Here’s another short collection of homeland stupidity news headlines.
- San Diego, Calif., has closed Harbor Drive to parades on days when a cruise ship is docked in the harbor, saying there would be too many people out on the streets. Parade organizers have had a difficult time finding alternate parade routes so far.
- In more California stupidity, lawmakers want semiautomatic pistols to imprint an ID number on shell casings when they are fired. Critics contend this would drive up the cost of guns and ammunition, as well as affect only law-abiding gun owners. The law would not apply to revolvers. (Via Tempus Fugit.)
- Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) is trying to push through a 25% tax on Internet pornography. The strange part of this proposed legislation is that all the cosponsors are Democrats. But the tax is likely to fail, if not in the Senate, then in the courts, as protected speech cannot be taxed.