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    Exclamation Philadelphia Removes Taser Ban after Urging from 2A Group

    Philadelphia removes Taser ban after urging from 2A group


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    Chris Eger10/27/2017


    In a unanimous vote by the Philadelphia City Council on Thursday, Pennsylvania’s largest city approved language for a new ordinance lifting a general 40-year-old ban on electronic weapons.

    The adopted measure, Bill No. 170674-A, repeals Philadelphia blanket 1977 ban on “stun guns, also known as electric or electronic incapacitation devices,” and comes after a Second Amendment group pressed the city to remove the seldom-enforced law. A more narrow ban on possession of the devices by those under age 18, or selling them to minors, will take its place.

    “It was easier for a child to purchase a stun gun than a cell phone in Philadelphia,” said Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr, a West Philadelphia Democrat and sponsor of the measure. “The prohibition of sales and possessions of stun guns [for those under 18] is a step in the right direction.”

    For adults, stun gun sales and possession will now be governed by state law that allows for the exercise of reasonable force in defense of a person or the person’s property.

    The Firearms Policy Coalition, who in April had attorney Stephen Stamboulieh contact the city about the ban and subsequently followed the repeal process, applauded the news.

    “We thank Councilmember Jones for his leadership on this important issue,” said Brandon Combs, president of the coalition. “City of Philadelphia residents and visitors can now exercise their Second Amendment right to keep and bear these important arms for self-defense.”

    Stamboulieh had made the city aware of the flaws in their Taser ban, citing the 2008 Heller decision as well as Caetano, a 2016 Supreme Court case directly concerning stun guns.

    Since the Caetano case, a flood of lawsuits and pre-litigation letters has seen bans on the devices scrapped in Baltimore, New Jersey, New Orleans, Tacoma, Washington, D.C. and other cities. Litigation is pending in New York and Massachusetts.
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    Default Re: Philadelphia Removes Taser Ban after Urging from 2A Group

    “City of Philadelphia residents and visitors can now exercise their Second Amendment right to keep and bear these important arms for self-defense.”
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    Default Re: Philadelphia Removes Taser Ban after Urging from 2A Group

    If that group really had the impact claimed, then it was a better use of resources than the ill-fated attempt to sue so that trusts could make new MG's that no human being could possess. So, provisional kudos to them.
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    Default Re: Philadelphia Removes Taser Ban after Urging from 2A Group

    “It was easier for a child to purchase a stun gun than a cell phone in Philadelphia,”
    BULLSHIT. As for Philadelphia's move- they probably did not want to pay millions in legal fees on this one.

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    Default Re: Philadelphia Removes Taser Ban after Urging from 2A Group

    Stun guns have been around for 40 years?

    Still can't carry a pocket knife though.
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    Default Re: Philadelphia Removes Taser Ban after Urging from 2A Group

    Stun guns,are they the gadgets that make those annoying popping sounds every few minutes at the gun shows?
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    Default Re: Philadelphia Removes Taser Ban after Urging from 2A Group

    Im going to get me a stun gun with a bumpy stock.
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    Default Re: Philadelphia Removes Taser Ban after Urging from 2A Group

    Its a step in the right direction but from the stories I read on this website, what Phila really needs is an overhaul of its process to apply for a LTCF. They need to cut out the nonsense and the city bring in compliance with only the state regulations.

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    Default Re: Philadelphia Removes Taser Ban after Urging from 2A Group

    Quote Originally Posted by eagleclaw View Post
    Its a step in the right direction but from the stories I read on this website, what Phila really needs is an overhaul of its process to apply for a LTCF. They need to cut out the nonsense and the city bring in compliance with only the state regulations.
    Another lawsuit is in order.
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    Default Re: Philadelphia Removes Taser Ban after Urging from 2A Group

    “It was easier for a child to purchase a stun gun than a cell phone in Philadelphia,” said Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr, a West Philadelphia Democrat and sponsor of the measure. “The prohibition of sales and possessions of stun guns [for those under 18] is a step in the right direction.”
    How was it easier when stun guns were completely banned? I think what he meant to say was that bans don't work but we can pretend that we did something.

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