Drone Hunting License In the Works In Colorado Town

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What a bunch of morons. Half the point of a drone is that it is not meant to be seen. And with the FAAs current rules regarding unmanned aircraft I doubt they will ever have one flying over their town. More liking they will end up shooting at remote people control aircraft and manned aircraft. Not to mention I'm pretty sure deconstruction of federal property would be a felony offense.

... If they shot down a government owned drone, wouldn't the fine for destroying government property be more than $100?

What strikes me as funny is that these poor sods think it'll do something to curb government surveillance.

Here's a hint folks, unless your rifle can put a shot into low orbit, you ain't hitting the real spy stuff.

Don't drones fly at like 5,000 feet? How would you even shoot one down?

Maybe I missed something, but are they referring to Government drones or anything that flies with a camera on it?
I assume its the second bit. While shotguns might be tough, given how expensive ammo is trolling with small helicopters and quadcopter might be a cost effective exchange.

This is ridiculous on so many levels, but I kind of wish a large group RC enthusiast would descend upon the town.

Shoot drone, town has to pay $100 reward and cover $50000+ in collateral damage depending on the size of the drone and how unlucky its final landing was.

Reading the headline I thought it was some kind of license for hunting deers with drones. >_>

Turns out it's something even more retarded.

I use to work for a company that flew unmanned aircraft with Motion Picture cameras in Colorado for various media organizations(Movies and TV), just because Colorado is one of the more scenic states. Your talking about tens of thousands dollars worth of equipment. It cheaper to use unmanned aircraft than helicopter shots.

Kheapathic:
I wish my town would adopt something like this. Wouldn't happen though, California is afraid of guns and just about everything else. May need to move to Colorado.

Have fun there.

"Steel admitted that he's never actually seen a drone flying over the town"

"the licenses, which would sell for $25 for a year, could be a big source of revenue for the town, stating that they'd "sell like hotcakes."

"Even if a tiny percentage of people get online [for a] drone license, that's cool. That's a lot of money to a small town like us"

First of all, shooting up into the sky wildly in populated areas. Nothing bad could EVER come of that. But, mostly, I love how they aren't hiding, at all, that they're preying on people's fears to make money. But morons are still buying it hook, line, and sinker. What a wonderfully fucked up country we live in.

I should run for office. If this is all it takes the manipulate people I'd have the United States wrapped around my finger in a matter of months. I think my election platform will be to blow up the moon in order to keep gay, Muslim, Hispanic, atheist, Hitler from stealing our women and jobs.

Millions would be marching in the streets chanting "Hell no the moon must go!"

I'd be the world's first super villain. My God.... it would be beautiful....

What do they think happens when you destroy incredibly expensive equipment that belongs to either the government or, as someone pointed out, corporations looking to record scenic images? The first thing that would happen is that the person who shoots it down is going to be fined (possibly even arrested) for firing upon and damaging government property, followed by the town being sued/fined for issuing the stupid licenses and making people think it was okay to fire at shiny things in the sky.

lacktheknack:

DVS BSTrD:
Let's see how gung-ho these morons are when they realize the drones can shoot back.
And they'd better not pretend they give a shit about government spending when they go out of their way to damage government property. They'll be paying more for the repairs then they will for the licenses. But hey, as long as their tax dollars aren't going to welfare programs for illegal immigrants.

You're implying that, if the proposal passes, the government will send any drones towards Deer Trail.

It's called "deterrent".

If the government doesn't send any drones to survey Deer Tail, it will be because FUCK ALL happens in Deer Tail

I think this is stupid enough to be implemented, if only to enrich the lawyers.

First anyone shooting down a $4 million dollar Predator is not gonna be concerned about a drone hunting license and is not gonna need the $100 bounty. To hit a predator at 10k feet (approx 3km) your gonna need a missile, even a 40mm Bofors or 20mm Phalanx CIWS system would have extreme trouble hitting something at that range. (Though the US Navy's new laser might.) Furthermore, most UCAVs, including the Predator, fly much higher than 10k feet. In the end, anyone throwing around $35 million USD, to shoot down a drone costing 8 times less isn't worried about the money or the law.

On the other hand, hunters probably would like to get that license, since PETA and SHARK, who are actively harassing and illegally targeting hunters, love sending quad-rotors after them. and a single shotgun shell or rifle cartridge is gonna be much cheaper. Heck even if someone only shoot a drone down once every 3-4 years they aren't gonna be losing money. In the end, any private organization that spys on others deserves to lose money.

Raiyan 1.0:
Reading the headline I thought it was some kind of license for hunting deers with drones. >_>

Turns out it's something even more retarded.

I had the same thoughts exactly. I was wondering how they'd actually do it legally. I mean, they wouldn't be able to mount weaponry to it, so they'd have to use it for tracking or something.

Vie:
Because there is no possibly way this could go horribly wrong at all, none.

Uhg, how long before somebody flies a scale model plane over the town, it gets shot down and kills somebody on impact?

Forget that, what happens when the government comes around asking why drones are getting shot down, and whos going to pay the damages.

I have never ever seen a drone flying anywhere.
This seems silly.

DVS BSTrD:

lacktheknack:

DVS BSTrD:
Let's see how gung-ho these morons are when they realize the drones can shoot back.
And they'd better not pretend they give a shit about government spending when they go out of their way to damage government property. They'll be paying more for the repairs then they will for the licenses. But hey, as long as their tax dollars aren't going to welfare programs for illegal immigrants.

You're implying that, if the proposal passes, the government will send any drones towards Deer Trail.

It's called "deterrent".

If the government doesn't send any drones to survey Deer Tail, it will be because FUCK ALL happens in Deer Tail

And why the hell not?

Are YOU going to send your multi-million dollar bots to a zone where it's legal and encouraged to fill them with buckshot?

Rotten_Karma:
In the end, any private organization that spys on others deserves to lose money.

Hey, I resent that. That's my job!

Of course, we're only "spying" on corporate truck activities (because, stunningly, truckers are not trustworthy!), a service that the company we're spying on actively pays for, but still.

lacktheknack:
Are YOU going to send your multi-million dollar bots to a zone where it's legal and encouraged to fill them with buckshot?

First off, a local authority issuing a license doesn't make it legal. Second, buckshot can't reach them at their cruising altitude. Third, the places they're currently deployed to are much more hostile, and probably better armed to boot.

So, yeah, sure, no problem.

lacktheknack:

DVS BSTrD:

lacktheknack:

You're implying that, if the proposal passes, the government will send any drones towards Deer Trail.

It's called "deterrent".

If the government doesn't send any drones to survey Deer Tail, it will be because FUCK ALL happens in Deer Tail

And why the hell not?

Are YOU going to send your multi-million dollar bots to a zone where it's legal and encouraged to fill them with buckshot?

If they can fly a mile in the sky and piss off rednecks then yeah. Dumb asses think they can intimidate the CIA?

Pyrian:

lacktheknack:
Are YOU going to send your multi-million dollar bots to a zone where it's legal and encouraged to fill them with buckshot?

First off, a local authority issuing a license doesn't make it legal. Second, buckshot can't reach them at their cruising altitude. Third, the places they're currently deployed to are much more hostile, and probably better armed to boot.

So, yeah, sure, no problem.

DVS BSTrD:

lacktheknack:

DVS BSTrD:
If the government doesn't send any drones to survey Deer Tail, it will be because FUCK ALL happens in Deer Tail

And why the hell not?

Are YOU going to send your multi-million dollar bots to a zone where it's legal and encouraged to fill them with buckshot?

If they can fly a mile in the sky and piss off rednecks then yeah. Dumb asses think they can intimidate the CIA?

Wait wait wait, I thought it was an observation drone thing.

You know, the unarmed ones that actually have to get close to be more effective than a satellite.

The Wykydtron:
As an Englishman I have but one thing to say:

Lol America. You are so funny sometimes.

I mean we have some surveillance bullshit going on but actual spy drones? Really? That's like a thing now? Legitimately? A Land of the Free (lol jk) joke is waiting to be told...

First reaction is not to protest against them or anything like that, nope fuckin' destroy them with lasers! Best!

Most spy drones are civilian owned and are just run as a hobby by people with too much time and money on their hands. There are a few cases where the government have used them in remote areas for police surveillance but those are rare.

But yeah, kill with lasers for the luls.

So let me get this straight, government issuing licences to destroy government property?

Tinfoil hat time!

It is clear they are just compiling names and lists of people who are antigovernment, armed, and stupid enough to sign up for this kind of program.

So next is the law that says that tanks, helicopters and planes are a nuisance, and licences will be issued to shoot down or blow THOSE up.

I mean..seriously? Never mind stupid, I'm pretty sure that you can classify shooting down government owned military machines as an act of terrorism, if not an act of war.

I think it's more funny these hicks have the delusion that the government would even consider them worth watching.

We don't care how many times they've inbred with their cousins.

lacktheknack:

Pyrian:

lacktheknack:
Are YOU going to send your multi-million dollar bots to a zone where it's legal and encouraged to fill them with buckshot?

First off, a local authority issuing a license doesn't make it legal. Second, buckshot can't reach them at their cruising altitude. Third, the places they're currently deployed to are much more hostile, and probably better armed to boot.

So, yeah, sure, no problem.

DVS BSTrD:

lacktheknack:

And why the hell not?

Are YOU going to send your multi-million dollar bots to a zone where it's legal and encouraged to fill them with buckshot?

If they can fly a mile in the sky and piss off rednecks then yeah. Dumb asses think they can intimidate the CIA?

Uh... you DO know how high a mile up is compared to a satellite in orbit right?
And you also know that they use these things in areas where people already try to shoot them down, and that they've been operating them in those places for 10 years and counting?

Wait wait wait, I thought it was an observation drone thing.

You know, the unarmed ones that actually have to get close to be more effective than a satellite.

DVS BSTrD:

lacktheknack:

Pyrian:
First off, a local authority issuing a license doesn't make it legal. Second, buckshot can't reach them at their cruising altitude. Third, the places they're currently deployed to are much more hostile, and probably better armed to boot.

So, yeah, sure, no problem.

DVS BSTrD:
If they can fly a mile in the sky and piss off rednecks then yeah. Dumb asses think they can intimidate the CIA?

Wait wait wait, I thought it was an observation drone thing.

You know, the unarmed ones that actually have to get close to be more effective than a satellite.

Uh... you DO know how high a mile up is compared to a satellite in orbit right?
And you also know that they use these things in areas where people already try to shoot them down, and that they've been operating them in those places for 10 years and counting?

Has portable camera tech really gotten that good? Huh. Passed me right on by.

And I thought they were sending the heavily armored combat drones out to the hostile areas.

Cookiegerard:
Just a thought. You shoot down a drone flying over a town. Drones are made of metals, be light weight or not, so when you shoot it down, you have a rain of metal. In a town. A rain of metal lumps and/or shards in a town filled with people. Even if they are made of plastics, it is still a rain of large lumps and or/ pointy bits of said plastic.

It would be mostly sharp fiberglass... and some kevlar :P

"The fuselage of the Predator is a mixture of carbon and quartz fibers blended in a composite with Kevlar. Underneath the fuselage, the airframe is supported by a Nomex, foam and wood laminate that is pressed together in layers. Between each layer of laminate, a sturdy fabric is sandwiched in to provide insulation to internal components. The rib work of the structure is built from a carbon/glass fiber tape and aluminum. The sensor housing and wheels are also aluminum."

People take things so literally.

This is just posturing. This is just to show the Government that we don't fucking want to be treated like sheep.

Do you know how hard it would be to take down a drone with small arms fire?
Hell even 4 lions got that right.
This is just going to result in a lot of dead hill billies... so a net gain for the gene pool

You Americans have the strangest solutions to things... how about you tell the government they aren't allowed to fly spy planes in your city instead of endorsing rednecks have a shootout at every sighting of model aircraft.

Also... for some reason when i first saw this article my first thought was that Colorado was issuing licences to hunt animals FROM drones.
IE a drone with a rifle killing Bambi's mom.
That would have officially made Colorado THE MOST AWESOME STATE IN THE UNION.
Alas no.

Russian_Assassin:
And some people have the nerve to believe that the Orwellian nightmare society is coming soon. It's already bloody here! Seriously, these people are just introducing more and more shite like this to see how we react. If there is no significant resistance on our behalf, they introduce MORE shite! I mean bloody hell, maybe, just MAAAAYBE the government does NOT have the interest of the people in mind. Maybe they are just venomous power hungry lunatics that wish to completely enslave us! They regard us as pieces of meat (expressed in their scientific popular belief) that they keep in coops like chicken, to feed of of our lives. And they have the nerve to declare humans as free! And we allow this. We just sit there passively, acting like low-consciousness level sodding lizards, eating each other up like cancer, cowering in fear, instead of becoming conscious of the obvious! Look at the way they used problem - reaction - solution techniques to introduce more and more control and insane laws. All this political correctness bullshit that seeks to make you unable to say anything because "you might offend someone". Well, I am offended by you saying I can not offend anyone! Seriously people, how much obvious must it become?

YEEEAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! (thunderous applause)

at least someone is trying to stop bending over and submitting to the states bullshit.

Yeah, this will end well. at least we will get rid of those paranoid idiots hiding thier anarchy under "Freedom" banner.

lacktheknack:

DVS BSTrD:
Let's see how gung-ho these morons are when they realize the drones can shoot back.
And they'd better not pretend they give a shit about government spending when they go out of their way to damage government property. They'll be paying more for the repairs then they will for the licenses. But hey, as long as their tax dollars aren't going to welfare programs for illegal immigrants.

You're implying that, if the proposal passes, the government will send any drones towards Deer Trail.

It's called "deterrent".

i HOPE they will send some flying there, just so we could take guns away from more gun-ho morons out there. Its worth the tax money if it means those trigger happy idiots get jailed.

MichiganMuscle77:
People take things so literally.

This is just posturing. This is just to show the Government that we don't fucking want to be treated like sheep.

well surely, acting like goats, braindead goats at that, surely will show government that you are nto sheep.

lacktheknack:
Has portable camera tech really gotten that good? Huh. Passed me right on by.

And I thought they were sending the heavily armored combat drones out to the hostile areas.

when you have 3 billion per year budget it surely does. you can fit a high resolution autofocusing (real focus, not the digital one) 8MPI camera in your phone. what kind of camera do you think a drone with unlimited budget can carry?
HOstile teoritires have seen both. the spybots fly around looking at/for targets, while the armored slower ones come in guns blazing.

Mid Boss:

Kheapathic:
I wish my town would adopt something like this. Wouldn't happen though, California is afraid of guns and just about everything else. May need to move to Colorado.

Have fun there.

"Steel admitted that he's never actually seen a drone flying over the town"

"the licenses, which would sell for $25 for a year, could be a big source of revenue for the town, stating that they'd "sell like hotcakes."

"Even if a tiny percentage of people get online [for a] drone license, that's cool. That's a lot of money to a small town like us"

First of all, shooting up into the sky wildly in populated areas. Nothing bad could EVER come of that. But, mostly, I love how they aren't hiding, at all, that they're preying on people's fears to make money. But morons are still buying it hook, line, and sinker. What a wonderfully fucked up country we live in.

I should run for office. If this is all it takes the manipulate people I'd have the United States wrapped around my finger in a matter of months. I think my election platform will be to blow up the moon in order to keep gay, Muslim, Hispanic, atheist, Hitler from stealing our women and jobs.

Millions would be marching in the streets chanting "Hell no the moon must go!"

I'd be the world's first super villain. My God.... it would be beautiful....

Just remember that when scientists tell you that destroying the moon could cause untold and possibly catastrophic damage to the world due to the tides and such... they're all godless heathens so they can't be trusted. Of course with how things are going now, I'm not sure if that'd carry much weight. I see a lot of division, but no real majority.

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