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[July 01, 2014]

BRIEF: Hawaii County police investigate illegal stun gun sales [The Honolulu Star-Advertiser :: ]

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 01--Hawaii County Police are investigating the sale of stun guns at a farmers market in Pahoa.

Police said they recovered two stun guns that looked like cellular phones from a vendor at the Maku'u Farmers Market Sunday morning and have received information that other devices that looked like a "Maglight-type flashlight" had previous been on display.


Police said possesion and sale of electronic guns by civilians is illegal in Hawaii. Under the law, an "electronic gun" is any electrically operated portable device operated to project a missile or electromotive force.

Police are asking for any information on vendors selling similar devices.

Anyone who has a stun gun is advised to destroy them or turn them in to law enforcement, police said.

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