December 10th, 2013
02:13 AM ET

Colorado town to vote on drone ordinance

Phillip Steel, a resident of Deer Trail, Colorado, is ready to fight for Old West values he feels are being threatened by drones.

Asked what exactly he's proposing to do when he sees an unmanned aircraft, Steel points his weapon to the sky.

"I am proposing to shoot it down," he said.

Deer Trail - population 598 - will vote Tuesday on a measure that would allow its residents to hunt for federal drones and shoot them down.


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  1. chrissy

    Good for them! Bout time the people stand up and be heard. Our government is just getting way to upity these days!

    December 10, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    From his death bed, the husband called his wife and said, "One month after I die I want you to marry Mr Drone."
    "Drone! But he is your enemy!"
    "Yes, I know that! I've suffered all these years, so let him suffer now."

    What's that you say ? Not the drone we're discussing here ?

    December 10, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    In the dictionary drone is defined two ways :
    As a verb :
    v. verb
    To make a continuous low dull humming sound.

    To speak in a monotonous tone.

    The lecturer droned on for hours.

    To pass or act in a monotonous way.

    As a noun :
    n. noun
    A continuous low humming or buzzing sound.

    Any of the pipes of a bagpipe that lack finger holes and produce a single tone.

    A long sustained tone.

    December 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      And one more definition :

      drone n. A male bee, especially a honeybee, that is characteristically stingless, performs no work, and produces no honey

      Hmmm, that kind of sounds descriptive of the 47 % mentioned by Romney.

      December 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |