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Date: 07/20/13 02:26 PM

25 Responses to Town Wants To Let Hunters Shoot Down Drones

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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    Link: Town Wants To Let Hunters Shoot Down Drones - ``They fly in town, they get shot down.``
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Terrible journalist. She just kept droning on...
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm
    Stroke of genius. It hasn`t cost the town a cent but has garnered a lot airtime to publicize the fact that a lot of Americans are NOT OK with the government using our tax dollars to spy on us from the skies.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    "Have you ever seen a drone in the sky?"... "no"
    Has ANY ONE ever seen a drone in the sky? that`s what I thought.
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    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    @danagamer

    I have, last summer.
    A friend of mine had seen one about a month earlier.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    Woah, $100. Shoot down a $12M dollar drone with a shotgun and some toothless hillbilly will give you $100.
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
    1444 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    I think it would be really cool to build an R/C Aircraft and shot the drones down with it.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3909 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    Considering the fact that the majority or UAV`s fly at an altitude well out of range of rifles & shotguns, even though it`s a "symbolic ordinance" as he called it, it`s still f*cking stoopid. Unless they have radar & SAM sites in their backyards they won`t hit a damn thing.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    @whodat I like the new avatar. I think you should stick with that one.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    @Squrlz4Sale:
    Please come back ever hour and re-post your comment. I think you`re one of the few that "get it".
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    bophus Male 30-39
    474 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    so this crazy guy who drafted the ordinance is serious? I am guessing that in the near future, we will have a news report of a small single engine aircraft or a glider being shot down with all the passengers killed, because Cleatus thunked it were the gobment
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3909 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    @honkeylips - Thanks, a friend of mine sent it to me the other day and I immediately fell in love with that picture.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    Cool! Do I need a license or can I just make a blind and wait in somebodies backyard?
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm
    Considering the fact that the majority or UAV`s fly at an altitude well out of range of rifles & shotguns, even though it`s a "symbolic ordinance" as he called it, it`s still f*cking stoopid. Unless they have radar & SAM sites in their backyards they won`t hit a damn thing.

    Obviously someone doesn`t know their azzhole from their elbow when it comes to drones. Not all drones are even full sized planes. Some are quite small. I know, because I built drones for a while. One of them I worked on was called the Skate, and it was about the size of a brief case. It flew just like any other remote control plane.

    In fact, a hobbyist`s remote control plane is technically a drone by our government`s standards.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm
    Here is our US Government`s definition of "Drone".

    A powered, aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recoverable, and can carry a lethal or nonlethal payload. Ballistic or semiballistic vehicles, cruise missiles, and artillery projectiles are not considered unmanned aerial vehicles. Also called UAV.

    Now keep in mind that it doesn`t say the plane had to carry a lethal or nonlethal payload, but only that it "can" carry a lethal of nonlethal payload.

    So the aircraft below fits the definition of a drone. Will I be able to get bounty on it if I shoot it down?
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    Aww, let `em be they`re just delivering pizzas.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    I used to fly UAV`s... They`re a lot of fun.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    I`ve seen plenty of drones here in Michigan.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 8:54 pm
    RobSwindol: That`s just what was going thru my mind! 8-D
    I can just see all these gun-toting, anti-government types rushing into the street and blazing away at some poor guy`s RC airplane!
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3909 posts
    July 20, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    @RobSwindol - Am I talking about people flying RC planes? No. Sounds to me like you`re the one that doesn`t know his a$$hole from a hole in the ground.

    I`m talking about the UAV`s our gov`t uses for that kind of surveillance. Those UAV`s are larger, carry sophisticated surveillance equipment and fly at altitudes where they can`t be easily detected by the naked eye. The whole point of "spying" on people is to do it so they don`t know about it, if they can hear and see a little RC plane zipping around it defeats the purpose.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    July 21, 2013 at 5:03 am
    [quote">I`m talking about the UAV`s our gov`t uses for that kind of surveillance.[quote">

    Once again, you are proving that you don`t know your azzhole from your elbow. I realize you are talking about drones that our government uses for surveillance. But what you obviously don`t realize is that our government DOES also use remote control planes as UAV`s.

    Here is a link to the Skate UAV that I mentioned earlier. Military and law enforcement agencies are already using these small, RC planes as UAVs.

    So when you talk about "Drones that our government uses", you ARE talking about RC Planes as well, whether you realize it or not.

    SKATE UAV
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    July 21, 2013 at 9:19 am
    In twenty years surveillance bots will be so small you`ll never know they are there. The enemy isn`t drones but the clones who operate them, authorize them and manipulate the information they gather.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3909 posts
    July 21, 2013 at 10:26 am
    @RobSwindol - Do you know how to f*cking read? I`m not talking about your cute little RC planes that Massachusetts SWAT is using. Sure, they use them too, but I`m talking about reconnaissance drones that typically fly from 10,000 to 30,000 feet and loiter for 24-48 hours at a time. I don`t give a f*ck about your skate uav.
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
    568 posts
    July 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm
    Kooky poo...
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    Destroying government property ... wow, that`d go over real well.

    Not to mention that many places try very hard to get morons to STOP dangerously firing guns up into the air ... and these guys are trying to issue licenses promoting it. *facepalm*

    Change the town`s name to Darwinville.

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