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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 12:48 PM Sep 2019

San Diego military vets challenge California's weapon ban on batons

A recent wave of court decisions around the country have recognized the constitutional right of citizens to possess arms such as daggers, nunchucks and Tasers for self-defense, and now a pair of San Diego military veterans are challenging California’s ban on another weapon: the baton.

Striking weapons such as billy clubs, blackjacks, leaded canes and saps — described in a 1923 San Diego Union story as “weapons of the holdup man or thug” — have been outlawed in some form or other in the state since at least 1917.

“The Legislature obviously sought to condemn weapons common to the criminal’s arsenal,” a California appellate court wrote about the ban of such weapons in a 1965 ruling.

The law’s only exception extends to peace officers and certain licensed security guards who obtain a state baton permit.


How very curious. Batons are prohibited from possession by ordinary citizens, but...

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San Diego military vets challenge California's weapon ban on batons (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
Guns are too dangerous for people to own... krispos42 Sep 2019 #1


(49,445 posts)
1. Guns are too dangerous for people to own...
Sun Sep 8, 2019, 03:22 PM
Sep 2019

...use something that is far less lethal and with a much shorter range!

Oh, by the way, we've banned the far less lethal and shorter range weapons too.

Try harsh language.

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