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I'm sure that as a rule drones will fly higher than most long guns in the arsenals of the US civilian population can reach. So in some ways, the possibility of a bullet taking one down is slim to none.
Don't forget, the whole premise of that thing being up there is to spy on you. You think you can hide as you shoot it down? Watch some of the infrared targeting done in warfare to get an idea of how, when the hunter becomes the hunted, the newly hunted (drone) fires back or relays back to HQ images and exact coordinates'.
Firstly I'd like to see someone try and shoot something that is thousands of feet in the air .. Secondly .. So you've shot it, it starts to fall out the sky .. Wreckage lands on a school kills people. I bet you won't be celebrating your downed drone then
Stupid idea anyway
States Push to Regulate Domestic Drones as Industry Pushes Back The Texas law is just one of many pieces of legislation placing restrictions on the use of domestic drones to be introduced in 43 states this year, passing in eight.
Many of these state-level bills seek to require search warrants for surveillance drones used by local police departments, and at least six states have required warrants. In 2013, Virginia put in place a two-year moratorium on the use of drones by law enforcement to develop more stringent guidelines.
Legislation restricting civilian drone use has passed in states such as Florida, Tennessee, Idaho, Montana and Oregon, but other states such as North Dakota have tried to pass laws that would ban weapons from domestic drones and have failed.
But the industry is pushing back against privacy restrictions and regulations on civilian drones, saying the restrictions will hinder job creation. In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage backed up the claim by vetoing a bill that would have required police to obtain a warrant before deploying a drone, citing concerns it would kill new aerospace jobs.
Quadcopters of all sizes are going to be under a lot of christmas trees this year.
Do you really want a society that *advocates* shooting of childrens toys?
(because of course, from the ground there may be no way of knowing if the quadcopter is operated by a police department, or just 16 year old Billy from down the road.)