Reply to post:

London Gatwick Airport reopens but drone chaos perps still not found

tfb Silver badge

I was going to make the gun-control argument as well but I think it's not the same. The difference is that there's really one use for guns (especially in the UK which is really too densely populated for hunting with guns, except shotguns, to be a thing), which is killing people. Really bad people will still have guns of course, but you can vastly reduce the prevalence of the killing-people problem by just heavily restricting gun ownership.

But drones aren't like that at all: they're not single-purpose devices at all. So I don't think the argument is straightforward. Drones are more like cars than guns, I think.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020