Michigan court holds that stun guns are protected under the 2nd Amendment

Eugene Volokh and David Kopel at The Volokh Conspiracy report on the Michigan case of People v. Yanna. in that case, a convenience store clerk was charged with possession of a stun gun. Similar to the now defunct Washington DC and Chicago handgun bans, the Michigan law is a total prohibition on the possession of stun guns. The judge in this case held that a stun gun is an “arm” and thus protected by the 2nd Amendment. Total prohibition on possessing such an arm is as much a violation of the Federal Constitution as the city gun bans were.