Weird LawsIt's time for more weird laws from around the country! Every Friday at we discuss and analyze the origin of some of the strangest laws from around the world. Although I have a hard time believing that some of the weird laws I find on the internet are actually true, it is still fascinating to read them and wonder what state legislators were thinking when they decided to enact some of these laws. This week, our focus will be on Rhode Island and the weird laws that residents of Rhode Island must abide by.  For example, according to one Rhode Island law, it is a criminal offense to use, possess, or sell a cap gun.

If you want to learn about other strange laws from Rhode Island, keep reading.  Enjoy!

It Is Illegal To Sell, Possess, Or Use A Toy Gun In Rhode Island

Rhode Island: According to a Rhode Island law, it is against the law for people to sell, possess with intent to sell or use, any toy pistol that is designed to discharge blank cartridges.  Basically, it is illegal to carry or own a plastic toy gun in Rhode Island.  If my sibling and I lived in Rhode Island, we would have been outlaws since we were five years old and would definitely have warrants out for our arrest.

It Is Illegal To Throw Pickle Juice On A Trolley

Rhode Island: Hahaha… Some of these laws are completely outrageous.  I hope one of you can provide us with a reasonable explanation for this strange law!

It Is Illegal To Work On A Sunday In Rhode Island

Rhode Island: A Rhode Island law that prohibits work or recreational activities on the first day of the week states that it is illegal to carry on any labor, business, or work, as well as participate in any game, sport, or recreation on Sundays.  Those who break this law will be fined $5 for the first offense and $10 for the second. No work on a Sunday, awesome - but no play on a Sunday???

Even though some of these laws seem illogical and outdated, there must be a sensible explanation for their enactment.

What do you think about these weird laws?  Are there any weird laws that you find strange?