Inauguration Day 2017: Banned Items List

Written by Jennifer Giorgi
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On January 20, 2016, many Americans will be celebrating as President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as the President of the United States. Trump beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton with an electoral college win back in November.

The website recently released a list of items to be banned from the inauguration day celebrations.

For your safety and the safety of others, the following items are prohibited from all official inauguration events.

  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Animals other than service/guide animals
  • Backpacks and bags exceeding size restrictions (18” by 13” by 7”)
  • Bicycles
  • Balloons
  • Coolers
  • Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Glass, thermal, or metal containers
  • Laser pointers
  • Mace / Pepper spray
  • Packages
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Signs exceeding the size restrictions (20” x 3” x 1/4”)
  • Structures
  • Supports for signs and placards
  • Toy guns
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any other items determined to be potential safety hazards

Selfie sticks? Um…Structures? While the list seems mostly normal, there sure are a few weird and/or oddly specific items on there. And how about the catch-all “any other items determined to be potential safety hazards”? Couldn’t that be almost anything?

What are your thoughts on the banned items list? What is the strangest item you’ve seen banned at a venue? Let us know in the comments below!