Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who caused a stir among his supporters earlier this week by suggesting that drones could be used against an armed robber, clarified in a statement that he doesn't think they should be used in such situations.

"My comments last night left the mistaken impression that my position on drones had changed," Paul said in a statement late Tuesday. "Let me be clear: it has not. Armed drones should not be used in normal crime situations. They may only be considered in extraordinary, lethal situations where there is an ongoing, imminent threat. I described that scenario previously during my Senate filibuster."