Although it may seem something more typical of a fiction film than something truly tangible, the truth is that, at least in Connecticut for now, the security forces already have legal authorization to use drones equipped with lethal weapons.
It is true that we are talking about a legal regulations that are currently pioneering But, knowing in advance that we are talking about a country where the constitutionally recognizes the right that each citizen can have a weapon to defend his property, surely it will soon reach other cities or states.
The Connecticut police force may, by law, use armed drones.
Going into a little more detail, tell you that this new legislation was approved just a few days ago by the legal committee where both Democrats and Republicans agreed to go ahead, such is the case that, according to the records, apparently the vote ended with 34 votes in favor and 7 against.
How could it be otherwise, for the defenders of civil liberties we are facing a step through which the opposite of what is intended will be achieved since this does not make U.S. citizens safer. For their part, the supporters of this proposal announce that this very special type of armed drones will only be used in very limited cases and should not be seen as an automation of the use of force.
For its part, the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association, who will be the ones to decide on when to use this technology and when not, announce that no one wants to arm drones with offensive intent and this will be only a resource to this technology in order to be able to defend any citizen. In turn, they indicate that, for them, the best thing would be for the use of weapons to be regulated but they cannot be closed to the possibility that armed drones cannot be used in the future.