… you stupid fucking asshats.
Apparently this small bit of wisdom has escaped a great many Americans as last year Los Angeles airport recorded the highest number of laser-beam events:
“This is a serious safety issue,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
“Lasers can distract and harm pilots who are working to get passengers safely to their destinations.”
Nationally, the number of reported laser events almost doubled in 2010 from the previous year to more than 2,800 — the highest since the federal government began tracking them in 2005.
What the fuck people? The numbers shouldn’t be going up. No one has any good reason to be zapping aircraft with their laser pointers. Are you trying to cause a major accident? Do you long to be the cause of a major loss of life?
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport came in second behind LAX with 98 incidents. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport tied for third place with 80 laser incidents each.
[...] “The FAA is actively warning people not to point high-powered lasers at aircraft because they can damage a pilot’s eyes or cause temporary blindness,” said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. “We continue to ask pilots to immediately report laser events to air traffic controllers so we can contact local law enforcement officials.”
Federal, state and local governments have laws making it illegal to shine lasers at aircraft. Violators can face prison time and thousands of dollars in fines per charge.
In a recent local incident, two U.S. Coast Guard helicopters were forced to make precautionary landings at LAX in August after being flashed with laser beams. One chopper was flying above San Pedro’s Cabrillo Beach at night. The other was flashed two days earlier over Torrance. Coast Guard officials said both crews were grounded until doctors cleared them to fly again.
They don’t put those little warning labels on there simply because it keeps the warning label industry going. Cut that shit out. It’s obvious you don’t give a shit about the people whose lives you’re putting at risk with this stunt so I’ll appeal to your selfish natures and suggest you stop if for no other reason than the massive fines and jail time you’ll be looking at if your dumbass gets caught doing something this stupid. Do I even have to mention that the same goes for automobiles, motorcycles, bikes or even just people walking down the street?
Seriously, grow the fuck up.