What Could Possibly Go Wrong: DragonSpy Edition

You may recall that the Texas Navy recently commissioned six bad ass gunboats to patrol the Rio Grande. The thirty-foot crafts boast bullet resistant plating and six machine guns. They cost, wait for it, $3.5m. But that’s not the real cost. How much do you reckon taxpayers need to fork out to put some 20 officers on the water, including overtime, benefits and pensions? Why not have an unmanned craft that one geek can run from the comfort of his Texas Department of Public Safety cubicle? If I lived by a lake and I could order the NEANY DragonSpy with a semi rather than fully-automatic 7.62 . . . no, probably not. Friggin’ ATF.