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    Drone shooter Charges dropped.

    Looked for the other thread. It was locked (of course).

    Well guess what...charges dropped.

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...-downed-drone/

    FUQ-He had a right to shoot at this drone, and Im gonna dismiss this charge.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
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    You are correct sir. My apologies.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    I believe part of what prosecutors and judges are supposed to take into account before and as proceeding at trial is the likelihood of obtaining a conviction.

    I'm thinking that in a lot of cases like these, it is clear that whatever the laws may technical say, a conviction is going to be pretty tough to obtain. None of us are keen on invasions of our privacy.

    Sadly, the inconsiderate and entitled conduct on the part of some drone operators is probably going to result in far more government regulation of and limitations on drone ownership and operations than is really warranted to protect commercial and private aviation and personal privacy in the neighborhood. But as they say, "Behind every stupid rule is some dumb*** fool."

    Charles

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    Federal regulators to require registration of recreational drones

    Federal regulators said Monday that they will require recreational drone users to register their aircraft with the government for the first time in an attempt to track rogue flying robots that are increasingly posing a threat to aviation safety.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...1dc_story.html
    Against registration of recreational drone purchase and operation. A fan of downing a drone if it overflies my property.

    I have a sign, made to be water resistant, on my roof, that informs a drone operator that the next incursion will result in the forfeiture of the drone.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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