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Friday, 04 October 2013 10:28

Senator Green co-sponsors Taser legislation

(AREA) -- State Senator Mike Green of Mayville on Wednesday signed onto public safety legislation that would allow Concealed Pistol License holders to carry a non-lethal Taser into a no-carry zone. Senator Green says by allowing law-abiding individuals with the proper training to carry Tasers into areas restricted for pistols, you are empowering them with the non-lethal ability to defend themselves and other innocent life from violence. 

Senate Bills 572 and 573 would allow a device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology, such as a Taser, to be carried in the pistol free zones outlined in state law. These zones include schools, day care centers, sports arenas, taverns, churches, large entertainment facilities, hospitals and college dorms or classrooms.

Sponsors of the legislation have noted that any person who uses a Taser for anything other than self-defense would be guilty of a misdemeanor and face up to 2-years in prison and a fine of $2,000. The bills have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration.