Sarah Jane does a much more thorough job of explaining at her blog today. Read there for more details and background.
The important thing to do is to contact your Congress Representative and Senator. There are even sample letters you can use. The more people who do this the better! It will only take you a few minutes to complete this process online. And pass this message on!
These cute pony-tail holders by nettiepete are the very kind of thing that could be affected. Crazy.
So do something. Whenever there is a heated debate of some kind, I always like to look at both sides and you can soon cut through the rhetoric on either side and see things a little more clearly. After doing that, this is one of those issues that definitely needs a little more review and refining by Congress before it is put into action.