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LongBch_SigP226
03-24-2005, 8:03 PM
I was talking to several coworkers, and they said you are not supposed to have a baseball bat in the car unless you have ball and/or glove to go with it. Is this for real? I know baseball bat can be considered a deadly weapon but didn't think laws in this state was that bad.

LongBch_SigP226
03-24-2005, 8:03 PM
I was talking to several coworkers, and they said you are not supposed to have a baseball bat in the car unless you have ball and/or glove to go with it. Is this for real? I know baseball bat can be considered a deadly weapon but didn't think laws in this state was that bad.

Charliegone
03-24-2005, 8:37 PM
Yup they are right, as long as it doesn't have tape wrapped around the handle either. Same goes for everything else. Anything wrapped with tape or something that provides so called "better grip." Is a deadly weapon. Yes pretty stupid I know.

LongBch_SigP226
03-24-2005, 10:25 PM
Hmmm...few more years I think. Once I have some money saved up, I'm going to move out of this State.

Bling Bling
03-24-2005, 10:51 PM
How could you not know about the baseball bat rule?? You didn't take the baseball bat safety test when you purchased your bat? Don't you know that you are 5 times more likely to have a baseball bat used against you in a home invasion?

Baseball bat safety should be everyone's priority. Make sure and see the special on baseball bats next sunday on 60 minutes. Evidently baseball bats, when mixed with hormorne steriods, are the 7,482nd choice of terrorists!

Remember think safety first! Think whiffle bat!

code33
03-25-2005, 2:02 AM
Can you point to specific case law and/or the section of the Penal Code that relates to this? I'm curious as I have not heard that mere posession in a vehicle would be a weapons violation unless it was used in a crime or intent.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Charliegone:
Yup they are right, as long as it doesn't have tape wrapped around the handle either. Same goes for everything else. Anything wrapped with tape or something that provides so called "better grip." Is a deadly weapon. Yes pretty stupid I know. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ford8N
03-25-2005, 5:59 AM
Even throwing a handful of sand in one of your socks is against the "Law" in this crappy, nanny state.

Part 4, Title 2, California Penal Code
Chapter 1. 12020 (a)

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MadMex
03-25-2005, 8:36 AM
Are you talking about pre- or post- ban bats and socks? I heard it make a huge difference.

MadMex
03-25-2005, 8:55 AM
A couple of alternatives:

http://www.transproducts.com/fdh_htmlcode/fdh_products/closeout2.htm , (item # 8216)

Batco makes a similar all wood tire checker. It cannot be mistaken for a baseball bat unless you stand less than 3 feet tall. The last time I looked, my pickup truck had tires, therefore there should be no question about the tool’s utility. If you plan on carrying one in your vehicle, make sure it shows signs of use (on tires, that is). Stop by your local truck stop if you need one.

Bling Bling
03-25-2005, 9:25 AM
Tire checker? I've just been using the buttstock of my loaded AR-15 to check my tires. Thank God there is no law against that! http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jnojr
03-25-2005, 1:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by code33:
Can you point to specific case law and/or the section of the Penal Code that relates to this? I'm curious as I have not heard that mere posession in a vehicle would be a weapons violation unless it was used in a crime or intent. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I doubt there's any law about "If you have a bat, you have to have a ball and glove". What there is, though, is a section of the Penal code which deals with "Dangerous Weapons". a "billy club" is a dangerous weapon, for example, and the possession of one is a felony.

If a police officer sees the bat, s/he'll ask you "WHat's this for?" If you say "For protection", you may be arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon. If you say "baseball" or "to check my tires", you may get a snort of derision, but you aren't going to be arrested.

If you have nails pounded through your bat, you are going to be arrested either way http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Me, I carry a four-D-cell Maglite stuffed down next to me drivers seat. If I ever get questioned, well, it's for illumination (I do check every now and then to make sure it still works http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ). Sure, I could carry a 2 AA flashlight... but there's no law that says I have to. As long as I do not have the intent to use my flashlight to strike someone with it, it ain't a weapon.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=7873141290+1+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve

dave3006
03-27-2005, 7:00 AM
Just carry a 5 cell C (best) or D Maglite flashlight in your car. Comes in handy for road ragers and exepted car problems at night.