The ban in Tacoma was imposed after complaints of convenient stores selling a variety of weapons.
The city of Tacoma has dropped its ban on stun guns.
KCPQ-TV reports the city’s residents can use or buy the weapon after the City Council voted to repeal a stun-gun ordinance.
The ordinance was imposed in 2006 after complaints of convenient stores selling a variety of weapons.
Only law-enforcement officers, department of corrections officers, animal-control officers and military personnel were legally allowed to carry stun guns in Tacoma under the ban. Carrying a stun gun was punishable by up to a year in jail.
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The ban’s removal follows a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning rules prohibiting stun guns in Massachusetts.