Following a recent tragedy in which two young boaters disappeared off Florida after taking a center console offshore into an approaching storm, reactions by legislators were strong and swift, with knee-jerk bills that would add to our existing legislative burden. One politician proposed that everyone under 21 be required to wear a life jacket whenever in a boat. Current state age laws on wearing life jackets, which supersede federal laws, are already eclectic. For example, in Florida anyone under the age of 6 must wear one while underway, while states without life-jacket laws default to the Coast Guard interim rule requiring children 13 and younger to wear them. I'm all for appropriate safety rules, but this needs to be tempered with personal responsibility too.