Excessive regulation kills our economy and jobs in the United States, but how can we convince our government to get rid of it? Some say we need regulation to protect ourselves from big business, but in reality, this regulation only increases the costs of everything we buy, rent, borrow, rent or steal (I joking for this last part). Well, let's take an example of excessive regulation at the FAA and how that will affect your Christmas. Toy drones are a big seller this year, and now the FAA wants to regulate them, so we should talk about it.
There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal of 15 December 2015 titled; Jack Nicas' "New rules for drone owners" saying that the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has put in place a new rule that owners of drones equipped with drones, even small drones of 1/2 pound or more, must be registered with the administration. Those who bought their drones before December 21, 2015 only have until February 19, 2016. Now, drones registration costs only $ 5, but fees will be removed during the first 30 days .
Listen to this, not registering a drone has the same weight as those who do not register a commercial aircraft, up to $ 250,000 and three years in prison. Really for a toy drone bought from Wal-Mart or Toys-R-Us, you do not care about me, what will we put in jail every child who has a little toy drone for Christmas and did not register? It seems to me that the FAA has gone crazy, but that is typical of an authoritarian federal agency. The FAA is also trying to administer property rights on asteroids, private spaceflight and people flying with kits (well not yet, but do not try them with kites) because you will have to travel to Afghanistan to to fly your kite?
Why is our government going too much to the sea? It seems that terrorists are now considering using drones, they are already in the Middle East. Nevertheless, this sounds a lot like recording assault weapons or cars. Who says that terrorists will register these drones under their own name, they do not seem to register their weapons or cars with the various organizations that need them?
Why does the FAA involve in toy drones? They said that there had been 221 incidents of small drones approaching planes near airports in 2015. Nevertheless, the half-pound UAVs are fairly light and will not do much damage , the birds weigh heavier and are not forced to register – oops, I would not put that beyond the FAA.