Non-Lethal Weapon Makes Targets Feel Like They’re on Fire

ABC News: Non-Lethal Weapon Makes Targets Feel Like Theyre on Fire

The ADS, or Active Denial System, fires an invisible beam that penetrates the top 1/64th of an inch on a target’s skin, hitting sensitive pain receptors and causing a burning sensation some have likened to being dipped in molten lava.

When the target steps out of the beam’s path, the pain goes away instantly, causing no permanent damage and leaving no marks, bruises or burns.

This is a bit old but I didn’t want to let it go. It seems like a very cool and needed non-lethal weapon. The ABC story also brought up the too good to do good side.

“The big concern is exactly what it’s going to be used for and do we want a weapon that simply causes pain because there are all sorts of ways that this could be misused,” said David Hambling

I say that pain can be a great motivator and I like this system.

One thought on “Non-Lethal Weapon Makes Targets Feel Like They’re on Fire

  1. The problem I have with this system is that it and most other so-called “non-lethal” weapons are actually implements of torture.

    I think the old-fashioned bright-line rule is best: never point a weapon at someone unless you intend to kill him.

    Getting into grey areas with weaponry and inducing pain in groups of people is morally murky at best.