Hmmm, I'm sure it used to be illegal, but searching through the text of section 12020 (ARTICLE 2. UNLAWFUL CARRYING AND POSSESSION OF WEAPONS of CA penal law, horses mouth here: http://caag.state.ca.us/firearms/dwcl/index.html
) I can no longer find a reference to expanding batons, just blackjacks and expanding batons with concealed blades. Perhaps the law was changed recently and I missed it...? The text surrounding the definition of nunchaku also looks new. It used to be broad enough to include all wooden and metal handled jump ropes...
Any other Californian's been paying attention? If you're really concerend, I would call/write the california attorney general's office and get it straight from them. I wouldn't trust your local police station to know any recent changes to the law.
That'd be great if I can carry a baton instead of my Maglite. Thanks for the heads up.
Edited by - enkidu on 11/29/2002 10:56:26 PM