Feds Consider 'Light Saber' Weapon

Old Aug 9, 07, 10:59 pm
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Feds Consider 'Light Saber' Weapon

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Feds Consider 'Light Saber' Weapon
By Mimi Hall and Eric Moreno,
USA Today
Posted: 2007-08-08 13:08:27
Filed Under: Crime News, Nation News, Science News
(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.

If all goes well, the Homeland Security Department says it "could be in the hands of thousands of policemen, border agents and National Guardsmen" by 2010. Kirwin says it also would be used by air marshals, border patrol agents, other officers with the Transportation Security Administration and customs officers.


I think this is interesting. While some may call this a waste of money, and it certainly might be, I believe this would be a great alternative to the "taser" which has become somewhat lethal to folks with weakened or stressed hearts.
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Old Aug 9, 07, 11:03 pm
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Old Aug 9, 07, 11:05 pm
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http://news.aol.com/story/_a/feds-co...00010000000001
News - Feds Consider 'Light Saber' Weapon - AOL News


Feds Consider 'Light Saber' Weapon
By Mimi Hall and Eric Moreno,
USA Today
Posted: 2007-08-08 13:08:27
Filed Under: Crime News, Nation News, Science News
(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.

If all goes well, the Homeland Security Department says it "could be in the hands of thousands of policemen, border agents and National Guardsmen" by 2010. Kirwin says it also would be used by air marshals, border patrol agents, other officers with the Transportation Security Administration and customs officers.


I think this is interesting. While some may call this a waste of money, and it certainly might be, I believe this would be a great alternative to the "taser" which has become somewhat lethal to folks with weakened or stressed hearts.
It might be good for some jobs, but not on a plane. It'd be horrible for FAMs, for instance. Where are they gonna put it? It'd be hard to hide, that's for sure. And, after they use it on someone, where are they going to drop it? You need both hands for an arrest.

In a hijacking it would be useless. For anything less, they need their hands.

On the border it may be useful as well as in airports and on the street, just not at 35000 feet.

Now a REAL lightsaber, on the other hand........
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Old Aug 9, 07, 11:22 pm
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Sorry, I didn't notice the other thread. Mods, please close this thread.
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