Skip to comments.In one small Colorado town, it could be open season on drones
Posted on 01/21/2014 8:52:33 AM PST by Daffynition
DEER TRAIL, Colo. -- Wearing a black duster and a black cowboy hat, Phil Steel walked to the front of the meeting room armed with a Nerf gun and a smile.
The U.S. Army veteran was there to pitch his big idea: an ordinance that would legalize and regulate drone hunting inside Deer Trail city limits.
If approved, residents could pay $25 to get a drone-hunting license; the town would pay a bounty for every drone bagged.
"Really?" someone asked sarcastically as the theme music to "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" blared during Steel's entrance. Laughter rippled through the room.
Steel had hammered out the 2,800-word ordinance in just four hours. Its key points:
When a drone flies into its airspace, Deer Trail will consider it an act of war.
You can only shoot at drones flying lower than 1,000 feet.
Unless your life is in danger, you can only fire up to three shots at a drone.
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we don’ need no steenking permits !
Great idea! It will make the Globalists and Statists squirm...but hey
Good for them.
Pass a law that if you catch anyone “looking into your window or otherwise watching you without your permission while you are on your private property, violators will be shot”. That should just about cover it.
If they’re flying drones around without cameras, then who cares?
When things get dicey its going to be open season on drones everywhere. They will run out of drones in a couple of weeks. LOL!
The problem is “camera” will be defined in a very novel manner, to allow for other sensors that perform the same function.
I understand that, what with GPS and all, it might be possible to navigate and even land a drone while "blind" (i.e., solely "on instruments"). Still, aren't all drones equipped with some kind of sensors (maybe not optical light cameras, but LIDAR detectors or infrared cameras, which can likewise be used in imaging)?
Also, how is the marksman to know in advance if the drone in his sights is with or without cameras?
I say: Fire away!
Joe Biden, anyone?
What happens to the bullet that misses the drone?
Who is responsible for any damage caused by falling drone carcasses on life and property on the ground? These things aren’t 5 pound birds, they’re, for all intents, aircraft with engines (some using fuel, others battery) and hefty fuselages.
I don't think anyone is going to try to blow them out with a 30.06 or even a .22, although I'm sure someone will try.
But I guarantee that a 3 inch magnum #4 turkey load thru a full choke barrel will take it down and without a whole lot of worry about collateral damage.
I will not tolerate a drone flying over my property and if I see it, it will die.
And I don't give a damn who it belongs to.