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OK SB 660 could allow for drones to be shot down in effort to secure citizen privacy

Drones and mortars don't stand a chance against the lasers. (Source KSWO) Drones and mortars don't stand a chance against the lasers. (Source KSWO)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KWTV) – Senate Bill 660 says anyone who owns property can damage or destroy a drone without being held civilly liable for the damage as long as the drone isn't in Federal Aviation Administration Airspace air space or where a reasonable expectation of privacy exists.

“Citizens have a reasonable expectation of privacy and their privacy is being violated every day by these things,” Sen. Ralph Shortey said.

According to the FAA, damaging or destroying a drone is a federal crime because drones are classified as aircraft. Though the bill would allow shooting one down in a neighborhood or capturing one with a net.

“The safety issue's going to happen is when somebody shoots down a drone or they shoot at a drone and the bullet takes off across town and hits somebody else. That's where the real problems are,” Don Price, an aerial photographer, told KWTV.

The bill is still making its way through the Senate.

Information provided by KWTV.

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