The adorable-sounding town of Deer Trail, Colorado, has drafted an ordinance to create hunting licenses specific to drones and put a bounty on downed UAVs. While the townsfolk haven’t actually seen a drone flying over town yet, they really seem to be against the whole principle of the thing.
If this didn’t sound a little disconnected from real life yet, try this out: A resident named Philip Steel (seriously) has been quoted by ABC as saying, “We do not want drones in town. They fly in town, they get shot down.” Unfortunately, there was no accompanying clip of Steel saying this while cocking his gun and smoking a cigar with the ruins of previously downed UAVs smoking gently in the background. Maybe someday.
There is some disagreement among the townsfolk, however, as to the purpose of this ordinance. While Steel initially proposed it as a serious statement against what he considers is becoming a “surveillance society,” others want to vote in favor just for the novelty, and potential money to be made, of the thing.
To get one of these permits, you would have to be at least 21, fluent in English, and literate. The motion will be voted on August 6th.
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