Posted December 4, 2017 2:07 pm by Comments

By AmmoLand Editor Duncan Johnson

NJ Taser Victory: Separating Facts from Fear
NJ Taser Victory: Separating Facts from Fear

New Jersey-(Ammoland.com)- Following Caetano v. Massachusetts, a case which the United States Supreme Court unanimously vacated a Massachusetts conviction of a woman who carried a stun gun for self defense, in August of 2016, the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) filed a lawsuit against the State of New Jersey challenging their outright ban on stun guns and tasers (electronic self-defense devices). Since 1985 stun guns and taser were completely banned from acquisition, possession, and carry in New Jersey.

On October 22, 2017, after over a year of legal battles, the ban was lifted and residents of New Jersey regained their right to acquire, possess, and carry an electronic self-defense device if one were to go by the letter of the relevant statutes. However, there is a complication because of the language in a case called State v. Kelly (it is important to note that State v. Kelly is a pre Heller decision from 1990). In the decision of this case, the judge said the following:

“Although defendant correctly argues that the circumstances surrounding the possession of an instrument must be considered in determining whether the possession is appropriate, defendant clearly admitted to …Read the Rest

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