The U.S. military has developed an energy-beam ray gun designed to help disperse unruly crowds. Effective up to 500 yards, the invisible ray makes people feel like their skin is on fire, but reportedly causes no lasting harm.
Is this a step toward a more humane and nonlethal crowd control in places like Iraq and Afghanistan? Or are its effects akin to torture?
If it saves American and civilian lives, many will be ready to deploy the new weapon. But could it be misused or have unintended consequences?
What do you think, bloggers?
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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