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WASHINGTON (AP) — People who fire guns at drones are endangering the public and property and could be prosecuted or fined, the Federal Aviation Administration warned Friday.
The FAA released a statement in response to questions about an ordinance under consideration in the tiny farming community of Deer Trail, Colo., that would encourage hunters to shoot down drones.
The administration reminded the public that it regulates the nation's airspace, including the airspace over cities and towns.
A drone "hit by gunfire could crash, causing damage to persons or property on the ground, or it could collide with other objects in the air," the statement said. "Shooting at an unmanned aircraft could result in criminal or civil liability, just as would firing at a manned airplane."
Under the proposed ordinance, Deer Trail would grant hunting permits to shoot drones.
The permits would cost $25 each.
The town would also encourage drone hunting by awarding $100 to anyone who presents a valid hunting license and identifiable pieces of a drone that has been shot down.
But what if it lands on Cheney's house?
I think it is safer for the public to shoot them damned things down.
Originally posted by beezzer
... regulates the nation's airspace, including the airspace over cities and towns.
ZOMG!!! think of the children!!!
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Drone strikes were halted in November 2011 after NATO forces killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in the Salala incident
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by mikegrouchy
Just use a little discretion is all I'd ask. I honestly looked at basing a small business around drones a couple years ago, when I got off the truck. Nothing nefarious. Just aerial photography ranging from real estate to accident re-creation material.