Mass. SJC Hears Stun Gun Case

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The state's highest court is considering a unique gun rights case.

It involves a Boston homeless woman appealing her 2013 conviction under a state law banning private possession of stun guns — weapons that deliver an electrical shock.

The defendant, Jaime Caetano, says she was protecting herself against a violent ex-boyfriend and that the state law violates her Second Amendment rights.

Following oral arguments before the Supreme Judicial Court Tuesday, we spoke to UCLA Law professor Eugene Volokh, who's an expert on gun laws, for some analysis.

This segment aired on December 3, 2014.

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