I don't carry or own nunchaku but every time I see that law I cringe.
Great knife laws, great gun laws, but nunchucks ...... Oh no!
If they were legal and I wanted some I would open carry them ..... promise
I forgot about that law but I was trying to see if something like tannerite would be considered a prohibited weapon or firework here. I'm still not sure either way on that one.
Last edited by sharkey; 06-30-2012 at 03:27 AM. Reason: feigned attempt to make relevant to open carry
13-3101 8 v
8. "Prohibited weapon":
(a) Includes the following:
(i) An item that is a bomb, grenade, rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces or mine and that is explosive, incendiary or poison gas.
(ii) A device that is designed, made or adapted to muffle the report of a firearm.
(iii) A firearm that is capable of shooting more than one shot automatically, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.
(iv) A rifle with a barrel length of less than sixteen inches, or shotgun with a barrel length of less than eighteen inches, or any firearm that is made from a rifle or shotgun and that, as modified, has an overall length of less than twenty-six inches.
(v) An instrument, including a nunchaku, that consists of two or more sticks, clubs, bars or rods to be used as handles, connected by a rope, cord, wire or chain, in the design of a weapon used in connection with the practice of a system of self-defense.
Feel free to contact any of us directly Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org) is our chief lobbyist and the person most savvy about getting laws passed.
Re. tannerite, most LE agencies in AZ consider it a firework, one that is not allowed under current law, and will confiscate it if they catch you using it. Many will cite you for a violation of local fireworks ordinances as well.
Caveat emptor, as always. I'm not a lawyer, but I do play a lobbyist at the capitol ...
When we (AzCDL) pushed for Constitutional Carry, an objection from members of law enforcement was that, by making the permit optional, it would take away an easy arrest tool.
B. The items set forth in subsection A, paragraph 8, subdivision (a), items (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) of this section do not include any firearms or devices that are registered in the national firearms registry and transfer records of the United States treasury department or any firearm that has been classified as a curio or relic by the United States treasury department.
and more ETA .. Arizona case law ...State v. Swanton, 629 P.2d 98, 99 (Ariz. Ct. App.
1981). I can't find a good link though.
Last edited by sharkey; 07-03-2012 at 06:27 PM.
Christ sakes, even when I lived in the socialist anti gun state of Maryland we were allowed to own Nunchuks.
"Let your gun be your constant companion during your walks" ~Thomas Jefferson
Last edited by sharkey; 07-04-2012 at 02:09 AM.
I don't think any self-defense tool should be illegal.
I tried to "work" numchucks a couple of times.
I should have stopped after whacking myself the first time. The second time almost knocked me out.
So, if someone has the skills, they can have them!
I'll keep my .45!
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