Originally Posted by billm0066
No it's not harder to block light than pepper spray. If someone sprays it in your general direction, it will burn your skin, and you hope you stop breathing because it will easily make it into your mouth, throat, and nose. I have been sprayed and it's was one of the worst feelings you can have. I have also been tazed and while that sucked, it wasnt as bad as the spray. I think a dazzler can be affective, but I would be willing to bet not a single cop would get rid of his mace or tazer for one.
You're right, being sprayed and tazed sucks (I've done both-but to be fair I got hit indirectly by the spray
) but IMO high-powered light is almost as distracting, especially at night. On top of that, we can focus these lasers so they maintain a small width and are effective at a distance (plus they freak the sh*t out of people). So maybe a laser wouldn't work so well on a meth tweaker, but I think it would be just fine for some drunk @sshole with a baseball bat.