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1 cat-tikvah  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 3:29:32pm

This will be the next provision included in Stand Your Ground laws.

2 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 3:57:09pm

The yokels would be really pissed if the drones shot back. Hey, self defense and all. Stand your sky, dronies!

3 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 3:59:40pm
He (Deer Trail resident Phillip Steel) dismissed the FAA’s warning. “The FAA doesn’t have the power to make a law,” he said.

So, this moron doesn’t realize that shooting at aircraft has been illegal since they were invented (and since before the FAA and all).

4 cat-tikvah  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 4:01:30pm

I’m not sure these folks realize that the aircraft are unmanned but not unpiloted. Aside from the idiocy of shooting at them, and the safety concerns regarding a crash, these are vehicles equipped with verrrry precise visual capabilities, being monitored in real time by real people.
Yeah, who’s going to know who took that shot?

5 Skip Intro  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 4:10:18pm
Under the proposed ordinance, Deer Trail would grant hunting permits to shoot drones. The permits would cost $25 each.

I await the wingnut outrage over having to pay $25 to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights. Where’s the NRA when you need them?

6 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 4:21:40pm

Since these people are dumber than donkey turds, they will obviously not be able to tell the difference between a drone and some local farmer’s Taylorcraft. An asshole here in Texas recently got 10 years for shooting at a crop spraying plane. The moron believed the plane did not have the right to overfly his property, which sounds a lot like sovereign citizen, paranoid RWNJ stuff.
In March, another fool, this one 69 years old, got 1 1/2 years for similarly shooting at a crop sprayer near Talpa, Texas.

7 Bubblehead II  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 4:41:01pm

Waiting for the local wingnuts to flip out about this.

Law Enforcement Using Drones To Crackdown On Crime

By Andrew Reed
Story Created: Jul 18, 2013 at 5:33 PM MDT
Story Updated: Jul 18, 2013 at 11:26 PM MDT
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Local law enforcement is using new technology called a drone.

They can be used to track criminals on the loose, lost children or even trapped people in the canyon.
This is a drone, it’s used to record video images for law enforcement.


8 Bubblehead II  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 4:48:26pm

I can see it in my mind. An Elmer Fudd cartoon. Be very quite, I am hunting drones .

Meanwhile, above him, a drone spys him by using both visual and I.R., launches a missile.

Pan to. Elmer reduced to ash.

followed by.

Elmer with wings.

Guess that wasn’t such a good idea.

Much Sarc attached to this post.

As well as much editing. Just couldn’t seem to get it whright.

9 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 5:15:54pm

The global aviation community has several mega-fuckyears of collective experience coping with people who shoot at them from the ground, including many who were MUCH better equipped than the Deer Creek yokels could imagine. It has gotten ugly at times.

10 theheat  Sat, Jul 20, 2013 4:32:47am

IIRC, the hunting licenses would only be valid for shotguns.

The ordinance specifies that weapons used for engagement of unmanned aerial vehicles would be limited to, “any shotgun, 12 gauge or smaller, having a barrel length of 18 inches or greater.” Drone hunting licenses would be issued without a background investigation, and on an anonymous basis. Applicants would have to be at least 21 years old and be able to, “read and understand English.”

Deer Trail, Town clerk, Kim Oldfield said, “I can see it as a benefit, monetarily speaking, because of the novelty of the ordinance.”

Unless the drones are flying less than 100+/- feet above ground, there probably isn’t much to fear as far as actually bringing down a drone with a shotgun.

Of course, these licenses are limited to anonymous people who “read and understand English.” Of course. Because this is America, dammit.

11 kerFuFFler  Sat, Jul 20, 2013 8:49:44am

re: #8 Bubblehead II

“I can see it in my mind. An Elmer Fudd cartoon. Be very quite, I am hunting drones .”

Or is it, “Be vewwy, vewwy quiet, I am hunting dwones,”?

12 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jul 20, 2013 12:57:19pm

re: #11 kerFuFFler

“I can see it in my mind. An Elmer Fudd cartoon. Be very quite, I am hunting drones .”

Or is it, “Be vewwy, vewwy quiet, I am hunting dwones,”?

It’s not drone season, it’s duck season.

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