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Groups Concerned Over Arming Of Domestic Drones
CBS ^ | 5/23/12 | staff

Posted on 05/23/2012 11:54:42 AM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – With the use of domestic drones increasing, concern has not just come up over privacy issues, but also over the potential use of lethal force by the unmanned aircraft.

Drones have been used overseas to target and kill high-level terror leaders and are also being used along the U.S.-Mexico border in the battle against illegal immigration. But now, these drones are starting to be used domestically at an increasing rate.

The Federal Aviation Administration has allowed several police departments to use drones across the U.S. They are controlled from a remote location and use infrared sensors and high-resolution cameras.

Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Texas told The Daily that his department is considering using rubber bullets and tear gas on its drone.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arming; concerned; domesticdrones; drones; dronesfaa; dronesus; groups
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Ah, I feel so safe now.
1 posted on 05/23/2012 11:54:48 AM PDT by Nachum
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You just know they have Hellfire missiles mounted on some of them, and not the ones patrolling the southern border, if they even have any.


2 posted on 05/23/2012 11:58:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Nachum
Ah! Rubber bullets today bombs tomorrow. As for gas, well mustard would be better. /s/
3 posted on 05/23/2012 11:59:07 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Nachum

Some tech savvy folks will have fun taking over these drones. Flying these over US cities will be quite different from flying drones over 9th century hellholes.


4 posted on 05/23/2012 12:01:48 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Logical me

They intend to use these on us, folks...


5 posted on 05/23/2012 12:02:52 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum

The Patriot Act caused libs to tear their hair out about Bush, but silence on this.


6 posted on 05/23/2012 12:05:39 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Nachum

Well that was fast wasn’t it? They announced the drones a few weeks ago and now they admit they will arm them.

Not that I didn’t think they would. Of course they will.


7 posted on 05/23/2012 12:05:52 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Nachum

not good. must think of counter measures, etc


8 posted on 05/23/2012 12:12:48 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: ├čudda├čudd

“The first person to shoot one of these down will be an instant folk here.” Charles Krauthammer.


9 posted on 05/23/2012 12:17:19 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

“The first person to shoot one of these down will be an instant folk hero.” Charles Krauthammer.


10 posted on 05/23/2012 12:17:28 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Nachum

Based upon FAA regulations (25 lbs), the drones that are allowed to fly in and around civilian populations are too small to carry anything that is heavy.


11 posted on 05/23/2012 12:20:02 PM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: NY Attitude

How much does an autoloader 20 ga shotgun weigh, without the stock?


12 posted on 05/23/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: NY Attitude

If the Constitution won’t stop them, I doubt a piddling FAA reg will have any effect.


13 posted on 05/23/2012 12:25:28 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: NY Attitude
I'd like for the mandarins to argue thier case. I can see it now, not only should we arm Drones, but street corner cameras as well. That is not a large leap.

However, in less than twenty years, we will be debating if the commons can use robots for self defense. SWAT and other police forces will be conducting raids and searches with robotic personnel.

The future is only speeding up. You old people are lucky, you won't have to deal with this nonsense.

14 posted on 05/23/2012 12:26:29 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: DBrow

My guess would be including 6 rounds, about 6 pounds.


15 posted on 05/23/2012 12:28:07 PM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: Nachum

The police can’t legally shoot someone unless they have an immediate fear for their life or another’s. That’s going to be hard to justify when they are munching donuts in a remote trailer.


16 posted on 05/23/2012 12:28:07 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: MrB

My fear as well and I think it’s something they look forward to using.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 12:30:14 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! OMG PLEASE vote ABO or OWW and our Country dies.)
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To: Nachum

These drones are not all that special any more.

There are hobbyist groups that build and fly their own drones...modern, inexpensive compact cameras with 40x optical zoom and
1080p optically stabilized imaging can be bought at Walmart.
The rf relaying of the live images can be done with cheap off-the-shelf rf modules.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 12:33:36 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Theoria

YUP We “old people” lived during the best of times thanks to the “Greatest generation”. I fear for what my children and grand kids will have to endure. I best stop there.


19 posted on 05/23/2012 12:37:53 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! OMG PLEASE vote ABO or OWW and our Country dies.)
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To: Reeses
The police can’t legally shoot someone unless they have an immediate fear for their life or another’s. That’s going to be hard to justify when they are munching donuts in a remote trailer.

A guy fleeing pursuit doing 120mph would qualify as an immediate danger to others on the road. A few news videos of cars being riddled would reduce the number of dangerous chases considerably.

20 posted on 05/23/2012 12:38:49 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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