Is it legal to carry an expandable baton?
It depends on where you are. In the U.S. it's legal in some states, not legal in others, and some states require a permit or some sort of training before you can carry one.
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if you are in the united states yes but keep it away , if you are in Canada you may not have one at all , allthough somtimes you can still buy them they are illegal to carry. … In Canada, there is no specific law that prohibits batons; except for spring loaded batons, which are defined as a prohibited weapon under a regulation entitled Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited or Restricted (also capable of being referred to by its registration number: SOR 98-462 ). However, it is a crime under section 90 of the Criminal Code of Canada to carry any weapon, including a baton, in a concealed fashion. So as long as your baton is not spring loaded and you carry the baton in plain sight you're good to go!
No, under Arkansas Law it can only be carried by a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, member of the armed forces or a licensed security officer while acting with…in the course and scope of their duties. In Arkansas we have a Concealed Handgun Carry License ( CHCL ) rather than a concealed carry permit, it is only valid for a firearm, nothing else, though currently it appears that if one has said permit one can not be charged with carrying a weapon while in their vehicle provided it is not a prohibited weapon. Assuming one is not a felon one may however currently carry OC spray ( As long as it's under 150 cc, with or without CS ), A taser or stun gun ( The two are not the same by the way and one must be 18 or older to posses ) or a pocket stick ( kubaton, monadnock persuader ), though the latter may cause problems, particularly without keys attached, consult an attorney. As with any weapon they will all get one charged with aggravated assault at a minimum if one uses it on someone and it is later determined that it was not self-defense. For more information on Arkansas Law visit the Arkansas Legislature's Website and click on the "Search/View Arkansas Code" link on the lower left side of the page, you will be directed to a Lexis Nexis page.
It is against the law to carry an expandable baton if it is spring loaded and button operated. See: Related links for statute Virgina includes "spring sticks" in this co…de defined as ""Spring stick" means a spring-loaded metal stick activated by pushing a button which rapidly and forcefully telescopes the weapon to several times its original length." You can probably get away with a baton that you flick open but you would still get the baton taken away and arrested until you could argue this in court.
Yes, for law enforcement or security work.
Yes, in most states and cities it is legal to carry a collapsiblebaton. However, it is important to double check the local laws.
No it is not legal unless it is a mini baton or Key Ring type Kubotan. TITLE 21 Â§ 1272. Unlawful carry UNLAWFUL CARRY A. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry… upon or about his or her person, or in a purse or other container belonging to the person, any pistol, revolver, shotgun or rifle whether loaded or unloaded or any dagger, bowie knife, dirk knife, switchblade knife, spring-type knife, sword cane, knife having a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring, or other device in the handle of the knife, blackjack, loaded cane, billy, hand chain, metal knuckles, or any other offensive weapon, whether such weapon be concealed or unconcealed, except this section shall not prohibit: 1. The proper use of guns and knives for hunting, fishing, educational or recreational purposes; 2. The carrying or use of weapons in a manner otherwise permitted by statute or authorized by the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act; 3. The carrying, possession and use of any weapon by a peace officer or other person authorized by law to carry a weapon in the performance of official duties and in compliance with the rules of the employing agency; ã 4. The carrying or use of weapons in a courthouse by a district judge, associate district judge or special district judge within this state, who is in possession of a valid concealed handgun license issued pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act and whose name appears on a list maintained by the Administrative Director or the Courts; or ã 5. The carrying and use of firearms and other weapons provided in this subsection when used for the purpose of living history reenactment. For purposes of this paragraph, living history reenactment means depiction of historical characters, scenes, historical life or events for entertainment, education, or historical documentation through the wearing or use of period, historical, antique or vintage clothing, accessories, firearms, weapons, and other implements of the historical period. B. Any person convicted of violating the foregoing provision shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as provided in Section 1276 of this title.
It is not explicitly legal or illegal, and could be either, as several factors are involved. In Maryland, the non-firearm weapon law Title 4-101 makes it illegal to carry a… "dangerous weapon" concealed . It is not illegal to carry a "dangerous weapon" openly unless it is carried with intent of harming another person in an unlawful manner, or if the person is under 18, it is after sunset, and said person lives in one of several counties in MD. The tricky part is if a baton counts as a "dangerous weapon" at all. The law defines it as including a "dirk knife, bowie knife, switchblade knife, star knife, sandclub, metal knuckles, razor, and nunchaku." Notice nothing resembling a baton is included in that. However, the definition does not limit itself to those named weapons, as it can be applied to almost anything. In practice though, the object has to be used in a criminal manner or there must be some sign of criminal intent. There are a couple of reasons for this: 1. "Dangerous weapon" is a vague term and thus could be ruled unconstitutionally vague by a court of law if the person was tried. 2. The law contains an exception for people who "carries the weapon as a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger." In other words, for purposes of self-defense. 3. A baton is designed to be a less-than-lethal device used to subdue rather than kill. Therefore, the legality of carrying a baton concealed is based on the carrier's intent and the circumstances it is discovered by a police officer. A well-kept person of good moral character would likely never attract a police officer's attention in the first place, and if he or she happens to use a baton to fight off a mugger, they would likely not be prosecuted. Whereas a seedy individual with a criminal record who is caught loitering in a bad part of town might face arrest for carrying a weapon.
what are the laws on carrying batons in oregon
The law is pretty vague. Offensive weapons are prohibited, unless you are law enforcement or show you would not use it in an offensive way. Â§ 908. Prohibited offensive w…eapons. (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if, except as authorized by law, he makes repairs, sells, or otherwise deals in, uses, or possesses any offensive weapon. "Offensive weapons." Any bomb, grenade, machine gun, sawed- off shotgun with a barrel less than 18 inches, firearm specially made or specially adapted for concealment or silent discharge, any blackjack, sandbag, metal knuckles, dagger, knife, razor or cutting instrument, the blade of which is exposed in an automatic way by switch, push-button, spring mechanism, or otherwise, any stun gun, stun baton, taser or other electronic or electric weapon or other implement for the infliction of serious bodily injury which serves no common lawful purpose. And you should really ask your local DA about it. It appears that if its held for defensive purposes, and you can have a preponderance of evidence that you won't use it, it could be considered legal. Order one @ your own risk from our online self-defense store: Sparky the Stun Gun Self Defense Products Expert http://www.defendthyself.com/categories/Self-Defense/Telescopic-Steel-Baton/
it depends on where you live.....
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The quick answer is no. You may obtain a permit which allows you to carry a concealed hand gun in mn. But that permit does not give you the right to carry any other weapons of… any kind. You may purchase a expandable baton. You may purchase a taser. You may purchase a can of pepper spray or tear gas. You may even purchase a switch blade knife. But you may not carry any of these objects as a concealed weapon. It is illegal in the state of mn. To carry a concealed weapon of any kind without a permit. How do the police know if you are carrying a concealed weapon? If you use it as a weapon! Simple. If you get arrested, or stopped for any reason and they find it on your person, concealed, they assume you are concealing it to use as a weapon. So if you don't use it as a weapon, you are good. If you don't carry it as a weapon you are good. Other states have very different laws. Florida concealed carry permits apply to knives, batons, mace, and other concealable weapons. If you have a permit to carry a gun, you have a permit for all. Minnesota however is very very different. Always check with loca l.e.o. For your local laws and statutes.
Not as long as it is in plain view and is not disguised as something else.
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As of July 2013, it is not legal for a person to carry an expandable baton in the state of Ilinois. This is a state wide law and should be followed to avoid any conflict.
Is it legal in state of CA.