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Tom R
by Tom R
No, it is not a speeder bike on Endor…

Inventive, yes. Dangerous, yes. Fun, I’ll bet! Seriously though, should we be concerned about amateur assassin drones? How long until we have Action Pistol competitions that are done by drone?

It doesn’t look that technologically challenging to do. It seems like you’d have to be super careful about the angles and how it is mounted so that the recoil doesn’t cause the drone to rotate into a dangerous direction.

Legally it just seems like this *has* to violate something–or maybe I’ve just been conditioned to think that way over the years… 🙂

So, let’s get a discussion going. What is the gun that is mounted? What laws, if any, does this break? How hard would this be for the average “Joe” to construct and build?

Tom R
Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, ability...to find the breaking point of anything.You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com or at https://thomasrader.com

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  • HM HM on Jul 21, 2015

    And this is why we gun owners have a bad reputation with the non-gun owners. Thanks moron, you just initiated a wave of new regulations.

  • Jay Bee Jay Bee on Jul 22, 2015

    I am sure this is illegal.

    One must remember if you jump in the air in your yard you have left your property and were for a second in United stated air space.

    I don't see why people should be upset though. Our president has the authority to use something like this to kill people in other countries with a press of a button.

    I'm sure they care over there though.