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Brass Knuckles

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by WIFF, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. WIFF

    WIFF Active Member

    are they illegal everywhere and if so why ?
  2. james_bond

    james_bond Well-Known Member

    I think they are outlawed everywhere.

    Why? because they work really good at what they were designed to do. That and someone stupid did something stupid with them so, for the greater safety you and I canot carry them.
  3. wdlsguy

    wdlsguy Well-Known Member

  4. RedLion

    RedLion Well-Known Member

    What kind of trouble could you get in for having them?
  5. CSA 357

    CSA 357 Well-Known Member

    I Think You Can Own Them, Just Dont Hit Anyone With Them!:d
  6. Caimlas

    Caimlas Well-Known Member

    I'd guess, probably a concealed weapon charge at the least (afaik, concealed weapon permits specify what can be legally carried concealed, for the most part).

    I haven't checked for a while and my memory isn't perfect, but I believe the SD carry statutes do not specifically cover brass knuckles. I may be mistaken; I do believe that brass knuckles are (incl. switchblades) considered "unlawful weapons" however.
  7. Funderb

    Funderb Well-Known Member

    you can buy them at any gun show.
    you cannot carry them around or use them,
    but you can own them.
    Use is assault with a weapon.
  8. omcjf

    omcjf Well-Known Member

    Even if you can't carry them everywhere you have to admit that they are fun to play with in the privacy of your own home. :D
  9. jimbob86

    jimbob86 Well-Known Member

    What is it good for? If you are going to carry a weapon, there are better ones to carry, IMHO.
  10. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    Check your state laws. I believe they are legal in some states. It would be pretty absurd to prohibit me from carrying brass knuckles when I can carry a small arsenal of firearms.
  11. omcjf

    omcjf Well-Known Member

    ARRGHH! What am I doing wrong? Why don't my downloaded pictures show up? Any help would be appreciated.
  12. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    WIFF, I have to ask, what makes you think that they are illegal where you are?

    Are you listening to cops again? The bloated blowhards at the gun shoppe? The Errornet?

    Why do you think they are illegal everywhere? Cousin? Someone in Tejas told you? Why?:confused:
  13. JHansenAK47

    JHansenAK47 Well-Known Member

    Ask yourself this, why are they sold as paperweights and belt buckles? Their legal status is fairly sketchy. Most cops would probably assume they are illegal and at the very least probably try to confiscate them. (cops probably don't even know if it is a statute or not) The other problem with brass knuckles is they don't necessarily fit your hand. Some Knuckles (they come in plastic, aluminum, steel and are very rarely brass. Lots of gold anodized and gold paint) drive your fingers apart when you hit something. They usually hurt your pinky.(If you leave your pinky outside the guard for striking it usually solves that problem) I must've gone through 5 different brands before I found one that fit my hand perfectly and all they do is collect dust. Sure they are fun, but they are just a novelty.
  14. WIFF

    WIFF Active Member

    i bought my knuckledusters at a gunshow in indiana, i had to ask for them,(they were kept out of view) the lady who sold them to me told me to put them into my pocket straight away because there were a couple of policemen at the next booth, so i just assumed they were somewhat illegal , she also gave me the impression that they were frowned upon.
  15. Patrick_Henry

    Patrick_Henry Well-Known Member

    I've heard cops say things were illegal or questionable that state law actually permits so they can be a bit confusing...but you do want them on your side so it is best not to push things to far...

    That said if you are looking for an impact weapon MAGLITE flashlights work quite well as a pocket stick and do a good job as force multiplier and are fully legal even on airplanes... plus you can use them for a light... if you want to go really heavy you could buy a surefire...

    Not to say I'm not fascinated by the idea of brass knucks, I just don't find them particularly practical in my case...
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2008
  16. tomh1426

    tomh1426 Well-Known Member

  17. ChristopherG

    ChristopherG Well-Known Member

  18. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    WIFF is not in the land of old people in golf carts or the land of hairy women in sandals. He's in Indiana where there is no law against them.

    WIFF, many dealers at gun shows come from the South in which many states prohibit them. If something is illegal in your state, then the perception is that it is illegal everywhere.

    Do not take legal advice from gun dealers or cops. BTW, what is the distinction between "somewhat illegal" and "illegal"?

    To answer your questions: No, they are not illegal everywhere, including where you live. Some states prohibit them to control the white underclass who (it was perceived) is given to liquor, immorality and brawling.
  19. brigadier

    brigadier Well-Known Member

    Funny thing is gauntlets are not banned anywhere that I know of, and they are not only more potent but also a little quicker access if made correctly.

    BTW. To add a little humor to it, here is a funny movie scene depicting a gauntlet used as a weapon. They are much more potent in real life then portrayed here:

  20. ChristopherG

    ChristopherG Well-Known Member

    Ouch!! You cut to the quick! But you know, one develops an appreciation for these mossy creatures after living amongst them for a time... ;-)

    Thanks to contributors for the interesting insights into the socio-economic backgrounds of 'dangerous weapons' laws like that of my hirsute homeland!

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