Are personal stun guns legal to own for self-protection in South Carolina?

As a disabled senior living alone, owning one for my personal protection would make me feel more secure. I would have no problem disabling an intruder, but definitely would not own a gun except for target (inanimate) practice.

A Fairfield County senior

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I have taken a quick look at the South Carolina State firearms laws and done a quick search of the legislative web site. But stun guns aren't firearms.

    Here is a link.

    http://www.scstatehouse.net/code/t23c031.htm

    I didn't find anything there that indicated a stun gun would be a controlled weapon. If I were you I'd contact my local representative, or State Police barracks. My gut feeling is that your answer will not be a simple yes or no. I'm a resident of Pennsylvania and up here, 20 years ago, Stun guns above a certain power level where restricted to law enforcement only.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help

  • 1 decade ago

    very possibly, you might need a license though

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