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Homeless Man Found With Weapons Cache, List Of Names In SF Golden Gate Park
CBS San Francisco ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Jeffrey Schaub

Posted on 08/03/2012 4:34:00 AM PDT by Ratman83

San Francisco Police displayed an array of high power weapons and ammunition Wednesday that were found in a homeless man’s car last month in Golden Gate Park.

Officers had prior contact with the man, but Chief of Police Greg Suhr ended up defending his department even though the suspect got past them with a large amount of weapons.

KCBS’ Jeffrey Schaub Reports:

SF Police Chief Defends Officers After Homeless Man With Cache Of Weapons Slipped Through The Cracks When police found a huge cache of guns, knives, a shotgun, 5,800 rounds of ammunition and camouflage gear in Robert Johns’ car on July 21st it was thought they may have diverted some kind of planned attack.

Also in that vehicle was a list of names of political leaders, reportedly including President Barack Obama.

It turned out to be Johns’ second arrest. In late June police took him into custody for having weapons in his car, but were more concerned about his mental health. John was evaluated and then later released.

(Excerpt) Read more at sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
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To: Yo-Yo
But...but....but, that top "gun" is black and that is scary!

The fact that it is a perfectly legal shotgun for hunting is beside the point.

I see he has cleverly disguised his .50 cal Barrett as a knife case and the RPG looks suspiciously like a rifle scope.

Yeah, I can see why he had to be arrested.

51 posted on 08/03/2012 6:12:35 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Ratman83
Let him go look for Pelosi.
52 posted on 08/03/2012 6:13:00 AM PDT by angcat (Without Valor there is no hope.)
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To: Lee N. Field

I think the pistol is a Tokarev.


53 posted on 08/03/2012 6:13:22 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: jmax

His car is his home where is the crime.


54 posted on 08/03/2012 6:15:30 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Lee N. Field

In other news, the SFPD has ordered clean shorts for the whole department.


55 posted on 08/03/2012 6:16:19 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Gaffer
"This only goes to show that one should be prudent and not discuss what they do and do not have in terms of weapons and ammunition."

Or be like me. No sir Mr. Homeland Security official I don't have any guns at all nor ammo or stored food but I did hear my neighbor across the way talking about his huge cache of weapons and such. You'll know which house I'm talking about it is the one with the "Prius" in the driveway with the Obama stickers on the bumper. He said he hid his stuff in the walls and under the basement floor!

56 posted on 08/03/2012 6:17:15 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Pontiac
I think that if the police saw the range loadout of the average FReeper, they would pee their pants and scream like little girls. All this hyperbole for a cheap shottie, a .22 plinker, an old surplus pistol and a flare gun? REALLY?!?

Oh, he had a "list" of some sort that included POTUS...OMG CIRCLE THE WAGONS!!!

If the guy had a .338 rifle, a wind meter and a detailed itenerary for POTUS, I can see them getting a bit wound up about him. But this is just silly. Gay, even.

57 posted on 08/03/2012 6:24:02 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: Spktyr
Owning a weapon of any kind is a crime in the Serene Peepul’s Republik of San Francisco. &&& Well, you did not mention that he had <> camouflage clothes in that car, as well. I shudder to think what he might have done with those.
58 posted on 08/03/2012 6:47:12 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Paladin2

But...but...you are ignoring the fact that they actually found “camouflage gear” in the guy’s car. It says so in the artical. Don’t you want us to be safe from people like this?


59 posted on 08/03/2012 6:52:48 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red

artical=article

Yipes! My fear of camouflage gear may render me semi-literate.


60 posted on 08/03/2012 6:54:22 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: jboot
If the guy had a .338 rifle, a wind meter and a detailed itenerary for POTUS, I can see them getting a bit wound up about him.

Well I would not go that far. Ronald Reagan was shot and nearly killed by John Hinckley Jr. with a .22 caliber pistol. Hardly a big bore magnum.

Lincoln was killed by a Derringer (.65 caliber I think) lethal only at point blank range.

McKinley was shot with a .32 caliber hand gun; again not an imposing weapon.

What makes a assassin credible is like you say is his planning capability and his likelihood of getting close enough.

If the guy is homeless I have to question his ability to plan. If you can’t plan well enough to keep a roof over your head I doubt your ability to plan a credible assassination plot.

61 posted on 08/03/2012 7:02:00 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: moovova

If he had some Chic-fil-a they would have shot him most likely.


62 posted on 08/03/2012 7:04:18 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Yo-Yo

Look at the size of that arsenal...This domestic terrorist could hold off an entire herd of squirrels with that weaponry...


63 posted on 08/03/2012 7:05:03 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: Lee N. Field

Really not much to it.


64 posted on 08/03/2012 7:07:01 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

If he was an illegal or was going to vote democrat in the upcoming election they would not have bothered to check his ID and said, “have a nice day”


65 posted on 08/03/2012 7:07:46 AM PDT by Leep
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To: backwoods-engineer

It is really not much ammo.


66 posted on 08/03/2012 7:09:41 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Progov; All
“Homeless man”? Think about it, the guy looses his job due to economic times, more than likely due to Obummers policies. He takes up residency in his car, the only thing he has left besides a few guns he collected over the years.

When this is all over, he will be back on the street, only the police will have stolen his last few possessions, those that he thought he was guaranteed to be able to keep by the highest law in the land, the Constitution. He has no means to fight them legally.

The San Francisco government will have created someone with real reason to hate them.

67 posted on 08/03/2012 7:12:18 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: zagger
That shotgun must be HIGH POWERED because it is black! That belt with holsters is black also - very scary.

Funny, I thought is was an assault rifle, without the magazine thingy installed.

Thank you for clearing that up. I'm still afraid, only not as much now.

68 posted on 08/03/2012 7:27:30 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: jboot
I think the pistol is a Tokarev.

I don't think so. The picture from the side shows a grip wide enough to be a double stack. I'm thinking maybe a Hi-Power or clone. Not that it matters a great deal.

69 posted on 08/03/2012 7:29:29 AM PDT by Lee N. Field ("He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea." Isaiah 27:1)
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To: Lee N. Field

“I don’t think so. The picture from the side shows a grip wide enough to be a double stack. I’m thinking maybe a Hi-Power or clone. Not that it matters a great deal. “

That was my thought. Maybe a Stallard or HiPoint.


70 posted on 08/03/2012 7:45:06 AM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
"High power." *snark!*

Seriously, they must be joking.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

71 posted on 08/03/2012 7:50:08 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Ratman83
Gulag for you bitter clinger

Remember in 0bama's new Amerika "Arbeit Macht Frei" for those of us who believe that what we work for belongs to us, and that we have the right to be amed.

72 posted on 08/03/2012 7:54:42 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

And do not forget that we have the right to say that everything that comes out of his mouth is BS.


73 posted on 08/03/2012 8:02:33 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: jboot
"Oh, he had a "list" of some sort that included POTUS"

Most likely a 'Rat voting cheat sheet thrown down by the cops.

74 posted on 08/03/2012 8:20:27 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Ratman83
And do not forget that we have the right to say that everything that comes out of his mouth is BS.

He has a "tell" that indicates when he's lying. If you watch carefully you'll see that whenever his lips move he's lying.

75 posted on 08/03/2012 8:24:56 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Ratman83

In the linked picture, Robert Johns has sad eyes.

Looks like it’s over!

I think he knew there’d come a day, when he and his cache would have to say “goodbye”.


76 posted on 08/03/2012 8:26:15 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

We may all have that day.


77 posted on 08/03/2012 8:53:38 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: from occupied ga

I think I missed it.


78 posted on 08/03/2012 8:55:05 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

Holy carp! Looka the size of that huge, enormous arsenal taken from the fanatic’s bunker (also known as his car trunk). I’m surprised they didn’t open a brick of .22 ammo and make little domino lines around the table. What happened (in the English language) is that a homeless guy had his last few possessions stolen by the SF cops. Pathetic.


79 posted on 08/03/2012 9:03:29 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Redleg Duke

More info here. Explains their interest in him better. Two firearms caches, odd behavior...

http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/When-the-homeless-may-not-be-harmless-3742201.php


80 posted on 08/03/2012 9:11:39 AM PDT by procrustes
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To: Billthedrill

Yes and they also kidnapped him.


81 posted on 08/03/2012 9:21:37 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83
When the bottom drops out, and every fortune in his life crashes in a downward spiral, the last thing a real man will let go of is his guns...

TXnMA

82 posted on 08/03/2012 10:10:57 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Ratman83
When the bottom drops out, and every fortune in his life crashes in a downward spiral, the last thing a real man will let go of is his guns...

TXnMA

83 posted on 08/03/2012 10:11:44 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Progov
...the guy looses his job...

Check your dictionary. For some reason many, many Freepers cannot differentiate between "loose" and "lose."

84 posted on 08/03/2012 10:23:48 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Pontiac

I was just making an example. With his kit and his skills this guy might have been dangerous to random passers-by (although I doubt it-he was probably just scared and taking precautions), but there’s no way to construct a credible case that he is a potential assassin. The cops are laughable.


85 posted on 08/03/2012 10:32:44 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: jboot
The cops are laughable.

Agreed.

It is San Francisco, Kalifornia after all.

86 posted on 08/03/2012 10:38:20 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: procrustes
I'm not sure I'd put much credence in an article that describes his shotgun as "sawed-off." It looks like it has a 24" or 26" vent rib barrel to me.

If the cops were describing it as "sawed-off," they are incompetant in addition to being silly.

87 posted on 08/03/2012 10:44:45 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: TXnMA

Yes.


88 posted on 08/03/2012 10:46:34 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Lee N. Field

Could be a Browing clone. It looks like it is hammerless or has a shrouded hammer. Someone mentioned Stallard Arms. That would be more like something you’d find on a homeless guy.


89 posted on 08/03/2012 10:49:05 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: Yo-Yo; Ratman83; Joe Brower

Good grief! That is a truly a meager amount of ordnance.


90 posted on 08/03/2012 10:54:53 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Ratman83

Actually, I was making a joke about the guy’s name, but I’m old, and this was a hit by Robert Johns a long, long time ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwppKK3vpTg


91 posted on 08/03/2012 11:13:36 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: TheOldLady

Yes as many have said most take more to the range. Of course the guy is homeless so mabye he sold the rest.


92 posted on 08/03/2012 11:13:39 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

So it’s illegal for a homeless man to own firearms?


93 posted on 08/03/2012 1:53:18 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Ratman83
Yes, but for the police to call that a huge cache of high-powered weapons and ammunition is just a bit of a stretch. Egad, they're exaggerating as if they're NYTimes reporters!
94 posted on 08/03/2012 8:08:14 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Lee N. Field

not a flare, a Leinad Cobray 410


95 posted on 08/04/2012 12:57:52 AM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: ThunderSleeps

not a flare, Lienad Cobray 410


96 posted on 08/04/2012 1:01:00 AM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: Ratman83

Were the names on his list all Sarah Connor?


97 posted on 08/04/2012 1:03:22 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Progov

To all who read my initial posting...Please correct the spelling of “looses” to read “loses”. My critics have addressed this as well.


98 posted on 08/04/2012 6:19:32 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: TheOldLady

Indeed it is.


99 posted on 08/04/2012 6:24:14 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Well, it is Obamaland now.


100 posted on 08/06/2012 4:24:01 AM PDT by Ratman83
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