An 18-year old college student built a drone with a semi-automatic handgun attached as part of a Manufacturing Engineering Processes course. This is a brief video of that drone. This is not the first time it's been done. Currently it seems the student didn't break any laws, but both the FAA and police are still investigating. And for the record, we probably do need some laws about attaching guns to drones. With the rising popularity of drone racing, it's only a matter of time before a whole new breed of drone-flying assassins emerge. No fingerprints, no footprints, no get-away car -- nothing. Obviously, I have a lot of enemies and really don't want to be the first person killed by an assassin's drone-gun. Or the second. Or the third. Or the fourth. Or the-- "WE GET THE POINT." Do you? Because I was about to say anything after four was okay. I give up hope easy.
Hit the jump for a video of the bad idea.
Thanks to Jeris, who doesn't even think you should be allowed to mount a water balloon dropper to a drone because water balloon droppers are also grenade droppers. Food for thought.