It was bound to happen at some point. The recent loosening of FAA restrictions regarding the overflight of drones in U.S. airspace to spy on U.S. citizens combined with Edward Snowden’s disclosure of the NSA domestic spy program has started to galvanize citizens to action. Ironically enough, now comes this story out of Colorado, of all places. Phillip Steele, a resident of Deer Trail Colorado has submitted a proposed ordinance that would reward successful drone hunters with a bounty if they managed to shoot down a drone . . .
“Steele has submitted an ordinance to his town’s board of trustees that would create America’s most unusual hunting license: It would permit hunting drones and confer a bounty for every one brought down. Only 12-gauge shotguns could be used as weapons, so the drones would have a sporting chance.”
Of course, shooting anything out of the sky violates a number of Federal Laws, but Steele doesn’t seem to care. He sees this as an opportunity to stand up to an ever-increasing surveillance society.
The vote is next Tuesday, August 6. After that, it may be time to break out the drone loads…