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Taser legality

Wondering if anyone knows the general international legality of having a taser, or a taser stun wand on board? In the US most states do not consider even the taser guns a firearm, and I don't think the wands are considered a firearm anywhere in the US but I could be wrong
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When you say "general international legality" which country are you actually asking/referring to, as laws vary greatly from one to the other?
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Will be cruising Caribbean and then the Med. I tried to find specifics for some of the EU countries but have not found anything yet
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As for Europe, you can generally say that no type of weapon, not just guns but even pepper sprays, are not allowed anywhere. Would certainly not recommend bringing anything here, and unless you plan to visit Portugal, which is a very peaceful country, you'd feel naked with a taser anyway.
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When clearing in to eastern Caribbean island nations, the only questions related to weapons, or potential weapons, that I've been asked are "do you have firearm(s)?" and "do you have ammunition?" Besides firearms and ammo, Bermuda asks about flare guns, and the Bahamas ask about spear guns, I believe I recall. I have never been asked about Tasers, Mace, pepper spray, machetes, etc.
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I'm sure there is no international law on the subject. Every nation that you visit will have it's own laws, so you'll have to check with every country that you intend to visit.
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In Australia tazers are prohibited as is mace and pepper sprays.
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As for Europe, you can generally say that no type of weapon, not just guns but even pepper sprays, are not allowed anywhere. Would certainly not recommend bringing anything here, and unless you plan to visit Portugal, which is a very peaceful country, you'd feel naked with a taser anyway.

So they are prohibited in Portugal alos....

We are indeed very peacefull, unlike Spain, where they still fight over territorial and ethnic issues and other things no one else understands....and any country allowin a guy with the Name of Rooby Barlow to circulate freely, is a NO GO country...

Basically they are less evolved Europeans.

Also when the wind blows from Spain, its wet, (rain), weak (less than 10 knots), inconstant (what else to expect, its Spain)....and smelly.....

The best thing about Spain??? The border into Portugal!!!
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Sorry, but I feel compelled to ask... Why on earth would you want to take a taser with you on your cruise??
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