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Texas restricts civilian drone usage, leaves exclusive rights to authorities

15.09.2013 00:03

Texas has recently become one of the states that has limited the use drones by citizens in civilian airspace tipping the scales in favor of law enforcement use of unmanned surveillance.

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Robby b 14.01.2014 01:45

Even if it is about privacy, bad apples are bad apples. Whether their civilian or authority & Just like theres a creep down the street jackin it to someone's sister, there's a cop who's gonna arrest someone& sexually assault them with a gun barrel. So in my opinion giving "Right's" to certain populations is bullshit, I mean we did set up a National Security Agency that's handles domestic & foreign cyber & digital security, built on the idea civilian comfort , & not abuse there powers by spying on whoever, & conducting whatever type of "investigation& quot; they want to, feeling practically immortal. What could Go wrong...

 

pat ryan 27.09.2013 03:49

Meanwhile in ORLANDO,Florida
Hundreds of Florida residents accepted an offer this week for a free shotgun, the director of the Florida branch of the Texas-based Armed Citizens Project.
A website for the group, which offered one free shotgun per household, said the project hopes to create "gun rich" zones in moderate to high crime areas in the United States to analyze what happens to the crime rate when a neighborhood is saturated with guns.
*Think it would be a good idea to send out a couple drones first ,an start the survey there !Ya think.

 

mkey 19.09.2013 08:51

Al Stevens 16.09.2013 15:01

There's plenty of powerful rifles with scopes in the hands of civilians in Texas, and I'm sure Radio Shack can come up with a modest sonar tracking device. Suddenly you have a brand new sport being born: Drone Skeet!

Who in Texas is going to go against "Second Amendment rights ", "new jobs and tourism" and "shooting at stuff while drinking beer"?

It's a slam dunk, bubba!

  

U pvoting wasn't enough, I had to quote you as well. Well said!

 

Al Stevens 16.09.2013 15:01

There's plenty of powerful rifles with scopes in the hands of civilians in Texas, and I'm sure Radio Shack can come up with a modest sonar tracking device. Suddenly you have a brand new sport being born: Drone Skeet!

Who in Texas is going to go against "Second Amendment rights ", "new jobs and tourism" and "shooting at stuff while drinking beer"?

It's a slam dunk, bubba!

 

james lepard 16.09.2013 14:57

has anyone ever seen the termanatior movies????

 

Bruce Fisher 16.09.2013 10:56

Taking a picture of a private residence is legal. How come it is illegal to do so by drones? WHF kind of power tripping is going on here. Moving OUT of texas!

 

Dot 15.09.2013 15:47

Texas, the state of yellow bellied cowards with big mouths. It's so called "men" turned tail and ran while Feds invaded the state to burn women and children alive. Who would expect they'd stand up to the fed now?

 

Adam 15.09.2013 14:40

What I see here, is the state prevents the government from contracting out to civilian/commercial businesses so it doesn't look like the government is involved.

W hile the idea of taking pictures from the sky from an RC helicopter or something similar sounds fun, how much do you think the local police are going to be upset if someone is flying something in the sky they have no idea if its for reconnaissance?

This only limits the "drone" aspect. Meaning the collection of information by using such machines.

L ittle Johnny, go ahead and fly your RC helicopter/plane.

 

Doc Frie 15.09.2013 13:08

Texas, long a leader in law enforcement exesses,
now has found a back door way the supress the
press. Drones are really an FAA issue, and little else..

 

Liberator 15.09.2013 12:22

What's sauce for the goose is sauce also for the gander.

Whe n government spies on us with its mini-drones, we could return the compliment and spy on some of them; they have to live somewhere.

Fear of that is perhaps why they are so eager to monopolize their use.

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