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Drones have become a popular tool for the military to fire rockets at suspected terrorists in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen. But a local state lawmaker is trying to stop unmanned planes from being used by local police.

His concern is, privacy.

Republican State Sen. Joe Negron of Palm City is pushing the bill that would ban drones from being used by police to do surveillance, help on high-speed chases or gather evidence.

He calls it the Freedom from Unwanted Surveillance Act, and it has already won a crucial vote in committee.

The team at RC Revolution on Okeechobee Boulevard – who have built increasingly sophisticated drones over the last few years – say privacy concerns are unavoidable.

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