I am going to tell you why you shouldn’t bring brass knuckles on a plane…

It is pretty simple, you decide to go home on leave. Since you live thousands of miles away, your best option is to fly. You pack your bags and drive 2 hours to the airport. You check your bags and of course you are still motivated, so you have your desert colored back pack, American Flag and USMC patch showing. A clear indication you are more motivated than just your average Marine. You are rocking your medium fade and have clean shave all the time. So you clearly look like a Marine, people keep calling me soldier. There is a difference, ask any Marine.

Back then the airports only had metal detectors, not the x-ray machine you step into nowadays that appear to give a 3-d skeletal version of you. I bet they can see you with just out your clothes, pervs.

Male and female Backscatter scans

Anyways, red light beeps and a fat guy wearing a small shirt comes out and says “come with me this way”. He slowly walks me into a small room with no windows and just a ‘mirror’ on the wall. I stare bleakly into my reflection thinking, “what the heck did I say? I know I don’t have a knife or gun”. He kindly asks me to reach into my backpack and asks me, “pull out whatever you grab in there metal.” I pull out brass knuckles. “Yep! forgot I put my paper weight in here.”

Needless to say he had to ‘confiscate’ the brass knuckles and told me I could get them back whenever I came back. I just left them there. I am pretty sure I got them from China anyway.

Remember to check your backpack before boarding a plane. It could end in you being cavity searched.

Brass knuckles image from The National Archives UK, under OGL v1.0.

By Mac

I am looking to change the rhetoric and perception of the American Veteran, one person at a time. #Post8ForLife Semper Fi! 🇺🇸

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