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Suffolk man shoots down drone near his home.


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#1 iGreg

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Posted February 24 2019 - 03:31 PM

 

 

Drone searching for missing dog is shot out of sky by New York man, police say

 

https://www.foxnews....-man-police-say

 

https://scpd.suffolk...id=71&year=2019

 

Isn't this how former VP Joe Bite Me says we should defend our homes, shooting a shotgun in the air?

 

I think this is a Class E felony.

 

He should ask for a jury trial.

 

He may have a self defense case. If I were on the jury I would want to see the video from the drone to see how it was traversing the man's property.

 

How close did the drone come to the home or man?


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#2 Shooter69

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Posted February 24 2019 - 03:39 PM

I believe shooting a drone is a federal offense.



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Posted February 24 2019 - 03:51 PM

This Drone was hovering very low to get taken out. If this guy was using an Extra Full Choke and #4 it could go about 50 - 60 yards.

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Posted February 24 2019 - 04:17 PM

I don't see a self defense claim. 


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Posted February 24 2019 - 06:54 PM

This Drone was hovering very low to get taken out. If this guy was using an Extra Full Choke and #4 it could go about 50 - 60 yards.

Maybe he used these. :)

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Posted February 24 2019 - 06:58 PM

https://www.foxnews....-man-police-say
 
https://scpd.suffolk...id=71&year=2019
 
Isn't this how former VP Joe Bite Me says we should defend our homes, shooting a shotgun in the air?
 
I think this is a Class E felony.
 
He should ask for a jury trial.
 
He may have a self defense case. If I were on the jury I would want to see the video from the drone to see how it was traversing the man's property.
 
How close did the drone come to the home or man?


I have a hard time believing the drone presented a greater threat to his safety than him firing a shotgun in a residential neighborhood.
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Posted February 24 2019 - 08:19 PM

Simply not a good idea. Another excuse for "gun control". Stupid...


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Posted February 24 2019 - 08:55 PM

My personal opinion is a drone videoing my back yard (if fenced) constitutes an invasion of privacy.  I would not object, if said angels group knocked on my door and asked permission or gave notification of their intent (this is who we are/searching for dog). In a residential neighborhood a shotgun is a bad idea.


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Posted February 24 2019 - 09:14 PM

Maybe he used these. :)

The operator of the drone claims the drone was flying over 250 feet in the air.

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Posted February 25 2019 - 06:09 AM

Destro?


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Posted February 25 2019 - 06:12 AM

The operator of the drone claims the drone was flying over 250 feet in the air.

Looking for a dog in a neighborhood from 250 feet...., and hit hard enough by pellets to disable it at that distance? I seriously doubt it


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Posted February 25 2019 - 06:22 AM

Destro?

He would've been TMZ material.
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Posted February 25 2019 - 06:29 AM

Looking for a dog in a neighborhood from 250 feet...., and hit hard enough by pellets to disable it at that distance? I seriously doubt it

The defendant should lawyer up and tell his family to STFU.
The operator of the drone hovered too low in my opinion in the defendants yard. Depending on range, shotgun choke and load. I can't see a drone getting knocked out at 200 feet.
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Posted February 25 2019 - 11:09 AM

The defendant should lawyer up and tell his family to STFU.
The operator of the drone hovered too low in my opinion in the defendants yard. Depending on range, shotgun choke and load. I can't see a drone getting knocked out at 200 feet.


This drone is very light and pretty fragile. The propellers are made out of thin plastic that is very easy to break and breaking or severly damaging one propeller will disable the drone.

The maximum allowable altitude for drones, unless otherwise authorized by the FAA, is 400 AGL. How high a drone has to be flown above private property has not been settled by the courts. There is an old case where the military had to pay compensation to a homeowner for low level flights (83 feet) above his property but a strict limit hasn't been established by the FAA other than anything above 500 AGL is navigable airspace. There is a regulation that you cannot fly over any part of a person without a special exemption.

Unless this individual can demonstrate that the drone posed an immediate threat of death or serious injury I think he is up the creek on whatever charges there are for illegally discharging a firearm.
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Posted February 25 2019 - 01:08 PM

Destro?

 

LOL!  That was my first thought as well.  The suspect seems to young, though. 



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Posted February 25 2019 - 01:37 PM

He should have first moved to Kentucky:

https://www.cnet.com...over-his-house/

 

If he can prove it was low, he has a [civil] defense of nuisance abatement.

 

He is still stuck on "no discharge" if that is the local rule, and the NYSDEC discharge distances. Only if the drone was a danger to property of life would he have been justified in using  firearm.

 

He should have used Anton Chigurh's silenced 12-gauge, or a sling shot, although a steel ball is a lot more dangerous coming down than bird shot.

 

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Posted February 25 2019 - 03:29 PM

...The maximum allowable altitude for drones, unless otherwise authorized by the FAA, is 400 AGL...

 

A good deal of St James is within the Class B airspace of MacArthur airport.  So the maximum allowable altitude for the lowest section of the wedding cake is 000 AGL.  i.e. it is likely that the drone was operated within a no-drone zone.


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Posted February 25 2019 - 04:07 PM

A good deal of St James is within the Class B airspace of MacArthur airport.  So the maximum allowable altitude for the lowest section of the wedding cake is 000 AGL.  i.e. it is likely that the drone was operated within a no-drone zone.


If you have a commercial drone license (part 107) you can get authorization almost instantly using the online LAANC system. You access the system, draw a rectangle on a map showing where you want to fly, input time and maximum altitude and normally within 30 seconds you have the authorization.
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#19 Mr. Shotgun

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Posted February 25 2019 - 06:39 PM

I would have used a sling shot


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Posted February 26 2019 - 06:12 AM

I looked up the definition of drone and it included "A long monotonous speech".  I guess all of the Democrats can be categorized as drones.


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