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FDA Approves ‘Laser Dazzler’ for Use by Law Enforcement
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1469248:MV8xNzg2OTU3XzI5NzAyOTkyXzQyMDNCNTIx] [quote:Anonymous Coward 1469248:MV8xNzg2OTU3XzI5NzAyOTc2X0RCRUQ1Q0I2] Just carry a mirror with you. [/quote] Case in point. "fumbled a dazzler he was trying to point at an oncoming vehicle a safe distance away. “He was in an awkward position and [b][u]illuminated a rearview mirror in such a way that he got a beam directly back into the eye.” The beam had gone less than 6 metres when it hit the soldier in the centre of vision of his right eye, burning the retina and leaving his vision in that eye permanently damaged[/u][/b]." [/quote]
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Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a non-lethal weapon — once reserved only for the military — as a new tool for local law enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard.
FDA Approves Laser Dazzler for Local Law Enforcement
GLARE Enforcer laser dazzler.
New Scientist reports that at the SHOT show in January, a conference for professionals involved with sport shooting, hunting and law enforcement, the 200-milliwatt GLARE Enforcer was unveiled by B.E. Meyers Electro-Optics as the first laser dazzler available for domestic use.
Laser dazzlers work by temporarily blinding a subject using a green laser with no risk of killing the person, unlike the risk associated with tasers and guns outfitted with rubber bullets. But according to New Scientist, there is still risk involved that has some questioning if they should actually be used, even with FDA approval.
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