Legislator revamps attempt to legalize nunchucks

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 13:14:11-05
A House committee has held a bill that would legalize nunchucks.
Republican Rep. Mark Finchem of Oro Valley is sponsoring House Bill 2042 to legalize the weapon popularized by martial arts expert Bruce Lee.
The House Judiciary Committee held the measure at Finchem's request Wednesday morning.
Former Republican Sen. Kelli Ward of Lake Havasu City attempted to legalize nunchucks last session. Her amendment to a relatively minor bill that didn't pass also included the legalization of silencers and sawed-off shotguns.
Finchem's measure defines "nunchakus" as an instrument that consists of two or more sticks, clubs, bars, or rods connected by ropes, cords, wires, or chains to create a self-defense weapon.