Buffalo activists push city to be first in U.S. to prohibit use of dronesSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 08/08/2012 - 13:23
Buffalo activists push city to be first in U.S. to prohibit use of drones
Updated: August 1, 2012, 4:48 PM
The City of Buffalo has a chance to be the first in the country to ban Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, also known as drones.
A group of activists and community leaders came to City Hall on Tuesday to have their say in front of the Common Council Legislation Committee.
"You guys have an opportunity to make Buffalo the first drone-free city in the United States, and I hope you take that seriously," John Washington of Occupy Buffalo told lawmakers.
While the city has not been approached by the federal government or any other entity about purchasing drones, about 20 people showed up for Tuesday's public hearing to encourage lawmakers to support a proactive ban.