“If you don’t want your drone to go down, don’t fly it in town”

QOTD comes from Reuters’ US edition:

The farming and ranching town of Deer Trail, Colorado, which boasts that it held the world’s first rodeo in 1869, is now considering starting a 21st century tradition – paying bounties to anyone who shoots down an unmanned drone.

Next month, trustees of the town … will debate an ordinance that would allow residents to purchase a $25 hunting license to shoot down “unmanned aerial vehicles.”

The measure was crafted by resident Phillip Steel, a 48-year-old Army veteran with a master’s degree in business administration, who acknowledges the whimsical nature of his proposal. But the expansion of drones for commercial and government use is alarming, he said. “We don’t want to become a surveillance society.”

He hopes [the measure] will curtail the use of drones over the 1.1-square mile burg. “If you don’t want your drone to go down, don’t fly it in town,” he said.