TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Dec 28, 2015

A bill filed by Tennessee State Rep. Daniel Byrd, R-Waynesboro, would make it illegal for a private citizen to attach a gun, rocket launcher or any other similar weapon to a drone. The prohibitions do not apply to law enforcement, The Tennessean reports. "It is an offense for any person, other than a state, federal, or local law enforcement agency, to knowingly attach or affix a weapon to an unmanned aircraft or to use an unmanned aircraft that the person knows has a weapon attached or affixed to it," the bill states.