A good idea?

I just received this in my mailbox. I ordered a flashlight and, out of curiosity, a crossbow and throwing knife, from this source. I read where lasers have caused accidents, both on roadways and in the air. I wonder…..

Is this a good idea? Regardless of its possible use to deter a personal attack, what’s to stop someone flashing  this thing, with a range of 12-miles, at aircraft or during heavy traffic from on overhead bridge on a freeway? It’s like the assault rifle, isn’t it? 

I will never support outlawing firearms or any other device for personal protection, but I am not one who would ever choose it for any other reason. I do not hunt, but if I did, I wouldn’t wish to ‘bag’ game with a ‘spray’ of bullets. To me it’s like using a howitzer to kill a gnat. But, here it is, available for simply paying cost of shipment and handling. A real good deal. A Good Deal for everyone and that concerns me. It seems to be another ‘weapon’ in the wrong hands, donchaknow. How about you?

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.    AMEN

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  1. Just a couple of footnotes regarding the law on lasers and aircraft!

    The FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 signed into law by former President Obama this past summer increased the maximum civil penalty that can be imposed by the FAA against those aiming laser pointers at airplanes from $11,000 to $25,000.

    https://www.goldbergdefense.com/blog/2017/05/is-it-really-a-federal-offense-to-aim-a-laser-pointer-at-an-aircraft.shtml

    On February 14, 2012, the President (Obama) signed Public Law 112-95 (PDF), the “FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.” Section 311 amended Title 18 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) Chapter 2, § 39, by adding § 39A, which makes it a federal crime to aim a laser pointer at an aircraft.

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