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Is teen's homemade "flying gun" illegal?

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(CBS News) -- A video showing a controversial "flying gun" is raising new concerns among law enforcement agencies about potential threats from drones, but the Connecticut teenager who built the device may not have violated any laws, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Albert.

Austin Haughwout, an 18-year-old college sophomore, successfully built what is thought to be among the first armed civilian drones, and filmed the device flying on his family's property.

The armed drone was a wake-up call for law enforcement, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Despite their strong public safety concerns, the agency told "CBS This Morning" there appears to be nothing illegal about it, and they admit they have no way to prevent the next one.

The lightweight drone features a mounted semi-automatic handgun and is just over two feet long.

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