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Carrying a bat in your truck illigal?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by weisel, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. weisel

    weisel 1/2 ton status

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    Carrying a bat in your truck illigal? Unless you carry a baseball glove also? Why would it be when you can carry a firearm in your truck? Dosn't make sense. You can carry a tire thumper, but only as long as it says tire thumper on it, and as long as it dons't have a metal core (or so I was told today by a trucker). Does anyone have any insite on why these laws are around?
     
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    I don't know if it's illegal, but from what I've heard cops don't like it very much. I used to carry one in my truck all the time but always had a glove and ball too. Much easier to explain that way.
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I have no idea why.. But carry a 6 cell mag lite.. They work great.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. weisel

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    Trucker told me that a 6 cell mag is illigal also, got to have 3 or less. But I think he was off on that peice of info.

    I was told by a cop who taught a class when I was in highschool that it was illigal about the bat, unless you had a glove with you.
     
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    keep a 1/2 ratchet with a "cheater bar" and put a bike grip on it.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I heard that the 5 and 6 cell maglites need to be registered with the local police department. Guess i'm illegal. /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    what..thats a kinda dumb how bout a can of spray on glue instead of pepper spray
     
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    I don't think it's constitutional to tell you that you can't carry a baseball bat or a flashlight in your rig. I doubt that it's illegal to have either.
     
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    Just pack a new, oak/hickory axe handle with you, easy to explain, gonna replace my axe handle. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I have a small club, about 2 feet long with a handle on it inbetween my drivers side door and seat. I won't be removing it. If anyone tries to get in, they'll be sucking it. When I do have my paintball gun going someplace, I keep it by me as well. I already got told before when I posted this that wasn't right, I could hurt someone... and yes I could, they is why I have it there. If you are trying to get in my car while I am in it, I want you to hurt and bad. I have zero sympathy for low lifes....
     
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    I carry 2 big Maglites in my truck. They definetely can be used as a good weapon. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    If you are trying to get in my car while I am in it, I want you to hurt and bad. I have zero sympathy for low lifes....

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    Damn right!
     
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    take out the bat and put a golf club in there then. Quicker recovery time if you miss with that first swing too. If a cop gave me to much trouble about a bat, I think I'd just pull my concealed carry permit. The legal system in this country doesnt make much sense, but most of your average cops would prolly see the silliness of givin you crap about a bat when u have a gun...

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    Carrying a bat in your truck illigal? Unless you carry a baseball glove also? Why would it be when you can carry a firearm in your truck? Dosn't make sense. You can carry a tire thumper, but only as long as it says tire thumper on it, and as long as it dons't have a metal core (or so I was told today by a trucker). Does anyone have any insite on why these laws are around?

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    I would simply call your local police/sheriff department and get the official word. They are usually glad to help and won't ask too many questions if you are appear to genuinely be trying to be as legal as possible.

    I'm no lawyer, but I'm pretty sure that AZ is like IN, if you have a conceal carry permit you can carry just about any weapon within reason. I even asked the local police if there was a limit on the size of handgun or amount of ammo you could carry. (I generally have a couple of loaded magazines on me as well...) He told me I could carry an 8" 44 Magnum unconcealed if I really wanted to. Probably would make people uncomfortable but not illegal.

    As a general rule, I find it easier to ask forgiveness than permission where my family's safety is concerned. My gun is usually one me, and is never more than a few feet away at all times, with the very rare exception that I need to go to the police station or other places where it is strictly prohibited.

    In general I'd say to take the time to make a few phone calls to local authorities and ask them to state the actual law or ordinance so that you can look it up and even carry a copy with you. Ask 10 different officers and you're likely to get 8 different answers.

    Paul
     
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    Yes, in fact carrying baseball bats are illegal to carry in your vehicle unless you also have at least a glove, and in some areas, a ball and are in the act of going to, or returning home from baseball practice and/or a game.

    So because of that, I carry an AK-47 assault rifle with two 30 round magazines, with a round in the chamber 24/7, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a roll of duct tape. Of course I had to register the roll of duct tape with the local cops, but I'm all legal and such and I be ready for any type of malady that may present itself to me..........

























































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    Just carry a big crowbar!!!!!
     
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    Thanks Bubba ,I needed that today.... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Lets see, I have a 3' long high lift handle that isnt permanently attached anymore and a crowbar in my truck... If they are worried about a bat I wonder how long until my tire changing tools are illegal to carry in my truck /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Lets see, I have a 3' long high lift handle that isnt permanently attached anymore and a crowbar in my truck... If they are worried about a bat I wonder how long until my tire changing tools are illegal to carry in my truck /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

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    Sadly, it will probably eventually happen. We all know that guns, baseball bats, and pry bars cause crime. Just the other day I was sitting around the garage with a few buddies, just talking, and one of them found my pry bar. He was instantly transformed into a criminal and went on a violent rampage that has not yet ended. If only I had stored that deadly weapon more carefully... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    I was once stabbed with a kitchen fork. Why aren't kitchen forks illegal yet? They turn people into criminals!!!

    Sorry.

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    I would like to carry a croquet stick, its a two in 1!

    hammer and a beating stick! I am a small guy so I feel some thing is needed, under my passanger seat I keep a jack and 4 way, the jack handle is with in reach, just need to get a 59 inch high lift then I am leathel /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    How about a 160 db air horn?
    fart spray?
    hot power tranny fluid with a quick disconect to spray them with? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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