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Where is it legal to carry a stun gun in California? No. So

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Where is it legal to carry a stun gun in California?
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Customer: So are stun guns not legal at schools or other public buildings in California? And what exactly would a public building actually be? Would the grocery store count? What about a church?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Legalease replied 1 year ago.

Hello there --

California Penal Code permits any citizen to have or possess a stun gun except those persons convicted of a felony in any state or at the federal level, those persons who are addicted to any narcotic drug and any minors under the age of 18 years old. Ca. Penal Code Ann. § 22610. It is illegal to carry or use a stun gun when you are in a secure area of an airport or in a passenger terminal in a harbor facility that hosts regular commuter operations; or in any state or local government building; or in any meeting that is required by law to be open to the public (Ca. Penal Code §§ 1715, 22620) . So it would seem that you really cannot carry one into an open area where members of the public are congregating whether it be a church function or a school where there are children or some kind of large festival.


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