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Laser pointers = weapons...?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Legal' started by mnw42, Apr 21, 2008.

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  1. mnw42

    mnw42 Member

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    Here is a link to a Slashdot thread and the two articles form the Australian press here and here.
     
  2. TAB

    TAB Member

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    in CA its a crime to point them at a LEO
     
  3. ZeSpectre

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    Take away the laser pointers and a lot of folks will have to start walking their dogs again.
     
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Not to quibble, friend, but it seems you're assuming the people are smarter than the dogs. Is that what you mean? Is that a reasonable assumption?

    Just asking.
     
  5. ZeSpectre

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    I mean that when I had a dog I could sit on the back porch and run my dog all over the yard until she was exhausted because she'd chase that "red bug" like a fiend <grin>.

    I enjoyed our morning walks but the laser was great in the evening when I was tired from a day at work.
     
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    Lasers are great with cats too. I once left my guns with a friend while out of town, and his wife used my (empty) revolver's laser grips to entertain hers cats, which in turn entertained her. :)
     
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    So, what exactly do they consider "high-powered"? Stuff like this.
     
  8. John828

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    Here is what I read:

    An anonymous reader was the first to point to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald which says that New South Wales (of which Sydney is the capital) will prohibit the possession of rocks, defining them as weapons, and make it an offense to carry any rock "without a lawful reason." (Similar coverage at news.com.au) Western Australia apparently beat NSW to the punch, and the federal government of Australia announced earlier this month it will treat rocks much like firearms, which, in Australia, is really saying something. The restrictions come as a reaction to incidents (not confined to Australia) in which the rocks were thrown on people, and in some cases, drawing blood. :scrutiny:
     
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    How did the censor miss this duplicate thread?
     
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    In the absence of discusion of legal issues...
     
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