Friday, 18 April 2014

Montana politician shoots at the sky in the first drone attack ad




The place of commercial, humanitarian, and law enforcement drones is a contentious issue in the United States. The public is suspicious of them, and the FAA isn't yet sure how to integrate them with crewed planes; it recently grounded a search and rescue operation in Texas. Lawmakers in 43 states have proposed regulations on how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can operate, and 9 states have passed bills. While there's bipartisan support for these rules, and the drone has come to stand for overreaching government surveillance across the political spectrum, it's become particularly symbolic for libertarians and conservatives in wide-open states like Colorado, Montana, and North Dakota, where a man was arrested with help from a Predator...
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