Well it dont matter what state any ones in being that its federal law that makes it a serous felony to shot at any flying craft of any kind manned or unnamed. and has been for years. and thats on top of the terrorism laws and also if you cause damage to some ones craft they are not only libel for that but if it crashed and caused any damage to any one else property or injured any one as a result of shooting it Then the person can be held criminally and civilly libel for the damage caused by there reckless act while committing and armed felony. Then they get a few years in the slammer to think about how stupid they are and when they get out its no more guns for them for life being felons with gun charges lose there rights to own firearms again.As far as getting it shot down, that could happen anywhere. I think CT has some pretty strict gun laws, so it may not be as much of a concern as it is where I am.
I can't say I wouldn't fly 5 feet up in the air if I lived within 3 miles of an airport. hell, isn't a swing set higher than that?Even around airports, the altitude is graduated depending on how close you are. Also, you can call the airport and get permission.
Plus, not everyone follows the rules, unfortunately.