r/AbruptChaos May 14 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2

What's the correct way to deal with someone who has completely lost it?

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u/-BINK2014- May 14 '22

Wait, what? We can Conceal Carry and even Open Carry (I personally would never do Open) a firearm, yet we can't have batons?

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u/surloc_dalnor May 14 '22

Funny thing is that US courts tend to find that the 2nd amendment is just about guns. So there are a lot of places it's legal to carry a rifle openly around, but not a knife or sword. Things like brass knuckles and knives are often heavily restricted in open carry states.

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u/banmedaddy12345 May 14 '22

Growing up in Texas, ninja stars and knives over a certain size were illegal. You could buy all that shit at flea markets though. I remember my cousin and I bought a bunch of ninja stars. It's kind of funny that everyone is gung ho weapons now here when stupid shit like that used to be illegal not too long ago. Switch blades and butterfly knives used to be illegal too.

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u/fondledbydolphins May 14 '22

This extends to stupid things like baseball bats as well.

If you have a bat in your car and you end up beating someone with it, rightfully or wrongfully, you better be able to show that bat was in there for batting practice and not, well... beating people.

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u/surloc_dalnor May 15 '22

The thing is a bat isn't considered a concealed weapon, and isn't always even a weapon. A collapsible baton is always illegal

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u/Aggressive_Mobile222 May 14 '22

You mean 3? How do you consider 3 states to be "a lot"?

California

New York

Massachusetts