Ocean City Set to Crack Down on Laser Pointers

Leaders in Ocean City, Md., could soon ban kids from having laser pointers.

City leaders will discuss emergency legislation to restrict laser pointers Monday at 6 p.m., the Daily Times reported.
The Ocean City Council is looking to ban children under 18 from buying or possessing laser pointers. They also want to require vendors to explain it is illegal to shine laser pointers on others.
Green-colored laser pointers have become popular in the past six weeks, with police saying that vendors on the city’s boardwalk have sold about 30,o00 so far this summer.
The town enacted a ban on shining laser pointers on others in 1998 when red laser pointer pens became a nuisance.
State lawmakers passed an identical law.
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