The world of “drones”(An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, and also referred to as an unpiloted aerial vehicle and a remotely piloted aircraft) has exploded across the civilian market, as remote-control enthusiasts shell out thousands of dollars for the new “space-age” type vehicles.
As Amazon begins to look at drones for their remote location deliveries, many civilian enthusiasts are stepping up their game as well, with multiple mounted camera set-ups, mechanical claws for pick-up and delivery of payloads, and now… as seen in the video below; a mounted handgun. Many of the “tin-foil Stetson” wearers out there are already tightening their hat bands over the advent of these stealthy unmanned vehicles, but add the fact that your neighbor could be mounting his Colt .45 1911 to it, and everything changes.
As the video reveals, a YouTuber named HogWit posted a video which shows a consumer model drone flying in a wooded area with a handgun strapped it. As you can see by the video, it fires four shots from the firearm, each time pushing the drone backward, but it immediately recovers and fires again.
He describes the device as a “homemade multiroto with a semiautomatic handgun mounted on it.” There is no question as to its effectiveness, as well as the danger involved or the legal ramifications of owning and manning an armed drone. It seems this is something relatively easy to do, after all consumers can purchase drones without an issue and firearms are of course obtainable legally as well.
This will definitely bring into question the legalities of owning an armed drone, when talking about our 2nd Amendment rights. Is this the next generation of personal and property protection? Should the average American have access to these types of machinery? All very good questions for sure, and I am most certain they will be addressed by our government in the near future.
This is not the first time this type of unmanned aircraft has been used in the civilian world to fire a firearm, as it was done with a fully auto back in 2013, but it seems the simplicity of this machine may make it more attainable for the average citizen to own. As you can see with the video below, a remotely controlled “sentry gun” (paintball) is quite efficient at maintaining a perimeter. It wouldn’t take much to mount a firearm in place of the paintball gun and viola, you are protecting your property.
As our technology continues to advance in “leaps and bounds”, will there ever come a time that we must limit the abilities of a law-abiding citizen’s right to “keep and bear arms”? I believe our 2nd Amendment was written in such a way that allows citizens the right to protect their own life, liberty and pursuit of happiness… where does that begin and where does it end?
Tell me what you think about this amazing technology and the legal ramifications in regards to 2nd Amendment rights.
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.
Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams