Run away the ray-gun is coming : We test US army's new secret weapon | the Daily Mail What do you think? Is this a step in the right or wrong direction? Personally, it scares me. I think it would be used for interrogating people right away... intense pain and no bruises. And though I don't think there's a big risk of it here right now, I think in a lot of countries it would be one more weapon that dictators would gladly have at their disposal to keep civilians in line (even better than guns, because they don't lose citizens by blasting them with it).