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    in texas can some one with a felony possess a taser..?
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    I am not a lawyer, but ...
    After doing some Googling around, it seems that felons can possess Tasers in Texas.

    Here is a link to a document on the taser.com site that includes state laws relevant to tasers. For Texas, there is no mention of possession of tasers by felons.

    http://www.taser.com/images/resource...tute-chart.pdf

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    yes, felons in Texas can have a taser or pepper spray or knives
    there are no restrictions for weapons possessed by felons in our penal code except for firearms (sometimes I wish there was since I deal with a lot of felons that carry knives and other stuff to further their trade)

    that being said......Taser, the real taser company, will run a background check when you purchase a Taser and attempt to get an activation code from them (which is required to make it work); if you are a convicted felon they will not give you a code so your Taser won't work
    this is explained (or should be) by the place selling the Taser
    when I got my wife's Taser at Academy we had to submit info on their site and they do a background check for convicted felon status
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    Quote Originally Posted by knowltk View Post
    I am not a lawyer, but ...
    After doing some Googling around, it seems that felons can possess Tasers in Texas.

    Here is a link to a document on the taser.com site that includes state laws relevant to tasers. For Texas, there is no mention of possession of tasers by felons.

    http://www.taser.com/images/resource...tute-chart.pdf
    its not for me.someone told me this and i was curious.....thanks later S.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra View Post
    yes, felons in Texas can have a taser or pepper spray or knives
    there are no restrictions for weapons possessed by felons in our penal code except for firearms (sometimes I wish there was since I deal with a lot of felons that carry knives and other stuff to further their trade)

    that being said......Taser, the real taser company, will run a background check when you purchase a Taser and attempt to get an activation code from them (which is required to make it work); if you are a convicted felon they will not give you a code so your Taser won't work
    this is explained (or should be) by the place selling the Taser
    when I got my wife's Taser at Academy we had to submit info on their site and they do a background check for convicted felon status
    i thought felons were not allowed to possess projectile weapons
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