Philadelphia’s mayor isn’t a fan of civilian firearms ownership. After a recent shootout between a drug-dealing armed felon and police, he 1) blamed it on the NRA, and 2) called for more gun control laws and an end to Pennsylvania’s preemption law that keeps him from disarming more law-abiding Philadelphians.
Members of one Philadelphia family are awfully glad the mayor can’t sign any new gun control laws. They woke up early this morning to two masked men with guns in their bedrooms.
According to CBS Philly . . .
Police say two masked gunmen forcefully entered the residence in what they believe is narcotics motivated.
Police say they stole a cellphone from a 9-year-old boy and held a gun to a 33-year-old woman’s head inside her bedroom and demanded money.
That’s when the boyfriend of the woman homeowner pulled a gun. He shot both criminals.
One of the suspects jumped out of a second-story window after being shot in the back and leg. He was transported to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A second suspect, 24-year-old Elvin Laureano-Uviera, was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.
Both of the suspects have had prior arrests.
Here’s Philly homicide captain Jason Smith with the details . . .
To recap, the dead man had two prior arrests including possession of a firearm on school property. Laureano-Uviera — the one who survived — had six priors including assault, burglary, DUI and vandalism.
Two children were in the house along with two adults at the time.