• The law explicitly forbids "lethal weapons," like firearms, but specifically states that projectiles like beanbag rounds and tasers are now acceptable.
  • This is new ground -- North Dakota is believed to be the first state to allow weapons aboard law enforcement unmanned aerial vehicles. North Dakota is sparsely populated, but it's become a hotspot for drone research and development, partially due to the fact it has a FAA drone testing site for both day and night flights.
  • The original bill was designed to prevent cops from surveilling a suspect with a drone without a warrant, but political wrangling ended up sticking the "less than lethal" description into the bill.

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