Skip to comments.Blinded by laser-armed cops – scared yet? (Demilitarizing? Not so fast! Police on buying binge...)
Posted on 04/17/2015 9:44:39 PM PDT by Perseverando
The Z-Ro Retinal Obfuscation weapon mounted to a handgun.
Last summers 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, dont be left behind, the firm says on its website. Contact us now to be on the priority list for information and demonstrations at email@example.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
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
"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 governments 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 its just old military equipment. But 40 percent is new stuff, he said."
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.
Yep, all cops bad.
Yep, all cops bad.
NO cop needs full auto.
Not even SWAT.
“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.”
“says the weapon is safe to use against humans.”
Huh? I want a weapon that is not safe against humans.
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?
Bingo. It is a fallen world, has been since the garden.
Get some of those mirrored sunglasses?
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.
And a 30-round clip in the back if you DON'T comply...
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.
That was my thought too. There are companies that make safety glasses specifically for people who work around laser equipment.
Disabling people with light guns?
I’m suddenly reminded of a B-sci fi movie with Albert Finney and James Coburn called “Looker”...
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.
You cna permananetly damage and blind people with a powerful enough laser. And it doesn’t have to be that powerful. Handheld.
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.
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