Massachusetts top court declares stun gun ban unconstitutional

BOSTON (Reuters) – The top court in Massachusetts on Tuesday struck down a state law that banned civilians from possessing stun guns, saying the law violated the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, which protects Americans’ right to bear arms. FILE PHOTO: An X26P Taser gun is shown on display at the Taser booth during the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in San Diego, California, U.S. October 17, 2016. Picture taken October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in the case of a man who was criminally charged for possessing a stun gun, holding that such weapons constitute “arms” protected by the Second Amendment. “Therefore, under the Second Amendment, the possession of stun guns may be regulated, but not absolutely banned,” Chief Justice Ralph Gants wrote for the 6-0 court. The court dismissed a criminal stun gun possession charge against Jorge Ramirez, who was […]

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.