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Cops nail guy pointing laser at helicopter

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by cowboy1964, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    I worked with this cat that bought a laser, bragged about it when he ordered it, said how awesome it was based on the specs.

    He received it in the mail, and brought it to work.

    Holy ****, it was absolutely incredible. We could shine it at a building 1/2 mile a way and see it clear and crisp. If you hit a stop sign with it, brilliant green laser light just exploded all around it. It could pop a baloon, all of that stuff. Definitely would wreck your eye.

    This person had a home that was very near the landing pattern for our local major airport. I was absolutely not shocked, when there was an article in the news about the Police looking for the person that had aimed a laser at the cockpit of an airplane from his neighborhood.

    What a freaking idiot.
     
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  2. Patchman

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    If this is the effect of what a laser can do, and if the pilot is flying a jet airplane or helicopter full of passengers over a populated neighborhood, community, town or city, then this is a problem.

    Next, idiots will be doing this to drivers on highways.
     
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  3. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    I have only played with the simple little key chain/pointer lasers and even they are impressive. Have you ever tried to point one of these lasers at a stop sign two or three blocks down the street? Its almost impossible, takes many tries, a steady hand and even then you can't hold it steady on target. Please tell me how in the heck someone is able to hit the cockpit window of an aircraft 20,000 feet in the air or however high they fly?!



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    And I forgot to add moving at 100's of miles per hour!


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    I was thinking the same thing, but it seems to keep coming back to helicopters and aircraft on takeoff and landing.
     
  7. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    It doesn't take a long burst to do damage or to temporarily blind someone.

    I find it funny that the idiots who usually so this are clueless enough to shine it at a plane, then shine it at the helicopters that come looking for them. For the cops it must be like shooting fish in a barrel...
     
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    But it must have happened unless those pilots are lying in concert.
     
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    A helo borne mini gun would be nice.
     
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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    They are hitting planes coming in for a landing, much lower and much slower.
     
  11. hpracing007

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    Did they need that many cops after they found the guy?
     
  12. m2hmghb

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    Not to mention a predictable path.
     
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    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    With a laser sighter.:wavey:


    "What's good for the goose. . . ."
     
  14. Alchemy

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    The effect of the lasers in question are a statistical and
    medical fact. If anyone wants to deny it they are barking
    up the wrong tree.

    On another note I found the comment section to the linked
    article to be quite hilarious/scary depending on your point
    of view. So if you want a good laugh read the comments.:wavey:
     
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    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    Reminds me of sixth grade. The pen laser pointers had just become popular and were a curiosity, at first. Then, it ended up an automatic suspension if you got caught with one.

    Next, the FBI will have to go after Gig-a-pets. It's sixth grade all over again. Now, where's a bra to snap?
     
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    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    I dunno. That's my question, unless they hang out and keep shining it, how do these clowns ever get caught? Planes ain't near the ground, unless you're right near the airport they're way up there, so how do they track down someone if they just shine it and then leave? The prime witnesses have been somewhat blinded to begin with, how do they catch the offender?

    And what kind of laser does this? I mean its not like if you shined the LaserGrip on your Sig at plane a mile away it would do anything, right? Arent these high power industrial lasers?
     
  17. M&P15T

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    LOL!!!

    No, these aren't industrial lasers. In an earlier post, there's the name to google to see some of them....hell you could order one....then shine it in your eye. Even a mile away you'll be blinded and possibly suffer vision damage.
     
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    I still remember the day in junior high when one kid got one. He convinced another that he could give him lasik with it and I was like, screw you guys, i'm outta here :shocked:

    I heard, no long term affects thank goodness.
     
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    anyone here old enough to remember klic klacs or however they spelled it? It was like giving kids on school buses deadly weapons. I think they were outlawed in about 2 weeks once they caught on.

    two marble glass or acrylic balls about 3/4 the size of tennis balls, on the opposite end of a string. You held the string in the middle and started flailing, to get them to impact then bounce back and the faster you did it they faster they klac'd.

    First some of the balls broke and shattered the user and bystanders with fragments, then kids started using them as weapons and then…you get the picture.

    Holy crap look what I found!

    http://www.timewarptoys.com/clackers.htm
     
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