Village True Value Hardware in East Hampton Village on Wednesday announced on Twitter it is now selling tasers for customers' "protection."
The Mace brand stun guns are selling for $29.99 at the Newtown Lane store. They double as flashlights, complete with “strobe mode,” and can be charged by a USB connection.
No one in the store would comment on the sale of the devices but on Twitter, the store said, "Wow what a place tasers, hand sanitizers and garden supplies. No sheep — yet."
In New York State, stun guns are legal. The Associated Press reported in March 2019 that a previous state ban on stun guns was found unconstitutional — a violation of the Second Amendment — by a federal judge.
The Suffolk County Sheriff's Department is now doing curbside processing of pistol license applications for residents of the five East End towns in Riverhead, the department announced on May 8. A dedicated parking spot is available for those who drive up for their applications at the Sheriff's Department at 100 Center Drive.