If that junk happens to be brass cartridge casings or shotgun shell hulls you picked up after a day at the range, you are in for an unpleasant surprise should you get pulled over in the District of Columbia. People running DC seem to be quite discriminating when it comes to recycling.
(Washington Examiner) Washington police are operating under orders to arrest tourists and other non-residents traveling with spent bullet or shotgun casings, a crime that carries a $1,000 fine, a year in jail and a criminal record, according to a new book about the city’s confusing gun laws.
Under the law, live or empty brass and plastic casings must be carried in a special container and unavailable to drivers. Having one, for example, in a cup holder or ash tray is illegal. Read more…
While checking your pockets for this odd .22 casing, be on the lookout for bed bugs as well. Washington, DC taxi cabs and public transportation are world famous for sharing those kinds of souvenirs with unsuspecting tourists.
(Pete, thank you for sharing the story)