Stop In The Name Of This Idiotic law

The website Law & Crime put out a list of the top ten most bizarre laws in the nation. Apparently, not every American legislator was the equivalent of a Thomas Jefferson or James Madison.

Indiana: It is illegal to sniff glue. This one relies on intent. You’re breaking the law if you do it to get high. The substances in question include what the law calls “model glue,” or a substance that contains toluene (found in paint thinners), acetone (nail polish remover), and freon (air conditioning systems).

Boy, if I had a nickel for every time I stood in front of the air conditioner waiting to get high… oh wait, I’ve said too much.

New Jersey prohibits the use of bulletproof vests “while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit” a crime from a specified list. These are murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, kidnaping, criminal escape and assault.

So, if you’re planning to murder someone, leave the vest at home; unless you want to be arrested.

In Tennessee, you can’t duel anyone if you want to run for public office. You know a prohibition is serious when it’s in a constitution. Under Tennessee’s governing charter, you cannot run for office if you engage in a duel. (H/TAOSHQ)

That said, if you’re NOT planning on running for office, fire away! Literally.

9 thoughts on “Stop In The Name Of This Idiotic law

  1. And here I was, getting ready to drive to Chattanooga to slap Bob Corker across the face and arrange a sunrise meeting on the commons, but then he’s gotten on board….never knew it would cancel my political aspirations…

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  2. I Can’t Believe It’s Not A Misdemeanor! Any person who attempts to pass off margarine, oleo, or oleomargarine as real butter is guilty of a simple misdemeanor in the state of Iowa, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $625 fine. The punishment seems harsh to me!

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  3. Cathy – Hey, some people take “poking” the wrong way.

    TXNick – I guess they just pour a barrel of whiskey in the lake?

    Mike – Or using a stove lid, like Marty McFly in Back to the Future III?

    Doc – You should probably break out the glove anyway.

    Ronni – Who the hell is timing that?

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