No matter which side you stand on in the gun debate, it’s pretty well known a whole host of weapons exists in America.And for some, like flamethrowers or knife-point sharp Wild Kat Keychains, you can hardly believe they’re legal — at least in most states.
We’ve rounded up the best of the best, or the most dangerous of the dangerous, depending on your point of view.
While many of these weapons are banned in at least a few states, for the most part they’re fair game.
Of course, we’re not advocating you actually use any of these weapons.
Chain whips are banned in California, Maryland, and New York, according to this website, which sells the weapon.
Deadliest feature: The serrated metal links could slice someone open when they're hit with the whip, according to an article in the entertainment site UGO, which gave us ideas for several of the legal deadly weapons.
As cool as they are, umbrella swords can't be shipped to California, New York, or Massachusetts, meaning they're apparently illegal in at least those states.
Deadliest feature: It's disguised as an everyday item, so you never know where one is hidden.
Baton laws vary by state. Vermont and Arizona allow residents to carry batons as long as they don't exhibit unlawful behaviour but California generally prohibits carrying any type of club weapon.
Deadliest feature: Imagine getting hit with a solid steel stick.
Deadliest feature: That spiked ball is attached by a 12-inch chain, 'making it easier to render punishment from a distance,' according to the Budk catalogue.
Brass knuckles are legal in some states but might be considered a concealed carry weapon. You'll need a permit in most states if you want to carry brass knuckles.
Deadliest feature: The knuckles' weighted lead packs quite a punch.
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