Laser pointers were banned in Australia in an attempt to prevent mass murders when the aircrafts are under the eye. The Premier, Morris Iemma issued a warning that laser pointers will be considered as vicious weapons. He added that even carrying a classroom pointer will warrant a fine of $ 5000. This broke off when a beam was pointed at an automatic helicopter. The critics are of the opinion that the ban is imposed by ones totally out of touch with reality and implementing it would have practical difficulties.