Despite its reluctance towards non-English speaking, drone-hating sharp shooters, the ordinance was drafted by Deer Trail resident Phillip Steel, even though he's never seen a drone or UAV flying over his town.
"This is a very symbolic ordinance," he told 7NEWS reporter Amanda Kost. "Basically, I do not believe in the idea of a surveillance society, and I believe we are heading that way."
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Along with Deer Trail Mayor Frank Fields, Town Clerk Kim Oldfield thinks the ordinance could be promoted as a novelty, potentially spawning a drone hunting festival.
"If (people) were to read it for the title alone and not for the novelty and what it really is, it sounds scary, and it sounds super vigilante and frightening," said Oldfield. "The real idea behind it is it's a potential fun moneymaker, and it could be really cool for our community and we've needed something to bring us together, and this could be it."
Steele, however, isn't so gung-ho. To him, his proposed ordinance is no novelty. "We do not want drones in town," he Steel. "They fly in town, they get shot down."