Each year there are thousands upon thousands of new laws proposed and passed that sneak their way into the lives of Americans. For example, an immigration attorney can look at laws are put in place to protect rights, freedoms, and certain benefits. Many laws that are agreed upon, others that aren’t agreed upon, and some that are just head scratchers like mismatching horizontal blinds, or window blinds, in an office.
Surprising laws that many would agree with
In Maine, it’s illegal to have up Christmas decorations after January 14th. Now, this law is definitely not enforced but it should be. It should also be enforced in all fifty states and other U.S territories.
In Florida, it’s illegal to pass gas after 6pm on Sundays. Another arguably agreeable law that makes one wonder who would draft such a thing but, at the end of the day, heat mixed with odor is a lethal combination.
In Kentucky, every citizen is required to shower at least once a year. A clear sign that some states are very serious with their stance on the importance of personal hygiene.
Surprising laws that many wouldn’t agree with
In New York, jumping off the roof of a building is a crime punishable by death. Clearly, when this law was created, the lawmakers didn’t realize the repercussions of jumping off a roof.
In Tennessee, it’s illegal for women to call men for dates. Good to know that Tennessee is not only known for having some of the best barbecue but, also, the best cat ladies.
In Oklahoma, you can get arrested for making disturbing faces at a dog. Look at another person strangely as much as you want, but look at their dog wrong and you’re going down.
Laws that make you go, “Huh?”
In New Jersey, it is illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing murder. It’s obvious that New Jersey would like the victim to have a chance at surviving the possible attempt, so it wouldn’t be fair for the suspect to have armor of any kind.
In Illinois, it is illegal to enter the state before contacting the police. A state that just wants to welcome people the right way, and offer the grand tour.
And last, but certainly not least, in Michigan, anyone over the age 12 may own a handgun as long as they have no felonies. This is a smart, concise way of giving kids positive incentives if they live a straight-laced lifestyle.