Only in America
A West Virginia industry group has successfully fought new clean-water standards for the state, partly by arguing that because so many state residents are obese, their bodies can handle more pollution from coal and chemical plants. The new, EPA-backed regulations don’t account “for several factors, including body weight,” said the West Virginia Manufacturers Association.
Missouri State Rep. Andrew McDaniel recently introduced a bill that would require adults ages 18 to 35 to own “at least one” AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. After the shooting massacre in New Zealand, the Republican lawmaker clarified that the “McDaniel Militia Act” was an attempt to provoke “the other side,” and “to show that our Second Amendment rights are under attack.” He said he doesn’t “actually support mandates.”