Sources: FAS, CBO
quote: You can build a IR-seeking guidance device with off the shelf parts for under 500 bucks.
quote: I agree, though, for a higher fliers you'd definitely need something with a high effective range and narrow MOA.
quote: One aspect of the measure not discussed by the report is what the legal rammifications would be of a legally armed U.S. citizens shooting down or hacking a drone that was spying on them or a nearby neighbor. As unlikely as that scenario sounds, it could happen if use soars.
quote: Start at the voting polls.
quote: If you decide to start shooting at drones, which is illegal
quote: A gun is a worthless device for changing government and in no way effects the "rights" of the population or "policy".
quote: Elected officials don't fear guns or the few radicals who own them.
quote: I mean you cannot deny that with the 2nd amendment in place you've gotten into the situation you are in now. $16 trillion in debt, ~12% un employment, botched statistics that make it look more like 8%, bribed politicians etc etc.
quote: And how's that 2nd amendment been working out for you so far?
quote: That's not to say it should be abolished. It's clearly there for a reason. But there is a definite difference between handguns and say, assault rifles. Or barret 50 cals.
quote: Besides do you really think you have a better chance of standing up to the US army then the taliban, or al-qaida, who have basically been at war for 30-40 years now, so know a thing or 2? What do you know? And even if you're a trained ex-navy seal or whatnot, what does your neighbour know? Because if they come for you, and your neighbour doesn't help out, not even a tank will save you. Isn't that the reason why the 2nd amendment exists? Because 1 man with a musket doesn't do alot but 10 might? You'll need 10 muskets for that, but also 10 people who will watch your back.
quote: What happens currently if you shoot out the tires on a police car?
quote: President Barack Obama has supported a variety of warrantless spying measures on U.S. citizens, including wireless phonetaps. Republican presidential Mitt Romney has also supported warrantless spying efforts.