WHITE HOUSE – President Trump on Tuesday signed the National Defense Authorization Act, setting the spending for the military for the next fiscal year. Of most importance was the piece that included requirements for drone registration for hobby users, bringing back the dreaded rule that was shot down by the courts earlier this year.
“This legislation represents a momentous step toward rebuilding our national security” Trump was quoted as saying. “While we have a lot to worry about, nothing is as important as making sure those kids flying drones have properly registered them. I’ve talked to a lot of people…a lot of people are telling me that this is a real problem. They say that without registration, we wouldn’t know what they are doing with the drones, and that doesn’t make me happy. Plus, at $5 a registration, we’ll be able to fund that offsite year end Christmas party. A lot of folks have been asking about that.”
Some people expressed their disappointment that more funds weren’t allocated to more pressing matter such as the fight against ISIS, but the administration was quick to point out that this will also prevent terror attacks using drones. “Now ISIS won’t be able to fly drones without properly registering them. This should greatly speed up the process of identity drones after they are blown in a million pieces. We’ll just have to find the taped-on registration number and look it up” a spokesman confirmed.