oldernell: They're easy to shoot down, but difficult to clean and they taste horrible.
hubiestubert: So, they want pay folks to shoot down drones, that their tax dollars fund, with funds raised by local taxes? Sounds like a fool proof, fiscally prudent plan...
Somaticasual: Or, maybe the government can have drones, and the public can have "right-to-privacy kinetic interceptors.."
dittybopper: mongbiohazard: So how about radio controlled aircraft in general designed to more safely disable drones? All you'd really need to knock most of them out of the air is to use a length of cord to foul a prop. Make it a net if you're feeling fancy. Could be a new (clandestine) hobby for citizens...Or you could just use a slingshot and a fishing reel. I use one to put up antennas, and you can get pretty accurate with it, and the projectile isn't going to go that far.But again, you can fire some #6 shot at a drone and no one on the ground will be in any serious danger.
quatchi: In Colorado?I think they may have a special "It's coming right for us" version of the SYG law making this drone shooting idear totes legal./Totes.
Kyosuke: JacksonBryan: FYI, an R/C plane following a drone results in some serious one-on-one time with the State police...just saying.That's your 'thank you' for watching the watchers.
hardinparamedic: hubiestubert: Or starts a forest fire that consumes a fair chunk of timber land. Yeah, that's going to make these folks SUPER popular...Ah. So we go from destruction of Government property and shooting down an aircraft, to attempted murder and probably murder, given the average of at least one death during major forest fires.
mutterfark: Serious question, could you bring them down with some kind of radio "jammer"?
dittybopper: Now, if you wanted to get *REAL* fancy, you could arm a large-ish radio control model aircraft with a semi-auto shotgun and equip it with one of those real-time cameras, and go hunting drones like a half-assed WWII fighter pilot. That would be pretty safe: The shot would pose no serious threat to anyone on the ground.
itsumo: hubiestubert: So, they want pay folks to shoot down drones, that their tax dollars fund, with funds raised by local taxes? Sounds like a fool proof, fiscally prudent plan...Well stated.
hardinparamedic: And to think, here I've been thinking that shooting at an aircraft, especially with the intent to shoot it down, has been a federal crime since we've had aviation laws on the book.
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