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Via the New York Times: Mix of Curiosity and Outrage on the Hill After Pilot Buzzes Capitol

“It’s certainly a concern, but unless you build an invisible dog fence around every capital building that will destroy an object that gets close, you just can’t keep these kinds of things from happening,” said Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, which represents more than 25,000 federal officers. “We don’t want to turn our country into a fortified dungeon.”

Some members of Congress even seemed to make light of the incident, offering shrugged shoulders and eye rolls.

Asked about the aircraft, Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican, said: “I want to know where I can get one.”

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