Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:19 PM
derby378 (30,107 posts)
Hey, kids - IT'S LOUIE GOHMERT TIME! (Drones and high-capacity magazines)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) says constituents are telling him that high-capacity magazines should not be banned because people need “at least 50 rounds” to shoot down government drones.
During Thursday interview on Freedom 107 radio, host Jeff Akin asked the Texas Republican how he felt about using unnamed aerial drones for domestic law enforcement.
“It’s pretty offensive to most of us,” Gohmert opined. “Most of us think if you’re going to use a drone and fly over our homes to analyze what’s going on in our backyard — not a lot of talk’s been given — but if you can fly over in the backyard, you can use all kinds of technology to see what’s happening inside the home as well. And I know there’s been a judge, and this former judge sure thinks you ought to have a warrant to do that kind of thing.”
“But I had somebody last week in Washington from either Georgia or Alabama that was saying, ‘Look, this goes back to we have got to have at least 50 rounds in our magazines because on average that’s about how many it takes to bring down a drone.’ I hope he was kidding, I don’t know for sure.”
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Hey, kids - IT'S LOUIE GOHMERT TIME! (Drones and high-capacity magazines) (Original post)
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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #2)
Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:44 PM
DollarBillHines (1,922 posts)
3. I can picture every Law Enforcement vehicle in the county
lights and sirens blazing away, parked in front of my house.
50 rounds of rapid-fire would not be well-received in my neighborhood.
Also, what goes up comes down.
Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #3)
Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:23 PM
Sekhmets Daughter (7,485 posts)
Nor mine. But the visual is highly entertaining, don't you think? Some fool standing in his yard, armed to the teeth, shooting at a drone....OMG
Response to derby378 (Original post)
Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:45 PM
nadinbrzezinski (143,603 posts)
4. Louis of course knows...these pesky drones
Fly ten miles high. I guess I need ground radar directed AA SAM or 'thing like that.