Anyway you cut it, entering a man's private property uninvited, by foot or by air, has its consequences. Our private property rights are inviolable as enumerated, which no government representative or private citizen has a right to contravene, save some special circumstances. Government socialists may want to keep this in mind when they send out surveillance drones over private property without just cause or warrant. It will be challenged, it's open season on spy drones entering private airspace indiscriminately.
A remote-controlled aircraft owned by an animal rights group was reportedly shot down near Broxton Bridge Plantation Sunday near Ehrhardt, S.C.
Steve Hindi, president of SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness), said his group was preparing to launch its Mikrokopter drone to video what he called a live pigeon shoot on Sunday when law enforcement officers and an attorney claiming to represent the privately-owned plantation near Ehrhardt tried to stop the aircraft from flying.
"It didn't work; what SHARK was doing was perfectly legal," Hindi said in a news release. "Once they knew nothing was going to stop us, the shooting stopped and the cars lined up to leave."
He said the animal rights group decided to send the drone up anyway.
"Seconds after it hit the air, numerous shots rang out," Hindi said in the release. "As an act of revenge for us shutting down the pigeon slaughter, they had shot down our copter." ... continues >>>