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Mousegun
January 18, 2008, 10:28 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,323727,00.html

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Founder of Anti-Gun Group Pleads No Contest to Weapons Charges
Friday, January 18, 2008

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LOS ANGELES A former gang member who founded an anti-violence group called No Guns has pleaded no contest to federal weapons charges.

Hector "Big Weasel" Marroquin, 51, and co-defendant Sylvia Arrellano, 25, entered pleas Thursday for three counts of manufacture, distribution and transport for sale of an unlawful assault weapon.

Arrellano also pleaded no contest to machine gun conversion and possessing a silencer and acknowledged that the crime was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.

She was given until Tuesday to surrender for sentencing and would likely be sentenced to four years in prison, prosecutors said.

Marroquin attorney Patrick Smith did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment Thursday. No phone listing was available for Arrellano.

Marroquin was arrested in June at his Downey home following a nine-month investigation into weapons sales by the 18th Street gang, to which he once belonged.

Arrellano was arrested at a Cudahy home as a result of the same investigation

Marroquin founded No Guns in 1996, ostensibly to reduce gang and gun violence. The group received $1.5 million from the city as a subcontractor on anti-gang efforts but its contract was canceled last year after authorities learned that Marroquin had hired relatives, including his son, Hector "Little Weasel" Marroquin.

The son is an acknowledged 18th Street gang member who pleaded no contest in June 2007 to home-invasion robbery and was sentenced to nine years in state prison.

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cleardiddion
January 18, 2008, 11:56 AM
Already posted

Randy in Arizona
January 18, 2008, 12:49 PM
Still sounds good to me!:neener:

Something nice about reading a gungrabber has gotten their just deserts.

ornithoid
January 19, 2008, 04:55 PM
The implications of this are just astounding. :what:


$1.5 million to this guy... Shouldn't SOMEONE in the city government have to lose his/her job, and explain to the city residents why A MILLION AND HALF DOLLARS were given to a GANG MEMBER?

Shouldn't it be screamed from the hilltops that YET ANOTHER "ANTI-GUN" MEASURE HAD THE ABSOLUTE OPPOSITE EFFECT FROM THAT INTENDED?!

I mean, this is what happens when dead-brained anti-gun people are put in charge of trying to "get the guns off the streets."

I offer that THIS IS EMBLEMATIC OF THE ANTI-GUN MOVEMENT.

I mean, people really need to read this story and ponder it for a while. A guy who is a known gang member appears on the scene and wants to get $1.5 million over x amount of time to "get guns off the streets," and they not only give it to him, they don't keep close tabs on what exactly he's doing with the money, and what his, uh, extracurricular activities are. Someone is extremely culpable, here, but I am having doubts about whether any of the right necks will end up in nooses over this one. Do they ever?

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