The British police are testing a Laser Rifle designed to temporarily blind people... a perfect weapon against rioters.
Designed by a former Royal Marine Commando, the laser rifle produces a 3 meter wide laser beam with a distance of 500 meters. The beam of light is so blindingly-bright it is compared to staring at the sun, forcing the attacker to look away... "If you can't look at something you can't attack it"
Although the blinding effect is only temporary part of the trial will see scientists carry out further research on any potential side-effects. Only if it gets the all clear will it then be passed on to the Home Secretary to be signed off for use.