I know that somewhere in CPF, I heard mention that someone attended a professional sports event (NBA, I think) where flashlights were specifically prohibited. Also (in that same thread, I believe) I read that a courthouse or some other government function had done the same. I cannot think of a more perfect example of "wanting to leave someone in the dark". How could any sane adult have the nerve to prohibit something so extremely useful and potentially life saving in an emergency situation? It is so ridiculous that I wish I could say that I don't believe it, but I surely do believe that something like this is possible.
Anyway, before I rant too much, can anyone confirm that there are places within the USA that prohibit flashlights?