Connecticut could become the first state in the union to allow police drones equipped with deadly weapons should a bill making it's way through the state's legislature eventually become law.
The bill, which would otherwise outlaw drones equipped with deadly weapons, was changed to exempt law enforcement agencies.
This has led to strong push back from civil libertarians and groups concerned with the potential for abuse.
Although the bill has passed through committee it must now pass a vote among the entire state legislature.
Governor Dannel Malloy has not indicated if he would support the measure, should it pass the legislature.