Question about legality of concealed baton
I live in maryland, and I recently purchased a 26" expandable steel baton. It came with a belt-holster. I went to a local hardware store and bought a few feet of plastic strap and a few buckles.. I don't really know how to describe it. Like a backpack strap.
Anyway, I'm building this with the intent of being able to strap the baton onto my leg, by the shin, under my pants leg.
It dawned on me that this /may/ be illegal.. which would be.. you know. Bad... :p
Anyway. I've been doing a bit of research, and I'm trying more, but could anyone tell me/link me to a place that would tell me if this is legal? I find plenty of information on handguns, and a decent amount on knives, but nothing so far that's specific about, what I guess would be a blunted weapon?
I'm looking for information predominantly in Maryland, but I'm moving to New York (State) soon, and so information there would be good to know as well.
happydud - Baton Not Legal In Ocean City
Sec. 58-123. Prohibited acts.
It shall be unlawful for any person to display, possess, sell, barter, offer to sell, distribute, manufacture, give away, transfer or dispose of nunchaku, a fighting knife, a throwing star, a spiked wristband, a spiked fistband, a spiked glove, a flail mace, a butterfly knife, a spiked belt, a spike ring, metal knuckles, baton, fighting ax, fighting sword, pistol crossbow, stun weapon or any part thereof, assembled or unassembled. As used herein, "person" includes individual, partnership, corporation or any other entity.
The prohibition relative to baton and stun weapon does not apply to officers of the Ocean City Police Department.