Federal Government Would Be Able to Shoot Down Private Drones If This Bill Passes

The federal government would be able to shoot down privately-owned drones if a Federal Aviation Administration budget bill becomes law, NBC News reported.

The legislation would authorize the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to track and shoot down private commercial drones that they deem a “threat.” According to the bill, the government could “identify, seize or destroy errant drones” that threaten a “covered facility or asset.”

But some groups say the bill’s broad...

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