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Taser possession

Discussion in 'Guns, Firearms & Weapons' started by Max’s Mom, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Max’s Mom

    Max’s Mom Law Topic Starter New Member

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    In the state of PA is it legal for the spouse of a convicted felon to own a taser for self defense? The CF is away from the home 4-6 nights weekly for employment, leaving the spouse home alone and unarmed. His crime was committed and sentence served over 10 years ago with no legal issues since.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If your question read: In the state of PA is it legal for a person to own a taser for self defense?

    The ownership of a taser has nothing to do with someone's disqualification NOT to possess a taser.

    Most people in Pennsylvania can buy stun guns and/or tasers without a permit.

    The state's restrictions on gun ownership also apply to the above named weapons.

    No one may use a stun gun or taser for an illegal purpose.

    A person may not possess or use a stun gun or taser (in PA) if he/she are in the class of people prohibited from having firearms in Pennsylvania.

    This group includes those ALL people who:

    were convicted of certain felonies or other crimes,

    including domestic violence,

    driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol,

    are subject to a domestic violence protective order(s) that require(s) them to relinquish their weapons,

    or have been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric institution or found by a court to be mentally incompetent.

    (18 Pa. Con. Stat. §§ 908.1, 6105 (2019)
     
  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    No.

    Here's why.

    Title 18 Chapter 9 Section 908.1 (c) Prohibited possession:

    2018 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes :: Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES :: Chapter 9 - Inchoate Crimes :: Section 908.1 - Use or possession of electric or electronic incapacitation device

    Title 18 Chapter 61 Section 6105 Persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.

    2018 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes :: Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES :: Chapter 61 - Firearms and Other Dangerous Articles :: Section 6105 - Persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms

    Section (b) of that statute lists the crimes.

    Here's why the spouse cannot have one in the house:

    The spouse is a member of the household, so the spouse cannot possess it.
     
  4. justblue

    justblue Well-Known Member

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    Two words: Pepper Spray. ;)
     
  5. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Two more words: Kitchen knife.

    For the coup d'grace.
     
  6. justblue

    justblue Well-Known Member

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    Bundle of two word options:
    Security System w/alarms
    Large Dog
    Self defense lessons (okay three worder)
    Better neighborhood
    Baseball bat

    My Daughter and I actually have the later in our bedrooms...just in case.
     
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  7. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    An aluminum baseball bat and a machete are my two last forms of assisted defense devices, before it gets down to fisticuffs.

    There are many more levels of defense devices and systems before it would come to the last two, just in case a thug is reading this.
     
  8. justblue

    justblue Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...I read about the broken glass encrusted/barbed wire wall and Dobies in another thread. Your home sounds intimidating. :eek::cool:
     
  9. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Not at all intimidating to those who mean us no harm. ;)
     
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    They seems to be an obvious infringement of the rights of the spouse.
    There must be a reasonable way to address the situation.
     
  11. justblue

    justblue Well-Known Member

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    Divorce. ;)
     
  12. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    We must share one mind. I was going to write exactly that.
     
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  13. justblue

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    I won't tell Mrs. Jack that...she might get jelly. :p
     
  14. flyingron

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    If you're going to live with a felon, or a DV perpetrator, or someone on parole and probation, it is going to affect you. There's nothing unconstitutional about this.

    As far as HER rights go, SHE is not disqualified nor will be charged with weapons possession, but her husband certainly can be charged for having access to hers.
     
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