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  # 2004224 28-Apr-2018 19:02
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MikeB4:

the answer to reckless use of drones is not the reckless use of firearms.



It's a rural environment.
No different to ducks.
I am not proposing you ignore safe firearm practices.

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  # 2004226 28-Apr-2018 19:03
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nutbugs:
MikeB4:

 

the answer to reckless use of drones is not the reckless use of firearms.

 



It's a rural environment.
No different to ducks.
I am not proposing you ignore safe firearm practices.

 

 

 

A duck isn't potentially worth thousands of dollars, or owned by someone.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2004228 28-Apr-2018 19:04
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  # 2004234 28-Apr-2018 19:23
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mattwnz:

 

nutbugs:
MikeB4:

 

the answer to reckless use of drones is not the reckless use of firearms.

 



It's a rural environment.
No different to ducks.
I am not proposing you ignore safe firearm practices.

 

 

 

A duck isn't potentially worth thousands of dollars, or owned by someone.

 

 

 

 

A duck also has the right to fly where ever it likes...But as long as you do it safely, it's perfectly legal to shoot one.

 

I'm also perfectly entitled to shoot a dog that is on my property if it is worrying my stock.  That dog could be worth potentially thousands of dollars, and is more than likely owned by someone too.  I can see no difference - if someone was flying illegally over my property and worrying stock, why I should not be allowed to safely shoot it down.  Responsible dog owners don't let their dogs break the law, and they don't get shot... 


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  # 2004235 28-Apr-2018 19:23
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A duck isn't potentially worth thousands of dollars, or owned by someone.



To be blunt, if they HARRASS me on my property, tough.

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  # 2004236 28-Apr-2018 19:27
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@ge0rge thank you for putting it in a more reasonable manner 😊

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  # 2004242 28-Apr-2018 19:39
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there is a distinct difference between a dog, which has a mind of it own and someone doesn't have (but should have) direct control over, vs a drone, which someone has direct control over.

 

there are means to deal with the drone and its controller which are different to those of which you would deal with the dog.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2004244 28-Apr-2018 19:42
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Also a damaged drone is going to drop out of the sky which could be a risk to passersby or cars. Also given the shape of a drone riccochets could go anywhere.





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  # 2004246 28-Apr-2018 19:46
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I am happy to agree to disagree 😊

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MikeB4:

 

Also a damaged drone is going to drop out of the sky which could be a risk to passersby or cars. Also given the shape of a drone riccochets could go anywhere.

 

 

 

 

I would suggest that if the drone was close enough to be a nuisance, then there is going to be very little chance of ricochet - through and through much more likely.

 

 

 

As for a wounded drone coming down - safe firearms practices 101. You should never be shooting overhead of cars or people...  


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  # 2004250 28-Apr-2018 19:50
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I think people need to put it in perspective and use common sense. The fact is that there s far more dangerous things that occur all the time that the media are covering. Including the number of idiots on the roads that put other drivers in danger. IMO anyone who overtakes on double yellow lines should be banned from driving for life and spend at least a year in jail, due to the risk of killing other people on the road. When has a consumer quad copter ever even killed anyone or caused serious injury in NZ.

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Absolutely @mattwnz - As someone who drives over the Rimutaka's twice daily, the driving standards here are appalling and the amount of near misses we see each week beggars belief.

 

 

 

To be perfectly clear, I am not advocating for people to break the law - which shooting down a drone currently is.  I do believe however, that it could be done perfectly safely, in much the same manner as any other flying animal is shot down here in NZ. That reminds me, it's nearly May...


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  # 2004255 28-Apr-2018 20:00
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Ones needs to be shot down, to clarify the law. Seems kind of grey area to me as long as you comply with firearms safety law. I think it would become a civil matter between the drone owner and the shooter.


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  # 2004293 28-Apr-2018 20:58
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I would shoot the drone down if it was over my (rural) property without my permission. The drone operator is breaking the law, so all bets are off...


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  # 2004297 28-Apr-2018 21:23
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colinuu:

 

I would shoot the drone down if it was over my (rural) property without my permission. The drone operator is breaking the law, so all bets are off...

 

 

but then so are you


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