With the nation watching, law enforcement personnel throughout the State of California engaged in a massive manhunt for disgruntled former police officer Christopher Dorner, who killed several people and had been on the run for almost a week. The ordeal finally ended the way most people expected it would:
Even more interesting is the way the press has been handling the coverage – they have almost uniformly tried to change the discussion from Dorner’s crimes to “why he is acting out” his rage. Some reporters even attempted to evoke sympathy for the shooter, to “understand” how the alleged racial injustices he claimed to have experienced could have “contributed to his actions.” Liberal Psycho-babble.
But what the press avoided reporting were Mr. Dorner’s political and social views, despite the fact that in his own published manifesto, Mr. Dorner clearly stated his radical left-wing political beliefs. He went so far as to give a laundry list of liberal celebrities and news people whom he admired (Charlie Sheen being the most ludicrous).
Now, we all know that the talking heads in the media would have been shouting from the rooftops if a mad killer had ever listened to Rush Limbaugh, or once visited a Tea Party website. But they seem utterly uninterested in Mr. Dorner’s radical leftist views, or how they might have motivated his killing spree. Not surprisingly, they adamantly continue to deny any bias in their reporting.
And Mr. Dorner wasn’t shy about his undiluted hatred for those whom he saw as enemies. Full text of his manifesto is at:
Ironically, after spending page after page ranting about being the victim of racism himself, Mr. Dorner then goes on to attack all sorts of minorities (blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and even lesbians) and angrily declares them “high value targets” for their alleged lack of sympathy for his cause.
But perhaps the most disturbing words from Mr. Dorner’s manifesto involved his violent intentions and the weaponry he claimed to possess:
“The violence of action will be HIGH. I am the reason TAC alert was established. I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform, whether on or off duty. ISR is my strength and your weakness. You will now live the life of the prey. Your RD’s and homes away from work will be my AO and battle space. I will utilize every tool within INT collections that I learned from NMITC in Dam Neck. You have misjudged a sleeping giant. There is no conventional threat assessment for me……Do not deploy airships or gunships. SA-7 Manpads* will be waiting. As you know I also own Barrett .50′s so your APCs are defunct and futile.”
*[Man Portable Air Defense System – a Stinger-type surface to air missile.]
So, what we had here was an angry, heavily armed killer who was carrying the same “weapons of war” that the gun control crowd fears the most (and are constantly trying to confiscate from civilian gun owners).
Except that, this time the killer was a cop. Oops.
Think about it. For decades the anti-gun zealots have been arguing that the millions of legitimate gun owners who own AR-15s and similar firearms can’t be trusted with such “assault weapons” and that these and similar firearms should ONLY be in the hands of police and the military.
Unfortunately for them, the anti-gun hysterics now have to deal with a high profile gun story where the bad guy turned out to be a former police officer! And he didn’t just have an AR-15. He apparently also had (multiple) Barrett 50 caliber sniper rifles, and even surface-to-air missiles!
Embarrassing? Well, it should be. But don’t hold your breath waiting for those who hate guns to have a sudden epiphany and realize the folly of their ways. Because now that the episode is over, gun control advocates and their willing co-conspirators in the media will ignore the obvious lessons that gun control will never stop crazy people from getting their hands on weapons, and that even police are not immune to “going postal” on occasion.
Instead, look for them to spin the story as “proof” that even more gun control is the answer. Some things never change…