My son carries a shell casing from the 21 gun salute my Dad got at his National Cemetery funeral.
Trying to take it away from him would be a BAD idea.
I went to a friend’s father’s funeral at Arlington in 2002. He presented me with a spent blank shell casing from the honor guard. I still have it.
So.....if I had driven across the Memorial Bridge and got stopped, I would have been arrested?
D.C. is its own banana republic.