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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    What goes up must come down, and that applies for bullets and the drone both. I'm all for protesting against the surveillance state, but not if it risks getting innocent people hurt.
    Its a town of nearly 550 people. They could shoot down a hundred drones and I do not think anyone of those would land on someone.
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    You would have to bag a lot of drones in Deer Tail, CO to pay for that puppy!
    Really? How much does a drone cost?

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Unlike a helicopter a drone doesn't have to manned and can go places a helicopter can without being noticed.Drones can also be mass produced.



    Violence? Shooting a drone amounts to spray painting, or some other act of vandalism not violence.
    It depends on where your round(s) and what's left of the drone fall. Spray paint does not penetrate walls or travel for a mile. Drones are still the property of others and thus cannot be turned into game/targets by some local law.
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by Binary_Digit View Post
    Deer Trail, CO. is considering an ordinance that would grant hunting licenses to shoot unmanned government drones. The FAA threatens criminal and civil liability for the hunters, as though they shot at a manned aircraft.

    Deliberate destruction of government property, or righteous civil disobedience? Personally, I think the drones are unreasonable search because no warrant was issued, and unconstitutional laws should be disobeyed until repealed. But this has a public safety issue that sort-of muddys the water.

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    Well there's an idea. Let's issue permits to shoot down federal helicopters while we're at it.
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    After thinking about it a bit more, I think a net made of clear nylon fishing line above your property might be the best way to catch a couple of drones.
    What would you bait them with?
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Its a town of nearly 550 people. They could shoot down a hundred drones and I do not think anyone of those would land on someone.
    The basic rule of gun safety is to be aware of everything in the potential flight path of your weapon. People get killed every year in places where they fire guns into the air during a celebration. Lower population density might mitigate the risk, but its still an unacceptable danger. You don't get away with drunk driving by saying "well nobody ever drives on that road anyways".

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Unlike a helicopter a drone doesn't have to manned and can go places a helicopter can without being noticed.Drones can also be mass produced.



    Violence? Shooting a drone amounts to spray painting, or some other act of vandalism not violence.
    Shooting is an act of violence and destruction. You can paint over spray paint or clean it. A shot down drone cannot be repaired that easily (if at all). Or at least, that is how I see it.
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    Undecided if I would ever take part in such civil disobedience... but if I did... I would do it with this rifle..

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    It's a $22K rifle that allows any rank amateur to hit a moving target at 1000 yards... and live stream it to your ipad...
    Unfortunately, there is no weapon system on the market that can take an amateur (or anything short of a stone cold trained sniper) and magically hit a moving target.... let alone one several thousand feet in the air... let alone one traveling in excess of 130 mph. And this is the super glaring hole in the plot - no responsible gun owner or sportsman (let alone anyone with enough training to take the shot and have a snowball's chance in hell of making it) is going to fire a rifle into the air.
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    If you're going to do it, just make sure your conviction is solid enough that you're willing to spend probably a couple decades in prison. Even if you're eventually found Constitutionally correct, you'll probably spend at least 1 decade in prison while it works its way through the courts.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am all for shooting down the drones.The government has no business spying on the people and it should be costly to the government when they do something they shouldn't. This town has a population of nearly 550,so I do not see a shot drone crash landing into someone's home. Although I think if I was to do such a thing I would not get a permit.Because the permit holders will be the first people the feds will be checking.
    Yep.


    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    Undecided if I would ever take part in such civil disobedience... but if I did... I would do it with this rifle..

    Attachment 67150681

    It's a $22K rifle that allows any rank amateur to hit a moving target at 1000 yards... and live stream it to your ipad...
    Not sure that recording evidence for the prosecution is a good idea. Just sayin'.
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    FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Anybody who actually gets a permit AND shoots one down is an idiot. Even if it is legitimate civil disobedience any forethinking person has to know it will be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.

    Plus, as you mention, it is a serious potential safety hazard.

    I'm not so sure about the unreasonable search, though. To the best of my knowledge, one does not own the sky above their property up to infinity. I cannot ban planes from flying over my property in a way that a country can ban planes from flying through their airspace. Hence, this is more similar to a police car and using binoculars to look into a property from a common public area (public street).
    No one doesn't own the sky but you have a reasonable - in my view anyway - expectation of privacy in your backyard. The police can observe you in the street, they cannot use binoculars to peer though your window (without probable cause anyway) because you have an expectation of privacy in your home.

    I think h same extends to your backyard.
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