Soooooo…stay out of the parks. Well just stay inside altogether. But they can come up to your windows I suppose, so…
I guess just kiss your ass goodbye.
The US Federal Aviation Administration says it is investigating an online video that shows an alleged home-made “drone” firing a handgun in the Connecticut countryside.
The 14-second video called Flying Gun shows a homemade multi-rotor hovering off the ground, buzzing furiously and firing a semiautomatic handgun four times at an unseen target.
It does, too. A gun. Firing. In a park.
It was posted on YouTube on July 10 and has been watched nearly 2 million times.
It was filmed by 18-year-old Austin Haughwout from Clinton, Connecticut.
Mr Haughwout is studying for a degree in mechanical engineering. Neither he nor police could be reached for immediate comment.
“The FAA will investigate the operation of an unmanned aircraft system in a Connecticut park to determine if any Federal Aviation Regulations were violated,” the group said in a statement.
“The FAA will also work with its law enforcement partners to determine if there were any violations of criminal statutes.”
Hey, if there’s no law against firing guns in parks, then there damn well should be.
But Mr Haughwout’s father denied his son had built a drone, which he said are pre-programmed, and said this device was manually controlled.
“People have been playing with RC [remote-controlled] toys for many decades,” he said.
“The proper name for this is an RC quadcopter.
“The media keeps using the inappropriate word because it helps you to generate fear.”
Because people shouldn’t have fear of some teenager firing a gun in a park? Is he serious?
The father said he doesn’t understand why people are making such a big deal of it. Sure, it’s just a gun, in a park. What’s to be afraid of?