House Republican proposes ban on use of armed drones in the US

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The bill, H.R. 5950, is the latest from Republicans aimed at limiting the use of unmanned aerial drones over the United States. Last week, Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) proposed legislation that would require the government to obtain a warrant before using drones for aerial surveillance in the United States.

Scott said last week that he fears the government might start dabbling in drone technology before rules are put in place. "It's better to be ahead of this than behind it," he said of the need to create rules for the use of drones.