Austin Haughwout’s video of a handgun fired from the hovering drone into a wooded area posted on YouTube had gone viral with almost 2 million views as of Tuesday.
Panic after 18-yr-old student makes gun-firing drone
A gun-firing drone developed by an 18-yr-old student of at Central Connecticut State University is causing panic in the United States.
Authorities say it did not appear the student broke any laws but there are fears over safety of persons if drone owners used the device like Haughwout.
Clinton Police Chief Todd Lawrie said they are trying to see if there is no law against putting guns on drones.
“We are attempting to determine if any laws have been violated at this point,” Lawrie said.
It would seem to the average person, there should be something prohibiting a person from attaching a weapon to a drone. At this point, we can’t find anything that’s been violated."
A Central Connecticut State University spokesman, Mark McLaughlin, said Wednesday that an engineering professor had tried to discourage the student after he says he was planning to put a weapon on a remote-controlled aircraft.
The danger in such devices is unlimited as criminals can use the same approach to kill targets, the same was drone drones with missiles are used in U.S. strikes against terrorists.
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