|Mass. Stun Gun Law Struck Down By State’s High Court|
In a written decision for a stun gun possession case, the Supreme Judicial Court said a state law banning the electronic weapons violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This comes after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a decision made by the state court two years ago in another case where it had upheld the law.
Brian Kyes, president of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police, said this most recent decision comes as no surprise. Head of the Chelsea Police, Kyes said he’d like to see current requirements for firearms used for stun guns.
“If we can just allow people to carry these weapons, if they so choose, as long as their licensed, as long as they’re not otherwise prohibited, I think that should be the bar that should be set,” Kyes said.
The SJC’s action is stayed for 60 days to give the legislature a chance to rewrite the law.