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For the better part of a century the small town of Severance, Colorado has banned the throwing of snowballs. The prohibition was part of a larger ban that made it verboten to throw or shoot rocks or any other projectiles at people, animals, buildings or pretty much anything else. City leaders had always considered snowballs part of such dangerous weaponry. Or it had until a motivated nine-year-old boy named Dane Best recently convinced the town council to drop the ban. Young Dane’s argument that the law was hopelessly outdated resonated with the council, which unanimously voted shortly thereafter to drop snowball prohibition. While Dane was the big winner, he noted his first target is likely to be his younger brother, which makes the younger Best the big loser in all this.