No Drone-Hunting in Colorado After All

April 2, 2014 | Andy Cush

In 2013, the sleepy Colorado town of Deer Trail made a splash when one of its residents proposed issuing drone-hunting licenses, which would legalize opening fire on unmanned aircraft. Unsurprisingly, that’s not going to happen: according to the Denver Post, 73 percent of the 181 residents who voted on the ordinance were against it.

Of course, the legislation wouldn’t have done much, even if it had passed. The FAA issued a statement at the height of drone-hunting fever last year, encouraging people not to get out their guns: “Shooting at an unmanned aircraft could result in criminal or civil liability, just as would firing at a manned airplane.”