20 July 2013

We Can’t Shoot Drones?

The FAA released a statement in response to questions about an ordinance under consideration in the tiny farming community of Deer Trail, Colo., that would encourage hunters to shoot down drones. The administration reminded the public that it regulates the nation's airspace, including the airspace over cities and towns.

Perhaps the FAA could show where, exactly, the constitution grants them this power.  Oh, I forgot:  the constitution has been dead, so big agencies can violate whatever rights they want, and if you don’t like it, well then you can just go fuck yourself.

A drone "hit by gunfire could crash, causing damage to persons or property on the ground, or it could collide with other objects in the air," the statement said. "Shooting at an unmanned aircraft could result in criminal or civil liability, just as would firing at a manned airplane."

Of course, one way to prevent this very scenario is to avoid flying drones over the property of people who don’t like being spied on by their own government.  But it’s never the government that yields, is it?

All hail Big Brother.