Connecticut would become the first U.S. state to allow law enforcement agencies to use drones equipped with deadly weapons if a bill opposed by civil libertarians becomes law.
The legislation, approved overwhelmingly by the state legislature's judiciary committee on Wednesday, would ban so-called weaponized drones in the state but exempts agencies involved in law enforcement. It now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration.
The legislation was introduced as a complete ban on weaponized drones but just before the committee vote it was amended to exclude police from the restriction.
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Talk about a dumbass legislature. Who other than law enforcement would have these? Hunters?
It's just a matter of time before all US cities and states start shooting at We The People from the air. Of course, it will be done "for our protection". R--i--g--h--t !!!
And by the way, if there is ANY justification for this, it is to stop drug trafficking. But couldn't this be done more effectively and safely just by having real border controls?