Sales Of Sound Weapons Exploding During Year Of Protests

The Associated Press reports today Long-Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) — many of them sound weapons used for crowd control — sales have exploded, with manufacturer LRAD Corp. having “record sales of $26 million in the 2011 fiscal year ending Sept. 30, up 57 percent from a year earlier.” The rise in sales this year comes as the world has seen a huge outpouring of social movements and mass protests, from New York City to Cairo.