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Authorities given right to shoot down private drones in US

Old 11th Oct 2018, 12:01
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Originally Posted by Photonic View Post
Regarding private use of firearms to down drones over private property, it's not always as simple as defending your vertical airspace. In a crowded suburban environment, unless you're shooting straight overhead, then you might be lobbing projectiles into a neighbor's yard.
Such cases are already covered under current law. That would be "unlawful discharge of a firearm."
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 12:21
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There is the problem of what happens to the 4kg drone at 800 ft when it is disabled. My guess is that it falls at a reasonable speed onto traffic on the nearby highway.

However isn't the effective range of a 12 Bore Shotgun just 50 yards at most.
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