Why Drones Should Concern You

Drones have the capability of carrying a variety of weapons, including 12-
guage shot guns, tear gas, rubber bullet guns, bombs and missiles,

Unmanned aerial vehicles have the capability to watch individuals, groups and populations on a 24-hour basis, following and recording their movements for days and weeks, and for the largest drones, even years,

Unmanned aerial vehicles have the capability to continuously monitor cell phone and text messaging of individuals, groups and populations. Anyone–your neighbor, a teen–can monitor you with this technology.

Drones have been developed that use computerized facial images to target individuals and, once launched, operate, autonomously, without further human involvement, to locate and kill those individuals.

They are terminators. Obama has said he will use drones to target Americans on American soil without just cause, a trial, or even a charge.

Small drones, 25 pounds or under, are now permitted to fly in general airspace below 400 feet for the use of police and first responders, with FAA permission. Hobbyists, teenagers, next door neighbors can buy small drones at Radio Shack and many places online.

An angry teenager can target schoolmates, fly the drone onto a playground and fire away, or drop a pipe bomb. The drone can simply fly off and there will be no evidence left behind for finding the perpetrator.

An angry or aggrieved person can use a drone to stalk someone.

A drone can drop a bomb at any large gathering: a football game, a marathon. There would be no evidence left behind for finding the perpetrators.

A drone can follow a child and force that child into a car or house.

Drones are easy to hack into and can be commandeered by terrorists, rogue countries, or any adversary.The armed, plane-sized drones can be hacked into, flown over a city, and used to bomb that city. If projections are accurate, by 2020 we could literally have 30,000 drones and their bombs flying overhead continuously. Even one drone with one bomb over America is too many.

Drones are not just toys. They are war weapons being brought to the skies of America. We must say no, now!


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