#1922: GlowGun

Today’s invention is another way to help ensure that police officers can use firearms more safely, ideally without firing them.

Each handgun would be fitted with a bright led which would be switched on by being withdrawn from its holster and which would shine on the weapon.

The weapons themselves would be nickel-plated, or even coated in luminous paint, so that any police guns being handled would be highly visible under the illumination.

Imagine if the light brightened and dimmed at the pace of the police officer’s pulse, as detected via the grip.

This could be made bright enough to dazzle or confuse an armed criminal but would at least alert them to the need to surrender.

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