Are Brass Knuckles Illegal? One Michigan Man Finds Out, So Can You
Can you imagine getting hit with brass knuckles? Are they even legal in the state of Michigan? One man finds out and so can you.
I haven't heard the term brass knuckles since I was a kid. When I was growing up my childhood friend Alan and I would watch a lot of martial arts and fighting movies and we would see them use different weapons. So, if we were in a store and there was a glass case with nunchucks, Chinese stars, or brass knuckles we would stop in our tracks and dream of owning those items.
The last time I saw a set of brass knuckles they were attached to Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody's microphone. I was lucky enough to introduce the band last time they were in town and couldn't believe it when they handed me one of Moody's brass knuckle microphones to use. Looking back, I wish I would have taken a picture of that microphone.
Are Brass Knuckles Legal In Michigan?
I did some research and learned there are several types of brass knuckles and not all are made of brass. Several states look at brass knuckles as a concealed weapon so where they are legal, you still have to have a permit to carry them.
There are a handful of states where brass knuckles are illegal to possess and those are California, Vermont, Illinois, and Michigan.
Michigan Man Finds Out the Hard Way Brass Knuckles Are Illegal
According to Up North Live, the Michigan State Police found Matthew Weesner walking on the shoulder of I-75 in Otsego County. The MSP found Weesner to be in possession of metal knuckles and arrested him.
Weesner was carrying metal knuckles instead of brass knuckles but what is so concerning from the picture above, it looks like they have been used a lot. I would hate to get rocked in the face by someone wearing these on their fist.
Weesner was arrested and taken to the Otsego County Jail.