stun Guns Legal in NY – here’s the answer!

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Are stun guns legal in NY? Are TASERs legal in NY?  We are often asked if stun guns or tasers are legal in the state of New York.

The answer is YES!  On March 22/2019, a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on stun guns and tasers as unconstitutional and issued an injunction against enforcement of the previous ban. Scroll to the bottom of this post for links to the ruling .

Here are some examples of the stun guns and TASER devices that we ship to the state of New York:

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  • stun batons – many look like flashlights


  • TASER brand products and accessories


Since you asked “are stun guns legal in  NY” or “are TASERs legal in NY“, let’s provide the court ruling below:

The ruling is available _here_, but the “meat and potatoes of the ruling are in the last two paragraphs:

Therefore, it is ORDERED that

1. Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment is GRANTED;

2. Defendant’s cross-motion for summary judgment is DENIED;

3. New York Penal Law § 265.01(1), as applied to “electronic dart guns” and “electronic stun guns,” is an unconstitutional restriction on the right to bear arms; and

4. Defendant, his officers, agents, servants, employees, and all persons in active concert or participation with the New York State Police are hereby ENJOINED from enforcing New York Penal Law § 265.01(1) as applied to “electronic dart guns” and “electronic stun guns.”

Since then, Thugbusters has been shipping stun guns and TASER devices to NY on a daily basis.  We have been a vendor at events throughout the state, from Long Island to Buffalo, and from Binghamton to the 1000 Islands, without incident. We even have police officers bring potential customers to our table!  We have even been featured in an article in the NY Post

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