Looks a lot like a Lightsaber emiter and a power-cell before you add the handgrip.
Then again these people use flying Bricks for atmospheric shuttles....
It looks like the Creators' experiment is taking a pretty dangerous turn as this tech is proliferated. Maybe at this point it would have been better if they announced to the ILR what they have. Of course, the Net could do that, I suppose. I wonder why it hasn't?