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    El Reg have a good article here on why shooting down drones would be a pipe dream (along with the drones themselves) On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

    You'd have better luck trying to disable it through electronic means by confusing the guidance system, using jamming devices or crippling the hardware inside. That is if you can get hold of the kit with sufficient range to do so in the first place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    El Reg have a good article here on why shooting down drones would be a pipe dream (along with the drones themselves) On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns
    You'd have better luck trying to disable it through electronic means by confusing the guidance system, using jamming devices or crippling the hardware inside. That is if you can get hold of the kit with sufficient range to do so in the first place!
    Surely the obvious move is to shoot the drones down from other drones. Or perhaps Net them.

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    Why would people shoot the drones? No one shoots courier vans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Why would people shoot the drones? No one shoots courier vans?
    The sort of force you would need to use to disable and steal from a courier van far exceeds the force needed to bring down a small drone. The van driver would undoubtedly notice and call the police sharpish. So unless you have a thief willing to also murder the van driver and any other witnesses, the chances of getting caught are pretty high.

    Taking potshots at a small drone as it flies over your garden is a lot less conspicuous, low-risk, and within the realm of the thief-not-murderer type criminal.

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    The drones would get the unions in and go on strike over dangerous working conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Why would people shoot the drones? No one shoots courier vans?
    Round here, the vans shoot back.

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    All your Amazon packages would end up in the North Sea if they flew today.

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    I just love the idea of it trying to deliver to a house with a dog

    Dear Customer - your IPad 20 is in the dog

    Dear Amazon - so is your drone

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    Lower tech alternative.....Amazon looking at Drone deliveries-drone.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ketlane View Post
    Lower tech alternative.....Click image for larger version. 

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    Amazon Trebuchet Prime.

    Insurance claims are a nightmare though.

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