HB(House Bill) 1388 is an Rural Legend claiming that the US congress
secretly passed a bill that negates the 1st and 2d amendments. Some variations claim that it allows for the resettlement of displaced Palestinians and members of Hamas
into the United States.
Other Rural legends are that president Barack Obama
is not a natural US citizen
but instead some form of Islamic "Manchurian candidate
" or even the "antichrist
Another claims that FEMA
is building internment camps in remote locations of the United States to house dissidents and other "enemies of the state"
Countless other examples abound and many are taken seriously by ill informed and paranoid people. The recent surge in firearms sales in the United States can be seen as a result of rural legends.