Yep. It’s now mandatory (and retroactive) to register all drone purchases. Pretty soon people will need a permit to own one, and keep log books on their use, just like “real” pilots. They’ll likely be required to take ongoing training in order to keep their permits active.
But I have to admit, I chuckled at your description of the little palm-sized one, as well as your comment about already taking out two of them last year. I’m curious about what they were apparently trying to do, and how you took them out. Any retaliation?