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Christopher Dorner Vanished, May Have Very Powerful Weapons (Missile launcher, .50 cal rifle)
ABC News ^ | February 8, 2013 | Pierre Thomas

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; california; chrisdorner; christopherdorner; dorner; guncontrol; leftists; leftwingmurderer; partisanmediashills; secondamendment
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This reminds me of a movie where a green beret escapes to the mountains.
1 posted on 02/08/2013 6:44:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have the houses of Joe Scarborough, Maddow and Olbermann been checked?


2 posted on 02/08/2013 6:46:21 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they can’t find this guy, I can see him becoming some kind of folk hero for Chris Rock and his flock.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 6:47:53 PM PST by Misterioso ( "Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence." - Ayn Rand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
which shoots five-inch long bullets

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.

4 posted on 02/08/2013 6:47:53 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: toddausauras

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.


5 posted on 02/08/2013 6:48:01 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard the dude is driving around in an MLRS.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 6:49:07 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's smart!

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.

7 posted on 02/08/2013 6:49:07 PM PST by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He may have taken vanishing lessons from Eric Robert Rudolph.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 6:49:43 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Misterioso

Yep. BTW, does anyone know the timeline of his service in the Navy and on the LAPD?


9 posted on 02/08/2013 6:50:43 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Send in Holder.


10 posted on 02/08/2013 6:51:21 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps California should consider a law against psychopath’s having rocket launchers.


11 posted on 02/08/2013 6:52:36 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: dalereed

That’s why the cops are so scared. He’s trained, armed, and deadly serious.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 6:52:36 PM PST by EEGator
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13 posted on 02/08/2013 6:52:48 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: going hot
Yeah, you have to laugh at the stupidity and ignorance. One of my favorite desk trinkets is a once fired and polished .50 case with a .50 slug slipped into the neck.

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.........

14 posted on 02/08/2013 6:53:29 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So the Optics and Narrative are being set. If they thought he had a "rocket launcher" we would have learned that a long time ago, but now.....they need to add that "icky" feeling to this story.

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.

Just saying...

15 posted on 02/08/2013 6:56:03 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

16 posted on 02/08/2013 6:56:03 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: doorgunner69

I look at what he’s done and see it as a cry for help.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 6:56:36 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
which shoots five-inch long bullets

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.

/johnny

18 posted on 02/08/2013 6:56:52 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


19 posted on 02/08/2013 6:59:14 PM PST by MCF
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


20 posted on 02/08/2013 6:59:59 PM PST by zagger
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

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.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 7:00:41 PM PST by Venturer
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

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.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 7:00:48 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

‘....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.


23 posted on 02/08/2013 7:00:48 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ray Nagin was heard to remark:

"Dem soldiers carry M-16 rifles and they might have a few bazookas we're saving for special people."

24 posted on 02/08/2013 7:02:21 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: doorgunner69
Hmm. Is it a .50 BMG? Here's a picture of it with other objects

Listed as OAL of 5.45 inches on the Wikipedia page. A dollar bill is 2.5 inches wide.

25 posted on 02/08/2013 7:02:50 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


26 posted on 02/08/2013 7:04:09 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Diane Feinstein should be out there, on foot, tracking this dude down to register his .50 cal ~ Fur Shur.

She wants rules like that let's see her enforce one of them first.

27 posted on 02/08/2013 7:04:09 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: LachlanMinnesota

LOL yes!!!


28 posted on 02/08/2013 7:04:36 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: going hot

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...


29 posted on 02/08/2013 7:07:00 PM PST by BreezyDog (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope he doesn’t have a Solothurn.


30 posted on 02/08/2013 7:07:03 PM PST by Stentor (Shhhh!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Indulge me and let me add one more thing in case Pierre Thomas finds this thread about his clueless article.

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.

/johnny

31 posted on 02/08/2013 7:07:11 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: familyop

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.


32 posted on 02/08/2013 7:07:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Ingtar
This quote is from his manifesto...

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.

33 posted on 02/08/2013 7:07:40 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-08-19-border-bridges_N.htm


34 posted on 02/08/2013 7:08:11 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suspect he has a few more surprises in the hopper.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 7:08:37 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Tau Food

“I look at what he’s done and see it as a cry for help.”

He’ll do well on Oprah, should he live.


36 posted on 02/08/2013 7:09:43 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


37 posted on 02/08/2013 7:10:39 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: BreezyDog

Both would be ok if luring into a kill zone. For E & E, not so much, lol.


38 posted on 02/08/2013 7:11:15 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Drudge has a link reporting that the incident is racially motivated.

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).

39 posted on 02/08/2013 7:12:26 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

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.


40 posted on 02/08/2013 7:13:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

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.

41 posted on 02/08/2013 7:13:48 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


42 posted on 02/08/2013 7:14:03 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The Progressive mind...an arid ethical and moral wasteland!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time to use Obama’s UAVs and hellfire missiles?


43 posted on 02/08/2013 7:14:24 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: Ouderkirk

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’.


44 posted on 02/08/2013 7:14:53 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Jack Black
Yep, .50 BMG I picked up from the sand at Ft Irwin. Found the slug laying somewhere else, is very good shape. Cleaned and polished them for conversation pieces. Had to convince the wife it was already fired, dead primer, etc.

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.......

45 posted on 02/08/2013 7:17:47 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Could he have offed himself?


46 posted on 02/08/2013 7:18:33 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Missile launchers?

Doubt it.


47 posted on 02/08/2013 7:21:54 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Missile launchers?

Doubt it.


48 posted on 02/08/2013 7:22:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


49 posted on 02/08/2013 7:23:33 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Venturer

“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.


50 posted on 02/08/2013 7:24:46 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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