Re: WTB Cheetah M25 Motorcycle Laser Jammer
I don't know about California having the market cornered on stupid laws. Heh - you ever read Texas' law concerning obscenity? (Suffice to say if you have more than 5 of a certain types of adult toyz [not a Blade!!!], it's a felony.) Or the one that makes it illegal to milk another person's cow? (what a crime!!!!)
I do understand your reasoning which makes a lot of sense.. However, there's at least one reason on the "why": The Constitution leans towards states regulating things, unless there's a federal statute in place (this is why murder is a state crime, not a federal crime - there's no federal statue covering murder).
The FCC does regulate the airwaves, and to that end, even has a specific set of rules (code, folks, not law) about malicious interference - which is the category that radar jammers fall into.. Radar detectors are not specifically disallowed, which means states can regulate that aspect (and there's only a couple notables that disallow radar detectors).
Laser jammers have the same kind of relationship - the FDA regulates lasers, but, since there are no federal laws allowing laser jammers, individual states can plump their own statutes/codes into place..