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brass knuckles "belt buckle"

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Sentryau2, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. waterhouse

    waterhouse Senior Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Round Rock, TX
    About a month ago I was in the back of a courtroom waiting to testify and the case in front of mine involved a prohibited weapons charge for a brass knuckles belt buckle.

    That case got pushed back, so I don't know the outcome, but it seems like a lot of hassle. Be certain of the wording of your local laws.
  2. saltydog452

    saltydog452 Participating Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Kinda/Sorta on topic

    In another place and time, 'belts' crafted by using automotive timing chains were occasionally visible.

  3. Sentryau2

    Sentryau2 Member

    May 19, 2013
    I just want them as a novelty/paper weight. I've got a chain "necklace" with .5lb weights at each end if I wanted a weapon to use in a fight, if I did not mind the assault with a deadly weapon charge.
  4. lemaymiami

    lemaymiami Participating Member

    Oct 15, 2010
    A little practical "street advice" might be in order here. When I was a young cop I made one or two (probably more...) arrests for concealed weapons charges. If the item was anything other than a firearm (blackjack, dagger, "dirk" -whatever that is.. knucks -in any material, etc, etc....) the charge was purely a misdemeanor (here in Florida). If the item was a firearm, of course, a felony... Remember now at this point we're only talking possession concealed -not use. Anyone foolish enough to use any of the above (and not in necessary, pretty clear cut, self defense was looking at a felony (agg. assault for just threatening or trying to use one, aggravated battery if you did any injury with that particular weapon). Improvised weapons ( a rock in a sock, a stick, hammer, etc) got treated the same.....

    Now for the important stuff... many times possession of a weapon (say during a traffic stop) was never acted upon... I'd advise them of the law and point out that it the item was not within their ready reach (I know, for young men , that would defeat the whole purpose...) then they'd never have the slightest problem -as long as they never attempted to use it unless they were in clear cut self defense mode. The trunk of the car was where I pointed them for that kind of "storage". Here's what you never told anyone on the street... If they were up to no good or were found in circumstances where an arrest was a maybe situation, having a weapon meant they ended up taking a ride downtown, period, even if no weapons charge was ever involved at all.

    When my son was finally old enough to drive, and usually up for anything that any other fool thought was a good idea.... I carefully walked him through all of what I've just written. Not sure he listened but managed to grow up without an arrest record, and is now a young CG type...
  5. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Mentor

    Jun 18, 2011
    My issue is with the "statement" wearing a set of brass knuckles as a belt buckle makes--the impression it gives...

    "I'm a cocky tough guy who'd as soon punch you as look at you, so watch yourself when I'm around lest I have to go off on you!"

    That's purely my impression, and if yours is different, so be it. I suppose some people might view OCing a handgun in the same way, but I do not. OCing has practical SD advantages; a brass knuckles belt buckle does not.
  6. herrwalther

    herrwalther Senior Member

    May 1, 2013
    Class ring doubles as brass knuckles (and considered in several states as such) and a belt buckle that doubles as a dinner plate. No desire to combine them to make them non functional.
  7. Swing

    Swing Participating Member

    Mar 17, 2012
    Well said.

    Wearing a brass knuckles is, at best, tacky, at worst something that will land you in the county jail. ;)

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