Baltimore Stun Gun Laws

by Trent Warner
(Central Illinois)

BALTIMORE STUN GUN LAWS: Illegal (Including Baltimore County)

Baltimore City Code 115. Stun guns and similar devices. (e) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to sell, give away, lend, rent or transfer to any individual, firm or corporation a stun gun or other electronic device by whatever name or description which discharges a non-projectile electric current within the limits of the City of Baltimore. It further shall be unlawful for any person to possess, fire or discharge any such stun gun or electronic device within the City. Nothing in this subsection shall be held to apply to any member of the Baltimore City Police Department or any other law enforcement officer while in the performance of his or her official duty (Ord. 385. 1985).

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Sep 17, 2014
Stun Gun Laws Maryland
by: Trent Warner

To Answer the question about Maryland Stun Gun Laws. Here is an what the Maryland code states:

Criminal Law § 4-109. Electronic Control Device.

(a) Definitions.-
(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) "Crime of violence" has the meaning stated in § 14-101 of this article.
(3) "Electronic control device" means a portable device designed as a weapon capable of injuring,
immobilizing, or inflicting pain on an individual by the discharge of electrical current.

(b) Requirements for possession or use.- A person may not possess or use an electronic control device unless the person:
(1) has attained the age of 18 years; and
(2) has never been convicted of a crime of violence or a violation of § 5-602, § 5-603, § 5-604, § 5-605, § 5-606, § 5-613, or § 5-614 of this article.

(c) Prohibitions.- An electronic control device may not be sold and activated in the State unless:
(1) an instructional manual or audio or audiovisual instructions are provided to the purchaser;
(2) the manufacturer maintains a record of the original owner of the electronic control device; and
(3) the manufacturer or seller has obtained a State and federal criminal history records check of the original
owner to ensure compliance with subsection (b)(2) of this section.

Please understand and be advised this in no way legal advise and is only posted to this website for informational purposes. It is always advised to seek legal advise from someone in your area.

Each city, as in Baltimore above, may have there own restriction and regulations.

Aug 30, 2014
stungun laws
by: Anonymous

my question is after doin some research on other websites about the stungun bein legal in Maryland how is it legal in Maryland but illegal to use it on someone now im findin out from readin this article that it is illegal how is that possible.

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