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A controversial Virginia lawmaker is trying to introduce new legislation to ban rubber testicles from being fitted to the back of trucks.

Lionel Spruill, known for his failed attempt in 2005 to ban baggy pants, says the motivation for his latest idea came from a constituent.

The man complained that he had been left speechless when his six-year-old daughter spotted a pair and asked him what they were.

Mr Spruill agreed to act: "I said, 'Sir, I'm going to be the laughing stock, but I'm going to do it'," he told the Virginian-Pilot.

Truck drivers who sport fake testicles on the back of their vehicles would risk a $250 fine under his proposal.

"They're offensive to some folks," said Mr Spruill, a Chesapeake Democrat. "It's OK to express yourself, but citizens have the right not to be subjected to something vulgar."

Spruill said he became concerned when he learned that the truck accessories had got larger as their popularity had increased.

"How big are they going to go?" he said. "When will it stop?"

But John Saller, owner of bullsballs.com, laughed off Mr Spruill's campaign. He said he sold several hundred thousand last year, ranging in size from two-and-a-half to 10 inches.

"It's a novelty. It's funny. It doesn't have anything to do with being macho," he insisted

Actually, I think that the only reason that this was funny to me is the statement in red. Reminded me of my youth. One day I was in the car with my dad. Drove by two neighborhood dogs that were busy "making puppies." Naturally, I said: "Dad! What're those two dogs doing?!?!" I remember him stuttering.....he finally said "Oh...They're just being silly." :lol:

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As offensive as it may be to some, there is still the matter of free speech. If we go around banning everything that some people find offensive, we would end up living in an Orwellian society where we would be afraid to express anything. I think baggy pants that show a person's underwear is one the absolutely dumbest things I have ever seen, but if a person wants to dress like that and look like a total idiot, who am I to say they can't?

Rubber nuts hanging off the back of a vehicle does look idiotic, but the person who hangs them there has the right to hang them there.

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