FAA investigates teen’s drone that’s a ‘flying gun’

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CLINTON, Conn. — The Federal Aviation Administration launched an investigation into a gun-shooting drone created by a teenager in Connecticut. It started after video of the drone in action appeared on YouTube.

Police in Clinton, Connecticut said they can’t find any violation of state laws in what the video shows.

Austin Haughwout, 18, is the teen who made the drone that fires the weapon. His father said it’s his belief that his son did nothing wrong.

A lawyer and drone advocate in Connecticut disagrees. “There are countless ways that drones can be useful. Using one as a remote control weapon is not one of them, and I question the judgment of anyone who would attempt to do so. Drones should be used for good not for evil,” Peter Sachs said.

There are still a lot of gray areas in laws covering the use of drones.


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