In the United States, the Kubaton is legal in most jurisdictions.
Hey, it’s a keychain! You use it to carry all of your keys!
The tricky part can come in when you have to use it. Questions will be asked such as
1. “Did this person carry this self-defense weapon WITH THE PURPOSE of inflicting serious bodily harm?”
2. “Did this person carry this self-defense weapon and use it with excessive force?”
If you go out LOOKING for a fight and attack someone with your Kubaton, without serious threat to your life, you SHOULD be found guilty of assault.
If you use your Kubaton to defend yourself and after the attacker is on the ground and is no longer a threat to you, you continue to beat him, you SHOULD be found guilty of aggravated assault!
Questions such as these will be asked AFTER you have stopped an attacker. That is unless you went on the offensive and were the attacker!
There is an old saying in law enforcement, “I would rather be judged by a jury of 12 than carried by 6.”
You should check your local laws and township ordinances for any specific restrictions in your area.
Carry a Kubaton on an airplane?
NO! Here are the FAA regulations concerning Kubatons.
FAA Regulations Concerning Traveling With a Stun Gun
Martial Arts & Self Defense Items
|Mace/Pepper Spray – One 118 ml or 4 Fl. oz. canister of mace or pepper spray is permitted in checked baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge. For more information visit www.faa.gov., click on Passengers, then Preparing to Fly.||No||Yes|
|Martial Arts Weapons||No||Yes|
|Stun Guns/Shocking Devices||No||Yes|
|NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and Security Officers.|