Broken Arrow, OK asked in Products Liability, Admiralty / Maritime, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for Missouri

Q: Is it illegal to make, possess, and/or sale Paracord crafts such as the monkeys fist.

I've been told something about it is caterized with "Slung-shot devices"

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Missouri attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Monkey's fists are illegal in some states, and only a Missouri criminal attorney would be in a position to advise on the law in Missouri. You are correct in what you describe - although the knot was commonly used in marine settings for throwing lines (with a weight inside the knotted covering), authorities in some jurisdictions treat them as a sling-type of weapon. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 user found this answer helpful

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.