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Originally posted by LordBaskettIV
Predator drones have been in active service along the border with Canada here in Michigan for over 6 years now. However, I can see how it's cheaper for patrol along the great lakes(as opposed to using boats). I don't think cops need anything of the sort though. What is most odd is the FAA saying they regulate this? No one needs a permit to fly a RC plane or helicopter...so why would local LE need approval?
Originally posted by tooo many pills
reply to post by alienreality
Haha, what an idea, shoot them down if you see it over your property!! I guess at 400ft it is possible to take a couple of sniper shots at a wing or tail to bring it down. Would they even be able to figure out who shot at it? There's no doubt that as soon as it crash landed an army of black suvs would show up asap.
Only a matter of time before we start hearing about true patriots to the constitution who start shooting these God damned things out of the sky. How much do these drones cost??? I'll bet ammo is cheaper than drones........for now!!!
they better not get in the way of a laser. the whole blind pilot excuse isnt going to cut it.
As far as the weaponizing of drones for civilian law enforcement. I highly doubt any local governing body would permit that, for everyday use. Yes, there are armed robots, however they are only used in specialized situations such as in a hostage crisis.