A Maglite should not be classified as an impact weapon, rather, it should be determined to be a simple necessary utility. The usage of a Maglite is essential in law enforcement, particularly in close-quarter situations at night time. The light is rarely, if ever, used for making direct impact with a person, and it is more so used for targeting an area in which impact can be made.
A Maglite should not be classified as an impact weapon because it is a flashlight. The intended use of the item is as a torch, or light. Saying that it is an impact weapon only because it could possibly used as a weapon is not acceptable. This would be comparable to calling a laptop computer an impact weapon, because you could hit someone in the head with your laptop and kill them.