There are a lot of people who enjoy using batons for a variety of purposes. Some of the biggest reasons why people like batons are that they are easy to store, they are relatively cheap to buy, and they do not require ammunition, unlike guns. On the other hand, it is important for people to understand the legality of owning this weapon. There are lots of situations where batons might not be the best option, and there are some situations where batons might not be legal to own.
In general, retractable batons are legal to own and carry. In California, it is illegal to carry an expandable baton. California law makes it illegal to even possess a retractable baton. In Massachusetts, New York, Washington, and the District of Columbia, you are allowed to own a baton, but you cannot carry it out in the open. You are welcome to have one in your home, but you cannot have it in the open on the street or concealed in public in any way.
Because there is no federal law prohibiting the carrying of expandable batons, it is legal to do so in all other states. It is also important to check the local laws for updates as specific jurisdictions within states may have their own laws and ordinances.
While a baton is not as dangerous as a gun, it is still possible for a baton to cause serious injuries. A baton is a hard, blunt weapon, and you can seriously injure someone with it. If you strike someone on the side of the head, you could lead to a fracture of the eye. Striking someone on the side of the head with a baton could lead to a brain bleed.
It is also possible to cause serious bruising with a baton. That is why a lot of state governments have been looking at batons during the past few years. They might not be as dangerous as guns, but they are still dangerous in their own right.
There are a lot of police and security professionals who carry batons along with guns. The biggest reason is that they want to have another option for dealing with criminals in addition to guns. The majority of officers never fire their guns in the line of duty, and one of the biggest reasons why is that they have another option to go to. With a baton, a police officer can subdue a potential threat without having to use lethal force. This makes it easier for the justice system to work as it is supposed to. Expect to see a lot of officers on the street with batons in the future.