Stun guns may soon be legal in Massachusetts

Massachusetts

The State Supreme Judicial Court struck down a state law that bans the civilian possession of stun guns On Tuesday.

The court ruled the law violates the second amendment of the Constitution.

While Massachusetts law enforcement officers have been able to use stun guns, regular citizens have been unable to legally purchase them, in stores and even online.

“I went online tried to order one for my wife, and they tell me no, they cannot deliver to Massachusetts,” Springfield resident Rafael Pereira told 22News. “Filled out everything, all the information, but when I filled out Massachusetts, they deny.”

The court put the ruling on hold for 60 days to give lawmakers time to rewrite the law and create regulations for stun guns before putting the ruling into effect. 

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