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Make It Legal To Shoot Down Neighborhood Drones !

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe Strummer, May 11, 2016.

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  1. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

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    Of course, it can't !
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    But............It would be fun !
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    Here's a good reason why ----
    The other evening,I was mowing my lawn.
    I use a motorless ( old school ) push / spin blade mower.
    I didn't like storing gas + I hate disturbing the peace.
    My lawn is not that large - takes me 30 mins.
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    I have found my quiet weekend afternoons disturbed by LOUD, gas mowers.
    Especially, while my young son is napping or I'm enjoying a peaceful sunny spring day on my deck.
    I live in a complex - alot of lawns close by.
    I can mow my lawn day or night without disturbing anyone.
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    Anyway ---
    I hear a swarm of LOUD bees overhead.
    I knew in an instant what it really was !
    It's actually, the first drone I've seen up close.
    ...........and I didn't like it !.....immediately !
    Sorry, drone owners.
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    #1.........The "snooping" factor ( cameras are attached )......
    This thing was buzzing over me --
    I was looking across a schoolyard - if i could see an operator ?....nope.
    I thought - "If you want to 'snoop' on me ?.......then, I ought to be allowed to disable
    that thing so you can't 'snoop' = FAIR IS FAIR ?............use a rock or pellet, bullet ? = anything !
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    #2........The noise ?
    It was annoying.
    All I kept thinking was..........."this is just ONE drone ?.....if everyone had one = friggin' neighborhood
    would sound like an airport ! Can you imagine the future ?"
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    That's my beef........and this is my suggestion ---
    I should get my own drone that shoots down other drones !
    I would LOVE to see the look on the "Snooper"/owner's face when his
    love toy gets blown out of the sky !
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    Oh please.......I know the legal ramifications.
    But have you had an experience ?
     
  2. Sonya

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    My husband has one and I hate it. It's so loud. It also makes my dog bark like a maniac. More noise. ;)

    I haven't had any problems with strangers with drones, but I did read a post on our local facebook group about some ladies who were on the beach with some wine and a drone came over the dunes to spy on them. Super creepy. I'm pretty sure I would have grabbed some driftwood or a rock and tried to knock it out of the sky.
     
  3. Joe

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    I saw a video a week or so ago where somebody had trained a hawk, or falcon, to snatch them out of the air. I like that idea.
     
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  4. HoyaHeel

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    I think that was an episode of Scorpion earlier this year ;-)

    Pretty sure my husband has a drone or two. He has an entire fleet of various sized r/c planes (don't think he has any helicopters at the moment) and gliders and he flies every weekend with a group at an airfield nearby. He's actually spending this week at an r/c fly-in.

    That said - we live in the country and he doesn't fly over people. Not intentionally at least. Most communities have noise regulations/violations. If the drone is too loud, report it! (your community might also have other regulations about drones - check!)
     
  5. Joe Strummer

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    I never thought of that ?
    Wonder what the cops would say ?
     
  6. spdandpwr

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    You need some sort of emp weapon. No damage to the drone except it disables it's electronics systems :)
     
  7. ken2v

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    Drones are becoming a real problem in a number of public safety situations.
     
  8. lithium78

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    Like most of these kinds of situations, nothing is going to be done about the dangers of drones until one of them causes a disaster with a lot of deaths. Recently, a British jet struck one but luckily nobody was hurt.
     
  9. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Can we shoot the person flying the drone? No? O.k., I won't then.:poke:
     
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    Drones are already a problem. During the large fire near Nv-Ca line last year they had to shut down air ops because of drones endangering their aircraft
     
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    For those "good" drone pilots out there, let's make a distinction between using a drone in a safe & legal fashion and using it dangerously and/or illegally, ok? Flying too high, interfering with aircraft, flying in no-fly zones - these things are unsafe AND not allowed. Flying in your own neighborhood at a low altitude might be loud (which might be against local regulations) but is typically not unsafe or illegal. Check your local regs. IANAL.
     
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    I think local jurisdictions -- where they can, the industry is trying hard against local preemption -- are gonna hammer-slap users. Unsafe is a fluid concept and illegal is but three votes (typically) away.
     
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    Town I live in has already outlawded the use of drones. I dont know the exact reason but we are near Mc Guire AF Base and the huge transports and the Coast Guard choppers fly over.a lot.
     
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    They're illegal in NYC. I'm not going to lie, there are some cool areas along the coast line in CT / Long Island that I would love to explore but physically can't. A drone would be see it all.
     
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    Speaking of drones... Nice flight over Calabasas ca.. In Los Angeles county they have a rule no drone flying from sun up til sun down.. But everyone does anyway as that is a bit unrealistic. Not suppose to fly over populated streets and so on.

     
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    A smart Aussie is using his to catch Tuna

     
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