Suspect in Philly Cop Shooting Prohibited from Possessing Firearms

Suspect in Philly Cop Shooting was a Prohibited from Possessing Firearms
Suspect in Philly Cop Shooting was Prohibited from Possessing Firearms

Philadelphia/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- The recent shooting of at least six police officers in Philadelphia is being used as a call for gun control. However, revelations that the shooter in question had a lengthy rap sheet is likely to cause this shooting to fade from the news. Second Amendment supporters should not let that happen.

Here’s the deal, like the Parkland and Sutherland Springs mass shooter, this was a person who could have been dealt with long ago by cops. Very early on, he was caught with a gun that had an altered serial number. That violation of 18 USC 922(k) should land someone five years in federal prison.

The Philadelphia shooter was busted numerous other times, including a 55-month sentence on gun charges in 2010 for two guns. That really should have been closer to 20 years, not roughly four and a half. It also does not include the numerous charges that were dropped or which didn’t result in convictions.

This is something anti-Second Amendment extremists will try to move on from. The Parkland shooter and the activists from there are an afterthought – largely due to the fact that the bumbling cowards of Broward County and the fumbles of the Federal Bureau of Investigation got out there. Sutherland Springs sputtered out because the fact that the killer there had a disqualifying conviction that was not in NICS became known.

When we talk about helping to alleviate concerns from the suburban voters that have been far too receptive to the siren song of Bloomberg’s gun-ban agenda, addressing things like NICS shortcomings and law enforcement failures are things that can do just that. This is especially important when anti-Second Amendment extremists try to push unjust infringements on our rights in response to a preventable tragedy.

Project Exile can do the same thing as those other items, and actually, serve as a pro-Second Amendment double play. When you look at cities like Chicago, Baltimore, and other cities with high rates of violent crime, Project Exile could be crucial to reaching out to these people, whose interest in the Second Amendment is far different than those of someone in rural Iowa or West Virginia. The provisions of 18 USC 922(d), 18 USC 922(g), 18 USC 922(i), 18 USC 922(j), and 18 USC 922(u) combined with sentencing enhancements from 18 USC 924 play a big role in this.

The benefits of supporting a revived Project Exile are obvious: We show suburban voters that we treat the misuse of Second Amendment rights seriously. Those in the crime-ridden urban areas, though, will see the worst of the worst get put away for a long time – after the express advocacy of Second Amendment supporters.

The shooter in Philadelphia is a classic example of the type of person Project Exile could take out of circulation before they got into a multi-hour shootout with cops (or cause some other tragedy). This guy’s rap sheet means that he could have been eligible for the armed career criminal enhancement provided by 18 USC 924(e) – a 15-year mandatory minimum.

Not many people know about these provisions. Tell a soccer mom that with proper action, potential shooters could be stopped with existing laws on the books that just aren’t used by the same folks demanding new laws, and have the proof with these laws being used to put other bad guys away, and we get a chance to convince them that at the very least they should not support new restrictions.

But to do that, we must have credibility, and to have that requires not falling for hoaxes that sound good, being aware of how our support for the Second Amendment comes across to others, and not making stupid mistakes that help Bloomberg discredit us and our arguments. Supporting a revival of Project Exile can build that credibility up.


Harold Hu, chison

About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

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Larry
Larry
2 years ago

“The shooter in Philadelphia is a classic example of the type of person Project Exile could take out of circulation before they got into a multi-hour shootout with cops” You know who’s a classic example? The Parkland shooter. Body-searched every day in school, had the police called to his home a half dozen times by his own family, committed lots of crimes including felonies that were swept under the rug by a formalized police/school conspiracy that ignored pretty much every law on the books to make their own stats look good. But I just know we could fix this sort… Read more »

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
2 years ago

“But to do that, we must have credibility, and to have that requires not falling for hoaxes that sound good, being aware of how our support for the Second Amendment comes across to” Seems like no matter what, Harold must get in his “anyone who takes a hard line on the second amendment needs to shut up” comments. Harold, no matter how you try to spin a situation we are never going to buy the load of bull you are shoveling. You are a coward and a traitor who has tried to aid the left in passing infringements via your… Read more »

Mikial
Mikial
2 years ago

Another gun control success story.

Firewagon
Firewagon
2 years ago

No doubt the “Red Flag” laws already enacted in several states would have ‘disarmed’ this latest whack shooter of 6 police officers! ANYTHING they ‘think(?)’ of to impact crazies from killing is just proof that they don’t intend impacting the KILLERS, their agenda is to bite by bite INFRINGE our fundamental rights away!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  Firewagon

@Fire, so your first line is facetious?

Firewagon
Firewagon
2 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Just reading the second sentence might provide a clue that the first sentence was meant to point out the ridiculousness of the president and others wanting a Federal “Red Flag” Law to ‘prevent’ whacks from getting their hands on firearms……reading comprehension, perhaps, is not your strong suit?

toomanyhobbies
toomanyhobbies
2 years ago

I quote “Maurice Hill, the criminal who wounded six police officers in a shootout in Philadelphia and was arrested after a seven-hour standoff, attended a radical mosque.

The mosque, called Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar, is known for preaching the Islamist ideology promoted by Saudi Arabia referred to as “Wahhabism.”

Clarion Intelligence Network has been aware through its sources that the area where the shootings took place is known for trafficking in guns, drugs and counterfeit items. This criminal market has a strong Islamist element that includes extremist gangs.”

toomanyhobbies
toomanyhobbies
2 years ago

he was identified all right…. a Jihadi Muslim, and now this story will die very fast as the media simply does not want America knowing….

Mack
Mack
2 years ago

Project Exile began in Richmond Virginia under James Comey.

He takes the credit, but it was really a PR campaign more than anything else.

So of course Wayne wanted to get behind it:

* https://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/in-just-three-years-project-exile-has-startled-critics-and-supporters-with-a-message-so-strong-it-makes-criminals-drop-guns-now-everyone-fro/Content?oid=1390279

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
2 years ago
Reply to  Mack

How can you claim it was a PR campaign when it actually worked?

Its use ended with an 3-pronged assault; federal budget issues; complaints from the relatives of the imprisoned criminals that they could not afford to travel to the federal prisons to visit their incarcerated family members; and ACLU claims that it was racially motivated. However, since the high-crime areas in Richmond were, and still are, in the areas that are poor and mostly minority, those that were committing the crimes prosecuted under Project Exile were mostly minority.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
2 years ago

, If he’s not their yet, he soon will be!

JohnBored
JohnBored
2 years ago

Will and 24/7, you two sound like a couple of morons. Your threats and macho bullshit alienate both 2nd Amendment supporters and Antis. Don’t bother responding to this. I am logging out.

24and7
24and7
2 years ago
Reply to  JohnBored

Good riddance dickbag

Truth
Truth
2 years ago

This was another false flag. You want proof? Watch this video and see for yourself. In it, 2 officers run to a police car, then miraculously one of them pours a little “blood” onto the forearm of the other one who then gets into the car. This is an attempt to influence people, even cops into supporting Red-Flag Laws. Make no mistake about it we are at war – a war for your mind as someone has been saying for a decade or more.

https://qnation.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/FakePhilly.mp4

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
2 years ago

Harold, I do not give a tinker’s damn about “how” my support for the Second Amendment “comes across” to others. It is time for sane, patriotic, gun-owners to put a stop to the liberal BS. Every adult American citizen has the absolute and inarguable right to self-defense. That right, which has been recognized by English common law for over 1,000 years, is natural, and God-given. Here in the US that right is Constitutionally protected. [That right is NOT a privilege that is “granted” by the government, nor is it revocable by the government.] The choice to (or not to) exercise… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

@JoeUS, Of course you are correct, but I think that the libtards should act out their BS showing fence sitters that they are … well … libtards, before the election.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
2 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

, WildBill, I just pray that the fence-sitters use the free common-sense that, God gave them and realize that utilizing facts and evidence in forming their decisions is a MUST!

Considerthis
Considerthis
2 years ago

We have to give Harold credit. He is consistent. A carefully nuanced plan with no real hope for success mostly dependent on imagery. I wish Harold had brought us some statistics to support the effectiveness of the NRA’s Project Exile As i remember this concept promised to get illegal guns and criminals off the street. My guess is that however many gun toting criminals got caught up with, there was probably some judge that allowed early release anyway. The biggest effect I remember was the government spent a lot of money for highway signs in the Washington D.C. area. Since… Read more »

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
2 years ago
Reply to  Considerthis

Project Exile was very effective in Richmond, Virginia. Do a quick Internet query on it. It ended due to three issues; federal budget issues; complaints from relatives that had difficulty in visiting their incarcerated family members housed far away; and the ACLU claims that it was racially motivated. Given that high-crime areas in Richmond were, and still are, poor, and mostly minority, those committing the crimes there were also mostly minority. Kind of like going duck hunting at the shoreline and wondering why there aren’t any crows being shot along with the ducks.

Country Boy
Country Boy
2 years ago

this philly shooter is a muslim with terrorist connections READ: https://lauraloomer.us/2019/08/16/man-who-shot-6-philadelphia-officers-is-muslim/#.XVcEE5NKhBw

WHY did you leave THAT out? Seems to me this was a radical islamic terrorist at work. But not one new media has reported it yet…except LLoomer

willyd
willyd
2 years ago

Will; There are always some one that puts new meaning on dumb or stupid, he has made one of those choices, to say what that choice was would be in my mind a super ass chewing,and community service, no record involved, the manager created more panic by pulling the fire alarm than him!

Tionico
Tionico
2 years ago
Reply to  willyd

I’ve been thinking that the prosecutor should gather together the Ukrainian chap with the “scary rifle”, the instant hero retired fireman who “held him for police”, and the manager who blew it all up on the news by yanking the fire alarm….. sit them all four down together in a room over some great food and a beer, and just talk it all out, each one explaining WHY they did what they did, and what they hoped to accomplish. At least two of them very likely broke laws, and carrying the firearm in the store openly is not one of… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
2 years ago
Reply to  Tionico

, CRAP! Now some studio is going to take your idea and create some kind of a damn reality TV show about this.!?! And we’re going to have to sit here and put up with the trailers and clogged airtime over this dinner and these guy’s hyped-up Hollywood hyperbole for at least a year and the average 21 to 25 episodes

Boris Badenov
Boris Badenov
2 years ago

Was he from Africa? No the POC was born here so sadly he’s an American.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
2 years ago

@Neville, so if somebody ambushed you, we can pretty much write you off as a dumbass?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

@neverville, Have you interviewed all the cops injured; made a comprehensive study; at least read reports. If not then your comment is just guess work. I think that you are in a position not to know.
And no matter how handsome you would have us, after more than three decades of serving our country, we all look like that.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

@Grunt, This fellow probably has no training or experience of any kind. And as a matter of logic how can one say that all of those great many incidents are “…a proven fact?”
Neanderville’s statement is probably the result of driving anyway that he pleased and the local cop giving him a ticket. So now, forever after the cops are stupid or poorly trained.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Whitehouse.gov/contact I believe.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

@noodle, You should be more respectful. Any one of us could be your real dad.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
2 years ago

@Harold, “Project Exile could be crucial to reaching out to these people, whose interest in the Second Amendment is far different than those of someone in rural Iowa or West Virginia.” ??? WTF is all THIS dribble? Are you wanting to be a Community Organizer or a Social Engineer? Either way there’s a whole bunch of people running on the Democrat ticket for President that probably have all the connections to help you out in all those directions? You want everybody to stop what they’re doing and do a regional socio-economical study of various peoples, “interest” in the Second Amendment… Read more »

Operator Z
Operator Z
2 years ago

Looks like iodine from a first aid kit to me.

Geary
Geary
2 years ago

Wrote a letter to Toomey suggesting Project Exile, completely ignored. Just went on about his great plan for background checks.
There is no one in DC interested in anything that works. Only more oppression.

willyd
willyd
2 years ago
Reply to  Geary

Geary; I had dealings with Toomey years ago and like all Politicians he is like I don’t want to stop a problem, but I’ll give you the best lip service about what he thinks should be done, pure LIP-SERVICE ONLY! I’m no longer a Pa resident, but my standing on all politicians still remains the same, lots of LIP-SERVICE, and no way to correct the problem, Oh only if it will get them Re-elected!!!!!!!!!

Tionico
Tionico
2 years ago
Reply to  Geary

Y y y you mean like theUNIVERSAL background checks this guy certainly passed? Of OCURSE he passed them NO ONE ever gets a gun wihtout jumping through that unconstitutional hoop, right? Right? RIGHTTTT!!!???? In my state if I am standing next a friend who us unloading stuff from his car and he hands me his safed cleared rifle in a case for me to hold while he grabs other stuff, we are required by law to drop everything else and run off to find an FFL to proform the BGC for the “transfer”. Oh, and then we have to do… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  Tionico

@Tio, that is particularly stoopud if you are handed a case, box, or bag containing unknown objects. Be sure not to think about what the unknown objects might be.

JPM
JPM
2 years ago

It’s all about being held accountable for your actions, and the so-called criminal justice system (in reality it’s just justice for the criminals) fails miserably and this is a prime example. Race isn’t supposed to be a factor (muffled laughter), but for the last 50+ years, certain minorities have been allowed to “Skate” when it comes to accountability using race as an excuse. We need to get back to the original intent of the Founding Fathers which was the best qualified, regardless of race, creed, color, etc., get the job and Justice was supposed to be blind to ALL factors… Read more »

BowserB
BowserB
2 years ago
Reply to  JPM

Our space program is an example of the cost of abandoning most qualified for “equal opportunity.” We send a man to the moon just in time. Since common sense was replaced with the EEOC, our space program stalled then declined. And that’s just one example.

Operator Z
Operator Z
2 years ago

What a surprise!

24and7
24and7
2 years ago

A moron that chose to exercise his second amendment rights by wearing tactical gear, an ar15 and loaded with magazines through Walmart!.. After a mass shooting occurred at one day before… it takes a complete idiot to support
him.. he knew he was asking for trouble and he
should have been heavily charged for it.. I hope that people support their second amendment rights very passionately without doing completely stupid shit like that..

24and7
24and7
2 years ago
Reply to  24and7

You’re an idiot!! I hope you try the same thing that moron did! Then make the wrong move when someone draws down on you!! Maybe it will be me you try it with..i hope so..

24and7
24and7
2 years ago
Reply to  24and7

I’ve made ghost before and you’ll be the next damn one… if you cross me

24and7
24and7
2 years ago
Reply to  24and7

Just a lying keyboard Commando is all you are… all fluff and no stuff.. someone pulled a gun on you, you would shit in your depends.. and you would cry like a bitch that you are.. I watched too many guys like you had to take a big long shower when they got to jail and put a biohazard label on their soiled clothes.. and it sounds like you’re headed there pretty soon BOY…

24and7
24and7
2 years ago
Reply to  24and7

I have worn several different uniforms over 45 years..I have the medals scars to prove it..

24and7
24and7
2 years ago
Reply to  24and7

I hope someone smokes your silly ass.. then takes your open carry piece and packs your loose fudge with it…your day is comin..

24and7
24and7
2 years ago
Reply to  24and7

Yours started after you..thats for sure

24and7
24and7
2 years ago
Reply to  24and7

If you only knew

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
2 years ago
Reply to  24and7

@24and7 Threatening others? Before calling others idiots, be sure you don’t demonstrate the same propensity. I find it personally interesting that someone who would talk about Second Amendment supporters not acting stupidly in public, that you would then proceed to act like a kindergartener and not only issue a death threat to @wjd, you did so three times. On top of that, you brag about how you have killed people previously by your “Ghost” comment. Doesn’t seem like the type of idiot who should be allowed to represent the second Amendment community in public, or receive support. Congratulations on that… Read more »

24and7
24and7
2 years ago

This is the typical liberal ran Metropolitan Police Department… They allowed one man, with limited ammunition, put an entire police department on its knees in front of the public and the world.. They should have quickly killed this man and drug his body out in front of the crowd, on his way to forensics….They should have sprayed the violent crowds with OC spray and tear gas ..They shouldve showed them this shit won’t happen anymore.. But instead they drug it out and empowered more copycat thugs to try this.. They want the disdain for police officers Nationwide to grow to… Read more »

BowserB
BowserB
2 years ago
Reply to  24and7

Quite a change from the days Frank Rizzo was police commissioner. Now a liberal Democrat is commissioner, and the police are both emasculated and disrespected.

willyd
willyd
2 years ago
Reply to  BowserB

Bowserb46; You sure said a mouth full about Frank Rizzo, times sure have changed in Philly since then, and the police were better trained then and respected then also!

GUNS r US
GUNS r US
2 years ago

Most of us know the liberal leftists aka “NSDAP” only have one agenda, to rid this great nation of it’s firearms. It’s the only way to control the people and have supreme power by the government. It’s pure propaganda! This is straight out of Joseph Goebbels book, the “Propaganda Minister” of the Third Reich. A master of the media. Now known as the MSM! We realize this here, but look at the foolish sheep that are about to be devoured by the wolves. It’s almost time to throw the tea overboard. We can only pray DJT has his eyes open… Read more »

GUNS r US
GUNS r US
2 years ago
Reply to  GUNS r US

Sorry, meant to post under “domestic terrorism” article

BowserB
BowserB
2 years ago
Reply to  GUNS r US

I think the agenda is to enslave the people. Disarming 100 million Americans must come first, though. You can’t enslave an armed man.

Camotim
Camotim
2 years ago

Racist is anything a dumb ass liberal does not like especially telling truth about Black Privilege.

Camotim
Camotim
2 years ago

The dumb ass liberals will not mention this instance, as they refuse to mention the shooting at a Walmart a few days before the San Antonio Walmart murders, because of the shooters’ Black Privilege.

ras52
ras52
2 years ago

Will, you are right, the media will let this story fade because it does not fit their agenda.

ras52
ras52
2 years ago
Reply to  ras52

Will, 10 4.

Donttreadonme
2 years ago

So, all the gun control laws on the books didnt stop this dirtbag, but more laws will surely do it this time, right….. pffft, F’ing tyrants!

willyd
willyd
2 years ago
Reply to  Donttreadonme

Donttreadonme; Boy how true, but the libs still want more laws on the books, and they won’t enforce the ones there already!!!!!!!!!!!!

RoyD
RoyD
2 years ago

I have seen his face. Maybe you just aren’t looking very well.