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Is this viral handgun drone legal?

Is this viral handgun drone legal?
Image courtesy of lawfareblog.com

We've told you about the future of drone laws and how they're being shaped all across the country. But now we have another doozy on our hands with a type of drone we've never seen before.

What happens when a gun is strapped to a drone and tweaked to fire remotely? That's exactly what this drone owner created, and it's gaining a lot of attention from online media giants like World Star Hip Hop and YouTube, not to mention the Federal Aviation Administration.

A Connecticut teen built the flying gun machine and posted a video of him flying and firing the gun online. No was injured during the trial run and there were no complaints from neighbors about the shooting until after the video reached 2 million views online.

The FAA has remained silent about this incident but they are partnering with local law enforcement to see if any laws may have been broken.

When asked about the viral video, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said, "ATF has reviewed the video with local law enforcement and other federal agencies. It does not appear that the device violates any existing firearms regulations. ATF will continue to monitor the issue with our local and federal partners."

So it seems like he's in the clear legally, at least until drone laws catch up with modern technology.

Check out the "gun drone" here and let me know what you think by leaving a note in the comments section below.

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Source: Newsweek
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