Ask a Cop: Can convicted felons have tasers?

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Q: Can convicted felons have tasers to protect themselves and family? -- Ken

A: "The answer to that is 'yes.' No, you can't have a firearm and there' s a certain class of criminals that can't have what appears to be a weapon and point it at somebody, but a taser is legal for self-defense. Once you turn that into an offensive weapon and point it at somebody, then you're going to be held responsible, just as if it was a gun." -- Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer

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