Some criminals use batons as weapons because of their simple construction and slight concealment. The use or carrying of batons or improvised thugs by persons other than law enforcement officers is restricted by law in many countries. All types of batons may belong to individuals in accordance with the law (1988: 254), but not be worn in public spaces. In the Republic of Ireland, telescopic batons are classified as illegal offensive weapons.   Batons are legal for sworn law enforcement and military personnel in most countries of the world. However, the legality of civil transport of custom batons varies considerably by country and local jurisdiction. It is therefore illegal to possess a knife in a public place. Remember that possession does not need to be on your person. It can also be included in a bag or backpack. However, there are two legitimate defenses for this: I have trained more than 200 police services consisting of more than ten thousand men. In each class, I ask the officers if they have ever seen an oppressed subject with a blow to the head. None of them have ever done so.
What you do when you hit a man on the head first creates a serious danger of death and then you numb the part of the body that can stop him. If you use my method with one or two strokes and take a step back, he realizes that the thing has gone against him, and the confrontation is over. But if you hit him on the head and put him in a state of shock, where he is almost immune to pain and now angry beyond reason, all you have to do is hit him on the ground. That`s why there were so many accusations of police brutality when batons were used the old-fashioned way. An extendable stick (also called a foldable stick, telescopic stick, tactical stick, federcosh, ASP, or extendable) usually consists of a cylindrical outer shaft that contains telescopic inner waves (usually 2 or 3, depending on the construction) that snap into each other as they expand. Shafts are usually made of steel, but light stick models can make their shafts with other materials such as aluminum alloys. This is a version of the side grip rod released in the mid-1990s. It attempts to remedy some of the disadvantages of straight, side and extendable sticks and combine them with the strengths of the above.  Batons, commonly used by police around the world, include many different designs, such as fixed-length straight batons, blackjacks, fixed-length side grip sticks, foldable straight sticks, and other more exotic variants. All types have their advantages and disadvantages. The design and popularity of certain types of sticks have evolved over the years and are influenced by various factors.
These include trade-offs inherent in the dual (and competing) objectives of control effectiveness and security (for both the agent and the subject). Revenue Commissioners spokesman Denis Harkin said that regardless of the importer`s intentions, all items under the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 would be considered equally illegal. So, to summarize a little. The law is both specific and very strict with regard to offensive weapons in this country. It is one of the strictest regimes in all of Europe with regard to this type of offence. Whether you agree or not, it is the law and it is up to us, as security guards, to ensure that we comply. While it provides for specific uses for items that could be used as weapons, it is entirely up to us, as security forces, to justify our reason for carrying. Whether it`s a radio, flashlight or Swiss Army knife, you have a legal and valid reason to wear it. If you do, then so much the better.
If you don`t, then it`s a risk. I`d like to ask you all to do two things over the next week, especially if the equipment-heavy event season is just beginning: Side grip bars (sometimes called T-sticks) are sticks with a short side handle perpendicular to the tree, about 150 mm (6 inches) from one end. The main tree is usually 61 cm (24 in.) long. They are derived from the Tonfa, a Kobudō weapon from Okinawa, and are used with a similar technique (although the Tonfa is usually used in pairs, while lateral grip sticks are not). The best known example is the Monadnock PR-24; “PR-24” has become a generic brand within the law enforcement and security communities for this type of product. Side batons have been implicated in high-profile incidents of alleged police brutality, such as the Springboks` 1981 tour of New Zealand. and the beating of Rodney King. In order to clarify the technical aspects of the crime, we will consider each of the above points and its legal significance. There is no law that prohibits batons; with the exception of spring batons, which are defined as prohibited weapons under a regulation entitled “Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited or Restricted” (also with Registration Number: SOR 98-462). However, under section 90 of the Criminal Code, it is a crime to carry a weapon, including a baton, in a hidden manner. Something that has been done to do damage is simple.
The item is manufactured exclusively for the purpose of causing damage. Objects such as extendable batons and ankles can be found here. Straight, side-handle (PR-24) and friction-locked batons were added to the list of offensive weapons in 2004 (with the exception of Scotland, where they were added in 2005), prohibited manufacture, sale, lease, offer for sale or lease, loan or loan to another person under section 141 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.  There is a flaw in the form of martial arts weapons such as the Tonfa, which is legally held, which is exactly the same design as the PR-24 stick. The telescopic stick – defined as a baton that automatically expands in or on its handle by pressing a button, spring or other device by hand – was banned in the original 1988 arrangement.  According to Cap 217 (Arms Ordinance), Laws of Hong Kong, anyone in possession of contraband commits a crime that includes extendable batons.  In New York, police used two types of batons depending on the time. The one for the time of day was called a day stick and was 280 mm (11 in.) long. Another stick used at night was 660 mm (26 in.) long and was called a night trawl, which is the origin of the word “nightstock.” The bedside table was longer, so it could provide additional protection deemed necessary at night.  As you can see, things like tasers, homemade tasers, and flashlights that you can import from Asia that cause shock are also illegal for security forces. The jitte was a weapon of the Japanese police of the Edo period, consisting of a round or octagonal metal rod about 30 to 61 cm (12 to 24 inches) in length with a hook-shaped protection on the handle.
It was used in the same way as modern police batons and was used in Japan until the early 20th century. ==References=====External links===* Official website The jitte eventually inspired an early form of an expandable stick in the 1960s called Tokushu-Keibo. Especially rubber sticks have a softer effect.