A bill in the U.S. state of Connecticut that would permit law enforcement personnel to use lethally-armed aerial drones passed through the Judiciary Committee and will now go to the state House of Representatives for a full vote.
|If passed Connecticut would become the first U.S. state to allow police to use armed drones. Originally the bill banned the use of deadly weapons on drones entirely before amending it to allow police to use them. Teenager, Austin Haughwout, of Clinton Connecticut, put on YouTube videos of drones equipped with flamethrowers and a handgun. One of his videos had more than 3.8 million views. The Federal Aviation Administration announced that it was going to investigate Haughwout for any possible violations. The appended You Tube video reports on Haughwout's drone.|