Charles Krauthammer recently made the following statement:
“I would predict—I’m not encouraging, but I'm predicting—the first guy who uses a Second Amendment weapon to bring a drone down that's been hovering over his house is going to be a folk hero in this country. ... I'm not encouraging, I'm simply making a prediction.”
Do you think that Charles is correct? If you want to know how to take a drone down, some guys have been practicing on Texas!
Drones Shot Down Over Texas
I imagine some people will consider them heroes. The government should not be doing it but equally it is not illegal, you do not own the airspace above your property so a drone is on US property not yours while I agree it's an invasion of privacy I suspect the first person will find a jail sentence and a step fine awaits them.
I just bought one of these.
Filming an individual on private property without their consent is illegal!
Get Your Subject's Consent
The best way to protect yourself from being sued for invasion of privacy is to obtain the subject's permission or consent to be photographed. There are various ways consent is given:
Express consent. Getting permission in writing is always the best policy
Implied consent. This means that the subjects knew you were taking their picture and indicated consent by their reaction, such as posing or waving at the camera or nodding affirmatively after you requested their permission before you took the shot
Oral consent. The person voiced his or her consent to be filmed
Consent through misrepresentation. This is when the subject misunderstands the nature of what's being photographed or how the photograph is being used. For example, a model agrees to disrobe and be photographed for a medical textbook when the photograph is actually marketed as a poster
http://communications-media.lawyers.com … nsent.html
Government is not above the Law! Just because it is tolerated does not make it legal!
If there is suspicion of criminal activity, Law enforcement needs permission from a Judge before conducting surveillance. What is to be filmed needs to be spelled out, filming innocent bystanders is illegal!
When drones take pictures of us on our private property and in our homes, and the government uses the photos as it wishes, what will we do about it? Jefferson understood that when the government assaults our privacy and dignity, it is the moral equivalent of violence against us. The folks who hear about this, who either laugh or groan, cannot find it humorous or boring that their every move will be monitored and photographed by the government.
http://reason.com/archives/2012/06/07/w … domestic-u
See our problem here is we always forget two fundamentals. The problem in this forum relates to the second.
1. It's OUR money, NOT theirs.
B. THEY work for US, not the other way around.
If this situation starts developing it's time to start having some long conversations with those we elected....and especially if you elected one who claims he is a Conservative.....concerning the liberty aspects of what this action affects.
Then we make it clear that they will be voted out of that office if there be no action about said problem.
Maybe this won't work but it's a start. Then we blow the friggin thing out of the air.
A Drone is a pilotless aircraft which is operated by remote control, the bulk of which are not stealth aircraft. Their flight is normal to everyday aircraft...they made be hard to hit...but not impossible. Drones have been brought down but ground fire in the past.
The video does present a feel-good, take charge of a situation and I do not want to discourage that because people need to feel free in thinking they can control at least some of their destiny. Like Josak says you're going to be dealing with the government should you bringing down one of these spy apparatus. If need be you may be facing United States military one of the most technically advanced militaries on the planet.
The drones the video displays will most likely not be the drones which has been used by our military meaning some of those drones are so high up we can't even see them and they do have awesome destructive capabilities.
I suspect the best approach would be to elect those officials who really can make a difference for the people and to combine one's efforts at formulating new laws to prevent this sort of harassment, invasion to citizens in the United States.
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