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legality of shooting down of drones?

Thread in 'Law & Order' started by Gordylew, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Gordylew

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    Hypothetical question. No, I don't ever expect to have to shoot one down but I 'm wondering. The instances I've read always seem to happen in a neighborhood, a city that has a weapon ordinance or some other factor that makes the shooter the perp and the drone flyer the victim. The questions is, if you own a large tract of property in the county that has no discharging of weapons ordinance, the closest neighbour is hundreds of yards away. What would be the law of taking down a drone that was flying over your house? Seems laws that protect people from peeping Tom's would take precedence over the damaging of someone's property. If the owner of the drone then shows up wanting his drone, seems like you could tell him or her to go pound sand and get off your property. weigh-ins?
     
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    I think the FAA passed some sort of rule/whatever saying it was illegal. I have considered it myself since I had one spying on me at my shooting range.
     
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    My response,
    "What drone......"
    and just for fun,
    "These are not the drones that you seek"
    Lastly,
    "are you aware you are on posted private property?"
     
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    So does the FAA consider RC planes as real planes too?
     
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    I think they make Co2 powered “net guns” that you shoot at a drone and catch it so you’re not discharging an actual firearm in an area where it’s illegal.

    You might be charged with stealing someone’s drone though.
     
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    Can you arbitrarily shoot down aircraft that fly overhead?
     
  7. Gordylew

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    Well, not since the incident with the 20mm A/A gun but I'm not allowed to talk about that. But commercial aircraft tend not to hover 30' above my daughter's bedroom windows.
     
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    Wait a minute! you said this was a hypothetical question...
     
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    What drone?
     
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    I have a vivid imagination.....hypothetically of course.
     
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