23 Shocking Things Are Legal in the United States and Some Are Quite Shocking

There are some insane laws across United States and today we collected 23 of those shocking laws and make a shock and awe sort of a post. Do tell us in the comments which law you find it most shocking.

1. Drinking and driving

drink-driving

There are no laws in Mississippi that prevent the possession or consumption of alcohol while driving.

2. Driving a tank to the grocery store

Teen-crashes-with-tank-jpg

As long as your tank has rubber tires and has all the right mirrors and lights and what not, you’re totally clear to drive it anywhere you want.

3. Make your backyard a gun range

Make your backyard a gun range

In Florida you can shoot small arms in your backyard, but can’t shoot over a house that is occupied or on a public street.

4. Firing a missile

Firing a missile

Once you get permission from the aeronautics division of the Department of Commerce, you are free to fire a missile in the state of South Carolina.

5. Counting cards

Counting cards

While it’s risky in most casinos, it’s technically not illegal.

6. Owning a brown bear

Owning a brown bear

Dangerous? Sure. Legal? In nine states.

7. Getting spanked by a teacher

Getting spanked by a teacher

19 states still allow corporal punishment in school.

8. Women walking around topless

 Women walking around topless

Only three states have laws against women being topless; Utah, Indian and Tennessee. Some other cities across the country have passed ordinances that block toplessness, although there is some question about their legality.

9. Riding in the back of a pickup

Riding in the back of a pickup

There are actually a lot of states where you can ride in the back of a pickup legally (that doesn’t mean it’s smart…). Those states include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming

10. Wearing a strainer as a hat in a license photo

Wearing a strainer as a hat in a license photo

There are four people who identify as Pastafarian who have fought for their right to wear the colander on their head in their driver’s license picture, because it’s considered a religious garment.

11. Driving barefoot

Driving barefoot

It’s actually legal to drive barefoot in all 50 states. That said, if you’re in an accident while driving barefoot, and the police determine that somehow contributed to the accident, you could get an additional fine for negligent driving.

12. Owning a flamethrower

 Owning a flamethrower

Only 10 states have outlawed purchasing flamethrowers.

13. Sending your dick pics to everyone

 Sending your dick pics to everyone

While you might end up losing some friends, there are no laws in Georgia that say you can’t send people unwanted pictures of your dick.

14. Marrying a cousin

Marrying a cousin

There are 11 states where you totally marry them.

15. Beastiality

Beastiality

More than a dozen states say it’s totally fine for you to fuck an animal.

16. Getting drunk with your kids

Getting drunk with your kids

The Massachusetts State Supreme Judicial Court ruled it’s not illegal for parents to give alcohol to their own children in their home.

17. Texting and driving

 Texting and driving

West Virginia has no laws that outlaw what many people agree is one of the most dangerous things you can do while driving.

18. Serving roadkill as a meal

 Serving roadkill as a meal

Texas, California and Washington are three of the only states that have decided you cannot collect roadkill to serve as food. Just watch out anywhere else you go, you never know where that food came from.

19. Recording a phone call secretly

Recording a phone call secretly

A lot of states only require one person (aka you) to know the conversation is being recorded.

20. Cannibalism

Cannibalism

While technically there’s no specific law against cannibalism, anyone who actually eats human flesh is probably going to be charged with murder, desecration of corpses and necrophilia.

21. Wearing sunglasses while you drive at night

Wearing sunglasses while you drive at night

According to a spokesman for the Bellevue, Washington police department, some states do have laws about being a cool dude at night* but Washington state isn’t one of them.

*Wearing sunglasses automatically makes you a cool dude.

22. Passing at a double yellow line

Passing at a double yellow line

You can pass a car in front of you even if you’re at a double yellow line in Vermont, unless there’s a sign that specifically says otherwise.

23. Firing someone for being gay

Firing someone for being gay

There are actually still 29 states in the U.S. where you can be fired just for being gay. There are also 34 states where you can fire someone for being transgender.

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