Hi folks,

I just saw this on /. and couldn't believe it.  Has it received much press elsewhere?

"According to an Al-Jazeera report, 'Charlottesville, Virginia is the first city in the United States to pass an anti-drone resolution. The writing of the resolution coincides with a leaked memo outlining the legal case for drone strikes on U.S. citizens and a Federal Aviation Administration plan to allow the deployment of some 30,000 domestic drones.' The finalized resolution is fairly weak, but it's a start. There is also some anti-drone legislation in the Oregon state Senate, and it has much bigger teeth. It defines public airspace as anything above your shoelaces, and the wording for 'drone' is broad enough to include RC helicopters and the like."



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  • I believe we are witnessing the first wave of anti-robotic backlash. Just wait until the humanoid ones start leaving the factory.  There is a much bigger discussion that needs to happen. 

  • Of course, FAA rules trump local laws, so this doesnt really mean anything.

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    There are now I believe 19 states with something on the cards a total of 30 bills. Matthew is working up a story for sUAS News right now.

  • Doesn't shock me I expected this to happen...

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