I’ll Register My Drone When You Have to Register Your Gun

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http://motherboard.vice.com/read/ill-register-my-drone-when-you-have-to-register-your-gun

For the past half-dozen months, I’ve owned and operated a tiny quadcopter that I built from parts sourced online. It’s only 110 millimeters wide, weighs about one pound, has a very small camera, and is more likely to be blown into a tree by a mild breeze than injure anyone.

And as of next week, I will need to register my dinky little drone with the federal government. Otherwise, I could potentially face civil and criminal penalties of up to $250,000 and three years in prison.

Meanwhile, if I decided to relocate to the nearby state of New Hampshire, I’d be able to purchase and own an assault rifle with a high-capacity magazine—no registration or license required.

Read lots more, well worth clicking through….

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/ill-register-my-drone-when-you-have-to-register-your-gun