Akansas Expandable Baton Laws

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Arkansas Code Title 5. Criminal Offenses § 5-73-120. Carrying a weapon

(a) A person commits the offense of carrying a weapon if he or she possesses a handgun, knife, or club on or about his or her person, in a vehicle occupied by him or her, or otherwise readily available for use with a purpose to attempt to unlawfully employ the handgun, knife, or club as a weapon against a person.

(b) As used in this section:

(1) “Club” means any instrument that is specially designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious physical injury or death by striking, including a blackjack, billie, and sap;

Carrying or possessing certain weapons, including a club (and similar instruments such as blackjack, billie and sap) by a person, with the intention or attempt to use it illegally against another person, is considered a criminal offense.