Skip to comments.Texas "Anti Drone" Laws Would be Toughest in USA
Posted on 02/07/2013 8:28:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Texas would have the toughest anti-drone legislation in the country under a bill filed by State Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell).
1200 WOAI's Michael Board reports that Gooden has introduced a measure which would outlaw the use of drones by individuals, or state or federal law enforcement.
Gooden tells 1200 WOAI news that his bill would have limited exceptions, including allowing drones within 25 miles of the Rio Grande for drug and illegal immigrant interdiction programs, or for use by law enforcement with a valid search or arrest warrant, with 'probable cause to believe that a person has committed a felony.'
"Do we want out local police departments laying off officers and simply parking drones over our homes to keep an eye on all of us?" Gooden asked.
Gooden's measure would make it illegal for any image which was taken by a drone-based camera from being used in any civil or criminal court proceeding.
"These drones are going to get so cheap that soon you'll be able to buy your own drone at Best Buy," Gooden said. "You could park it a foot above the ground in your neighbor's back yard and film into their house. If someone wanted to film your children out playing by the pool and put that video on the Internet, as creepy as that sounds."
Gooden says his measure is being introduced now, rather than five-years from now when drones will become more ubiquitous, because now is the time to come up with laws, before there is a 'drone lobby' which will be out in force to protect the drone industry. He points out if we would have had laws prohibiting texting and driving been passed 15 years ago, texting and driving would not be the problem it is today...
(Excerpt) Read more at radio.woai.com ...
Klaatu barada nikto.
What about using them for target practice or for hobbyist missile interceptor testing?
More illegal aliens I suppose.
Just make sure you said that right. :-)
A "The Day The Earth Stood Still" reference. Klaatu's planet used drones to protect the population against violence.
If they would use them along the border to stop the southern invasion I would have no problem with them. However, I am not sure that they would be used for that purpose.
Governor Perry has already has pushed for it.
(I looked it up...) ;-)
Do you think that if I were to monitor the County and City SWAT vehicles 24/7 with these drones, I’d attract any unwanted attention?
I’ve really been tempted to get one and fly it around just to see what stories and conspiracies pop up. Find the most paranoid people I know and hover it above their house when you know they are home.
Yes, bad grammar IS creepy!
Pretty stupid on Lance Gooden’s part IMHO since we want those drones to watch our HUGE border.
Use them, but put in a clause about NOT using them on Citizens.
Drones are now available to the general public.
We have been using High tech to cover the border long before Perry came to office.
I can see hobbyist LASER wattage increasing dramatically in the near future.
Your loose dog may make it home safely, but your drone - not so much.
Yes, we have been using high tech to cover the border long before Perry came to office—and we all know how well that’s worked......
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