Did the anti-whaling ship, the Andy Gil, jump the shark by using aggressive weaponry in the form of lasers meant to impair the ability to see (albeit temporarily). The ship was sunk by a Japanese whaling vessel a few days ago, as widely reported and discussed here.

As they write here at WickedLaser.com,

The Photonic Disruptor™ is an extremely effective, non-lethal, waterproof high powered green laser built specifically for rugged, harsh environments. This laser is classified as TALI™ (Threat Assessment Laser Illuminator). This product has been featured on Discovery Channel’s “Future Weapons.”

This tactical laser is equipped with versatile focus-adjustable collimating lenses to compensate for range and power intensity. Laze a non-lethal focused or unfocused beam towards potential threats at a distance. Used properly, the Photonic Disruptor™ will temporarily overwhelm a threat’s visual senses without causing permanent eye damage.

“Used properly”? What if used improperly? Is is just ineffective, or might it cause permanent eye damage?

Here’s a screenshot from a video of the device in action. Awesome green!

Photonic Disruptor Beam Fired from a Rifle-Like Device

Photonic Disruptor Beam Fired from a Rifle-Like Device