The most important changes in laws often slip by under the radar. There are no press releases or national conversations. These laws profoundly impact people’s everyday lives, yet they often have little knowledge of how they have changed. The debate in Ohio over House Bills 142 and 228 shows this in action.
A number of blue states passed laws this year to create court orders which bar a person from owning or possessing a firearm. They all have substantial variation from State to State. In some cases, only law enforcement can file petitions for court orders to seize a person’s guns. In others, anyone a person has ever dated can make the request.
While Arizona and Hawaii are currently the only two states within the U.S. that do not observe Daylight Saving Time, lawmakers in many states have considered doing away with it themselves.
Federal law under most circumstances currently allows a state to determine whether it will observe Daylight Saving Time or exempt itself, and several states are thinking about opting out.
Lawmakers in many states have introduced bills which would make it illegal to possess devices which accelerate semi-automatic rate of fire, though each approach to the subject takes a slightly different angle. Definitions and specific devices that would be banned vary in each case. Some are more expansive, covering any accessory which has the potential to accelerate rate-of-fire. Others only ban a few specific items.