was mentioned at the Newcastle Astro Society meeting last night
being a member will NOT do anything. Each individual is meant to apply for a Prohibited Weapons Permit so we were told.
Bob Debus doesnt know what day it is, look at the gaffe here
"I have written to police ministers calling on them to put in place legislation which imposes fines and jail terms for possessing pointers above one megawatt without an appropriate exemption," Mr Debus said.
One Megawatt, gee, even the US doesnt use lasers that powerful to shoot down missiles, they are "only" rated at 100 Kilowatts. I wonder if when applying for a laser pointer you put in the description field "Death Star Superlaser"
Reason for possessing "Destroying planets hostile to the Empire"
Power output: 2.4E32 joules.
Who knows, they might approve it!