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Your thoughts. Man shots down drone:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/kentuck......-AAdGg2x
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"The people that own the drones and the people that hate guns are the only ones that disagree with what I did," he said. "Now, if I’d have had a .22 rifle, I should have gone to jail for that. The diameter of those things are going to come down with enough force to hurt somebody. Number 8 birdshot is not."

I neither own drones nor do I hate guns, but I disagree with what he did.

I really don't want my neighbours discharging shotguns, even with lightweight birdshot.

If he'd grabbed the drone with a butterfly net, I'd be all for him.

The privacy issue is a very serious one, and I'm hoping that lawmakers will set down stringent, reasonable and enforceable guidelines.
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"The people that own the drones and the people that hate guns are the only ones that disagree with what I did," he said. "Now, if I’d have had a .22 rifle, I should have gone to jail for that. The diameter of those things are going to come down with enough force to hurt somebody. Number 8 birdshot is not."

I neither own drones nor do I hate guns, but I disagree with what he did.

I really don't want my neighbours discharging shotguns, even with lightweight birdshot.

If he'd grabbed the drone with a butterfly net, I'd be all for him.

The privacy issue is a very serious one, and I'm hoping that lawmakers will set down stringent, reasonable and enforceable guidelines.


I would have to think more people have guns than butterfly nets. Smile That is a safe assumption on my part. Smile

However I am not crazy about the idea of people discharging a shotgun in their back yard if they live in close proximity to others. Not safe at all.

I believe we are going to have a lot more issues with this drone thing before it is resolved if it is ever resolved. They sure are kind of neat.

Again after some thought I would rather the people next door running around with butterfly nets than shotguns. I think so anyway. Smile
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It does raise interesting questions about privacy and airspace, though. These are interesting times, indeed.
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Fire department aircraft cannot fly if there is a drone in the area- the risk of damage to the craft is too great. It just so happens in the last round of wildfires in California, quite a bit of preventable property damage was caused when civilian drones in the area grounded the aircraft.

So now there's talk of passing a law allowing the fire department to 'take out' drones- either with a firehose or a gun- so they can do their job.

If you're enough of a selfish idiot to get your drone in the way in an attempt to get pictures, you deserve to have it shot out of the sky.

This case is a little less cut and dry, but it's certainly an invasion of privacy, if everything is as the shooter says. Then again, anyone hear about the kid who mounted a gun on his drone? We're witnessing the start of a new arms race, here...
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I figure that once Amazon starts using drones for delivery, the popularity of skeet will soar.
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Hmmm... Might be a good time to go into the slingshot business.
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Hmmm... Might be a good time to go into the slingshot business.

And become an Amazon partner.
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California is offering a $75,000 reward for those drone-owners mentioned above.
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On Jul 30, 2015, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
"The people that own the drones and the people that hate guns are the only ones that disagree with what I did," he said. "Now, if I’d have had a .22 rifle, I should have gone to jail for that. The diameter of those things are going to come down with enough force to hurt somebody. Number 8 birdshot is not."

I neither own drones nor do I hate guns, but I disagree with what he did.

I really don't want my neighbours discharging shotguns, even with lightweight birdshot.

If he'd grabbed the drone with a butterfly net, I'd be all for him.

The privacy issue is a very serious one, and I'm hoping that lawmakers will set down stringent, reasonable and enforceable guidelines.

I would have to think more people have guns than butterfly nets. Smile That is a safe assumption on my part. Smile

Well, duh!

There's no amendment to the Bill of Rights guarantying the right to bear butterfly nets.
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On Jul 30, 2015, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
"The people that own the drones and the people that hate guns are the only ones that disagree with what I did," he said. "Now, if I’d have had a .22 rifle, I should have gone to jail for that. The diameter of those things are going to come down with enough force to hurt somebody. Number 8 birdshot is not."

I neither own drones nor do I hate guns, but I disagree with what he did.

I really don't want my neighbours discharging shotguns, even with lightweight birdshot.

If he'd grabbed the drone with a butterfly net, I'd be all for him.

The privacy issue is a very serious one, and I'm hoping that lawmakers will set down stringent, reasonable and enforceable guidelines.

I would have to think more people have guns than butterfly nets. Smile That is a safe assumption on my part. Smile

Well, duh!

There's no amendment to the Bill of Rights guarantying the right to bear butterfly nets.


It is something they forgot. Everyone should have the right to own as many butterfly nets as the want as long as they pass the background check.
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I was at a triathlon event earlier this year where I guy was filming before the start of the event and I went over to talk to him.

Those things are WAY Cool! I couldn't believe how easy they are to fly. Attached to his controls was an Ipad which showed him everything the drone saw so he was able to accurately fly it and video exactly what he wanted to. He said that if he ever lost control he could hit the controls a certain way and the drone would fly back to him on it's own and then hover near him. (Or at least where it started from.) He said that if it flew too far so that it lost his signal, it would fly back to him.

Amazing technology. The whole package with the GoPro was under a $1000 I think.
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On Jul 30, 2015, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
"The people that own the drones and the people that hate guns are the only ones that disagree with what I did," he said. "Now, if I’d have had a .22 rifle, I should have gone to jail for that. The diameter of those things are going to come down with enough force to hurt somebody. Number 8 birdshot is not."

I neither own drones nor do I hate guns, but I disagree with what he did.

I really don't want my neighbours discharging shotguns, even with lightweight birdshot.

If he'd grabbed the drone with a butterfly net, I'd be all for him.

The privacy issue is a very serious one, and I'm hoping that lawmakers will set down stringent, reasonable and enforceable guidelines.

I would have to think more people have guns than butterfly nets. Smile That is a safe assumption on my part. Smile

Well, duh!

There's no amendment to the Bill of Rights guarantying the right to bear butterfly nets.


It is something they forgot. Everyone should have the right to own as many butterfly nets as the want as long as they pass the background check.

Bu... but! Think of the Monarchs! The Swallowtails! Oh, the carnage!
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I was at a triathlon event earlier this year where I guy was filming before the start of the event and I went over to talk to him.

Those things are WAY Cool! I couldn't believe how easy they are to fly. Attached to his controls was an Ipad which showed him everything the drone saw so he was able to accurately fly it and video exactly what he wanted to. He said that if he ever lost control he could hit the controls a certain way and the drone would fly back to him on it's own and then hover near him. (Or at least where it started from.) He said that if it flew too far so that it lost his signal, it would fly back to him.

Amazing technology. The whole package with the GoPro was under a $1000 I think.

For $1000, it better fly itself. Be a shame to crash that the first time you took it out.

On a slightly related note, the last two school assemblies I went to for my son have been practically ruined by everyone holding up their smart phones to record the event- the ones in front hold it up, the ones behind have to hold theirs even higher, the ones in the third row need to stand. Some lady held up her iPad, the cover just hanging down blocking everyone's view. Pretty soon, nobody could see. I mentioned to my wife that it would kind of be nice to have a drone in that instance- fly up over everyone, swoop in to get a good view. She agreed. Then we both realized it would turn out just like the smart phones. If one person did it, at the next event, there'd be a swarm of drones hovering, crashing into each other, and injuring everyone below them.
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I have to say that if you hovered a drone over my yard, I would bring it down. I don't have a gun, but I would find a way. Fair play to him.
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Those things are WAY Cool! I couldn't believe how easy they are to fly. Attached to his controls was an Ipad which showed him everything the drone saw so he was able to accurately fly it and video exactly what he wanted to. He said that if he ever lost control he could hit the controls a certain way and the drone would fly back to him on it's own and then hover near him. (Or at least where it started from.) He said that if it flew too far so that it lost his signal, it would fly back to him.

Yes they are way cool. The guy across the street has one like you described and he uses it for work (pipelines). I almost wanted to buy one just from seeing his. On the other hand, he knows better than to use it to annoy other people.
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Next thing you know, somebody will come up with a stealth drone. Smile

Meanwhile, somebody out there is probably already coming up with a jamming app. Ah, drones, the next after-market industry.
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We recently got a nozzle for our garden hose that essentially turns it into a fire hose. For washing walls and upstairs windows, and the like.

Of course, if we were ever careless about where we sprayed - distracted, or whatnot - I'd imagine that it could do unkind things to any unauthorized drones that happened to be . . . well . . . hanging around.

Accidentally, of course.
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Good for him!!! I support it.
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