- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Legislation would make it a crime in Michigan to weaponize an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Democratic state Rep. Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo says: “We don’t need flying guns in Michigan.” He says the legislation introduced earlier this month would make it illegal for weapons, even those legally attainable in Michigan, to be attached to a drone.

The bill lists several Democrats and Republicans as sponsors. Hoadley says the state “shouldn’t wait for something terrible to happen.”

MLive.com reports (https://bit.ly/28InqTU ) state lawmakers are considering more than 20 bills related to guns that were introduced in 2015 or 2016.

Michigan earlier passed laws barring people from using a drone to hunt game and prohibiting the use of drones to harass hunters.



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House Bill 5726: https://1.usa.gov/28IRtfD

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com, https://www.mlive.com

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