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Does this also apply to Taser's. I was looking into getting one for our home for self defense but many of the websites that sell them state that they cannot sell you one if you are a convicted felon. Just want to be sure that there is not a distinction between STUN gun and Taser. I am trying to protect my family while adhering to the law. Here is the verbiage from the home protection website: "DISCLOSURE: Felony Background Check Required. We cannot ship your TASER® until the completion of simple felony background check. After you purchase your TASER® we will email or fax you a form for you to complete that requires your date of birth, address, last 4 digits of your social security number, and driver's license/state issued ID number. Upon completion of the background check, we will ship your TASER. If you are a convicted felon you cannot carry a TASER®"
Note: I will not be carrying the Taser it will be kept at home. Maybe the distinction is that I cannot carry one. Very confusing.
571.070. 1. A person commits the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm if such person knowingly has any firearm in his or her possession and:
(1) Such person has been convicted of a felony under the laws of this state, or of a crime under the laws of any state or of the United States which, if committed within this state, would be a felony; or
(2) Such person is a fugitive from justice, is habitually in an intoxicated or drugged condition, or is currently adjudged mentally incompetent.
2. Unlawful possession of a firearm is a class C felony.
3. The provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to the possession of an antique firearm.
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