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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

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    What would you bait them with?
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

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    Nope. Marijuana is legal in Colorado now, since it is no longer under direct federal control - Colorado is now sort of a tribal land thing, I think.
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    As amusing as it would be, I'd be concerned about spent rounds coming down who-knows-where.... and if you actually managed to KO the drone, the DRONE is coming down somewhere too... like maybe through someone's living room roof...
    That ain't the biggest problem. The FBI would be on your front doorstep before the drone even hit the ground.
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    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.
    I'll take that bet....

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    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.


    Yep.



    Not sure that recording evidence for the prosecution is a good idea. Just sayin'.
    I'm thinkin' the drone already recorded it.

    Hey, I just want an excuse to buy that gun!

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    I'll take that bet....
    You do realize the rifle merely places an aimpoint over predicted point of impact, right? It doesn't actually aim the rifle. It does not impart trigger discipline or proper breathing technique. And I have doubts about the range up or down it is able to correct.

    But internet bets are usually pretty safe because they are untestable and unfalsifiable.
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    You do realize the rifle merely places an aimpoint over predicted point of impact, right? It doesn't actually aim the rifle. It does not impart trigger discipline or proper breathing technique. And I have doubts about the range up or down it is able to correct.

    But internet bets are usually pretty safe because they are untestable and unfalsifiable.
    You do realize that there are brilliant tech hackers all over this country... right? Give it a year.

    So... you meant THAT weapons system. Not ANY weapons system. I'm pretty sure a person could pick up a MANPAD for a lot less than $22k

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    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".
    Fatal accidents involving firearms is around 600 a year. That number is miniscule.

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    It's a trick. Kind of like sending people with warrants notices that they've won a prize. It puts you on "the list" for the next ATF raid.

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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.

    Article is here
    Wow. That would be a silly thing for a town to do. And what happens when a drone looking for a missing child gets shot down?

    Look, I don't like drones flying over the US. And I've joked about shooting one down if it came over my house (step one: buy a gun). But for a town to endorse it through permits would get them in a world of hurt with the feds. Could even be seen as encouraging shooting drones down. What, is there going to be a "drone season"?

    You want to shoot down a drone that's over your property? do it. See what happens in court. Will be interesting to see what our privacy rights are.

    But no way should a town issue permits.

    By the way, I'm more worried about commercial drones than govt. drones. Not that they'll target me, but when scandal mags start flying drones over private property of stars - I thank that's going too far. And I could see some company flying drones over our houses with advertisements and loud music. That crap is going to .... um, can't say what I was about to say. That stuff is going to annoy the heck out of me. I hate the invasion of our public spaces by ads; I don't want them flying over my house.

    But who needs a permit at that point?

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