Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > General Forum for cats and dogs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old December 26th, 2013, 11:38 PM
Mina Mina is offline
owned by a BRT
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 14
Extendable Baton ... illegal in Ontario???

A question which came up the other day during dinner;
I didn't think so, but didn't want to argue the point,
as the fellow seemed so sure of himself. ...

It is actually legal to carry an extendable baton (in Ontario)
if it's specifically to defend against a potential dog attack???

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old December 27th, 2013, 07:46 AM
Longblades Longblades is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,012
http://www.drps.ca/internet_explorer...arch=concealed

I found the above. It may apply only to Durham. It would be a good idea to contact the police force of whatever municipality you are in.

If it's a specific dog you should involve Police and your animal control people anyway. In my case the OSPCA was useless but that may be the office in my area. However my fear with a 120 lb. dog was for myself and I called Police out twice. Police, I found, will get involved if there is a threat to a human. It was OPP. You can see that if I had to call them twice the first time out was not effective on the owner. Even after the second time Police came the dog continued to escape (the owner blamed his 8 year old child) and I took to carrying the handle of a hockey stick, even in summer.


I strongly urge you to contact your Police Dept. and get your answer in writing or at least have them point you to the criminal code number. You could get yourself into a world of trouble following internet advice.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old December 27th, 2013, 07:57 AM
marko's Avatar
marko marko is offline
Administrator - Pet lover
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Montreal Quebec Canada
Posts: 11,008
This weapon is illegal in Canada as my quick googling points out. BUT like everything else, there are nuances involved, so some of these things are more legal than others. It depends on their construction it seems. If it has a spring, it's illegal.

Cops, and security agents can have this weapon, not a dog owner. You may get someone to sell it to you but it's illegal.

A simple call to your police department can easily verify this.

"The weapons, which have a steel ball on the end to concentrate impact, are made up of segments that collapse into a handle. Only batons that use a spring to extend, or are flexible and function in a whiplike fashion, are illegal in Canada. The legal batons are extended by a flick of the wrist."
http://www2.canada.com/theprovince/n...e-a5bc3ea3f7ea
__________________
Please tactfully EDUCATE or IGNORE posters you don't agree with.
Please PM me & Include URLs and post #'s for any issues and it's my pleasure to help.
I'm firm - but fair. Mind the Rules and enjoy your stay.
Newcomers FAQ - How do I post on this BB?
Pet facebook group
Check out the Pet podcast
Follow me on Twitter
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old December 28th, 2013, 08:45 AM
Mina Mina is offline
owned by a BRT
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 14

Thanks for the replies. I have read the sites mentioned (and everything else I could find on line). The definitive answer seems elusive.

The inquiry was precipitated by a conversation I had with someone "in the business". He insisted that, as long as you don't use a baton in a threatening manner against any person (or even suggest that this would be a possibility), and insist that it is simply a tool (to, for example, protect against a dog attack), the extendable (not spring loaded) batons were quite legal to carry in Ontario. Frankly, I found it hard to believe, but this is certainly not my field of expertise.

Quite frankly, I often have my dog with me wherever I go, and wanted to keep one in my vehicle - this, even forearmed with the realization that, if I ever actually found myself in need of this "tool", it would undoubtedly be locked safely back in my vehicle, and not in my hand at the time.

In any event, it would be nice to know, one way or the other...

Thanks again!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 8.33%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:56 AM.