Pilsner Man: Your laser pointer is six inches, right? No.
No. It is a Federal offense. If caught (they CAN be pinpointed), there is often a mandatory jail term in a Federal prison and up to $15,000 fine per occurrence. If you are a minor, then your parents can be prosecuted. So far, the severest penalty has been a 14 year prison sentence. FACT
I've been lasered twice this year while piloting commercial flights. One of them caused temporary blindness in one eye. Fortunately I was able to pinpoint the exact home this laser emanated from, a police helicopter was dispatched, they were also lasered and this led to a successful arrest and prosecution with a 5 year jail term and a $30,000 fine handed down. Because of this incident I suffered a severe headache, unbalanced vision and had to take several days off from work. I also had to undergo an expensive eye examination from a retinal specialist. Fortunately there was no permanent damage, otherwise the perpetrator could have faced an even harsher punishment.
Very unsafe and highly illegal, the police will take a very dim view and if you happen to meet the pilot you dazzled he is likely to introduce the laser pointer to you in a way the manufacturer did not intend.
The laser will shine where the sun doesn't!
It can be very dangerous for pilots and that is why it's illegal. And if you get caught doing that, it's a federal charge. Don't forget that the federal fines can be very stiff and they DO have enough room to keep you locked up for a while. And you'll do all of your federal time; there is no early release for good behavior.
Your tiny little pencil pointer and your laser point my be damaged by the police when you are arrested, a really stupid troll dude, get a life snowflake.
Punishment not severe enpugh
it will not harm your laser pointer
being tackled by the police a little later on might damage it
Point it at a police helicopter, and then you can ask the SWAT team that turn up and kick down your door a few minutes later.
Wait until the Feds show up to arrest you and ask them through your lawyer.