Deer Trail, Colorado May Shoot Down U.S. Drones for Violating Airspace

| by Michael Allen
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Deer Trail, Colorado, with a population of 546, may pass an ordinance to authorize local bounty hunters to shoot down any U.S. government drones that are violating its "sovereign airspace."

Apparently, the tiny town is unaware that airspace within U.S. borders is regulated by the U.S. government.

According The Daily Caller, Phillip Steel, a resident of Deer Trail, recently circulated a petition claiming that drone surveillance is a threat to “traditional American ideas of Liberty and Freedom enjoyed by Deer Trail’s “ranchers, farmers, cowboys and Indians, as well as contemporary citizens.”

The proposed law would issue bounty hunters a one-year drone-hunting license for $25. The bounty hunters would get $25 for parts of a downed drone and $100 for mostly intact drones that are marked as being owned by the "United States federal government.”

The proposed measure says bounty hunters must use shotguns that fire lead, steel or depleted uranium bullets.

Bounty hunters would not be allowed to shoot at drones flying higher than 1,000, and no rifled barrels or tracer rounds are allowed.

Drones would become targets if the bounty hunter feels that the unmanned craft is stalking them, flies as if it's following someone, or displays any weaponry.

However, shooting down remote-controlled toy airplanes is banned, unless the toy aircraft is flying over the bounty hunter's property.

Source: The Daily Caller