Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dumbass Thinks He Can Shoot Down Drones With Shotgun

I had to fact-check this Daily Caller article. Two reasons: the Daily Caller is a fact-challenged website and the article is so stupid that it reads like The Onion. Dylan Stableford of Yahoo! News and 7NEWS in Denver also reports that Deer Trail, Colorado is considering an ordinance to pay bounty hunters to shoot down drones.

Deer Trail resident Phillip Steel isn't not the sharpest knife in the drawer. His ordinance would allow bounty hunters to shoot down drones with shotguns. Mind you, it is virtually impossibe for shotguns to shoot down drones flying at those attitudes. It is also illegal to destroy government property.

Even though it's against the law to destroy federal property, Steel's proposed ordinance outlines weapons, ammunition, rules of engagement, techniques, and bounties for drone hunting.

The ordinates states, "The Town of Deer Trail shall issue a reward of $100 to any shooter who presents a valid hunting license and the following identifiable parts of an unmanned aerial vehicle whose markings and configuration are consistent with those used on any similar craft known to be owned or operated by the United States federal government."

7NEWS Reporter Amanda Kost asked Steel, "Have you ever seen a drone flying over your town?"

"No," Steel responded. "This is a very symbolic ordinance. Basically, I do not believe in the idea of a surveillance society, and I believe we are heading that way."

I am no fan of drones, but this is stupid beyond words. The 7NEWS video below.

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