Stun Gun Laws in Maryland

by Trent Warner
(Central Illinois)

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In general stun gun laws in Maryland do not make stunguns illegal, but several major cities have banned them.

It is most important that you check with your local government in Maryland prior to owning and/or using a stun device in any Maryland city.

Your are ultimately responsible for knowing and understanding stun gun laws in your area. Here is a list of Maryland cities that have stun gun bans.



Annapolis: Stun Gun laws in Annapolis have made stun devices Illegal.



Baltimore: Stun Guns are Illegal, this also includes Baltimore County. According to Baltimore City Code 115, Stun guns and similar devices are illegal.

Here is excerpts from Baltimore city code 115:

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.

And according to City Code Ordinance 385 from 1985: 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



Howard County, MD: Stun Guns are illegal in all of Howard County Maryland.

Sec. 8.404 states that:

Sale or possession of electronic weapons prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to sell, give away, lend, rent or transfer to any individual, firm or corporation an electronic weapon within the limits of Howard County.

It further shall be unlawful for any person to possess, fire, discharge or activate any electronic weapon within the limits of Howard County. (C.B. 38 1985).



If you do not reside in one of the cities or counties listed above and are interested in buying a stun gun click here.

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Jul 26, 2014
Stun Gun Owners Law Abiding Citizens
by: Anonymous

It is a fact that criminals use illegally obtained weapons and they NEVER use stun guns, but instead, a Saturday Night Special. When have you ever heard of a stun gun or taser being used in a hold up or rape? Stun guns are outlawed but marijuana is legal? What is going on? Law abiding citizens need something to protect themselves with and can't be carrying an ever worse weaon aroud-a knife! Stun guns must be made legal.

Aug 04, 2013
Anne Arundel County, Maryland has become the First to Allows Residents To Carry Stun Guns and Tasers
by: Trent Warner

I was researching Maryland Stun Gun Laws this evening when I came across a news report that one Maryland city is now allowing it's citizens to carry stun devices for self defense.

"After months of debating gun rights and regulations, a new controversy in Maryland. Anne Arundel County took a bold step, allowing citizens to carry Tasers and stun guns.

Adam May has reaction from all sides.

Tasers and stun guns are allowed under state law but they’ve been banned in the most populated counties—until now.
" -- Read full article here.

I know some people get worried when everyday citizens are allowed to carry any type of gun be it a stun gun, Taser or a firearm that bad things will increase.

I believe the opposite will happen and I am glad to see Anne Arundel County residents will now have more personal security choices available to help increase their personal safety and that of their families.

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