You might find entertainment in purchasing a novelty lighter that amuses you for any number of reasons – maybe you collect whatever item it is shaped like, or maybe you like being a little bit different when you bust out your lighter. Regardless, New York has come to the rescue by banning novelty lighters. However, the particular emphasis of what they really want banned are lighters that are shaped like guns and ammunition.
The Bronx Democrat who sponsored the bill cited a reason for banning them because “…there’s no reason for them to exist.” Retailers will now face a $500 fine per oddly shaped lighter if they are caught with them. Trying to import them into the state will set you back $10,000 if caught. Leave your whimsical lighter at home when you visit the Empire State. In fact, just leave behind your sense of humor, desire for fun, and any sense of amusement you might possess.