And there is absolutely no explanation given.
Under existing law, any manufacturer, distributor, or retailer may offer for sale to the general public an electroshock stun gun or taser.
This bill would prohibit the sale of electroshock stun guns or tasers except to an authorized representative of a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency.
This bill would provide an exception for sales by a manufacturer or distributor to a retailer. This bill would provide penalties for violations.
Absolutely no explanation. The audacity!
Well, I want one. Why would someone seek to outlaw the sale of stun guns and tasers to the general public? We can have real guns, which have a greater chance of killing someone, so why not a stun gun or taser?
Why can only law enforcement have them? If someone is trying to rape me and I have to wait for the cops to get there and use their taser then the outcome probably would not be in my favor or in favor of any woman...or anyone being mugged, kidnapped and generally attacked for any reason.
Do I not have the right to defend myself? If so, do I not also have the right to decide what sort of defense I might deploy if forced to fight for my own life or for the lives of my family?
It really angers me that there is no explanation given for this bill. Is it just because he can? Really? He can just introduce any old bill he wants and not have to explain what the purpose of it is to the taxpaying public? Really?