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Congressional candidate shoots down drone with hunting rifle in new ad
Yahoo ^ | April 15, 2014 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 04/16/2014 11:53:20 PM PDT by kingattax

VIDEO AT LINK

Montana congressional candidate Matt Rosendale swears he doesn’t have a problem with drones.

“I actually consider myself to be very supportive of technology,” Rosendale told Yahoo News in an interview on Tuesday.

Still, the question had to be asked after Rosendale on Monday released a new campaign ad in which he used a hunting rifle to shoot down a drone.

The ad opens with an overhead camera angle, with the drone menacingly hovering over the state senator.

“I’m Matt Rosendale and this is how I'd look from a government drone,” the candidate says as he’s framed dead to rights in a digital set of crosshairs.

“And this is what I think about it,” Rosendale says as the camera cuts to him cocking and firing a rifle. The camera switches back to the drone pilot’s point of view, with text reading “SIGNAL LOST,” after the simulated gunshot impact shatters the drone’s lens.

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1 posted on 04/16/2014 11:53:20 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
LOL here too.

Montana is a big place but could use some Drone Hunting Licenses like those guys in Colo. tried to set up.

2 posted on 04/16/2014 11:56:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kingattax
Mont. used to have 2 Congressional Districts.

Apparently not enough Californians have moved out there yet....

3 posted on 04/16/2014 11:58:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kingattax
I LOVE this. This is excellent.

So heartwarming to see people like this.

4 posted on 04/17/2014 12:20:42 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: kingattax

A true American.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 12:24:25 AM PDT by Ray76 (Take over the GOP? You still beg! Forget them. Second Party Now.)
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To: kingattax
And with only one vote in the House of Reps, Montana's vote at a convention of the states to propose amendments would cancel the vote of California, which has fifty-three congressmen. Heh, heh.
6 posted on 04/17/2014 2:14:15 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better - Richard Hooker. Article V.)
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To: kingattax
PULL! :-)

7 posted on 04/17/2014 2:44:47 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Right..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Yeah. Drones make for great skeet shooting. If they put guns on them we’ll need to come up EMP guns to fry their electronics first though...: )


8 posted on 04/17/2014 3:02:32 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
think "enhanced" maser; propagate/aim the
beam right @ the beast/gnat (ZOT! :) or just created
alot of high tetrawave interference!

9 posted on 04/17/2014 3:24:57 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Right..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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> think “enhanced” maser; propagate/aim the
beam right @ the beast/gnat (ZOT! :) or just created
alot of high tetrawave interference!

Needs to be developed to deal with them once they go weaponized in your area which they will. We need to stop paying DC so much that they can create technology like this to be used against citizenry. That and automated traffic ticketing devices like red light and speeding cameras that are used to extort even more from us.


10 posted on 04/17/2014 3:32:25 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
Yeah. Drones make for great skeet shooting

Only if you can hit a clay pigeon from a mile away.

11 posted on 04/17/2014 3:38:41 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

> Yeah. Drones make for great skeet shooting. Only if you can hit a clay pigeon from a mile away.

I’m sure they’ll come in a little closer than that especially if they have mounted guns...: )


12 posted on 04/17/2014 3:42:08 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
I’m sure they’ll come in a little closer than that especially if they have mounted guns

Kind of depends on what. It wouldn't even have to be within a mile to launch a missile, and the armament they carry is not the sort you need to be close to use.

13 posted on 04/17/2014 3:53:37 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: jsanders2001
FYI the hellfire missile has a maximum effective range of 5 miles and a minimum range of 1500 feet. Even at the closest range, 1500 feet (500 yards), you'd be hard pressed to hit a target moving at 170 miles per hour (drone cruising speed.) I know I couldn't.
14 posted on 04/17/2014 4:02:54 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

I don’t think you could stop (hellfire missile) it with conventional non-military weapons but then again I’m no expert in that field. My specialty is intel...)


15 posted on 04/17/2014 4:20:54 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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I don’t think you could stop (hellfire missile) it with conventional non-military weapons

Not talking about the missile, but rather the drone launch platform. Stand off keeps it out of range for most defensive weaponry. The major vulnerability would be the operators if you could find them and if you could get to them. They'd probably be on a well guarded military base someplace 1000 or more miles from the target.

16 posted on 04/17/2014 4:29:27 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: jsanders2001
I don’t think you could stop (hellfire missile) it with conventional non-military weapons...
All things that fly are fragile, else they don't fly. Typical parts are 1.5 times as strong as they need to be for normal operation. If you can hit it you can break it. The problem is hitting it. Cue Laz here...

Fight the Free Sh☭t Nation

17 posted on 04/17/2014 4:31:56 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: from occupied ga
They'd probably be on a well guarded military base someplace 1000 or more miles from the target.

The operator might be, but they have to take off and land from somewhere within their fuel range.

18 posted on 04/17/2014 4:35:10 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: kingattax
Of course you all know that Yahoo! put this ad up on their site to scare the living daylights out of you, the watcher.
And not because of the drone - but because of the scary man with the rifle.

You're now supposed to run screaming to your congressman demanding "Gun Safety" laws so that scary man with his scary rifle is put in jail.

The drone? They watch out for you and keep you safe from the world's maniacs. Embrace them.

19 posted on 04/17/2014 4:41:33 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: from occupied ga

I don’t think you could stop (hellfire missile) it with conventional non-military weapons
Not talking about the missile, but rather the drone launch platform. Stand off keeps it out of range for most defensive weaponry. The major vulnerability would be the operators if you could find them and if you could get to them. They’d probably be on a well guarded military base someplace 1000 or more miles from the target.

Just to make it clear to NSA, this discussion is just 2 armchair quarterbacks discussing how we would “defend” ourselves if your “buddies” were trying o kill us without justifiable reason,,,: )


20 posted on 04/17/2014 4:45:18 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: from occupied ga

That’s a reach for my old Humpback...


21 posted on 04/17/2014 4:54:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: kingattax

Don’t despair, drones are dirt cheap and getting cheaper. Soon enough we can build and program counter drones for 5 bucks apiece. It will be a big game!


22 posted on 04/17/2014 4:56:13 AM PDT by olepap (Your old Pappy)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
That’s a reach for my old Humpback...

A reach for just about anything available to the peasants. I guess that's why they want to keep restricting what we can have.

23 posted on 04/17/2014 5:18:38 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: kingattax
He'll be blackmailed, Breitbart-ed or involved in some “sex scandal” within a year.
24 posted on 04/17/2014 5:48:41 AM PDT by varyouga
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