- Oct 17, 2011
So what is the regulation in canada ? :thinking:
It is apparently illegal to import lasers over 1watt - Police to get tough on laser pen menace in Eastwood (From Echo)
13. I have a collection of laser pointers and I have a laser pointer that emits a
beam greater than 1 milliwatt in the collection. What should I do?
a) There must be a minimum of 3 weapons in the collection (not all the weapons
need to be prohibited weapons); and
b) You must maintain a written record in a bound book at your place of residence,
that contains the following details:-
- A record describing and identifying each weapon; and
- A record of each time the weapon leaves your collection or returns to your
collection, including the name/address of the person who has the weapon
whilst it is not in your collection; and
- The date, name and address of any person who has possession of any
weapon in your collection; and
c) You must keep the weapons in a safe and secure manner at your place of
residence and not remove them, unless for one of the regulated purposes.
So if i were to purchase a laser here, 1.6w, in Illinois, it woud be legal? as long as there are " key-switch interlock and other safety features." ? im sorry but still new, what is a key switch interlock?
It is legal for you to own a laser of any power, however the FDA considers the sale of any Class 4 handheld laser illegal, regardless of the "safety features". They classify such lasers as "SLA" (surveying, leveling and alignment) which are limited to 5mW maximum output.
So basically everyone here has the right to own any power laser they want, but in the eyes of the FDA, we are all criminals? :thinking: lol