What are you talking about? There are plenty of legitimate civilian applications@anselm
I can't see a class IV laser being of any use to any civilian etc.
of class IV lasers, just to name a few:
-laser show projectors
Now, class IV in a handheld I agree with you, it's pretty pointless.
It's mostly about bragging rights, who's got the biggest dick?
In fact, there's no legitimate use for a "laser POINTER" with more than, say 30mW.
A pointer is a device to direct people's attention to a certain spot further than
armlength away from you.
Anything more powerful than that is just crazy hobbyists being hypnotized by the
purdy purdy beam, or setting things on fire.
But who am I to pass judgment on them?