Sunday, June 24, 2007

LA funded anti-gun group founder arrested on weapons charges

Lets see - you give a gang banger named "Big weasel" $1.5M for "anti-gun" efforts.

What could possibly go wrong with that, being that he's a sterling citizen and all...

Smart. Tough.

LA Times
The founder of an antiviolence group called No Guns pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal weapons charges.

Hector "Big Weasel" Marroquin is accused of selling an assault rifle, a machine gun, two pistols and two silencers to undercover federal agents last fall. He could face up to 50 years in prison if convicted.

Marroquin, 51, of Downey, is a onetime member of the 18th Street gang who founded No Guns in 1996. No Guns received $1.5 million from the city as a subcontractor on anti-gang efforts, but its contract was canceled last year.

Marroquin is charged with three counts of manufacture, distribution and transport for sale of an unlawful assault weapon, along with one count each of machine gun conversion and possession of a silencer. He remains free on $260,000 bail.


TexasFred said...

LMAO... What did they expect?? That he was gonna become one of the 'good guys'??

Ahenobarbus said...

LOL, that'd be like giving Sunni insurgents arms to fight al Queda...

Purple Avenger said...

Sort of, but the Sunnis will actually fight AQ.