In this June 11, 2015 file photo, a hexacopter drone...

In this June 11, 2015 file photo, a hexacopter drone is flown in Cordova, Md. Credit: AP / Alex Brandon, File

I cannot believe that Newsday's editorial board thinks it's OK to fly drones over crowded beaches -- with zoom cameras, no less ["Lawmakers out of focus on beach-drone bill," Editorial, July 31].

How would you like your daughter to have a man put his face three inches from her as she sunbathes? That's akin to the view you'll get from a zoom camera attached to a drone.

Also, where's the logic of allowing a 20-pound drone with sharp, high-speed blades to hover over a beach crowded with people? Unlike a kite, when a drone hits someone, it could maim and cause serious damage. It's common sense.

Matthew Raver, Plainview

Put a stop to drones. Have a special place where they can fly, or license the operators. Let's not wait until we have a plane crash or some other disaster.

Al Lewan, Seaford