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If you’re going to visit a national park, you better leave your drone at home. If you don’t, you might be tased and arrested.
That’s exactly what happened to Travis Sanders when he was caught flying his 3-inch quadcopter to videotape a lava lake at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park late last week.
originally posted by: TheWhiteKnight
I could be wrong, but I heard that firearms are not allowed in national parks.
Q. Why do people have firearms in national parks – they never did before?
A. In most national parks, only authorized law enforcement officials have been allowed to carry firearms, but a 2009 federal law made national parks – and national wildlife refuges – generally subject to applicable federal, state, and local firearms laws.
Q. When did this happen?
A. The law was enacted on May 22, 2009, and became effective February 22, 2010.
originally posted by: pheonix358
a reply to: lindalinda
Travis left his second amendment rights home. I bet the outcome would be different if he was armed.
Look guys and girls, those national parks belong to you!
They do not belong to public servants.
Take them back!
This is exactly why you have the Second. Just don't sit there, ACT!
Flying a drone in any of the country’s national parks is currently illegal, something Sanders said he didn’t know.
originally posted by: opethPA
As per the story your linked he wasn't tased for flying a drone he was however tased for running away from the Park Ranger who asked him to stop.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Did it occur to anyone that there may be valid reasons for banning drones in parks ?
To protect the privacy of others using the parks.
the rule of use the article title I guess didn't give you many options.