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Big Weasel in big trouble?

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.

It’s wasn’t a one-time offer, either. Apparently, he sold illegal weapons to ATF agents on at least three separate occasions. The irony is so delicious you could eat it.

At Sister Toldjah, we see a link to another story on Big Weasel that reveals No Guns received $1.5 million from the city of Los Angeles for its efforts.

Mark Steyn adds: If you outlaw guns, only anti-gun groups will have guns. Also noted on Wizbang.

(via Instapundit)


  1. We had a guy fired last week. His offense, he had a hunting bow laying forgotten in the bed of his pickup. You can’t have one of those on a military base. Too dangerous. Never mind the fact we live in a POST 9/11 world. Never mind the fact that a known terrorist organization was targeting Fort Dix this month. Never mind the fact a nut job drove onto this base just last week, was arrested then bailed out of jail by his girl friend who he subsequently paid back by killing her before doing society a favor and offing himself. And, of course, the person who was fired is irreplaceable. He was the best software guru we had. Now if he was incompetent, we couldn’t get rid of him for love or money, but if he leaves a hunting bow in the back of his truck he’s fired. Gee, don’t I feel safe now?

  2. Shipmates, What Dfens said… We’ve got too many ‘Barney Fife’s’ in this world, and not enough Andy’s to keep things sane. I remember, back in the real world, before the socialist’s and their jack-booted attorneys took over, being able to park my pick up in the high school parking lot, with a 30-30 in the rear window rack. You would see dozens of similar vehicles in the same lot, and no one thought anything about it. We need a Federal Law that supports the 2nd Ammendment by stating plainly that any citizen may openly carry any firearm, anytime, anywhere, for any reason, and that the right to own and carry is inviolable. Respects,

  3. Hell yeah, my high school was like Tim’s. If anyone tried to go Columbine during hunting season, they’d be swiss cheese within 5 minutes. They wouldn’t have any damn .22 cal holes in them either. They’d all be .30 and up. We could leave straight from school and be in the woods in 20 minutes. What has happened to this country? What’s up with Bush? He could allow guns on military bases tomorrow if he ever did anything but pay lip service to the principles he ran on. There’s no Congressional vote required. All we need is a president who has a pair.

  4. Heck, I got no problems with the Boyz in the Hood having all the weapons they want. That is as long as they only use them on each other!

  5. I found out today that the bow – the ‘dangerous weapon’ my buddy got fired for having in the bed of his truck – didn’t even work. The guy’s brother threw it back there so he could maybe fix and use it at some point in the future. It’s a society that’s gone round the bend.