Time to read: 3 min
November 12, 2015
Is it wicked cool or wicked harmful?
The real reason why you cant have that 300mW to 1Watt “ARCTIC MASTER BLASTER” laser pointer.
Yes, we know its a weapon.
A 5mW laser can blind you.
AND HAS in some cases.
Even pilots in mid air.
Distance means nothing to a laser pointer.
DO NOT POINT THAT THING AT SELF!
Thats the whole point. (Pun intended)
Not quite a phaser, though.
I think phaser would be a cross between a high powered ray gun(yes, they exist and I know where to get one) and a laser like this. And the beam is wider.
These are unbelieve-ably handheld. I had one at one point, a malfunctioning one, but one none-the-less.
Its not in my hands right now. It was a 300 miliwatt model.
The battery compartment overheated.
The laser worked just fine.
Neraly took out an eyebrow making sure it worked.
These are not your lab created behemoths.
They cut and burn indescriminately none -the -less and MUST be treated with respect, moreso than any gun.
You can singe hair and eyes just by looking at the (semi-invisible) beam.
DANGEROUS? You have no idea.
But then again, with such a dangerous device, isnt that the POINT?
This wasnt a experiment as to whom could do what for how many cookies and get away with it.
These were intentionally produced en-mass.
By a company SPECIALIZING in high quality LASERS.
I think the real reason the feds stepped in, at least in the states, is because they didnt want laser weapons in reach of the public.
-NOW CHINA HAS ONE.
Nevermind the fact that people aim them at pilots. The Government wants to be the only ones with these kinds of weapons.
And believe you me, most of the people with more than 5mW of laser, especially blue laser, KEEP SAFE, limit thier use, and are RESPONSIBLE.
So thats not the reason they were yanked.
Yes, they post some cool demos online.
And they were yanked by the Meat district.
Not the FBI, not some shadow NSA agency.
The MEAT people.
The fucking FDA.
WHO HAS NOTHING to DO with WEAPONS or SPACE WEAPONS.
You would think maybe the ATF might be the ones stepping in, but NOOOO…..