- Jan 18, 2009
Ah man that really sucks, sorry to hear about the news!
And I just did the same on ANSA (the main Italian press agency). As you say, it does not mention any ban. It just says that the people responsible for shining laser beams at planes have been reported to the police.Hmm, I somehow doubt the veracity of the newscast.
I just did a search on Google News and could find no mention of any laser ban in Italy. Unless the Italian government has the power to enact bans on the fly, I'd imagine that it would have taken at least a few weeks for such a ban to pass through the Italian legislature. If Italy did ban lasers, I would have expected at least some news coverage.
Doubt it. I heard they banned katanas in England, but those who already possessed them were allowed to keep them. Imaging withdrawing all laser pointers from the population of the entire country.