The dumb things Congressmen think of…

Now thanks to Republican Congressman Pete King of NY we have legislation that makes silent cell phone cameras illegal. I guess having silent cameras is ok- or what’s next- making video cameras make noise like old movie film?

A BILL

To require mobile phones containing digital cameras to make a sound when a photograph is taken.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Camera Phone Predator Alert Act’.

SEC. 2. FINDING.

Congress finds that children and adolescents have been exploited by photographs taken in dressing rooms and public places with the use of a camera phone.

SEC. 3. AUDIBLE SOUND STANDARD.

(a) Requirement- Beginning 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, any mobile phone containing a digital camera that is manufactured for sale in the United States shall sound a tone or other sound audible within a reasonable radius of the phone whenever a photograph is taken with the camera in such phone. A mobile phone manufactured after such date shall not be equipped with a means of disabling or silencing such tone or sound.

via Search Results – THOMAS (Library of Congress).

We’re in the midst of 2 wars, a financial crisis, and 60,000 people being fired in a day- and Pete King is worried about cell phone cameras?

I’m sure the people of NY ‘s 3rd district are real proud of this bumpkin.

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