Argument: Laser pointers have the ability to bring down aircraft and cause major accidents.

Issue Report: Ban on laser pointers

Supporting quotes:

Morris Iemma, NSW Premier said after banning laser pointers in NSW said, “I cannot underestimate the potential, the catastrophic consequences if a plane is brought down by one of these fools, these idiots.”

Dan Kidder, a spokesman for the National Air Transportation Association, a trade group that includes charter airlines. – “You’re in an airplane, you’re on final approach and suddenly you can’t see. You can’t see your instruments. You can’t see your runway. There’s the potential for a major accident.”[1]