The weapon is silent, and if dropped above Kansas, one could wipe out all electronics in the USA, essentially pushing us back to the 1800s. Even cars would be permanently fried, except for deisels and some older models. And the possibility that terrorists would use this is overwhelming, as all you need is money and brains, and terrorists have plenty of both.
Nerd 2: Hit him with an e-bomb
-Jock returns home and logs on-
Jock: WTF!!!! #&&!!!!@@&#!!*@**!!!!!#@*!!!!!