Colorado town votes down drone-hunting licenses

2014-04-02 14:08


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Colorado - A small town in Colorado won't be issuing hunting licenses to shoot down drones.

Voters in Deer Trail overwhelmingly defeated a proposal on Tuesday that would have authorized the rural community east of Denver to issue drone-hunting permits.

Town officials say 73% of the 188 votes cast were against the measure.

Deer Trail has 348 registered voters, but officials say many of those are probably inactive.

Federal aviation authorities warned that it is a crime to shoot at drones, but backers said the measure was a tongue-in-cheek challenge to surveillance programs.

Some residents called the election a novelty response to show displeasure and raise money through permits.

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