Connecticut State Sen. John Kissel, R-Enfield, says despite protests from some groups, law enforcement needs to be able to weaponize drones. He is the co-chair of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, which passed the bill 34-7 this week with bipartisan support.
The bill, which has received nationwide attention, would make Connecticut the only state in the nation that permits law enforcement to add lethal weapons to drones. North Dakota permits rubber bullets and tear gas on its drones.
The measure now heads to the House of Representatives.