This is a discussion on Conceal Carry lightsaber (High powered portable laser... whoah) within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Funkdenomtro And no, its not a real light saber. Light sabers are accelerated photon repeaters. By bouncing the laser back and forth ...
"The flock sleep peaceably in their pasture at night because Sheepdogs stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
sign me up. but does it come in a sub-compact frame?
got to texas as fast as i could...Fuhgeddaboudit!
Happy Fathers Day, Lord Vader!
I'm not sure the posts I've seen here really show a good understanding as to just how dangerous a 1W laser can be.
Pointing this 1W laser at a MATTE surface (say, a wall or carpet) and just seeing the point will PERMANENTLY BLIND YOU in less than a second. If it should actually hit something that is even remotely glossy, it will permanently blind you well before you even have time to blink!
Not that closing your eyes would do much good against a direct to the eye shot. (Or off a mirror, glass, or other glossy surface) The amount of light passing through your eyelid would still do significant, permanent damage to your retina.
And a final thing to think about... You don't necessarily have to be looking directly at the laser for the beam to be going into your eye. If the beam/reflection is in your field of vision and entering your eye, you're screwed.
You'd be crazy to use something like this outside a sealed room with no windows, all doors closed, no person/pet/etc in the room without eye protection, etc.
Because of the great ability to do harm, and the very common misconception about how dangerous these things really are, I'm FAR more concerned about these things being "in the wild" than I am guns. People know to handle guns responsibly. (well, more or less) They're at least aware of what they are capable of. Laser pointers... not so much.
Here is some food for thought, kind of in keeping with the forum. If you saw someone pointing one of these devices at you, keeping in mind that they can blind you virtually instantly with the press of a button, EVEN IF YOUR EYES ARE CLOSED... Would you consider yourself justified to draw on them? (Setting aside the difficultly of out-drawing a button press. I'm really just asking you to ponder how serious you consider the situation to be.)