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    Legality of Extendable Batons

    Does anybody here know of any specific state/federal laws that prohibit possession of an extendable baton? This seems like it could be a pretty feasible alternative to regular carry in many cases where gun/knife carry is questionable.

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    Just a thought here..

    Where are you going to be that carry of a knife is disallowed, but a baton would be overlooked??

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    A hard plastic baton would get through security in places a knife would not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramen View Post
    A hard plastic baton would get through security in places a knife would not.
    who makes an extendable hard plastic baton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooter521 View Post
    who makes an extendable hard plastic baton?


    I have no idea! Haha. I bet someone does though, research time!

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    I believe any citizen should be able to carry any weapon they wish. That said a expandable baton screams police. This is about avoiding the appearance of evil. A sturdy pen in the eye like the Zebra 701 which you can carry anywhere..even in your hand, will stop a fight as fast as an ASP, and you will not hesitate to use it like a prohibited weapon.- Just my $.02- George
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    That one is junk, get a Manadnok or an ASP expandable baton. As with everything else...you need training with them. There is much more to a baton than it looks. Strike someone in the wrong place and they could die.
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    Where are you going to be that carry of a knife is disallowed, but a baton would be overlooked??
    School property perhaps? (Knife a no-go, but club is okey-dokey [by state law]).
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    FLA state law requires you have a CWL to carry a expandable batton.... not sure if you were wondering just about IN or not. As to Indiana, I never bothered to look it up.
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    I specifically reserached the expandible baton before because I was trained with one in Wisconsin years ago. I was told that the use of the expandable baton is considered to be a "dealy weapon" catagory thus it's use should be treated exactly like your firearm. That's all I have heard.
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