[hackerspaces] N.J. Assembly advances bill prohibiting sale of lasers used to point at airplanes

Georges Kesseler georgeskesseler at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 25 21:47:14 CEST 2012

What the hell????

A 5mW laser is inoffensive. even if you point it into your eye, and
mostly invisible at long range.
The lasers pointed at airplanes are already illegal (100mW range). So
the bill won't change a thing, except making all CD players illegal :-)


On 09/24/2012 07:24 PM, B F wrote:
> I would be interested in feedback on this article from somebody
> knowledgeable about lasers and their uses.  Is this likely to be a
> problem for makerspaces?
> http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/09/nj_assembly_passes_bill_prohib.html
> - B F
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