- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey has settled a lawsuit filed against the state’s ban on civilians buying stun guns.

A federal judge on Tuesday approved the agreement in which Attorney General Christopher Porrino conceded the state’s ban on electronic arms is unconstitutional. The state law defines a stun gun as “any weapon or other device which emits an electrical charge or current intended to temporarily or permanently disable a person.”

Mark Cheeseman and the New Jersey Second Amendment Society filed suit in August 2016 after Taser International declined his order for a Taser Pulse model.

Under the consent decree, the state acknowledged the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. The state has 180 days to impose “reasonable limits” on stun guns.


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