Laser attacks are serious business. According to the FBI, they've reached "epidemic levels," with 3,700 expected to occur by the year's end. But we're not talking about some kind of futuristic death rays. No, no. This is about people with laser pointers blinding pilots.
Idiots shining laser pointers at pilots isn't exactly a new phenomenon, but it's not going away. In fact, it's getting a lot worse. Since 2005, "attack" frequency has risen 1,100 percent. That's a problem the new Laser Strike Working Group National Initiative aims to fix.