Penn and Teller wrapped up a few shows on the east coast over the Memorial Day weekend, but the rabid audiences excited to see the Bad Boys of Magic did not get to witness their signature effect. The famous bullet catch, performed as the grand finale to their Vegas show did not make an appearance thanks to local gun laws.

Penn explained to The Philadelphia Inquirer:

“You can’t do guns in Atlantic City,” Jillette lamented. “Even bribes couldn’t [help]. They get very jumpy about .357 Magnums in Atlantic City.”

We were told the Foxwoods show in Connecticut ended with a fire eating routine for similar reasons. No matter the intention of the law, it seems like a bit of a bummer that Penn and Teller couldn’t perform such a signature bit because of it, right?