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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Game of Drones

Hooray for Americans!

The farming and ranching town of Deer Trail, Colorado, is considering paying bounties to anyone who shoots down a drone.

Next month, trustees of the town of 600 that lies on the high plains, 55 miles east of Denver, will debate an ordinance that would allow residents to buy a $25 hunting licence to shoot down "unmanned aerial vehicles".

The measure was crafted by resident Phillip Steel, a 48-year-old army veteran with a master's degree in business administration, who acknowledges the whimsical nature of his proposal. But the expansion of drones for commercial and government use was alarming, he said.

"We don't want to become a surveillance society," he told Reuters in a telephone interview.

- http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/18/colorado-town-ponders-drone-bounty


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1 comment:

Woodsy42 said...

Bit tough on the model airplane club.