Hi there Darth Fughog,
I like your name.
Lasers really works the same as neon light, only with two handles.
These are the handles:
Click and drag one of them, the laser will move with it:
To learn to animate lasers, I recommend watching this video tutorial
To edit the laser, there are quite some different things you can change. When you add the laser effect on your timeline, the toolbox, at the right of your screen, will automatically look like this:
Just change those things around and your laser will start looking more like you want it to. Of course, you can also use presets so you don't have to do it yourself, but even then it's good to be able to customize.
I hope this helps you,