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Anti gun crusader arrested for owning gun

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PinnedAndRecessed, Mar 10, 2006.

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  1. PinnedAndRecessed

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    The founder of an anti-gang center called "No Guns" was arrested after police said they found a gun in his home and his son, a reputed gang member nicknamed "Little Weasel," was taken into custody in connection with a home-invasion robbery.

    Hector Marroquin Sr., 49, a former gang leader, was arrested Thursday for investigation of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, said Hawthorne police Lt. Tom Jester. Police found the gun when they raided his home looking for his son, 31-year-old Hector Marroquin Jr., Jester said.

    The son was arrested for investigation of home-invasion robbery stemming from a December crime in Hawthorne, Jester said.

    Marroquin Sr., a heavily tattooed and once-feared gang leader, opened his No Guns Center in 1998 after a 2-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet. He said at the time that his goal was to create a place that would promote gang intervention and violence prevention.

    The center started a youth soccer club, other recreation programs and job training.

    Marroquin Sr., however, was unable to keep his son from joining a gang. In 1996, the elder Marroquin was shot while trying to protect his son from a beating.

    Both men had bailed out of jail by Friday morning, Lt. Keith Kauffman said.

    Neither has a listed telephone number.


    http://www.modbee.com/state_wire/story/11914048p-12682304c.html

    Note: this is Hawthorne, California.
     
  2. Nathanael_Greene

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    Well, there's Ironic Story of the Day!
     
  3. armedandsafe

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    Two questions:

    1: Since the police obviously expected to find the son at the address, why are they so sure the gun was the elder's, rather than the son's?

    2: Why would you be surprised that an anti would expect you to give up yours while retaining his?

    Pops
     
  4. Master Blaster

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    This guy is a former gang banger who has lots of armed gang memebers who would like to see him dead.

    While I dont feel sorry for him at all, I can understand that he has a need to have a gun to protect himself.

    100% sure he will get another gun the second he hits the street if he doesnt have one stashed already.
     
  5. SomeKid

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    They are not anti-gun.

    They are anti-YOU owning a gun.
     
  6. sturmruger

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    What a great story!!
     
  7. BigFatKen

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    ex-felon

    Since when can a person be an "ex-felon" without a pardon?
     
  8. Zen21Tao

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    I bet being an ex-felon who no longer can legally own a gun helped him be anti-gun. He is such a hypocrite. The "owning a gun illegally while preacing anti gun mantras" aside, he knows damn well, from having been a criminal himself, that criminals by the very fact that they aren't concerned with obeying laws are not going to follow any new gun laws. In fact, I would also bet that the kid killed by the stay bullet that set him on his anti-gun crusade was killed in a gang related shootout where the firearms were not legally owned. He also has to know from his gang leader days that an unarmed citizen who won't violate the law is easy prey for an illegal gun toting criminal. :banghead:
     
  9. IllHunter

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    X-Felon?

    Is that like being "slightly" pregnant?:rolleyes:
     
  10. Robert J McElwain

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    I'm not a lawyer, but I suspect it has to do with who owns the house. The owner is probably presumed to be in possession of all its contents.

    Bob

     
  11. Zen21Tao

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    I bet it has to do with WHERE in the house the gun was found. A Gun found in kids room would be looked at as the son's gun but anywhere else in the house, especially in the dad's bedroom, would look like the gun belongs to the father. They also may have fingerprinted the gun to whose prints were last found on the gun.
     
  12. El Tejon

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    Right, it's called "constructive" possession. I get it a lot in dope cases.

    BFK, several ways to be an ex-felon: sentence modification, court of appeals or Supreme Court vacation of the conviction, PCR, pardon, inter alia.

    This story warms my heart.:)

    The spirit of Carl Rowan always lives inside the anti-civil rights movement.
     
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    Anyone remember a case like this a couple years back? One of the Million Mom organizers was arrested for taking shots at one of her son's gang buddies with a TEC-9.
     
  14. V4Vendetta

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    Anyone remember these incidents?

    Barbara Graham, speaker at the “Million Mom March” in 2000, was convicted of shooting and paralyzing for life a man she mistook as one who had killed her
    son.

    •In Fort Collins, a woman who opposes the right of self-defense struck a member
    of the Tyranny Response Team with a clipboard.

    •At a rally in Boulder early in 2000, Robert Howell, vice president of the anti-gun Boulder Bell Campaign, attacked Shariar Ghalam, bloodying his nose. (Ghalam was carrying a concealed handgun but never drew it, not believing his life was in danger.)

    •In the summer of 2000, supporters of the anti-gun Million Mom March stole
    supplies from the Second Amendment Sisters and vandalized SAS property.

    •Ari Armstrong, a pro-civil rights activist in Colorado, received threatening
    telephone calls allegedly from members of S.A.F.E (an anti-gun group) after Ari appeared on television promoting firearm freedoms.
     
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    The name of the center is "No Guns." It's a place where kids can gather, have a good time and feel relatively safe since no guns are allowed on the property. It is NOT a political movement to deprive anyone of their Second Amendment rights.

    So the guy screwed up when he was younger. So did David "Carbine" Williams, Alvin York and a lot of other people who turned their lives around. Who knows, maybe this guy is really doing something positive for his community. As for his having a gun, if I lived in that neighborhood I'd damned sure have one, felon or not. As the saying goes, "better to be judged by 12 than carried by six."
     
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    The thugs are always anti-gun. They have their guns and are willing to use them; they want you to not have that option.:)
     
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    How to find a gun

    The fastest way to find a gun is to turn an anti-gunner upside down and shake.

    Local anti-gun crusader got the boot from his last real job for striking a fellow employee. being out of a real job might be why he's running the anti-gun crusade. Wouldn't be the first, I've long been convinced Sarah Brady does her thing for the pay check.
     
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    Whatcha wanna bet this dood's "center" was the recipient of federal // state // local // charitable funds?

    Scam uncovered!
     
  19. Standing Wolf

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    Is is merely a coincidence that over 90% of convicted felons vote for representatives of the Democratic (sic) party?
     
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    "Dog" the world famous bounty hunter (undercover sleeze bag) came out with a strong anti-gun statement at the "Bounty Hunter convention" in Las Vagas about a week ago. Basically saying guns were not necessary in his profession - RIGHT!

    Interesting that his wife carries a gun on camera but as a felon he can only carry his fire extinguisher sized OC can. Gun envy??? I think so.
     
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    The "Dog" thing always makes me laugh. "Rough tough bounty hunter, doesn't need a gun." Yeah right. You think he'd still be going unarmed if he hasn't been busted?
     
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    As Attorney for the Defendant (miscreant), I plea Not Guilty. Furthermore, I will prove that the Police planted the evidence on my client. :p Uh, may I have my gun back please?
     
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    "is is merely a coincidence that over 90% of convicted felons vote for representatives of the Democratic (sic) party?"

    interesting. Felons can vote then, Standing wolf ? And where did you dig up this so very plausible statistic ?
     
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    ID restores full rights upon completion of a sentence for a felony conviction, according to thier statutes. Armed robbery & rape? No problem. Go ahead and vote, as long as your sentence was fully completed.
     
  25. Carl N. Brown

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    "No guns" . . . . anti-gang crusader

    Being anti-gun violence does not always mean being anti-gun.
    But they would be more credible if they billed themselves
    as anti-(criminal)violence and left guns out of their agenda,
    especially ownership by the lawabiding for non-criminal uses.
     
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