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Rand Paul: Drones would have been fine during Boston bomber hunt

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On FOX Business last night, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., explained that he supported the idea of law enforcement officials using drones in the pursuit of an active criminal –- referring to the search for the Boston bombers last week.

“If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and a $50 in cash, I don’t care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him,” Paul said frankly.

Paul clarified that he was against the use of drones for surveillance of law-abiding citizens without probable cause.

“[I]f there is a killer on the loose in a neighborhood, I’m not against drones being used to search them out, heat-seeking devices being used, I’m all for law enforcement,” Paul explained, adding that “if someone is actively running around with a gun, you don’t need a warrant.”

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