According to the Palookaville Post, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and her sidekick Senator Barabara Boxer, during the midst of the manhunt for Chris Dorner, called for disarming law enforcement and private citizens, claiming, "When the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will lay down his weapons and turn himself in…. that’s just human nature.” It's been circulating all over the internet. The problem? The story is satire. Given Feinstein and Boxer's views on guns, even I fell for it.
The post claimed that a Senate communications intern, speaking on behalf of both Senators said,
“The Senators feel the best course of action is to remove all weapons from law enforcement and private citizens so no one else gets hurt. When the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will lay down his weapons and turn himself in…. that’s just human nature.”
Their response was to the alleged gunman, a former Los Angeles Police Officer, who is accused of murdering at least three people and wounding others and the shootings that have taken place by LAPD in the search for Dorner.
Dorner's manifesto was a mixed bag of ideology. On the one hand Dorner seems to make a good case of how corrupt the LAPD is and I might add, how they have demonstrated themselves to be those that used excessive force in the midst of this manhunt. On the other hand, he also seems to just go off the deep end. I can somewhat understand his frustration, that from his perspective, the LAPD had basically backed him into a corner. However, I completely disagree with the alleged manner in which he is said to be dealing with it. One does not become a vigilante, taking out their own justice on anyone, especially the innocent people who have been killed.
Ironically the manifesto made several hypocritical statements about gun control.
The post went on to cite another "unnamed Riverside, CA alderman. While I wrote to the Palookaville Post, since they do not claim to be a satire site, to verify the authenticity of the story, others had made a similar attempt on their Facebook page as well and the response was " Don't make us bring in 'Segretti'...."
FreedomOutpost has a few gentlemen who, on occasion, write satire, but our policy has been to make people aware in the article that it is satire and most satire sites will have that information in their "About" section. Palookaville Post doesn't provide that information. Their about section reads,
The majority of decent hard working Americans already understand the exceptional values our nation has introduced to the world. However, some of today’s young people, and others occupying the misinformed minority, should be inspired to appreciate and emulate the goodness of their fellow citizens. Our mission is to provide that inspiration.
The now defunct Palookaville Post newspaper was founded by Palookaville mayor Terry Malloy, an ex-prizefighter who rose to prominence after bringing down the corrupt leadership in the local unions. Following Malloy’s example, The Post has relentlessly pursued the truth, exposing all the facts, then letting the chips fall where they may. The online version of the Post looks to continue that noble endeavor.
As of yet, there has been no response to my FB messages or email sent to them.
I apologize for the earlier post, which referenced this article as fact. However, maybe this will be useful and instrumental in clearing things up that are being passed off as true.
I will say this, according to the ideology of Senator Feinstein concerning firearms, this should be her logical conclusion.
UPDATE: Palookaville Post finally responded to my email and as such indicates they cannot be taken seriously. Here was their reply:
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information on the Palookaville Post has been certified correct by spell
check and Robert's Rules of Order.