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Old 13th Mar 2014, 22:56
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 23:06
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The fools that commit these sorts of crime are generally just that. The apprehended should be asked to pass a course in optics and the equivalent of an undergraduate course in photogrammetry and [email protected] technology. Those who pass go free, the dullards sew mail bags...

That'll show them...

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Old 14th Mar 2014, 02:07
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One has to ask - a non-owner or user of a high-powered [email protected] - just what is the purpose or substantiated use of one? If there's a basically singular and express purpose of use for the item, shouldn't severe restrictions on ownership and useage be introduced (such as restrictions on military-style weapons in civilian hands)?

It seems to me every clown and his brain-dead mate can buy one of these direct from China, without any real restrictions - when the importation and ownership of such item without good cause (and a showing of intelligence and responsibility) should be initiated immediately, as a matter of aviation safety priorities?

In the U.S., there's a myriad of laws relating to misuse of [email protected] pointers. It seems NJ is the only state with a degree of sense, in having laws that seriously restrict ownership of them - thus attacking the problem at its source.

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Old 14th Mar 2014, 02:31
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Until the law came in in Aus restricting the power of them, people purchased them as [email protected] pointers and for rifles and pistols - quite powerful one's.

They still do buy them but they are restricted in power and since I don't go around shining them in people's eyes, not sure how far they "hurt" but they still "dazzle" even at longer range.
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 09:04
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Had Plod round at my door earlier this week, informing me (and neighbours) that anti-social youths locally had progressed to pointing these [email protected] thingys at local motorists now. Suggested I keep a good lookout ...
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 09:15
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During those riots that broke out in the sandy places the last few years,seemed to be a lot of [email protected] being "shone"about.
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