FAA authorization includes... laser beam reform? 

As the Senate takes up the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization bill, a curious amendment is being offered by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.:

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), S.A. 8, would make it a crime to aim a laser pointer at an aircraft. Whitehouse's amendment would allow fines, prison terms of up to five years or both to those who direct laser pointers at airplanes.

Is this what President Obama and Democrats meant when they suggested a laser-like focus?

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J.P. Freire is the associate editor of commentary. Previously he was the managing editor of the American Spectator. Freire was named journalist of the year for 2009 by the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). You can follow him on Twitter here. Besides the Spectator, Freire's work has appeared in... more
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