A blackjack is NOT a spring loaded baton. It is a spring with a weight on the end wrapped in leather. A spring loaded baton when used slides out going from (usually) 8 in. compressed, to 24 in. extended. The spring forces the metal housing to its filly extended length. A blackjack is not a baton, nor is it a spring loaded baton, it is simply a flexible leather wrapped spring with a weighted end. A spring laoded baton is 3 metal tubes, one within the other, with a spring to extend the metal tubes, forming a baton.
Once again, how the 12020 (a)1 PC is utilized for this charge, undefined and unclear, makes me believe that the authorities are "creative" in this charges.
12020 pc is clear on the various weapons listed, and the fact is a "blackjack" is nothing like a baton. A baton can be used to control a person without having to hit them. A blackjack is for hitting a person. They are totally different tools.
The fact that you quote another code which DOES NOT EVEN HAVE BATON IN ITS WORDING, has me question where you came up with this answer.
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A blackjack is a small, easily-concealed weapon consisting of a leather-wrapped lead weight attached to the end of a leather-wrapped coil-spring.
I am a martial arts instructor, and find it difficult to believe that these two instruments can be confused as similiar. They are not.