Friday, August 21, 2009

Have a Yard Sale, Go to Federal Prison

The intrusiveness of federal laws is getting ridiculous. How are yard sales interstate commerce, anyway?
WASHINGTON — If you're planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you'd best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is cracking down on the secondhand sales of dangerous and defective products.

The initiative, which targets toys and other products for children, enforces a new provision that makes it a crime to resell anything that's been recalled by its manufacturer.

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