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Old 08-08-2007, 02:26 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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(Aug. 8) - The Homeland Security Department is aiming to arm federal agents with a light-saber-type weapon that emits a dazzling strobe capable of subduing criminals, terrorists and even unruly airline passengers.

It's the latest government effort to develop a non-lethal weapon - in this case, a powerful beam of light that temporarily blinds anyone who looks into it.

"The light could be used to make a bad guy turn away or shut his eyes, giving authorities enough time to tackle the suspect and apply the cuffs, all while sparing the lives of passersby, hostages or airline passengers," according to a description of the device from the Homeland Security Department's science and technology division.

News - Feds Consider 'Light Saber' Weapon - AOL News (broken link)
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:58 PM
Location: Oregon Coast
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I wonder if that will be any better than a stun gun? You'd have to aim it at the eyes which means the person would need to be facing you.
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