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Former Member of Bloomberg’s ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ Sentenced to Jail Time for Gun Crime

Last March, one of the gun-grabbing members of Michael Bloomberg’s organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, found himself trying to lure a man into a sexual encounter through the liberal use of alcohol.

When the charm and alcohol didn’t do the trick, James ‘Jay’ Schiliro (R) decided to go a different route – firing a handgun into a wall in an attempt at intimidation.  Schiliro also refused to let the object of his desire leave for over 3½ hours, which in some circles is also referred to as ‘holding him hostage.’

Shortly after the incident, Schiliro tried to dump his firearm collection by selling eight weapons.

The mayor who, as the title suggests, is against illegal guns, was forced to hand over his firearm collection, and was charged with several crimes.

Today, Schiliro was sentenced to jail time, probation, community service, and forced to pay fines for the very serious gun crime.

Via the Inquirer:

Despite impassioned pleas to the judge from family and friends, former Marcus Hook Mayor  James Schiliro is going to jail.

Schiliro was sentenced in Delaware County Court to 10 to 20 months for an alcohol-fueled episode last February in which he had a police car bring a former neighbor to his home – a 20-year-old to whom he said he was attracted – compelled him to drink wine, and refused to let him leave for 3½ hours.

During the encounter, Schiliro threatened to kill himself and fired a gun into a stack of papers. The man eventually left the home and later called police.

In addition Schiliro received five years’ probation, 50 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay $1,300 in fines and court costs. He is eligible for work release and time off for good behavior.

Schiliro was one of 600 mayors who signed a letter asking the U.S. Senate to enact tougher gun laws.

You know, the kind that would keep a drunken mayor from demanding sex at gun point.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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