If you read the news, you have probably seen many stories about drones. For the hobbyist, a drone is a remote control toy that usually has an onboard video camera. There are numerous laws concerning how high and where they can fly, especially near airports.
As a drone enthusiast myself, I have taken some nice footage at our club that I will be posting on our website sometime in the near future.
I have heard many jokes about using my drone as target practice; I find this less funny than you do because I spent $500 for my toy as it carries a 14 megapixel high definition video camera. It takes great video.
Do I fly it close to my neighbor’s houses and spy on them? No, I do not. I asked my next door neighbor if I can use his pasture to fly in and he not only gave me permission to fly, but came out to watch and chat with me about it. I told him that I would inspect his roof with it. Farmers are starting to inspect their crops with drones.
Let’s say that I don’t know my neighbor or maybe we don’t get along. Can he bring out his shotgun and shoot down my drone because he thinks I am too close to his house? He can, but he will be charged with breaking a bunch of laws and will certainly have to pay for my drone (remember the $500 price tag?). So, what should you do? Two things; talk to the guy flying the drone or call law enforcement and tell them that someone is flying it too close to your house. DO NOT SHOOT IT! You will not like what happens if you do, I don’t care how right you think you are.
This article provides you with everything you need to know about laws concerning personal drones and what your rights are.
The informal pellet rifle shooters night has been going on for a couple of years now. The goal used to be to score a perfect score of 100, which is a bulls-eye in each of the 10 targets on the page. Now, the shooters are getting so good, the goal is to see how many perfect 100 scores you can get. On April 2nd, Jim shot two perfect targets in one night! No one has ever done that before. Good shooting Jim!
This post may be a little late when it comes to talking about voting. I hope you voted or are voting today. There are not many countries that have a voting system like the United States does.
I won’t mention my own voting opinions other than to say that I generally vote for anyone that is Pro 2nd Amendment.
There are no excuses for not voting.
1. You can vote by mail.
2. You can vote at the Board of Elections.
3. You can vote at the Polls from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.
I figure that I have the right to complain if I vote. You don’t vote, you can’t complain.
The first thing I want to say is "Thank You Sara!". Sara has been running this website since it began. I volunteered to take it off her hands because I'm a big nerd about all things technology, including website building.
I have added a few things such as the ability to apply for membership by filling out a form and pushing a button. When that button is pushed, I receive the info by e-mail and I take it to the next club meeting for discussion and a vote.
I also added a new page for what some of the club officers like to call the BB Gun brigade. We just call it pellet rifle night. We have been shooting on Thursdays for a couple of years now and the only person to get a perfect 10 on all 10 targets is Roger. My personal best is 97 and it's not as easy as it looks.
We'll see how the blog goes because I tend to ramble. Hope to see you at the club!