Case Status: Dismissed in wake of favorable decision by Supreme Court of Massachusetts in another case

Martel v. Healey: Chronology

April 18, 2018

Massachusetts Stun Gun Ban Finally Declared Unconstitutional

After facing attacks on nearly every front, the Massachusetts law banning stun guns and other electric weapons was finally declared unconstitutional.

Stun Gun Case Bolts Forward

Judge Douglas Woodlock of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts asked CIR to file a Motion for Summary Judgment in our case against Massachusetts’s stun-gun ban.

June 5, 2017
April 27, 2017

Massachusetts Attorney General Defends Unconstitutional Stun Gun Ban

On April 27th, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a response to the Center for Individual Rights’ motion for a preliminary injunction.

CIR Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against Massachusetts Stun Gun Ban

The Center for Individual Rights filed a motion for preliminary injunction in the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts that asked the court to suspend Massachusetts’s ban on electric weapons as our case proceeds.

March 31, 2017
February 16, 2017

CIR Files Complaint Against Massachusetts Stun Gun Ban

The Center for Individual rights, in cooperation with McCarter & English, filed a complaint challenging the state of Massachusetts’s ban on stun-guns in the U.S. District Court of the District of Massachusetts.