The case of Mayor James Schiliro must be a confusing one for liberals. He had a gun, but he was just using it to insist on marriage equality.
The case of Mayor James Schiliro of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania must be a confusing one from a liberal perspective. On the one hand, Mayor James Schiliro had a bunch of guns. On the other hand, he was just using a gun to insist on marriage equality.
Despite being a Republican, Schiliro was a member of Bloomberg's anti-2nd amendment group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Unfortunately his closet was apparently full of illegal guns and gay longings.
According to court documents, the young man told authorities that a drunken Schiliro, whom he considered a “fatherly figure,” began sending him text messages on his cellular phone in the evening of Feb. 21, and had a Marcus Hook police officer deliver him to his house.
There, with Schiliro’s adolescent daughter sleeping upstairs, the mayor gave him three glasses of what he believed was wine, the young man told authorities.
Then, “Schiliro asked the victim if (Schiliro) could perform oral sex on the (20-year-old.) Schiliro made the request repeatedly … 20 to 30 times throughout the time the victim was at the residence,” the affidavit states. Schiliro “became very distraught” after the young man refused his requests, the affidavit states.
During the encounter, Schiliro produced three different handguns, each time waving it around recklessly inside the house and at one point, placing one of the firearms to his head and announcing, “This is the night that he didn’t want to live anymore,” according to the affidavit.
Schiliro then asked the young man if he would be afraid if he fired the gun. According to the affidavit, Schiliro discharged one of the firearms into some papers on the floor in a room at the rear of the house.
The 20-year-old told authorities that Schiliro described him as a hostage, and directed his movements by pointing the handgun at various places within the residence, according to the affidavit.
Part of the county investigation included a search of Schiliro’s home, conducted on March 7. Among the items recovered was a bullet from a wall inside the house. The 9 mm projectile was later determined to have been fired from one of eight firearms that Schiliro sold on Feb. 23, the morning after the encounter.
Bloomberg's pet org, "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" has since dropped Schiliro from the list, but maybe there needs to be a new organization. "Mayors Against Mayors Using Illegal Guns to Demand Gay Sex."