Are Stun Guns Legal in New York City?

We frequently get questions like “Are stun guns or Tasers in the state of New York?” Likewise, we get asked “Are stun guns or Tasers legal in New York City?” Yes, they are, and we now ship to New York!  

Legal to carry and no pistol permit required!

On 3/22/19, a federal judge ruled that the state of New York’s ban on stun guns and tasers was unconstitutional, and issued an injunction prohibiting enforcement of the previous ban. 

Case 1:16-cv-01447-DNH-CFH Document 63 Filed 03/22/19 Page 28 of 29 

Therefore, it is ORDERED that
1. Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment is GRANTED;   (Plaintiff is Mr. Avitable, who wanted to buy a stun gun) 
2. Defendant’s cross-motion for summary judgment is DENIED; (Defendant is the Supt. of State Police.  Stun guns and TASERs are his jurisdiction)
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.” (This is the injunction that prevents enforcement)

NY defines Tasers as:

“15-a. “Electronic dart gun” means any device designed primarily as a weapon, the purpose of which is to momentarily stun, knock out or paralyze a person by passing an electrical shock to such person by means of a dart or projectile.”

 These devices typically start at around $449. 

Taser PULSE Plus now legal in NY
You can now buy this TASER Pulse in NY

NY Defines stun guns as 

“15-c. “Electronic stun gun” means any device designed primarily as a weapon, the purpose of which is to stun, cause mental disorientation, knock out or paralyze a person by passing a high voltage electrical shock to such person.”

ThugBusters has many styles and colors, typically priced between $20 and $60.  Here are just a few

Updated 12/15/23





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*Disclaimer: The information above is a guide,and represents the best information we have at this time and may or may not be complete. In no way should this be regarded as the final word on the legal status of stun devices nor is this information intended to take the place of legal counsel or be looked at as being any form of legal advice. Please check with your local authorities to obtain the latest information on the legality of stun devices in your area. As a reminder, it is the responsibility of the end user to check their local and state laws to determine legality.

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