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?


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,


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


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.


(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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