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VP61 - Petition to Ban Laser Pointers watch

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    VP61 - Petition to Ban Laser Pointers

    Petition to Ban Laser Pointers

    This petition calls for all laser pointers with the exception of those classified as class 1 to be made unavailable for public purchase. When lasers are used in incidents such as when they are shone at aircraft or at the eyes of other citizens they should be considered as offensive weapons with possible jail sentences and fines depending on the seriousness of the offence.


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    Blah, you're all too bloody liberal.
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    Hmmm, I'll have to look up what the classes are first. Something does need to be done though

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    As it is only a petition and not legally binding, I'll vote aye as there definitely needs to be improvement of regulation. However there are many practical uses for lasers of all classes, so I do not support a blanket ban like this. Maybe some sort of licensing system for the more powerful/dangerous lasers.
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    (Original post by cBay)
    As it is only a petition and not legally binding, I'll vote aye as there definitely needs to be improvement of regulation. However there are many practical uses for lasers of all classes, so I do not support a blanket ban like this. Maybe some sort of licensing system for the more powerful/dangerous lasers.
    Agreed

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    (Original post by cBay)
    As it is only a petition and not legally binding, I'll vote aye as there definitely needs to be improvement of regulation. However there are many practical uses for lasers of all classes, so I do not support a blanket ban like this. Maybe some sort of licensing system for the more powerful/dangerous lasers.
    It's not legally binding but there is an obligation for the government to respond and write some legislation if it passes
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    On a side note, I wonder if people use lasers in Syria and other warzones to try and defend against air strikes.

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    It's not legally binding but there is an obligation for the government to respond and write some legislation if it passes
    Fair enough
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    (Original post by cBay)
    On a side note, I wonder if people use lasers in Syria and other warzones to try and defend against air strikes.



    Fair enough
    I would imagine that in theory one could use a laser to divert laser guided weapons, although I imagine the targeting laser will strobe in a certain way that the bomb or missile is designed to lock on to, and probably changes with every shot to make it harder to given you will already I expect need a stronger laser to be able to distract it.
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    Ayes to the right: 14
    Noes to the left: 28
    Abstain: 5

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