Skip to comments.Christopher Dorner Vanished, May Have Very Powerful Weapons (Missile launcher, .50 cal rifle)
Posted on 02/08/2013 6:44:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner has vanished.
More than 24 hours after Dorner allegedly shot and killed one police officer and injured two others, police say they have no idea where the former cop with a vendetta against police has gone.
"He could be anywhere at this point," Sheriff John McMahon of the San Bernadino County Sheriff's Department said today.
Police are also trying to determine whether Dorner left his burning car on the side of Big Bear Mountain and earlier dropped his badge in San Diego as diversionary tactics to distract police.
Wherever Dorner is, law enforcement officials fear that he may be heavily armed, possibly with a powerful .50 caliber rifle, which shoots five-inch long bullets that can pierce bullet proof vests and vehicles, as well as a shoulder-fired missile launcher.
Dorner, 33, a former Los Angeles police officer and Navy reservist, sparked a region-wide dragnet after allegedly killing two civilians on Sunday and releasing an angry "manifesto" airing grievances against the LAPD and warning of coming violence toward cops.
In the manifesto Dorner published online, he threatened at least 12 people by name, along with their families.
"Your lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong a just individual are over. Suppressing the truth will lead to deadly consequences for you and your family," Dorner wrote in his manifesto...
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Have the houses of Joe Scarborough, Maddow and Olbermann been checked?
If they can’t find this guy, I can see him becoming some kind of folk hero for Chris Rock and his flock.
No doubt a very long receiver and a specially drilled and milled chamber to accept the 5 inch long bullet it shoots, through vests and stuff.
I think all Californians should turn in their weapons because that will help them be safe from Christopher Dorner.
Dorner should register his .50 cal.
I heard the dude is driving around in an MLRS.
I'll bet he had another vehicle and was off the mountain and long gone before he set the Pick up on fire with a cell phone hooked to an incendiary device.
He may have taken vanishing lessons from Eric Robert Rudolph.
Yep. BTW, does anyone know the timeline of his service in the Navy and on the LAPD?
Send in Holder.
Perhaps California should consider a law against psychopath’s having rocket launchers.
That’s why the cops are so scared. He’s trained, armed, and deadly serious.
Nice to gaze at it and contemplate the recoil of that much powder launching a bullet that large. But the slug is only about 2.2 inches long, not 5, must be a varmint round.........
Here's a f*****G narrative for them. One dude with a little training has outsmarted 3 states (or more) and 2 countries (US & Mexico) and has every law enforcement person in said states, scared sh*tless? Yeah, I start changing the "narrative" and "optics" too with and get it off the facts of the case (there is a whole lot of wrong all up in this story to go around, so I aint picking sides) but to drop the "...he might have one of those "icky" weapons" is total amateur hour PR.
I look at what he’s done and see it as a cry for help.
Really? When I saw this thread I grabbed one of the AP incendiary bullets from the shelf and measured it. Overall length is somewhere between 2 1/4 and 60 mm. (I've had a few, I've got the wrong glasses, light is bad, the rule I'm using is metric/SAE, and I'm too lazy to get the calipers).
Overall round length of the .50 BMG is 5.5 inches, for that round (API). For the expensive match rounds that I bought from Arizona Ammunition for $5 a pop, overall round length is 5 7/8ths inch or so.
Once again, the MSM has NO clue about firearms.
“Five inch long bullets”. I wish these so called journalist would get their terminology correct. It’s a five ( actually closer to five and a half )inch long cartridge. The bullet is over two inches.
WOW! 5 inch bullets! Missile launcher! Is he an NRA member? Probably is. Betcha.
Just a minute, I going to club myself to death so I can’t read any more of this BS.
He sure has the cops scared, they shot up two ladies in a blue pickup this morning, because it ,matched the description of one he was driving.
He is the one that said he had the weapons in his manifesto. Whether he does or not, it is another element to his plan to scare the LAPD. It seems as if mentioning would preclude having them, but all bets are off on this one.
‘....which shoots five-inch bullets.”
Yeah, I laughed when I saw that, too.
Still, personally, I’d rather not be on the receiving end of a .50 caliber slug, body armor or not.
This is going to be an interesting situation. As someone else here on FR noted, unless the LAPD gets lucky in finding this guy PDQ, there’s likely going to be few police funerals in the not-too-distant future.
"Dem soldiers carry M-16 rifles and they might have a few bazookas we're saving for special people."
Listed as OAL of 5.45 inches on the Wikipedia page. A dollar bill is 2.5 inches wide.
Apparently, many of us aren’t aware of that kind of talk. According to some individuals, they’re Special Forces, SEALS, Delta Force and everything seen on TV. They are all of that. They’ve done all of that. It’s considered to be cool and funny in some neighborhoods to talk that way. Am I the only one here who has lived in an inner city neighborhood?
She wants rules like that let's see her enforce one of them first.
Yea, and it’s a great light weight highly mobile weapon choice when on the run from the fuzz...and that shoulder fired missile launcher is even less conspicuous...
Hope he doesn’t have a Solothurn.
Pierre. I'm a friggin cook. Got up early in the AM and had breakfast ready for thousands of GI's before mess call sounded.
And I managed to actually have the round you were talking about near enough to grab without putting on my shoes.
Not just the entire round, but a pulled bullet, as well.
Pierre, I used a cheap Chinee tape rule to make my measurements, and they were much more accurate than your high-drama, anti-firearm screed.
If you ever see me, Pierre, I'll be the guy waving a finger or two at you.
Nothing but love, baby.
I worked as a veterans representative at the unemployment office for 15 years. If I had a $5 bill for every goof who claimed to be special forces, I could buy a nice used car.
One guy claimed to be a SEAL officer who’d been captured by the Vietnamese and sent to the Soviet Union.
In my cache you will find several small arms. In the cache, Bushmaster firearms, Remington precision rifles, and AAC Suppressors (silencers).
I scanned the manifesto, so if i missed the part about the rocket launcher and 50 cal, please post a link. If they are reading a Remington M24-A2 rifle into that, then they know more than they are letting on.
This guy is playing them...he torched the truck and bolted in another vehicle he planted there.
Smart money says he’s in Texas, headed for Mexico at a unguarded border crossing.
I suspect he has a few more surprises in the hopper.
“I look at what hes done and see it as a cry for help.”
He’ll do well on Oprah, should he live.
He doesn’t have a functional missile launcher with missile. If anything he has a one-use missile launcher tube that he bought at a Army surplus store. A useless toy that he would not be so stupid as to haul around.
Both would be ok if luring into a kill zone. For E & E, not so much, lol.
He thought the LAPD was being racist against him. Here's the Drudge link: ...motivated by racism
Funny the Obama Complicit Press has failed to report his race! Stupid me: bad crime, no race called out = Black.
You can be pretty sure if he was a White Guy we'd have already heard "with ties to racist Tea Party White Supremicist Neo-Nazi organizations" (like the Boy Scouts).
Remember: The DC snipers were a crazed, racist black buck sergeant and a teenager!! Look how many people they terrorized and for how long. And they were only caught by accident, IIRC.
Then quick, ban them before he uses them.
This is most likely just fear mongering to keep up the pressure on gun control, not that they actually think he has them.
If you are a little old woman delivering newspapers early in the morning in your pickup truck .... be afraid, very afraid and whatever you do, don’t act black.
Time to use Obama’s UAVs and hellfire missiles?
If he has a 4x4, he can turn right at any point on I-8. Off-Roaders do it all the time. Such is border security and ‘virtual fencing’.
Should have scored a 25mm Bushmaster case and maybe a 30mm GAU if I found them. Not supposed to filch souvenirs, but what the hell.......
Could he have offed himself?
Remember, when the liberals want to take away your guns, the ONE group they say should still be allowed to have them (other than the military) is the Police.
Because you see, Police can be trusted with weapons — ordinary citizens cannot.
“Shot up two ladies in a blue pickup truck”
...because apparently all blue pickup trucks are evil.
Clearly only the police can be trusted with these weapons.