Friday, January 29, 2016

The Flamethrowers? Really? Act

Acts on the books here in the U.S. have some entertaining names:
Rep. Eliot Engel

--The Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (1996)
--The Y2K Act (1999)
--Death on the High Seas Act (1920)

But a new act sponsored by New York Congressperson Eliot Engel might be, as MSNBC's Steve Benen says, "the best-named legislation in the history of the U.S. Congress":

The Flamethrowers? Really? Act

Engel is apparently a big fan of Saturday Night Live and Seth Meyers, who inspired the act's name. Only two U.S. states regulate the purchase of flamethrowers, but Engel hopes to change that by introducing this legislation, which would put some purchasing restrictions on these weapons. The Act is currently in committee.

Benen's article on the Flamethrowers? Really? Act is here.

Happy Friday!

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