Drone assassination attempts are a reminder that better legislation is needed
In early August an assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro served as a jarring wake up call that the possibility of a drone attack against a public figure or civilian is real. To the security industry and United States Government, this attack was not surprising.
Frighteningly, there has been little resolve within Congress to determine who or what security agencies have the authority to mitigate these threats.
On June 6th, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson said, “the federal government does not have the legal authorities it needs to protect the American public from these kinds of threats. The threats posed by malicious drones are too great to ignore.”
And perhaps less shocking, but still concerning, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports hundreds of drone “near miss” accidents each year.
Hobbyist drone users require no training whatsoever to purchase and operate a drone, meaning that it’s harder to acquire…