|The offending item: a set of brass knuckles, mailed to video games journalists together with other goodies including a cigar, a silk handkerchief, and a book of matches. But while it nicely complements the game's mafiosi theme, it also had the unfortunate side-effect of turning recipients of the mailing into criminals, as mere possession of brass knuckles is illegal in many states and can carry hefty penalties. |
Just owning brass knuckles makes you a criminal? Really? Is that really something state governments need to be worrying about?
The other day I was IDed when buying a slingshot...because so many criminals use slingshots.