It is illegal here in Michigan to point a laser of any kind at a train, an airplane, a helicopter, or any other type of aircraft. Anyone accused of doing so will be charged with a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, a fine of $10,000, or both.

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That's not stopping someone from Grand Castle Apartments from allegedly pointing a laser at cars driving past.

Jonny_Hard-Core posted a video on Grand Rapids Reddit.

Kvark 27 commented,

"It’s always people sitting outside by a bonfire who think they’re hilarious. People don’t realize how dangerous it is."

Jonny_Hard-Core added to his original post,

"Such a menace to society... It could potentially blind someone. Thankfully they now view it as a crime in Michigan as of recently... Still can't catch every schmuck with an Amazon account who buys a high power laser."

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The issue with many laser pointers is that they can end up inhibiting someone’s vision if pointed directly in the eye for too long. Most lasers have a safety feature and are created from safe chemicals.

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There are four different types of laser beams, and they’re separated into “classes”. This includes Class 2, 3R, 3B, 4. The higher the laser beam is on the class level, the more dangerous it is.

kryptokoinkrisp asked,
"Could it also be coming from a vehicle behind you?"
astronaut-jim played detective,
"Shhh. It was from the Grand Castle and the person who did it works for Service Professor and their favorite place to eat is Michigan Street Taco Bell."
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It is legal to sell any laser above 5mW as long as the laser complies with FDA/CDRH laser product requirements for labels, safety features, quality control, etc. AND as long as the laser is not promoted as a “laser pointer” or for pointing purposes.

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