State lawmaker wants to restrict drones

Some Mississippi lawmakers are proposing to restrict the use of drones in the state.

Drones, which have been used by the U.S. in attacks abroad against terrorists, are sold by major retailers, including Walmart and Best Buy.

Nationally, concerns have been expressed about the unmanned aircrafts possibly being used to spy on people inside the U.S. and taking photos or other images without permission.

A House bill filed by state Rep. Ken Morgan, R-Morgantown, called the “Drone Prohibition Act,” would make it unlawful for anyone to capture an image using a drone unless it’s tied to a university, law enforcement, military, government emergency agencies, Federal Aviation Administration, satellite mapping, utility mapping or licensed real estate brokers.

Hattiesburg American
1/19/15