What Can You Do To Stop Drones?

First, educate your family, friends, and neighbors about drones and the negative impact they will have on you, your privacy, and your safety. Refer them to this website.

Second, contact local representatives and tell them to support the proposed bills listed below. Better yet, contact your local representatives and say NO DRONES IN US AIRSPACE. Tell them to work to overturn that section of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. There is no need to allow drones. We can say no. We must say no. Now.

Third, work with your city council. Ask them to create a No Drone resolution for your city. See the sample Resolution on this website.

Here are the proposed bills. It is shocking that they are even discussing these issues in America.

1.H.R. 1083 NADA or No Armed Drones Act-113th Congress by Rep. Michael  Burgess (R-Tx) on 3/12/2013.

This bill asks that the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 be amended so that the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) would be prohibited from authorizing any person to: (1) operate an unmanned aircraft system (U.A.S. or drone) in the national airspace system as a weapon or to deliver a weapon against a person or property; or (2) manufacture, sell, or distribute a drone (or a component of one) for such a use.

There were 2 cosponsors, Rep. Christopher Gibson, Republican from the State of NY, and Rep. Jeff Duncan Republican from the State of South Carolina. On 3/12/2013 it was referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation. Here are the names of representatives on the Subcommittee on Aviation:

Subcommittee Members


Democrats Republicans
• Maria Cantwell – Chairman• Barbara Boxer• Bill Nelson• Frank R. Lautenberg• Mark Pryor• Amy Klobuchar• Mark Warner• Mark Begich

• Brian Schatz

• William Cowan

• Kelly Ayotte – Ranking Member• Roger Wicker• Roy Blunt• Marco Rubio• Dean Heller• Tim Scott• Ted Cruz• Deb Fischer

• Ron Johnson

Contact them directly and push them to move forward on the NADA bill. Find their contact info on this website’s contact info page. See the subcommittee web page here: http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=AviationOperationsSafetyandSecurity

2.  H.R. 2183 Drones Accountability Act. Rep. Barbara Lee D-CA. Seeks to remove drones from the CIA and Armed Forces hands. Strives to put in place rules and regulations regarding targeting individuals.

Overview: House Bill

Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] (Introduced 05/23/2013)
Cosponsors: 2
Latest Action: 05/23/2013 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Major Recorded Votes: There are no Roll Call votes for this bill

Co-sponsors: H.R.2183 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Co-sponsor Date Cosponsored
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 06/05/2013
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 06/05/2013

Here is the link to the Committee on Armed Services: http://www.senate.gov/general/committee_membership/committee_memberships_SSAS.htm

Here is the link to the Committee on Intelligence: http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/

 

3.  S.1057 Rep. Mark Udall D-CO. regarding privacy rights of persons when a privately owned drone is in use.(This bill does not address privacy rights for commercial, military, or governmental users. ) This was referred to the Judiciary Committee. Here is the link: http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/about/members.cfm

4.  H.R.1242 — 113th Congress (2013-2014) Introduced in House (03/18/2013) by

  Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] (Introduced 03/18/2013)
Cosponsors: 30
Latest Action: 04/15/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Major Recorded Votes: There are no Roll Call votes for this bill

Prohibits the federal government from using a drone (unmanned aircraft) to kill a U.S. citizen located in the United States.

Makes such prohibition inapplicable to an individual who poses an immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury to another.

States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to allow the killing of a U.S. citizen located in the United States without due process of law

Co-sponsor Date Cosponsored
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1] 03/19/2013
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 03/19/2013
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 03/20/2013
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 03/20/2013
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 03/20/2013
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 03/20/2013
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 03/20/2013
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 03/20/2013
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 03/20/2013
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 03/20/2013
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] 03/20/2013
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 03/20/2013
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 03/20/2013
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 03/20/2013
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [R-TX-4] 03/20/2013
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] 03/20/2013
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5] 03/20/2013
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6] 04/09/2013
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 04/09/2013
Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-10] 04/09/2013
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 04/09/2013
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 04/09/2013
Rep. Gardner, Cory [R-CO-4] 04/09/2013
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 04/09/2013
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-3] 04/09/2013
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 04/09/2013
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] 04/15/2013
Rep. Bentivolio, Kerry L. [R-MI-11] 04/15/2013
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 04/17/2013
Rep. Nunnelee, Alan [R-MS-1] 04/25/2013

Link to subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. http://judiciary.house.gov/about/subcommittee.html

 For more detailed information about these and other bills go to: Congress.gov

 

 

 

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