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Amherst, Leverett Ponder Drone Restrictions

Amherst, Leverett Ponder Drone Restrictions

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) – Town Meetings in Amherst and Leverett will consider resolutions calling on the federal government to end the use of drones for assassinations and regulate the unmanned aircraft locally.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports Amherst Select Board member James Wald says he’s not comfortable with the town having a foreign policy when the federal government doesn’t have one. Frank Gatti, a Town Meeting member and lead petitioner in Amherst, said the drone resolution would express concern about the U.S. government killing people in Pakistan and Yemen. It would ask U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. James McGovern to propose legislation to stop funding drone killings. A second restriction would keep drones at least 500 feet above private property unless otherwise authorized by town officials.

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