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Blinded by laser-armed cops scared yet? (Demilitarizing? Not so fast! Police on buying binge...)
WND ^ | April 17, 2015 | Leo Hohmann

Posted on 04/17/2015 9:44:39 PM PDT by Perseverando


The Z-Ro Retinal Obfuscation weapon mounted to a handgun.

Last summer’s riots in Ferguson, Missouri, prompted much talk by President Obama and certain members of Congress about the need to demilitarize local police forces. Nearly a year later, the opposite is happening.

New and more powerful weapons are flowing into local police departments daily, and still others are new to the marketplace.

One weapon about to make its debut is the “Z-Ro Retinal Obfuscation” gun. When fired, the gun allows an officer to temporarily blind his targeted subject for up to 15 minutes.

The new “compliance weapon” made a splash at the Urban Shield trade show last October in Boston. It is not yet available for purchase but recently entered the manufacturing stage, according to its maker, Reno, Nevada-based Shield Defense Systems LLC. It can be weapon-mounted or hand-held.

“We are currently developing and manufacturing numerous proprietary technologies, don’t be left behind,” the firm says on its website. “Contact us now to be on the priority list for information and demonstrations at info@shielddefensesystems.com.”

The company refers to “recent controversies” in making its pitch for the sight-stealing gun, and says the weapon is safe to use against humans.

“With the rise of recent controversies directed at law enforcement officers … Shield Defense Systems has dedicated its personnel and resources with primary objectives in providing non-lethal and less-harmful but effective, deployable defense systems to proactively subdue would-be assailants. Our systems focus on the PRESERVATION OF HUMAN LIFE, and POST QUALITY OF LIFE, while delivering effective compliance techniques to quell both foreign and domestic threats.”

John Whitehead, a constitutional lawyer, founder of the Rutherford Institute and author of the new book, “Battlefield America: The War on the American People,” finds

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: battlefieldamerica; cnsf; dhs; donutwatch; efad; facebook; google; homelandsecurity; laser; lawenforcement; policestate; robot; ruthefordinstitute; stingray; tyranny; urbanshield; whitehead
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"The Urban Shield conference was mainly funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, with dozens of corporate sponsors also chipping in thousands of dollars.

In the wake of Ferguson, Whitehead said many reports centered on the federal government’s 1033 program, which allows it to transfer used military hardware to domestic police agencies.

“The myth that was put out there was, there is 2 or 3 billion dollars worth of equipment flowing to police departments and it’s just old military equipment. But 40 percent is new stuff,” he said."

Welcome to the new USSA, comrade. Your papers are not in order. You'll have to come with us. It's for your own safety.


1 posted on 04/17/2015 9:44:39 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

I think the police are justified in using tactical nukes in the event of a Dairy Queen robbery. Yeah these weapons might be helpful In a Ferguson type riot, but how soon before it is turned on those who’ve done nothing wrong.


2 posted on 04/17/2015 9:59:09 PM PDT by dp0622
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To: dp0622
As soon as they see a Black guy driving a Cadillac in Detroit.
3 posted on 04/17/2015 10:01:33 PM PDT by sport
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To: dp0622

Yep, all cops bad.


4 posted on 04/17/2015 10:01:36 PM PDT by doc1019 (Blue lives matter)
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To: doc1019
If they refuse to police their own, yes.
And some are refusing to police their own.
5 posted on 04/17/2015 10:05:10 PM PDT by MaxMax (Call the local GOP and ask how you can support CRUZ for POTUS, Make them talk!)
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To: MaxMax

Yep, all cops bad.


6 posted on 04/17/2015 10:05:47 PM PDT by doc1019 (Blue lives matter)
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To: Perseverando

NO cop needs full auto.

Not even SWAT.


7 posted on 04/17/2015 10:05:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Perseverando

“And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.”


8 posted on 04/17/2015 10:06:12 PM PDT by Texas Gal
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To: Perseverando

“says the weapon is safe to use against humans.”

Huh? I want a weapon that is not safe against humans.


9 posted on 04/17/2015 10:06:40 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: doc1019

My friends that became cops had good hearts but were the craziest ones of the bunch. I went on a trip to Vegas with 10 cops when I was in late 20s. They were INSANE lol. Great trip. I don’t doubt they would have put their lives on the line to save someone, but boy were they jaded against blacks after seeing terrible things after about five years on the job. My fear is also the Obummer would love to have federal power over the police. And what kind of people is he going to push to get hired? And what about DHS, HHS getting these weapons?


10 posted on 04/17/2015 10:07:02 PM PDT by dp0622
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To: max americana

Bingo. It is a fallen world, has been since the garden.


11 posted on 04/17/2015 10:09:26 PM PDT by Fungi (So you think you know anything about evolution? Think again.)
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To: Perseverando

Get some of those mirrored sunglasses?


12 posted on 04/17/2015 10:17:04 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Perseverando

Obama really is pushing hard to et anti-cop rhetoric so high even conservatives will be calling for federal oversight of all municipal forces. And when it happens, they’ll act surprised at how gullible they were at falling for agitprop.


13 posted on 04/17/2015 10:23:33 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Perseverando

Welcome to the new USSA, comrade. Your papers are not in order. You'll have to come with us. It's for your own safety.

And a 30-round clip in the back if you DON'T comply...

14 posted on 04/17/2015 10:25:05 PM PDT by kiryandil (Egging the battleship USS Sarah Palin from their little Progressive rowboats...)
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To: dp0622; Travis McGee
And what kind of people is he going to push to get hired? And what about DHS, HHS getting these weapons?

Hey all the new arrivals are going to need jobs. And who do you think they will be loyal to? You'd better believe it won't be the Constitution.

Drug cartel members and ISIS butchers will be moved to the front of the line for positions in Obama's Civilian National Security Force. And they won't need training on "nonlethal" means since they won't be using nonlethal weapons.

15 posted on 04/17/2015 10:32:21 PM PDT by Perseverando (In Washington it's common knowledge that Barack Hussein Obama is ineligible to be POTUS.)
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To: ltc8k6

That was my thought too. There are companies that make safety glasses specifically for people who work around laser equipment.


16 posted on 04/17/2015 10:34:33 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Perseverando

Disabling people with light guns?

I’m suddenly reminded of a B-sci fi movie with Albert Finney and James Coburn called “Looker”...


17 posted on 04/17/2015 10:45:43 PM PDT by DemforBush (Ex-Democrat, and NotforJeb. Just so we're clear.)
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To: factoryrat

Yes but those glasses do not cover the entire range of laser light. You have to know what wavelength(s) you want protection from. I work with equipment that requires protection from laser light.


18 posted on 04/17/2015 10:47:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DemforBush

You cna permananetly damage and blind people with a powerful enough laser. And it doesn’t have to be that powerful. Handheld.


19 posted on 04/17/2015 10:51:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I was wondering about that, too. I’m not a physicist, but it seems to me if something is powerful enough to blind you for 15 minutes, I would think it’s powerful enough for there to be a chance to cause permanent eye damage.


20 posted on 04/17/2015 10:54:16 PM PDT by DemforBush (Ex-Democrat, and NotforJeb. Just so we're clear.)
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