03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

CBS Reporter Shot With Raygun

This Sunday, 60 Minutes will report on a new non-lethal crowd control device, which they refer to as a "raygun." And the best part is: they "shoot" it repeatedly at reporter John Martin! The device, shown being used on Martin in the video below, causes extreme discomfort for those caught in the path of its beam. Martin describes the sensation as akin to being dowsed with scalding water.

The benefit of the device is that it stands to cut down on the sorts of civilian casualties that arise from demonstrations and riots and the presence of the drunken employees of Blackwater. The only downside is that the device can be thwarted by a mattress.