If, as Dmitri demonstrated at FPSRussia, however, we may have more to worry about than spying eyes in the sky.
There is a rich and inventive DIY undercurrent in American culture that meshes neatly in real life and reality shows like SSons of Guns with an equally energetic, creative movement dedicated to protecting the ownership and proper use of guns.
Combine the two with a little proof-of-concept from FPSRussia and you have a whole 'nother class of remote-operated flier in the skies of the U.S., one that may do more than invade the privacy of people it flies over.
If nothing else, the senseless shooting of unarmed, unoffending, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford Fla. by the overzealous, under-responsible neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shows how fear of intruders and the stand-your-ground impulse can combine into tragedies.
Put the gun on a flying platform that can keep an eye on far more "suspicious" characters – especially if the drone and the guns are owned by private citizens rather than police – and it's not just the enemy that will fear "Charlene" and formidable fliers like her.
"I hope you guys enjoyed yourselves as much as I did," Dmitri says in the closing to his video of playful destruction and the termination-with-extreme-prejudice of lifeless manikins. "Looks like the future is going to be fun."
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