Skip to comments.FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones
Posted on 07/20/2013 3:14:57 AM PDT by OwenKellogg
The FAA released a statement in response to questions about an ordinance under consideration in the tiny farming community of Deer Trail, Colo., that would encourage hunters to shoot down drones. The administration reminded the public that it regulates the nation's airspace, including the airspace over cities and towns.
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Krauthammer on drones :
Im going to go hard left on you here, Im going ACLU. I dont want regulations, I dont want restrictions, I want a ban on this. Drones are instruments of war. The Founders had a great aversion to any instruments of war, the use of the military inside even the United States. It didnt like standing armies, it has all kinds of statutes of using the army in the country.
A drone is a high-tech version of an old army and a musket. It ought to be used in Somalia to hunt bad guys but not in America. I dont want to see it hovering over anybodys home. Yes, you can say we have satellites, weve got Google Street View and London has a camera on every street corner but thats not an excuse to cave in on everything else and accept a society where youre always under being watched by the government. This is not what we want.
I would say that you ban it under all circumstances and I would predict, Im not encouraging, but I an predicting that the first guy who uses a Second Amendment weapon to bring a drone down thats been hovering over his house is going to be a folk hero in this country.
Americans warn against flying drones over US.
He is right, the programming in the drone autonomous system is inherently militaristic, much like a soldier is programmed.
Just a wild guess here, but I predict the first CONUS civilian use of a drone in an aggressive manner will be to shoot a homeowner’s dog.
Soon thereafter, the drone will release a statement through the controlling agency public information officer, “I was afraid for my life.”
The question is whether the correct address was programmed into the drone, and whether or not the dog was “licensed.”
Fine. We'll use lasers and EMP devices.
What’s a drone? I thought it was a duck!
The administration reminded the public that it regulates the nation’s airspace, including the airspace over cities and towns.
Then they regulate the airspace over my house? And I can have no presumption of privacy?
We’re a half a step away from a “pre-crime” police state.
And, yes, your dogs are monitored through meta-data.
Obama and Holder promise only to use them
to murder dissidents against their treason.
Soon thereafter, the drone will release a statement through the controlling agency public information officer, I was afraid for my life.
"When Pigs Fly!" :-)
That phrase is about to take on a whole new meaning.
“Drones are instruments of war. The Founders had a great aversion to any instruments of war, the use of the military inside even the United States. It didnt like standing armies”
I’m going to disagree with the choice of words. I don’t think the Founders had an aversion to instruments of war at all. In fact IMHO they knew and respected instruments of war as the means available to the People, of protecting themselves from government overreach. They felt so strongly about it that they enumerated the individual right to own and possess instruments of war in the second amendment to the Constitution and said that right “shall not be infringed”.
...and I will sing my eternal song of subtle infringement that has been ongoing in this country since gun control for the children and the people has been front and center as a political issue. The first really egregious infringement was the NFA of 1934 followed by the 1968 gun bill and then the 1986 gun bill that essentially disarmed the American people of frontline small arms and placed the standing army at a supreme advantage over “the people”. The very thing the Founders were most concerned with.
...and in closing for you NRA proponents, the organization that not only stood by while all this was going on but assisted the infringement if not by their lack of doing then by their active participation.
Anything under “navigable airspace” belongs to the property owner, except where ceeded or needed for safe landing and takeoff.
Sorry FAA, but if a drone is under 500 feet, it is fair game.
I also predict that if someone comes forward claiming to have a drone shoot down the feds will come down on them like schumer on a TV camera.
I could see the art of amateur rocketry being advanced here. That and RC planes.
Shoot. Shovel. Shut up.
Or something more subtle.
I m warning the United States Government against firing a gun from a drone at Americans!
I can’t think of a quicker way to start a civil war in this great Nation than for the government to shoot and kill an American in his or her house on his or her private land by an over zealous “racist” Attorney General!! The government won’t have enough man power, resources, or strategic for knowledge to prevent what would happen all across this Country, in every Town, Village, dirt road, behind every rock, tree, hillside, highway sign, culvert. This socialist administration has no idea the shit storm that would erupt!