New law allows Michigan residents to carry stun guns

Under approved legislation people with Concealed Pistol Licenses would be able to legally carry Tasers

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LANSING. Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation allowing Michigan residents with concealed pistol licenses to carry a Taser as a nonlethal form of self-protection. It was one of several measures signed into law Tuesday by Snyder.

What it will take to get one

Specialized training also is required to legally carry a stun gun.

Michigan joins 43 other states that allow residents to carry stun guns under certain circumstances. Michigan law had banned the use of stun guns since 1976, with exceptions for police and some other personnel.

What the law covers

Laws that cover the use and licensing of concealed handguns in Michigan also apply to stun guns or Tasers.

Snyder also signed into law a bill allowing minors seeking treatment for alcohol poisoning to receive medical amnesty.

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