Q: Can I carry a Stinger Tactical whip (or a whip of any kind) in New York State for self defense?
I have no criminal record, and I am a staff sergeant in the Air Force with a CCW permit from Minot, North Dakota. When I go home on military leave, I live near Buffalo NY.
A: I dont see any explicit ban on stinger whips. Nor do i see a license permit to carry one. You may want to consult an attorney before carrying. But keep in mind a bat, certain kitchen knives or an ax may not be illegal but if used illegally... also does the opposite end the stinger have an electric charge or does the whip have some electric charge that may cause it to be.
Heres a list of banned items:
This list is the rest of the weapons that are expressly prohibited. It’s noteworthy that anything used to assault another person, even in self-defense can be considered a weapon or deadly weapon in a court of law. The distinction is entirely up to the judge.
Billy Clubs- A Billy is a stick, typically with a loop attached at one end or another handle
Blackjacks- Leather over a piece of metal with a springy handle, similar to a sand club
Bludgeons- Also known as a cudgel, stick, truncheon or bat
Chuka Sticks or Nunchuks- Two sticks connected by rope or chain
Electronic Dart Guns- Any gun that shoots darts using a power source like a battery
Electronic Stun Guns- This includes tasers
Metal Knuckles- Metal knuckle coverings
Plastic Knuckles- Plastic knuckle coverings
Sand Bag- Quite literally a bag with sand inside used to hit people
Sand Club- A sewn leather tool shaped like a small paddle with sand inside used as a club
Shirken or Kung Fu Star- Also called ninja stars or throwing stars
Slungshot- A slungshot is a weighted ball inside a monkey fist knot of rope with a loop of rope to swing or throw the weapon.
Wrist-Brace Type Slingshot- This is a slingshot that attaches to the wrist and may fold down when not in use for easy concealment.
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