Historically, tech developments like gunpowder, splitting the atom, air flight and GPS are double-edged swords and it's rare that they don't entail some risks to human society.
Once the tech is invented, fighting it with an axe is pretty much pointless. There's no putting the toothpaste back in the tube.
The best thing to do is promote the beneficial uses and try to take the edge from the destructive uses.
All the guy with the axe did was cost the taxpayers some money.