Are tasers & stun guns legal in maryland?

i am looking to buy a taser or stun gun in Maryland. i have looked at a few websites that sell them and they say depending on what part of MD you live in yes they are legal. In the past i have asked a Maryland prosecutor about tasers in MD and he said that they were out right illegal in this state [ but i think he just told me that too keep me out of trouble you know just bull shitting me]. I would like the opinion of a lawyer or a link to a MD.gov website about taser laws or even a judges ruling on a person that used a taser in MD, thanks

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  • They are legal under state law, but there are restrictions. Maryland’s law on tasers is relatively new (and was passed after a COP killed a guy accidentally with one, go figure) and is under the Criminal Code §4–109.

    Basically, to have one, you have to be at least 18 years old and cannot have prior convictions for a violent crime or a drug crime.

    The same law also sets restrictions on who can sell them to you. The seller is required by law to provide an instruction manual or video, has to keep a record of your personal information when you buy it that you are the owner, and has to perform a criminal background check on you before they can sell it. While this law applies to the seller and not you the buyer per se, it does make it more difficult to buy them. Most stores do not have the capability to run background checks except gun shops (and I don’t know if gun shops do it for Tasers). This means you usually have to buy them directly from Taser International. This sales restriction also means that stun guns (the cheap ones you have to touch to your attacker) basically cannot be sold in the state because they don’t have records systems at their manufacturers.

    Several counties within Maryland have ordinances against possessing or carrying them, however, so you also have to check your county code. Anne Arundel is one I believe.

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