Jump to content


And in NY - Federal Judge Rules Stun Gun Ban is Unconstitutional

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 mauserme

    Eliminating the element of surprise one bill at a time.

  • Admin
  • 20,581 posts
  • Joined: 20-February 09

Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:19 AM


Federal judge rules stun gun ban is unconstitutional

By CHRIS CAROLA - Associated Press | Updated: Sat 1:18 AM, Mar 23, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state's ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in the latest in a series of court decisions that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states.

The decision came in a lawsuit filed by Matthew Avitabile, of Schoharie County, New York, who said he wanted to buy a stun gun for self-defense in his rural upstate home.

His lawyers argued that New York's longstanding ban on civilian ownership of stun guns violated the Second Amendment right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge David Hurd agreed.
Illinois' Supreme Court made a similar stun gun ruling Thursday, deciding in favor of two men charged with carrying the weapons.

In New Jersey, a resident and the New Jersey Second Amendment Society sued the state in 2016 after Taser International declined his order for a Taser Pulse model because the state bans the sale of such merchandise.

The following year the state's attorney general conceded the state's ban on electronic arms is unconstitutional.

A Massachusetts court struck down that state's stun gun ban last year, also ruling that banning civilian possession of the weapons violates the U.S. Constitution's right to bear arms.

"After that, the domino fell in the right way, and the rest of these cases became much more likely" to end with state bans overturned, said Alan Beck, of San Diego, one of two attorneys who filed Avitabile's lawsuit.
Stamboulieh said he and Beck have also filed lawsuits aiming to overturn stun gun bans in Hawaii and Rhode Island.

Link to ILGA House Audio/Video..........Link to ILGA Senate Audio/Video ..........Advanced Digital Media Link ..........Blue Room Stream Link


We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—...
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.   (2 Corinthians 4 NIV)

On 5/25/2017, Superintendent Eddie Johnson predicted a 50% reduction is Chicago violence within 3 years of SB1722 becoming law.  The bill was signed into law on 6/23/2017. The clock is now ticking.

#2 Jeffrey


  • Members
  • 5,476 posts
  • Joined: 10-January 08

Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:29 AM

more winning

...and justice for all

YOUR WALLET, the only place Democrats care to drill

#3 Bubbacs

    #Fear The Clown

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 2,693 posts
  • Joined: 14-November 14

Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:44 AM

It’s beginning to feel a little “Charlie Sheen” up in here guys n gals.


#4 BobPistol


  • Members
  • 8,944 posts
  • Joined: 24-February 13

Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:45 AM

This is more good news.


Was this Federal judge a Trump appointee?  

The Second Amendment of the Constitution protects the rest.

#5 Lou

    Resident Old Guy

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 13,547 posts
  • Joined: 18-May 04

Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:55 AM

This is more good news.
Was this Federal judge a Trump appointee?

No. He is 82 YOA and was apppointed by Bill Clinton.

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. -  George Orwell

A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again. 

#6 Bird76Mojo


  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 924 posts
  • Joined: 07-March 10

Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:04 PM

Sweet! I'll take a...

Constitutional Carry - Proponent
Open Carry - Proponent
Exercise your rights - Engage in civil disobedience against unconstitutional laws - IGNORE THE F.O.I.D.

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users