Frequently Asked Questions
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Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.
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Stun guns are prohibited weapons and it is an offence to possess them. A stun gun is a weapon that discharges a large voltage of electricity into its target, rendering them incapable of movement for a short time. In the wrong hands they are very dangerous. Recently there have been cases where people have bought them abroad and imported/mailed them into this country. This is still illegal and the penalties will apply.
If you are found in possession of a stun gun, you could face up to ten years imprisonment. In order to possess, import or sell such weapons you must have authority from the Secretary of State.