Rutherford Institute Urges Lawmakers to Regulate Drones

There are 11 comments on the Jan 19, 2013, NBC29 Charlottesville story titled Rutherford Institute Urges Lawmakers to Regulate Drones. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville is cracking down on what some argue could become a Big Brother nightmare.

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Capitol Heights, MD

#1 Jan 22, 2013
"In addition to their surveillance capabilities, drone manufacturers have confirmed that drones can also be equipped with automatic weapons, grenade launchers, tear gas, and tasers."

Terrific! And you have to ask why someone might need more than a musket to protect themselves against government drones gone wild?
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jan 22, 2013
Now this is over the top. I can rationalize cameras downtown and maybe even traffic cams for speeders and such, but we know in advance that if we are out in public we may be caught on camera. Drones can go anywhere and spy on you in tour own backyard. This is not acceptable. I hope all you cowboys feel the same and will find drones as a method of target practice.
Judy

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jan 22, 2013
sez you wrote:
Now this is over the top. I can rationalize cameras downtown and maybe even traffic cams for speeders and such, but we know in advance that if we are out in public we may be caught on camera. Drones can go anywhere and spy on you in tour own backyard. This is not acceptable. I hope all you cowboys feel the same and will find drones as a method of target practice.
Liberals getting what they voted for, prayers for us all.
citizen

Crozet, VA

#4 Jan 22, 2013
Communism is the end result of socialism.
citizen

Crozet, VA

#5 Jan 22, 2013
Even the word "liberal" makes them think they have been spotted. Now they hide behind the euphemism of "progressive".
citizen

Crozet, VA

#6 Jan 22, 2013
If anybody wants to see how their grandchildren are going to be living go to Vimeo.com and look at the video "AGENDA: Grinding America Down".
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jan 23, 2013
Judy wrote:
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Liberals getting what they voted for, prayers for us all.
dream on, huck

The top recipient was Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), the caucus co-chair who also heads the House Armed Services Committee. He received $176,500 in donations from major defense contractors, including Northrop Grumman, whose Global Hawk drone is made in his district.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/28/dron...
Right

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jan 23, 2013
sez you wrote:
Now this is over the top. I can rationalize cameras downtown and maybe even traffic cams for speeders and such, but we know in advance that if we are out in public we may be caught on camera. Drones can go anywhere and spy on you in tour own backyard. This is not acceptable. I hope all you cowboys feel the same and will find drones as a method of target practice.
It really too late for you to call on the cowboys to save you from this progressive mess inplemented by those for whom you voted!
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jan 23, 2013
huck wrote:
dream on, huck
The top recipient was Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), the caucus co-chair who also heads the House Armed Services Committee. He received $176,500 in donations from major defense contractors, including Northrop Grumman, whose Global Hawk drone is made in his district.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/28/dron...
Wow, simply wow. Democrats control both the Senate and presidency and you STILL blame Republicans for every bad thing that happens. What are you going to say if Republicans lose the house in 2014? That they are using mind control to get their way?
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jan 23, 2013
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
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Wow, simply wow. Democrats control both the Senate and presidency and you STILL blame Republicans for every bad thing that happens. What are you going to say if Republicans lose the house in 2014? That they are using mind control to get their way?
http://educate-yourself.org/cn/patriotact2001...
Realist

Chestertown, MD

#11 Jan 23, 2013
sez you wrote:
Now this is over the top. I can rationalize cameras downtown and maybe even traffic cams for speeders and such, but we know in advance that if we are out in public we may be caught on camera. Drones can go anywhere and spy on you in tour own backyard. This is not acceptable. I hope all you cowboys feel the same and will find drones as a method of target practice.
Not if you and your kind are able to pass even more gun controls. Heck, a 7 shot magazine is pretty much useless when it comes to shooting down a drone. It would probably take that many shots just to find the range much less the lead.

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