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    What is the legal stance ( not that your an attorney...blah blah blah ) on the carry of a collapsable nightstick like an ASP ? I know everyone here would say that the gun is the only defense weapon, but in a case of escalation I feel that a ASP carried in my truck is a good ( but not always ) hand to hand semi-non-lethal first response to the first threat. ie an unarmed threat.

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    I have spoken to numerous police officers on the same subject because I too do want to carry one. They have all told me that it is because it is really no different that a baseball bat, which is 100% legal. If they weren't legal, dealers would have to say "not legal for residents in Washington State."

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    Don't know how accurate it is. But this site has a list of 4 places it says Batons are illegal. None are WA state.

    http://www.defensive-products.idtac.com/batonlaws.htm

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    They may not be restricted by State law but they could be by a local municipality.
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    I've carried one in my truck for years...
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    Be aware that an ASP, in Washington State is still subject to the provisions of RCW 9.41.270

    You can carry it but you can't use it to intimidate, etc, etc, etc.
    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

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    Same with any type of weapon

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    it was the spokane valley rifle club you told me about?


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    I got one, don't carry it frequently but I do carry it when a gun isn't an option. only thing I don't like is thatit is a pain in the ass to close back up.

    I have never heard them being illegal anywhere in WA state.

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    911Boss wrote:
    I got one, don't carry it frequently but I do carry it when a gun isn't an option. only thing I don't like is thatit is a pain in the ass to close back up.

    I have never heard them being illegal anywhere in WA state.
    My wife has carried one in her car for better than15 years. It was given to her by a cop. Open and closing are part of what he trained her on before Jerry gave it to her.

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    It's good this question was asked, because I was thinking about getting one of those.

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    I carry an axe handle behind the seat of the truck.
    It could be tough to make those illegal.
    But some bleeding heart somewhere is having wet dreams about it, I'm sure

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    SlacK wrote:
    it was the spokane valley rifle club you told me about?
    Yes, the Spokane Valley Rifle Club. If, in the directions, it says "Mica," you have found the right place. The town it is located in is Mica, WA.

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