Friday, July 19, 2013

I Like The Way They Think...

See, now THIS is the Colorado I know and love! #1 Blogdaughter sends in the feel-good story of the day:

Colorado town, concerned about surveillance, considers drone hunting licenses
The small Colorado town of Deer Trail is considering an ordinance that would create drone-hunting licenses and offer bounties for hunters who shoot down an unmanned aerial vehicle.
"We do not want drones in town," Phillip Steel, a resident in town who drafted the ordinance and submitted it for approval by the town board, told The Denver Post. "They fly in town, they get shot down."
I'll drop the $25 for a drone hunting license... I'll bet they're not as challenging as prairie dogs or orange clays, though. I don't know. I kinda chalk this up to the same kind of stunts like CA towns banning all handguns or legalizing cocaine. It makes for a nice soundbite, but the harsh reality is that when the small town runs up against the FedGov, the small town loses (most often they fold long before it gets to the win/lose point).

While it's nice to see that there's still some of the contrarian spirit left in America, it's dwarfed by the "nanny state save us" mentality exhibited not just in the big cities like NYC and Boston, but in places you'd expect to be sane, like Texas or Georgia. "Zero tolerance" nonsense stories still pop up all over the country. Bans on everything from large sodas to bottled water are far more common than bounties on drones. The number of people that support action against Monsanto dwarf that who support increased freedom.

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have." - Tom Jefferson.

That is all.


Bubblehead Les. said...

Too Bad that under the new Kolorado Gun Laws, you aren't allowed to have anything Big Enough nor with enough Ammo Capacity to shoot one down.

Wally said...

Got to say I am curious about exactly what the precedence is for a town or state to enforce sovereignty over airspace.

Dave H said...

I'd be more worried about hunters shooting up in the air. That stuff has to come down somewhere.

Now a net launcher... I wonder if the license would include salvage rights on whatever you bring down.

Skul said...

I've been to Deer Trail, many times. Independent bunch of people there. Government is something to be suspicious of.
I lived ten miles east, until I had to move to Texas.

Stingray said...

Orange clays don't shoot back.

Stretch said...

What caliber (gauge?) for drones?