California police are abandoning their asp batons in favor of… nunchucks? It sounds like something you’d see in The Onion, but it’s reality.
Police in Anderson, California have decided to adopt nunchucks instead of the traditional police baton because it provides them with additional options for restraining suspects.
“These were kind of designed with a different goal in mind to be more of a control weapon, but like I said, it’s not like we can’t use these as an impact weapon,” Anderson Police Sergeant Andrew Day explained. “They work really good as an impact weapon, but we try to emphasis a control tool over impact.”
Because police are so well known for their weapons proficiency and their unending free time for training, the department has decided to adopt a weapon known for taking years simply to become proficient in their use – and believes a simple one week training course will get officers up to speed.
Nunchucks are illegal for residents of California, but their is an exception for police officers who think they are martial arts masters.
I know in their heads, these officers believe they look like this while using the nunchucks:
But, in reality, that’s just not the case:
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