Last Friday, Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett was sitting in his police car when a man ran up to the driver’s side door, shooting as he approached. When the gunman reached the car, he reached his hand inside the windowed and continued to shoot until his gun was empty.
Amazingly, Hartnett was only hit three times out of 11-12 shots and radioed in:
“Shots fired…I’m shot. I’m bleeding heavily. I’m bleeding. Get us another unit out here!”
Then Hartnett managed to exit his car and pursue the shooter and wounding him in the butt. Other officers quickly apprehended the shooter who was identified as Edward Archer, a black man who admitted to shooting Hartnett. His injuries are not considered life threatening, however it appears that he will need a number of surgeries to try to repair all of the damage.
The last report I saw said that that Hartnett’s elbow was shattered by one of the bullets. The brachial artery in the same arm was also hit. This is a major artery that supplies most of the blood to the arm. Other arteries and nerves were also damaged in the same arm.
Even though Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kennedy said that this incident had nothing to do with Islam or Muslims in general, it has everything to do with Islam and Muslims.
“According to him, he believed that the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran.”
Capt. James Clark, Commander of the Homicide Unite reported that Archer told police:
“I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State and that’s why I did what I did.”
“He just kept on echoing those sentiments and he wouldn’t give us anything more than that.”
Archer’s radicalization is not an isolated incident, as the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino and the recent arrests of two more men on terrorism charges show this is becoming a growing trend. Archer’s statement about our laws being contrary to the Quran is also a growing trend among the growing number of Muslims throughout the United States. If Obama succeeds in bringing in tens of thousands of Muslim refugees, including an unknown number of terrorists in disguise, we will see and hear more incidents like this carried out by Muslims that intend to change America into an Islamic nation. Isn’t that what Obama has been working towards?
Investigators discovered that the 9mm Glock 17 used by Archer to shoot Officer Hartnett had been reported stolen in 2013 from the home of a law enforcement officer. That means that no form of background check would have prevented Archer from obtaining the gun. Either he stole the gun or he illegally obtained the gun from someone else who either stole it or illegally possessed it. This demonstrates how useless Obama’s gun control actions are. If bad people want to obtain a gun, they will find a way to do it without going through legal channels. The San Bernardino terrorists got a neighbor to buy the assault-style rifles they used for them.
As I’ve reported before, it’s extremely rare for a criminal to walk into a gun store and fill out a Form 4473 in order to legally purchase a gun that they intend to use to commit a crime. Think about it, the terms ‘criminal’ and ‘terrorist’ refer to people who do not adhere to the laws of the land to begin with, so how will requiring the legal purchasing of a firearm stop either of them from obtaining a gun?
There is overwhelming evidence that proves that the more law abiding citizens that are armed, the fewer the crimes. If Obama and his followers really want to reduce mass shootings and gun violence, then help arm law abiding citizens and allow them to carry their guns with them at all times including in schools, theaters, banks, restaurants, retail stores, etc. Having an armed populace defending themselves and others, resulting in the deaths of more criminals will definitely make some of them think twice before they act. Obama said it’s important to just save one life, then let American’s do what the police are not able to do, defend themselves, their families, friends and co-workers and you’ll save many lives in the long run!