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    Blackjacks?

    Can anyone tell me if blackjacks are legal in Washington State? I read a law mentioning sand clubs being illegal, I fear this is the same thing. Are all clubs illegal? Are they legal with a CC?

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    My best guess is that blackjacks would be illegal/prohibited if sand clubs are illegal because they are both considered to be "bludgeoning instruments" -

    slung shot definition
    slung shot
    "a small, heavy weight attached to a strap or thong, used like a blackjack"

    They sure can get you on that one.


    Every person who:

    (1) Manufactures, sells, or disposes of or possesses any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, sand club, or metal knuckles, or spring blade knife, or any knife the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device, or any knife having a blade which opens, or falls, or is ejected into position by the force of gravity, or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement;

    BTW: You can always call your State Police and ask the question & get the answer directly from the horses mouth.
    They can't arrest you for asking a question about wanting to stay within the law.

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    I would say they are probably illegal.

    In addition to what is above, in the same section 9.41.250
    RCW 9.41.250: Dangerous weapons ? Penalty ? Exemption for law enforcement officers.

    section b. states, furtively carries with intent to conceal any dagger, dirk, pistol or other "dangerous weapon"

    So with Washington's permit being a Concealed Pistol License, not a Concealed Weapons License/Permit; if they don't get you on the specific section, they will get you on the catch all.

    Move to Idaho, if you want to carry a BJ or a sap.

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    Thanks for the info, I've been too afraid to carry it around for the last year. I will call the State Police just to make sure.

    Guantes, my family has a cabin on Spirit Lake, I'm thinking of moving there year-round the way things are going in this state.

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    Welcome aboard.

    I still sometimes wear my sap gloves when we go out for an evening show.

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    Welcome...

    from Central Florida!

    No need for an 'up close' blackjack...there are so many other tools.

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    While I prefer a sap to a BJ, having carried and used one daily for many years, they are a valuable tool for use in less than lethal and lethal level tasks. Local statutes permitting.

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