ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Online auctioneer eBay Inc. will block the sale and shipment of stun guns and other illegal weapons to New York residents after working with Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, it was announced Tuesday.Now that eBay has blocked sales of stun guns to NY, criminals will be helplessly wandering the streets without any means of making a living, I suppose.
In an investigation that started last year, Spitzer's office found that eBay users were easily able to buy stun guns through the company's Web site. Investigators, posing as ordinary customers, bought 16 stun guns from 16 different sellers on eBay.
The sellers, 14 of whom are from outside New York, are believed to have sold more than 1,100 stun guns to New Yorkers from September 2003 to August 2005, investigators said. Included in the sales were a 900,000-volt Taser International Inc. stun gun valued at $57 and a $400 'Air Taser' that delivers a 50,000-volt disabling shock through darts connected by wires to the weapon.
tnx to NRA-ILA