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WEST COUNTY --

April 06, 1993

19 stun guns seized at weapons fair

Howard County police seized 19 stun guns from a Fredericksburg, Va., vendor at a weapons fair at the county fairgrounds Saturday.

Sale and possession of stun guns are illegal in Howard County and other jurisdictions in Maryland, said Sgt. Gary L. Gardner, a county police spokesman. Penalties range from a $1,000 fine or six months in jail, or both.

Stun guns have 50,000 volts of electricity and can immobilize a person who is shocked by one.

The American Survivalist vendor was displaying stun guns for sale between $35 and $100 at the weapons fair at the Howard County Fairgrounds on I-70, police said.

Officers working at the weapons fair confiscated the stun guns and took them to police headquarters, police said.

Originally, the vendor said an officer told him it was legal to sell the weapons, but the vendor later recanted his story, police said.

The vendor wasn't charged, but could be charged in the future, police said.

The weapons fair was held Saturday and Sunday with more tha300 tables, showcasing all kinds of weapons, including shotguns, muskets, knives and antique pistols.

Fire department plans pancake breakfast

Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department, south of routes 144 and 94, will hold its all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, chip beef, home fries, hot apples, juice and coffee.

Cost is $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the new fire department tanker.

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