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    FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    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the drones are unreasonable search because no warrant was issued, and unconstitutional laws should be disobeyed until repealed.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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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Shooting guns AT drones? That is stupid. I don't care how much I hate drones, there is no way in hell I am gonna even attempt to shoot one down.

    Let me put it this way: The FAA would be the least of my concerns if I were to ever try.
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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the drones are unreasonable search because no warrant was issued, and unconstitutional laws should be disobeyed until repealed.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
    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).
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    So you would have to draw a Drone Tag?

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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
    Righteous civil disobedience clearly.
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Doesn't matter to me that I'll never use it, I want one of those permits.

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    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.

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Doesn't matter to me that I'll never use it, I want one of those permits.
    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 Phys251 View Post
    Shooting guns AT drones? That is stupid. I don't care how much I hate drones, there is no way in hell I am gonna even attempt to shoot one down.

    Let me put it this way: The FAA would be the least of my concerns if I were to ever try.

    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...

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    I would hope that there is a height below which it is illegal to intrude over someone's property. I would guess that intruding below that minimum height that would be considered trespassing and the property owner has a right to take some action. There may be more aggressive actions legal in a stand your ground state.

    However, using a rope or net to catch to catch the drone seems safer and more justifiable legally.

    I would like to see citizens use their own drones to fly over the homes of the public officials supportive of the recent expansion of domestic surveillance programs that include people who are not under any suspicion. Small remote control helicopters with cameras are available and relatively inexpensive.

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