“According to court records, Taquala Howse, now 25, was handcuffed and taken to a police officer’s vehicle after she was identified as a theft suspect at the store,” desmoinesregister.com reports. “Waterloo officer Kyle Jurgensen searched her purse and found a small hand-held stun gun, which Howse said she carried for her own security when she went to nightclubs. She did not have a gun permit and was charged with going armed with a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor under Iowa law.” Regardless of the fact that police tested the stun gun and found it non-functional, Iowa law is clear on possession . . .
The state Supreme Court’s opinion, written by Justice Bruce Zager and filed Friday, concludes that the Legislature amended state law in 2008 to include as a dangerous weapon “any portable device or weapon directing an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person.
Here in Texas it’s illegal to use a stun gun — for anything other than self-defense. No permit required. Does your state infringe on residents’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear stun guns (i.e. arms)? Click here for a page linking to all 50 states’ stun gun laws. Suffice it to say, BS.