EA Ships Illegal Weapons To Press, Wants Them Back

Electronic Arts today contacted game writers around the country asking them to return the brass knuckles they were sent as part of a promotion for Godfather II.

The representative that contacted me said that the company wanted to make sure that the brass knuckles were "properly disposed of." He declined to comment any further. Contacted by email Friday, an Electronic Arts spokesperson verified that the company is asking that all of the brass knuckles shipped out be returned.

Brass knuckles or metallic knuckles are illegal in many of the states that they were shipped to. They're also illegal in California, where EA is based.

In Colorado, possessing an illegal weapon is a class 1 misdemeanor, according to a Denver police spokeswoman. Illegal weapons are defined as a blackjack, gas gun, metallic knuckles, gravity knife, or switchblade knife.

Electronic Arts did not respond to emails seeking comment about the legality of the items they shipped and whether they faced any legal actions for shipping them across state lines.


Comments

    I just don't understand America and their laws.
    You're not allowed to own brass knuckles or a knife but
    it's perfectly legal to own a gun.

    I'm not trying to spark an argument or anything but I just don't get it.

      In America, if you want to mess someone up you beat the shit out of them and run. If brass knuckles are allowed then there's a much better chance of someone getting killed in that fight, same thing with certain knives. Guns are allowed, because only the craziest of mofo's will use them, and that some aspects of using guns can be traced back to the user. Like model/registration, bullet casings etc etc.

      A trained fighter can cause a concussion in one well placed punch, imagine what that punch would be with brass knuckles? Some people can survive multiple gunshots, but 1 blow to the temple with brass and you sir are out. (Same as a gun, but with a punch you may not actually be trying to kill the person and you do anyway)

      If you own a gun, there are responsible ways to keep and use that gun, but if you own certain types of knives/brass knuckles and carry them with you at all times then chances are you have been using them. If you're carrying a gun around the same way you would carry a knife around, that would be considered a concealed weapon and would be arrested for that too (given the very small chance a cop actually sees it)

    Hmmm.... I own brass knuckles, and I'm not sure if they are legal in my state or not. :/
    Anyone know the laws for Florida?

    Lol ea no comment...and whats with these laws..like that guy above me said with not owning a knife or brass knuckles but you can own a gun...aye.

    @Old_Skool_Gamer
    You and I both

    That thing looks like it'd knock the white out of your teeth! I've seen brass knuckles before but jeez, where can I get one that awesome EA?

    im from australia and we wont get these dam :(...as stupid as that sounds

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