Drone Fitted With Firing Handgun Investigated by FAA

Federal Aviation Administration reacts to a new drone video posted online that showcases an unmanned aerial vehicle firing a lethal weapon.
1:21 | 07/21/15

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New drone video. Take a look at this. It shows it actually firing a gun. It's going viral on youtube and now the FAA is investigating. David Kerley is has the story. Good morning, David. Reporter: We've seen drones doing some outrageous things but this one has the FAA's attention mounting a handgun on a drone and firing it. This drone violated the no-fly zone around the white house flying over the fence. Jetliner pilots on final approach avoiding the small craft. Tower, we just saw a little drone below us. Reporter: But this morning, it's this drone that is caving the eye of the feds calling the flying gun on youtube, a semiautomatic handgun fired several times from the drone. There are countless ways the drones can be useful. Using one as a remote controlled weapon is not one of them and I question the judgment of anyone who would attempt to do so. Reporter: This drone, the creation of an 18-year-old mechanic and college opportunity in Connecticut who the FAA is investigating for violating aviation rules and possibly criminal laws, as well. The college student claims building this drone is part of his studies. He may have violated two federal bans releasing anything from an aircraft and arming a civilian aircraft. Robin, he may be getting a visit from the feds. I'm sure he will. David, thank you.

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