(9) Every person who owns a racket or baton and who has a certificate attesting that the person has received training in the use of a bat or baton for self-defence, that is valid and that has been issued by a certified person authorized to provide training on the use of snowshoes or batons and that is not prohibited from, purchase a firearm under a place, state or federal law; ‚ÄČor Yes, you can legally wear a foldable baton in most states. California is the only state where it is illegal to own and transport extendable batons. In Massachusetts, New York and Washington D.C., batons are legal at home, but illegal to wear outside, open or hidden. A baton is a bat that is usually used by the police to subdue criminals or to protect themselves through a non-lethal measure. The use of batons by the police has been examined, starting with the use of the instrument in the civil rights era in the 1960s and, of course, the Rodney King case. However, when used correctly, batons, sticks, telescopic sticks, clubs, etc. can be great tools for self-defense. Moreover, any State in which a baton is legal may only be used in a manner that involves self-defence. It cannot be used in a way that would cause death, and one should not aim at someone else`s head or neck using a baton. An advance in stick technology that helps in terms of retention is the advent of extendable sticks. A steel rod that expands and deviates requires the tip of the stick to be much smaller than the handle, and of course, a smaller diameter is much harder to grasp and hold than a wider diameter. Therefore, using an extendable stick, like this ASP stick, is a good choice. Your opponent should literally grab the handle your hand in to have a good chance of stealing the weapon.

In the military police or riot police, we practice using police batons to control crowds. Our goal is never to hurt, and certainly not to kill; So we use the threat of pain to induce control. A civilian who has to swing the stick in self-defense may also simply want to use the pain or threat of pain to defend himself. If you use a baton to cause pain, aim for the fleshy part of the thighs or arms. Give hard and complete turns and swing all the way, back and forth. Keep in mind that this is a less than lethal defense technique, so NEVER swing towards your face or head unless you are ready to seriously injure or kill. Again, know your laws and your ability to use your stick effectively and safely. Use it responsibly and wear it legally.

For more information on non-lethal self-defense weapons, check out my articles on pepper spray tips, stun gun tips, or choosing a self-defense flashlight. Good luck and stay safe! I am NOT a lawyer and I do not give legal advice. The following information is copied directly from the Tennessee State website and constitutes the state law code. I believe that if you want to carry a stick, you must be familiar with the law on the stick. The law is also changing, so please check the latest version of this code. Also on another note, guys trying to sell you batons or foldable asps or whatever you want to call them will tell you that there`s nothing wrong with you wearing one on your person. I`ve had guys who have told me many times that nothing speaks against them. When this happened once, before I asked my state official and he inquired with some lawyers in the capital, there were considerations that a certificate for a PAL did not carry the same protection as an HCP for a handgun (although it is listed in the same law). That is, even if you have the certificate with you, you could still be charged and have to prove (defend) in court that the certificate is valid, etc.

(8) A person who possesses a bat or baton that is in possession of a valid registration card for State security officers as a private security guard, issued by the Commissioner and who also has a certificate attesting that the officer has undergone valid training in the use of thugs or batons issued by a person, who is certified for training in the use of snowshoes or batons; Below, we have listed the current legality of wearing the open and secret baton in each of the 50 states. Please note that some of the laws are vague and contain certain regulations that allow or prohibit the wearing of a baton. It is important to review their current laws to determine whether it is legal to hold a stick in public. In addition, many states have also required a permit to carry a baton in public. More importantly, some of the states that allow secret or open port only allow such a right if a permit is required. It is important that you review the law of your specific state to get more details about the law specific to your country. If you want to know more about the legal requirements for knives, check here, or the legal principles for pepper spray can be found here.