When Only the Police Have Guns . . . Gun Control by Nick Leghorn | Feb 11, 2013 | 50 comments facebook twitter linkedin email The only thing we have to fear are the police. [via Reddit] comments Ropingdown says: February 11, 2013 at 22:04 So Dorner’s got a new truck? Clever. Reply NS says: February 11, 2013 at 22:09 hey look! it’s a small asian woman! it must be Dorner in disguise! BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM Reply g says: February 11, 2013 at 22:22 +1 Reply Paul W. says: February 12, 2013 at 04:25 I still don’t get how the hell a small Asian lady got mistaken for a 300 lb jacked black dude. Reply Matt in FL says: February 11, 2013 at 22:10 I saw that on a bumper sticker earlier today (on the ‘net). Pretty clever, in a really scary way. Reply matt says: February 12, 2013 at 04:41 http://christopher-dorner.com/store/ Reply Sammy says: February 11, 2013 at 22:14 So not funny I damn near pi$$ed my pants. Reply Aharon says: February 11, 2013 at 22:17 Joe: Hey Barry, what do you think? Do you think it’s Dorner or some other thug? Barry: Does it matter? Joe: No Barry it really doesn’t. What do you say we open fire since we got nothing to lose and maybe a promotion if it’s Dorner. Barry: Let’s go for it Joe. All together now. Fire! Joe: Hey wow Barry that cab window totally blew in and then out the front. Barry: Uh Joe, it’s not Dorner in the cab. I can’t really tell who or what was in there before. Forensics will figure it out. Whatever, Joe you are a great shot. Joe: Gee thanks Barry. How about we go out for some donuts and coffee? Barry: Sounds good Joe. Reply Steve in MA says: February 11, 2013 at 22:36 I see what you did there. subtle. Reply Aharon says: February 12, 2013 at 00:10 Thanks! Reply OODAloop says: February 12, 2013 at 00:24 It was probably the Browning shotgun that provided the money shot… Kelly in GA says: February 12, 2013 at 12:44 @OODA Don’t you mean the Stoeger Coach Gun? OODAloop says: February 12, 2013 at 14:22 @Kelly I was talking about that nifty pic of Barry’s last week when he was skeet shooting with his Browning… JustAJ says: February 12, 2013 at 13:58 Jeez, I’m slooooow. First read, I was like “What? I don’t get it.” Then I was like “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA” FML. Reply William says: February 12, 2013 at 14:23 The helmet might be to blame. It’s an assault helmet, anyway. Lance says: February 11, 2013 at 22:21 Shows you if want common sense laws ban the LAPD and NYPD!!!!! Reply TexanHawk says: February 11, 2013 at 22:23 Before you read this Zoomies; I love you. You are my brothers in arms. In 1994, during Operation Provide Comfort an flight of two USAF F15s shot down two USA(rmy) UH60s and killed 26 people. There were numerous problems on many levels in both components which led to this tragedy but you can’t let stuff like tragedy get in the way of a little inter-service teasing. Every time I saw a F15 taxi by my UH60 one of my crewmembers would hold up two larger poster boards boldly emblazoned with : “US Army UH60” on one and “NOT a Mi24 Hind” on the other. Most of the Eagle pilots would flip us off. That lasted for about a year. Reply SGC says: February 11, 2013 at 22:23 I don’t care who you are…that there was funny… Reply Chris says: February 11, 2013 at 22:27 I live in Iowa and I am temtpted to put one on my grey Hyundai. Reply Damon says: February 12, 2013 at 09:23 hell, i live in Iowa and drive a red Mustang and i’m considering a sign like this as well. ha! Reply Henry Bowman says: February 11, 2013 at 22:27 WINNING!! Reply C says: February 11, 2013 at 22:28 Give this man a medal. Reply brian says: February 11, 2013 at 22:28 That’s precisely the kind of thing Dorner would do. Open Fire! Reply Totenglocke says: February 11, 2013 at 22:34 I think this comic is very relevant. http://ftf-comics.com/?comic=mistaken-identity Reply Bob says: February 11, 2013 at 22:48 On a serious note, with that million dollar reward, they are getting zillions of tips. I’d hate to be a middle aged 200 + something black man anywhere near there. Reply In Memphis says: February 11, 2013 at 23:25 “I’d hate to be a middle aged 200 + something black man anywhere near there.” I’d hate to not even be close to that description anywhere near there. Shoot first, identify target later Reply Gregolas says: February 12, 2013 at 09:19 I’ve always had this slight fear that I’ll go out of my town and suddenly some old lady calls the cops b/c she swears she saw me on “America’s Most Wanted”. Reply jim says: February 12, 2013 at 12:42 In the last half of the late 80s (when the reason to ban assult weapons was because they were used by black people on crack) one of the Houston TV stations was doing Crime Stoppers re-enactments for the evening news. They found some aspiring young University of Houston acting major who fit the role of medium-height, medium-weight 20-something black male and he was on the news a couple of times a week robbing liquor stores and snatching purses. Poor dude couldn’t walk his dog without someone “recognizing” him and calling the cops. I know acting is a tough gig, but that was duty to your calling above and beyond. Reply uncommon_sense says: February 11, 2013 at 22:52 That is awesome. I love that picture. Reply Nakedgun says: February 11, 2013 at 23:12 Saw the first truck-sign like that yesterday… Have you seen the t-shirt yet? A look-alike wrote, “I am not Chris Dorner Do not shoot please.” tragically funny. Reply In Memphis says: February 11, 2013 at 23:16 “Keep firing @&&holes!” -Dark Helmet Reply Aharon says: February 12, 2013 at 00:20 The people of LA had a good day today. No innocent person got shot by the police in the hunt for Dorner. Reply dom says: February 12, 2013 at 00:43 So where are the cop defenders that usually post here? Reply JPD says: February 12, 2013 at 01:04 They are on “adminstrative leave” Reply Low Budget Dave says: February 12, 2013 at 04:23 Dom: I am not sure everyone thinks this is as funny as the people on TTAG seem to. If someone had promised to kill you and your family, you might get a little nervous too. The headline of the article suggests the solution to the police action would be to make sure everyone was carrying guns, but that actually doesn’t seem like a good idea to me. If the police start shooting at you due to mistaken identity, returning fire is not your best course of action. Reply Paul W. says: February 12, 2013 at 04:29 So WTF should we do? Honestly, the LAPD seems to have shot more people than Dorner… Reply benny says: February 12, 2013 at 05:22 I’m with this guy. If someone starts shooting at me before they even see me, what are myoptions? Oh wait, that’s right I REALLY ONLY HAVE TWO: do nothing and get shot, or shoot back. tdiinva says: February 12, 2013 at 08:55 You know Dave, the two ladies who got shot by the LAPD probably agree with you on this not being funny.. Reply matt says: February 12, 2013 at 04:45 Theyre playing with their horsies: http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/8117/13605334389161.jpg Reply My Name Is Bob says: February 13, 2013 at 10:18 Oh… My… Gawd…. Reply Sixpack70 says: February 12, 2013 at 01:01 Don’t sneak in some early surfing as a white guy also. Reply PPs43 says: February 12, 2013 at 11:03 I copied this from the “Second City Cop” blog. It’ll be interesting to see if it pans out. Monday, February 11, 2013 LA Killer Headed East? From a source that has been correct in the past: SCC: Please warn officers, UNCONFIRMED info from a very good Fed source: the LA Cop, Dorner, is either in Chicago already, or headed here on a train. Up to you to post this, but I’d hate to see our people get hurt for what LAPD created. The news says they lost track of him, my source says that’s not true. Be extra careful. Put your egos aside. This guy is bad news and it will obviously end in more bloodshed. Hopefully not in Chicago. Stay Safe. Keep an eye out. Labels: info for the police Reply Aharon says: February 12, 2013 at 11:05 Dorner has frozen to death in the unexpected snowstorm Dorner has committed suicide somewhere Dorner is on his way to Chicago via the train Dorner is hiding in the state of Washington Dorner has crossed the border to hide in Mexico Dorner is working at Disney World dressed up as Mickey Mouse Dorner is working in Switzerland as a ski instructor Dorner is in Washington DC and will soon give a motivational speech on supporting gun control for the masses Reply Matt in FL says: February 12, 2013 at 11:10 Dorner is teaching my SERE class later today. Because, well… clearly he knows what he’s doing. Reply Aharon says: February 12, 2013 at 12:41 Cool. Please take notes and write up a post. I’ve heard rumors that Dorner is going to speak at the State of the Union about the need to disarm all civilian gun owners. Reply Mark says: February 12, 2013 at 14:02 Now that’s funny! LTC F says: February 12, 2013 at 12:17 The root cause for this insantity goes back to 9/11. When we got so wrapped up in terrorism that we decided that Consitutional Rights were flexible, and we could kind of suspend them in the name of security. Then the Feds started giving grants to police departments, all in the name of counterterrorism. Hey, LAPD, here are some M16A1s we don’t need anymore, and an old armored vehicle, you know in case you have to do a SWAT raid on a guy with a funny sounding name and a LAW in the garage. We’ve turned our police from a para-military organization to a military organization. Beat cops use military terms like ambush (and what those two ladies ran into was an ambush, not a stake out). I watched some civilian police conduct training in a MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) site at Fort Hood. They used our shoothouse. And they used the terms we do, Battle Drill Six, enter and clear. The LA Police aren’t acting like police, they’re acting like an Army. They’re appearantly using military rules of engagement. They are not attempting to apprehend a suspect. They are conduction a cordon and search operation to destroy enemy forces. The militarization of the civilian police scares me more than anything else as far as the rapid errosion of our Constitutional Rights. It’s far worse among police departments than Sheriff’s Depatments. Sherriff’s are elected and they can’t get away with what appointed police chiefs can, but they are not immune. I hated the Patriot Act under Bush, I fear it under Obama. Reply Ing says: February 12, 2013 at 12:50 “I hated the Patriot Act under Bush, I fear it under Obama.” Yep. This. The longer that abomination stays, the darker our future becomes. Reply tdiinva says: February 12, 2013 at 15:29 Except they seem to have looser ROEs than what governed US military in Iraq. Reply PPs43 says: February 12, 2013 at 16:38 If the latest reports are correct, Dorner never left California. Sounds like he’s in shootout with LEOs. Hopefully this will all be over soon and people can take the signs out of their back windows. Or not. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.