We’ve already covered how maniac cop Chris Dorner was anti-gun and for destruction of citizens’ rights as outlined in his manifesto (as well as destruction of individual citizens who he murdered). Today, via the OC Register, gun control watchwords start popping up as gun control subtly rears its ugly head again:
Before his rampage against law enforcement, Christopher Dorner acquired a cache of weapons with a level of ease that surprised even him.
Authorities, court documents and those who met Dorner reported he owned a variety of firearms and accessories, and was trained in their use during his time in the Navy and the Los Angeles Police Department.
He was a criminal who violated countless laws and used his position as a law enforcement officer and military officer to violate the law. That people who are issued guns by the state can find ways to abuse them is not really a surprise.
Then they get to his evil rifle:
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department homicide unit has detailed the weapons recovered from Dorner in the Big Bear area, describing multiple assault weapons, including the .308-caliber sniper rifle.Sgt. Trevis Newport of the homicide division said the rifle, which was equipped with a scope, was a “very dangerous and high-powered weapon.”
A .308 caliber sniper rifle, a very dangerous and powerful weapon, with a precision scope.
Looks different with a wood stock instead of a lighter weight plastic one.
Hey, it looks like that guy’s got one of those scary, very high powered and dangerous sniper rifles. It’s even got black on it so it must be evil.
The media thinks pretty highly of a multiple murderer spree killer maniac cop:
From his writing, Dorner showed himself to be a contradiction. He voiced support for politicians on both sides of the aisle, including presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama. Even as he threatened gun violence, he called for stronger gun control laws to prevent mass shootings.High-capacity magazines, suppressors and rifles like the AR-15 are not necessary for sportsmen, he said.
“Who in their right mind needs a f—— silencer,” he wrote after describing how he had purchased several.He compared semiautomatic rifles like the AR-15 to military weapons designed with only killing in mind. Naming the shootings at Virginia Tech, Columbine High School, the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., he said gunmakers should be held responsible and loopholes in laws should be closed.
“In the end,” Dorner wrote, “I hope that you will realize that the small arms I utilize should not be accessed with the ease that I obtained them.”
To go back to the beginning – he was a cop. So he had access to weapons that no one has access to. As a cop with no prior record, he learned how to game the system and work around pre-existing laws. As a cop, an authority of the state, he was able to gain people’s trust who otherwise might’ve just called the local authorities on him. As a cop, he could fly armed on an airplane.
As a cop, cops can have silencers, cops have standard capacity mags, cops can have suppressors, cops carry AR15s.
Dorner was a cop – Dorner was a cop who murdered citizens. Citizens do in fact need weapons to protect themselves from oppressors, large and small.
There’s no contradiction in being a statist-totalitarian, who would favor both Obama’s big government and Bush’s big government. There’s no contradiction in someone who thinks he’s better than other people using force against them, while demanding they be disarmed.
Dorner is an example of why the citizenry should have weapons – because government, which is composed of people, some good and some bad, ultimately can’t be trusted.
And for the unaware, some European nations mandate silencers so you don’t irritate your neighbors. They’re sound-suppressing devices so that guns aren’t going to blow your eardrums out. Just like any other tool, they’re nicer when they’re quieter.