Shooting a Drone Down Is Illegal, Court Rules

Sure, there’s concern that the emergence of drones will come at the cost of personal privacy, but that doesn’t mean we can turn our skies into the Wild West.

And one small claims court seems to agree.

On November 28, 2014, Brett McBray, fearing that his family was being watched, had his son shoot neighbor Eric Joe’s hexacopter out of the sky with a 12-gauge shotgun in Modesto, California. Although McBray felt the deed was justified, it’ll end up costing him a cool $850, and serves as a

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