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Are laser pointers legal?
Last Updated: 25th March, 2020
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Just so, are laser pointers illegal?
There are a lot of issues with the terminology that youuse to describe your laser pointer which will automaticallymake it legal or illegal. The correct answer is that no,laser pointers are not illegal to own. The issuecomes from individuals selling high power laserpens/products and branding them as 'pointers'.
Similarly, is a laser pointer considered a weapon? "Laser pointer" means a hand-held device thatemits light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation thatis visible to the human eye. "Laser sight" means a laserpointer that can be attached to a firearm and can beused to improve the accuracy of the firearm. (Source: P.A.91-252, eff. 1-1-00.)
Also, are green laser pointers legal?
A Look at the Hazards of Green Laser Pointers.Those handheld green lasers pointers may not be as harmlessas you thought. And yes, lasers above 5 mW are commerciallyavailable in the United States, but it is illegal to market them asClass IIIa devices.
What is the legal power limit for laser pointers?
Laser pointers are Class II or Class IIIadevices, with output beam power less than 5 milliwatts(<5 mW). According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)regulations, more powerful lasers may not be sold orpromoted as laser pointers.