FLORIDA: Child Porn Raid Yields Cache Of Weapons, Bombs, Maps Of Schools, Threatening Note [VIDEO]

NBC News reports:

A search of a Florida man’s home for child pornography this week yielded more than what authorities were expecting. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it stumbled upon a disturbing array of weapons inside the Tampa Bay-area home of 24-year-old Randall Drake. Three homemade bombs and a homemade silencer, maps and aerial photos of local schools and a water treatment plant, and a handwritten note warning of violence were recovered, they said.

Among the weapons found were a high-powered AK-47 assault rifle, a 12-gauage shotgun, 15 knives, a crossbow, a bat with nails, and more than 2,300 rounds of ammunition, police said. “These are the people that are most concerning to us, what we call the lone wolves, the sleepers who are out there, the people who are not on our radar,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told reporters, comparing Drake to the gunman who slaughtered 58 people and injured hundreds on the Las Vegas Strip earlier this month.

More from the New York Daily News:

“The daughters come, and I am ready,” read a handwritten note found in the Dunedin residence. “I have fed on my hatred for centuries. My fury at those who imprisoned me shall be vast and without mercy. I shall have my bloody revenge, and then the WORLD WILL BURN BURN.”

Investigators found three destructive devices, as well as aerial photos of two Hillsborough County schools and a water treatment facility. Two of the devices were constructed of “metal cylindrical cigar tubes” containing gun powder and wicks for detonation, according to the sheriff’s office. The third device included a plastic tube containing gun powder, wrapped in tape with a fuse.

The sheriff notes that the suspect had given each of his guns a name, which he found “rather weird.”

  • Lazycrockett

    3% of Americans own 50% of all the guns in the US.

  • bkmn

    He seems nice.

  • PickyPeckersaurus
  • MSW

    Seems child porn has become one of the staples of gun enthusiasts.

    • Lizard

      I doubt it’s a coincidence. Pedophiles are sexual deviants, rejected by society, who find solace in guns and the knowledge that they could end the lives of those whom they feel unfairly judged them.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        Hmmm, I’ve been a sexual deviant most of my life, rejected by society, unfairly judged. Should I buy a gun?

        • Tawreos

          Guns are only really effective in the hands of hetero white men, just like it says in the bible or something.

          • Bad Tom

            The word gunpowder does not appear in the Bible.

          • Tawreos

            You haven’t read the NRA revised edition have you?

        • Todd20036

          Only if you aren’t endowed….

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Answer: Everyone should buy a gun.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Same can be said of those who worship the sky fairy. Ultimately is a one way conversation. The isolation is the same thing when one decide to speak on behalf of an imaginary friend.

        • Lizard

          Except the religious generally aren’t shunned by society. If anything, they’re given MORE moral clout than nonbelievers.

          The same can’t be said for pedophiles.

    • boatboy_srq

      …and not arsenal-building the new requirement for child porn afficionados? Because it’s at least as likely that you’d need to arm yourself for self-defense when Big Gummint comes for your pervy-pics.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Now now, don’t be leaving out the Christians.

  • pj

    he gave all the guns names.

    • BearEyes

      I read that too. To be a sheriff, you typically have some experience behind you (besides the election which I don’t agree should be an electable position). That said, if an experienced cop finds that weird, it’s got to be some serious weird.

    • Lizard

      Full Metal Jacket fan?

  • Cuberly Deux

    Sad, if only we acknowledged a supreme moral authority, none of these dangerous people would exist.

  • PickyPeckersaurus
    • Bad Tom

      At least she’s at a skeet club.
      At first I thought it was a burger joint.
      ——-
      Would you like fries with your 12 gage shells?

  • Rex

    Florida.
    Enough said.

  • boatboy_srq

    Florida Man strikes again.

  • Lizard

    Dammit, Florida!

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Hear that it is in the bread.

  • Bluto

    It’s just the cost of freedom. Nothing to see here.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    “Centuries”? Just how old is this guy?

    • Lizard

      That stuck out to me, too. Seems like he might have some illness associated with delusions.

      • boatboy_srq

        Reichwingnuts can’t count (well, not past 21 anyway). Remember the millions of kids they insisted disappeared every year back in the ’80s? And the untold billions Soros has spent hiring all those millions of out-of-work yoonyun agitators and soshulist mimes to fake all those false-flag shootin’-an’-bombin’ incidents.

        /s

        • Lizard

          “Remember the millions of kids disappeared every year back in the ’80s?”
          Well, no. I was born in ’94. But I see your point; they don’t seem to be very good at arithmetic.

          • boatboy_srq

            They’re the ones that watch Austin Powers and are confused why nobody thinks “a MILLION DOLLARS” isn’t a lot of money for a criminal mastermind to demand.

          • ZRAinSWVA

            Born in ’94? That’s just depressing. Oh, and Get Off My Lawn!

          • DonnaLee

            During the Satanic Panic time, which started in the 80s, supposedly millions of babies and small children were killed and sacrificed. Witchvox had a series done by Kerr Cuhulain that talked about his work with law enforcement to teach them to see what something actually is. There are many links here if you’re interested. http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=cabc&c=whs&id=8939

            The West Memphis 3 are an example of a community seeing Satanic Panic and going off the rails against 3 young men. Quite a bit of money and time went into prosecuting these men, and the real killer or killers went free.

          • EastCoastJ

            The West Memphis 3 are probably completely guilty though. Damien Echols is an evil character. And I was a sucker for those Paradise Lost documentaries too, which left a lot of the facts out. Seriously, look at the latest on that case.

          • DonnaLee

            I didn’t watch any documentary on this, I’ve only been following the court cases as well as books. There was no physical evidence linking them to any of this. They were poor kids who didn’t fit into the Bible belt mentality where they lived.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      A better question may be who does he think he is? Satan?

      • Lizard

        Hey, if Satan was going to continue spreading evil on earth, why not Florida?

        • m_lp_ql_m

          I’d say his job is done there. Georgia next?

          • Lizard

            But the Devil already came down to Georgia, and also I live here. I’d say Alabama, but they’ve already got Roy Moore. How about South Carolina?

          • boatboy_srq

            Nikki Haley got sent to Washington.

            Next?

            EDIT: And McCrony did just fine wrecking NC (and Art Pope is still trying to make it worse), so that’s done too.

          • Lizard

            North Carolina? They’re kinda in stasis with the state congress essentially trying to repeal the concept of democracy to cripple the Dem governor. So Virginia, I guess.

          • boatboy_srq

            KY. Bevin isn’t finished.

          • Jay George

            Well there you go. Somebody has got to take over for Mitch McConnell.

      • Bluto
        • bambinoitaliano

          If only god is okay with sucking perhaps we would live in a saner world.

      • Duh-David

        Did anyone else find it surprising that there was no mention of this sleeper terrorist’s religion?

        • Tawreos

          It obviously wasn’t muslim or satatnist so it really wouldn’t serve a political narrative and is there fore not important.

          • Bluto

            Lone wolf.

          • Chucktech

            Code for “Christian Terrorist.”

          • m_lp_ql_m

            His Christianity obviously had nothing to do with it. /s

    • Tatonka

      Twenty-four. Apparently “feeding on my hatred for centuries” is what they’re calling a quarter-life crisis these days.

      • BearEyes

        time flies?

        • Steverino

          Lord of the flies.

        • David Walker

          Time flies like a bandit. Fruit flies like a banana. — Groucho

      • boatboy_srq

        He measured his time in dog years. Which makes him 170, so “centuries” still isn’t quite appropriate (yet).

        • MBear

          Cockroach years

      • Uncle Mark

        Clearly insane rage turns days into years. I feel like I’ve been living under the Trump regime for YEARS…listening to his insane hate

      • Bad Tom

        Twenty-four years old is a classic time for schizophrenia to manifest.

        • Tatonka

          Good point.

    • Steverino

      Sounds like he’s channeling one of Steve Bannon’s heroes.

    • Ben in Oakland

      The real question is, how old are his delusions of grandeur,

    • Marty Pavelka

      “I have fed on my hatred for centuries. My fury
      at those who imprisoned me shall be vast and without mercy. I shall have
      my bloody revenge, and then the WORLD WILL BURN BURN.”

      He sounds like Vigo The Carpathian in Ghostbusters 2.

  • Since no one was killed in this foiled mass murder, can we finally talk about guns in this country?

    • Lizard

      Nope, because nobody was killed! See how this works? You can’t say anything if people are killed, because politicizing shootings is bad, but you also can’t say anything if nobody was killed, because ultimately there’s been no harm done.

      “Shut your yap,” no matter what. Neat trick.

      • Steverino

        That’s what happens when fascists control the narrative.

    • Joe in PA

      Bwahahahaha.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      This would never be a problem in all the students are armed!

    • yes b’y
    • Tatonka

      If he were Muslim, Republicans would already be referring to this as the “Tampa massacre.”

      • Yeah, or at least they would call it a failed terrorist plot.

    • JAKvirginia

      I’d prefer DOING something about guns in this country.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It’s too early to talk about gun issue. 😛

    • FAEN

      HA! Yeah right.

  • Tatonka

    Christ. What an asshole.

  • Ken M

    NBC reports, ABC has the video, I wonder if FOX is in on it as well?

  • Joe in PA

    What, no mention of ‘bump stock’…how disappointing. 🙁

    • PickyPeckersaurus

      Low energy! SAD!

      • ColdCountry

        And another new look – and name! Are you trying on your Halloween costumes, Mr. Peckersaurus?

  • kladinvt

    Another ‘white lone wolf’ and not a potential terrorist.

    • Lizard

      If a brown man had been discovered with guns, child porn, and homemade bombs, he’d be in Guantanamo before the evening news.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        A brown man wouldn’t survive.

        • Bert_Bauer

          Yup, and they’ll probably take this guy to Burger King like the cops did for Dylan Roof.

  • zhera

    He sounds like quite the unpleasant nutcase. REALLY hope he hasn’t molested children himself!

    • Joe in PA

      True that, but if he purchased any of this child porn, he is just as guilty. Ugh.

  • Stubenville

    Trump calls him a “fine person” in 3… 2… 1…

    • Joe in PA

      But but “both sides do it”!

      I swear I’m going to smack the next person that says that. I’m in a mood. Arrrggghhh.

    • Ken M

      Trump’s too busy celebrating his budget passing last night.

  • Ben in Oakland

    I wonder if he was a legal gun owner. They never do anything, until they do.

    • Bert_Bauer

      A good guy with a gun… until he’s not

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    White male entitlement on steroids

  • boobert

    He seems nice. lol

  • Ken M

    The full NBC comment should be read. It offer even more bizzare facts.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Homeschooled.

      • Ken M

        Combo lock on his bedroom door. Lived with mom and dad who knew he owned “some” guns.

        • David L. Caster

          The parents were broken too. No wonder the kid was mental.

      • David L. Caster

        Yup. Dead giveaway. Never socialized by parents in childhood.

      • TampaDink

        Which makes it even more fucked up when the kid’s teacher molests him.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    It that a machete attached to the AK? WTF!

  • Joe in PA

    Pffft, he’s just protecting himself for the upcoming ‘war on Christmas’.

    Sigh.

  • boobert

    “rather weird.” ? How about dangerously unbalanced !

    • William

      “It’s very concerning,” Gualtieri said.

      Really?

    • Chucktech

      Probably calls his dick “Lil Peter.”

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    This country is full of ammosexual freaks like this.
    We need some kind of rat bait

    • Joe in PA

      I think that’s called Fox News. 🙁

      • Bad Tom

        That’s rat food.

    • Jefe5084

      gun powder may work

  • FAEN

    Remember folks, now is not the time to talk about gun regulation and safety. It is also not the time to talk about it after innocent men, women and children have been murdered. It is apparently never the time to talk about it.

    And the cycle of senseless gun violence will continue.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Stop oppressing the well regulated militia!!!!

  • TexasBoy

    Funny, his name and skin tone don’t indicate he is Arab/Muslim. /sarcasm

    • Anglo-Saxon. Germanic people who moved to Britain Isle in the 5th century. European white guy.

  • Kevin Perez

    Since he didn’t murder any children yet, according to the NRA, he’s still a “Good Guy with a Gun”.

    • Canadian Observer

      He could still be a GGwaG… he just needs to claim his arsenal was put together with the intention of protecting all those school kids from wandering bears. Maybe Nancy DeVos will come forward as a character witness!

      Is the /s really necessary this time around?

  • Princess Lardass

    Hope he has good NRA insurance. Even if he didn’t kill anybody, he’ll need it.

  • greenmanTN

    I can’t really see his face behind the YouTube start button above and I can’t watch the video at the moment. What’s his race? I can’t tell if he’s a terrorist or just a lone wolf with economic anxiety!

    • Lizard

      Definitely a lone wolf with economic anxiety.

      • greenmanTN

        I hate it when that happens!

    • Adam King

      His race is “subhuman.”

  • Bad Tom

    Glad they caught this one before he went off.
    Because he was going to go off.
    ——-
    He named his guns. His substitute for family.

  • Barry William Teske

    How horribly disfigured is this mans sense of self that he loathes any and all others?
    Who programmed his HATE, maintained the cache and refreshed it to the point of execute?
    Because the note found is, in my opinion, not ‘lonely’, nor is it hungry like the wolf.
    It does exhibit what a lot of sexual abuse survivors often express.
    Being imprisoned.
    As well as the need to be, regardless of self defeat if done as a violence, ‘released’.

  • Bad Tom

    A modern American Bible would start with The Book of Armaments.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Indeed, here’s one of their favourite quotes:

      “And God so loved the Armaments of the world, that he created Ammosexuals to be their caretakers in the Grenade Garden of Shrapnel & Deadly Delights” — The Book of Armaments 3:57

      • Tor

        So that’s the source of the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch?

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Quite right, though they cocked up the countdown instructions.

    • Halou
  • JWC

    In some dark sick way TrumpAmerica has enabled this type of scum , possibly making them a little more caerless and subject to being exposed and caught

    • GeneInSJ

      TrumpAmerica is definitely making the crazy worse in this country.

      • RoFaWh

        Worse? Or merely much more visible?

      • JWC

        crazy divided untrusting suspicious to add a few

      • Tor

        I think the crazy has always been there. We are just seeing it exhibited more openly. The only silver lining is that at least we know who some of them are now.

  • bambinoitaliano

    If they can’t molest you, they will kill you.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Statement from NRA Spokesperson Dana Leech:

    “We have it on good authority he was simply preparing for the eventual zombie, apocalypse, deer, that the voices in this lone wolf’s head, were telling him was upon us. But, now is not the time to talk about this. Our thoughts and prayers are with his parents in this time of darkness.”

    *buy mor gunz!

  • BlindBill

    He is white hetero Christian male – certainly not a terrorist or a thug, but a lone wolf until he kills people, then he will be a crazy man….. But never a terrorist or a thug

  • HAAAAAAA

    “a high-powered AK-47 assault rifle, a 12-gauage shotgun, 15 knives, a
    crossbow, a bat with nails, and more than 2,300 rounds of ammunition”

    And a very small cock.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Vista-Cruiser

    No doubt some of the police and prosecutors in Pinellas County Florida are thinking right now: “Well gosh durn. We were going to throw the book at this guy because he looks at child porn. But it turns out he’s a real American patriot just like us, because he owns a stash of guns, and he’s ready to exercise his second amendment remedies. We should drop all charges.”

  • OdieDenCO

    Is now the time to talk about gun control?

  • Friday’s_cat

    The Florida republican committee reaced out to this guy to offer a position should he beat the charges.

    • Hank

      He will be on Skeletor’s campaign Committee if he runs for the Senate against Bill Nelson!!!

  • Halou

    He had a homemade silencer? Gosh, how atrocious.
    We should be glad that the NRA is on the case lobbying hard for the legalised sale of proper silencers. None of this crappy homemade stuff, we want our mass-murderers to have only the best tools and equipment.

  • Ginger Snap

    Just think he’d probably be on your radar if all gun sales were registered and tracked in a database. Ya know like any of millions of items we track and register.

  • DesertSun59

    That hand written note could easily be something that 45 wrote, too, based on his current actions.

  • kareemachan

    Is he channeling Cthulhu?

  • Homo Erectus

    Yikes! Just a couple of blocks from a rental home I own.

  • SilasMarner

    There are some real wackadoodles out there. Scares the hell out of me. He could have been my next door neighbor for all I know.

  • Ogre Magi

    Centuries? I thought he is only 24?