Bad: Tac lights as home invasion tools?

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    Bad: Tac lights as home invasion tools?

    A couple of robberies/home invasions where the thugs used a "bright light" to "disorient, maybe confuse" the victims...

    It's time to ban flashlights.

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    All that said....
    It could be worse.
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    Does Bloomberg know about this?
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    I have a 15,000,000 candle light spot light used for coyote hunting at night so a bg woudn't be able to see either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyColby View Post
    I have a 15,000,000 candle light spot light used for coyote hunting at night so a bg woudn't be able to see either.
    "Cause i'm, Blinded by the light!" Song just came to my mind lol
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    I had forgot about that song. LOL

    The only problem with the light is it doesn't hold a charge worth a darn. The bedside may become its new home and only serve the role of lighting up the hall way when things go bump in the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyColby View Post
    I had forgot about that song. LOL

    The only problem with the light is it doesn't hold a charge worth a darn. The bedside may become its new home and only serve the role of lighting up the hall way when things go bump in the night.
    True but as for charge, im pretty sure one .5sec burst of 15million candle light would leave them blind enough for you to render them unconscious until LEO's showed up... lol

    Just keep it plugged in
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    Holy cow. How many candle power is the sun? Couldn't that be used to disorient a victim. Maybe daytime should be banned or at least heavily restricted. Nobody needs that much light and heat. Unless you are a professional like a farmer or something. Outrageous.

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    Aim for the light, aim for the light.
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    Thats where spray and pray comes into play! At least they dont have a gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    At least they dont have a gun.
    No guarantees on that one. They haven't so far, but that can change. So, if you think how someone normally holds a flashlight, they don't usually hold it way out from them. So, if you shoot to the light, you are likely going to hit a good bit of mass, eh?
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    Anyone remember the old flash bulbs that we used to use with cameras? They were about 2 inches in diameter and the bulb got so hot when it went off that the glass would partially melt. I remember seeing spots for a long time after having a picture taken. Now those were bright.

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