Skip to main content

East Hampton Store Selling Stun Guns

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 14:29
Village Hardware said on Twitter on Wednesday that it is selling "tasers."
Christine Sampson Photos

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.

A screen shot of the announcement on Twitter.

Village True Value Hardware is on Newtown Lane in East Hampton.


Powerful Storm Claims Yet Another Historic Elm

The mighty storm that blew through East Hampton Thursday morning felled a large limb from a historic elm tree — one of a dwindling number of such trees that help give East Hampton Village its character.

May 23, 2024

Students ‘Carry the Load’ for the Fallen

The local chapter of Whiskey Bravo, a nationwide youth organization that raises awareness of the kinds of support needed by veterans and active military personnel, took on the somber task this year of placing flags at the gravesites of East Hampton soldiers, and also walked a symbolic lap around the field at the American Legion to show their support.

May 23, 2024

Gaza War Draws Rival Protesters

Competing protests over the Israel-Hamas war on Sunday afternoon on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor were peaceful, if loud, when East End for Ceasefire encountered Long Island MAGA Patriots and the Setauket Patriots.

May 23, 2024

Your support for The East Hampton Star helps us deliver the news, arts, and community information you need. Whether you are an online subscriber, get the paper in the mail, delivered to your door in Manhattan, or are just passing through, every reader counts. We value you for being part of The Star family.

Your subscription to The Star does more than get you great arts, news, sports, and outdoors stories. It makes everything we do possible.