Friday, June 24, 2005

My State Laws



I figured that I'd put something in really quick about the odd state of Nevada. Not only is it shaped like they sent in measurements for a shirt but got one sleeve longer than the other, it has some funny laws. It is actually illegal to have sex without a condom or drive a camel on the highway in the state. It is legal to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property. Clark County has an ordinance that says that it is illegal to bring a concealed firearm into the county unless it is registered with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. (In order to register it, you must bring it to the police department. You also can't register the weapon on weekends but you could be prosecuted at that time.) It's also against city statutes to walk down the Las Vegas Strip with an erection. Everyone walking down the streets of Elko is required to wear a mask. Men who wear mustaches are forbidden from kissing women in Eureka. And in Nyala, a man is not allowed to buy drinks for more than 3 people other than himself at any one period during the day.

I've broken the erection statute, I believe.Posted by Hello

6 comments:

Vavoom said...

You know, I hate to admit this, but I love hearing about antiquated laws that are still on the books. They sound so preposterous! I mean, what prompted the state legislature to pass laws against erection walking, camel riding or mustache kissing men?

Here in Berkeley we had problems with outdated laws. One of them stipulated that nudity was legal. Yup. We had old men walking around the streets naked for a while. Maybe I don't think outdated laws are so funny, after all.

Teri said...

Gotta love our state :) At my school they have posted the rules for being a teacher in the 1800's. Women were not allowed to be married or go out other than a church function and men would be allowed to court a woman 1 night a week and was not allowed to be shaved at a barber shop.

Davydgrey said...

So what you are saying Martin is that all the women cruising the strip and flashing their tits at the guys are trying to get them to break the law...

RT said...

Yes Davydgrey, we are. But only to see if y'alls are worth it... Ouch! ;o)

Although I wouldn't support it, I kind of like the "Men who wear mustaches are forbidden from kissing women in Eureka" part... I know it sounds prejudice, but I really get creeped out by facial hair.

Moose said...

That's funny.

LoraLoo said...

I love reading about the crazy old laws of Nevada too...did you know that it is illegal for any member of the Nevada legislature to conduct official business wearing a penis costume while the legislature is in session? I'd like to have seen the incident that brought this one about...