The handgun was stolen from the police in 2013.
Officer Hartnett survived and Archer was apprehended very quickly, treated for a gunshot wound and awaits the justice due him.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney quickly took to the airwaves and gave a passionate defense… of Islam.
Mayor Jim Kenney could not wait to blame guns and defend Islam, touching on key talking points that are being pushed at Americans on a daily basis.
He began by expressing his well-wishes for the officer who the Muslim man attempted to execute, but then spent the latter part of his statement distancing Islam from the shooter, who claimed he was carrying out the shooting for Islam.
“In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you’ve seen on the screen,” said Mayor Kenney.
“That is abhorrent. It’s just terrible and it does not represent this religion [Islam] in any way shape or form or any of its teachings,” he added. “This is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers. It has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith.”
After his impassioned defense of Islam as a religion of peace, he went straight after firearms.
Jim Kenney, who is in his first week as mayor of the nation’s fifth largest city, said, “There are just too many guns on the streets and I think our national government needs to do something about that.”