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Homeland security drones designed to identify civilians carrying guns

Posted By yihan On March 6, 2013 @ 12:12 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Wynton Hall
Breitbart.com [1]
March 6, 2013

Recently uncovered government documents reveal that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) unmanned Predator B drone fleet has been custom designed to identify civilians carrying guns and track cell phone signals.

“I am very concerned that this technology will be used against law-abiding American firearms owners,” said founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, Alan Gottlieb. “This could violate Fourth Amendment rights as well as Second Amendment rights.”

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) obtained a partially redacted copy of Homeland Security’s drone requirements through a Freedom of Information Act request; CNET uncovered an unredacted copy.

Homeland Security design requirements specify that its Predator B drones “shall be capable of identifying a standing human being at night as likely armed or not” and must be equipped with “interception” systems capable of reading cell phone signals.

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[1] Breitbart.com: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/05/Homeland-Security-Drones-Designed-To-Identify-Civilians-Carrying-Guns

[2] DHS built domestic surveillance tech into Predator drones: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dhs-built-domestic-surveillance-tech-into-predator-drones.html

[3] EPIC FOIA – US Drones Intercept Electronic Communications and Identify Human Targets: http://www.prisonplanet.com/epic-foia-us-drones-intercept-electronic-communications-and-identify-human-targets.html

[4] Homeland Security to Develop Cell Phones That ‘Smell’ Poisonous Gas: http://www.prisonplanet.com/homeland-security-to-develop-cell-phones-that-smell-poisonous-gas.html

[5] Two Thirds of Americans Support Drones for ‘Homeland Security’ Missions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/two-thirds-of-americans-support-drones-for-homeland-security-missions.html

[6] Big Sis Testing Drones That Can Detect Guns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-sis-testing-drones-that-can-detect-guns.html

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