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lawyers plse help with laws that prevent shooting down quad!

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by yorlik, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. yorlik

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    I love target practice. I have ccw license. I am active on a few gun forums.

    There is active discussion now on one (http://www.usacarry.com/forums/gene...ver-your-back-yard-7.html?posted=1#post579423) where even lawyers are stating that there are NO laws that stop homeowners from shooting down a drone flying over their property!

    So the consensus is growing among gun enthusiants that they can shoot down drones any time they want!

    HELP!

    Any lawyers here who can site specific laws that we can tell these folks??
     
  2. N017RW

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    IIRC,

    The FAA prohibits shooting down any aircraft. Ever.
    Not to mention local laws regarding the discharging of firearms in certain places.

    The FAA also considers UAVs aircraft.

    Do the math. ;)
     
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    as much as i hate this country im glad we dont really have to deal with this gun thing that much
     
  4. yorlik

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    can I quote you? without your id or anything. just the concept?
     
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    I'm pretty certain discharging your firearm into the air is against the law in all 50 states. Look up "negligent discharge of a firearm". The act of firing up into the air is practically the poster child for these laws. You have no idea where the round will fall, and who it may hit. Also, good luck hitting my drone at 200', most folks can't hit a target 25' away.

    The FAA said a drone "hit by gunfire could crash, causing damage to persons or property on the ground, or it could collide with other objects in the air. Shooting at an unmanned aircraft could result in criminal or civil liability, just as would firing at a manned airplane."

    Also not a lawyer.
     
  6. yorlik

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    issue is not shooting into the air; that is well known in the gun world. Issue is harming a drone with any method. so assume for argument we are talking about someone using a fishing rod and reel, or baseball, or potato gun or or or. Dont get hung up with firearm. I would like to be able to point to REAL LAWs on books that state it is against the law to damage someone elses property (drone), not argue about gun use. thanks!!!!
     
  7. yorlik

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    Just so you know, hitting a phantom at 200ft is very easy with a rifle; if someone cannot hit within 1-2" circle at 200ft, they are not rifle competent. not talking about a handgun here.
     
  8. GadgetGuy

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    When under enemy fire, only a fool would hover in place! How about a moving target flying at 30 mph?:cool:
     
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    Ya ever Dove hunt ? Is with a shotgun but just saying ya it can be done . Seen rifles that could...highly unlikely but it can be done .
    If I heard any shots where I fly I would go up and haul *** back and go see what was going on .
    I read some in that thread and that's a strange bunch there . We have not had this issue in MS yet and almost everyone hunts here .
    I suspect it might happen this year with more flying but even this bunch of rednecks here know better than to shoot up like that .
    Course ya always gonna have a few DA'S as we do in here .
    ( Not this thread but ya know what I mean )
     
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    It isn't an FAA rule, it is 18 U.S. Code § 32 - 'Destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities'. The NTSB and the FAA consider personal drones are aircraft. (Huerta v Pirker, NTSB Docket CP-217).

    It is not the FAA who would press charges, it's the US Attorney.
     
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  11. dirkclod

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    Wondered were you were at !!
     
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    Agreed. Unfortunately, they already have their hands full with a few other higher priority cases. We can only hope that they will make an example out of the first sharpshooter who decides to go postal on our aircraft!
    :cool:
     
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    Yes, when you hear gunshots, get the heck out of there. Just like dive bombing birds. Nothing good can come from hanging around. Mission over! Retreat!:cool:
     
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  14. GadgetGuy

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    DJI reacts to the public outcry and sides with the drone owners this time:
    News Flash!
    DJI P4 will be bullet proof! :D
     
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    Now if they will make them idiot proof we be doing good !
     
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    Idiot background check required for purchase of the bullet proof P4!:cool:
     
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  17. dirkclod

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    Look in news ..gonna have ta make it T Shirt proof now too :rolleyes:
     
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    It is also worth considering that the "internet lawyer" is probably a greasy adolescent on his way from a porn site to a gaming site.
     
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    The idiot tee shirt thrower (53 year old Electrical Engineer) was arrested by the police and charged with a felony, and has bail set at $10,000! Yeah! :cool: Finally getting some vindication for the drone flyers!
     
  20. dirkclod

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    I agree that's what we need but do we need flyers doing what that one did ( if it went down like that ) leading the way for us to get vindication ?
    He was charged with that to start with but then it said
    Just saying and I don't know the other side cause he declined to speak .
     
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