The July 4th Knucklehead Marathon Part Three
Our third winner today is Hector Marroquin. He gets the award for the following.
The founder of an antiviolence group called No Guns pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal weapons charges.A founder of a non-violence group called 'No Guns arrested for selling a machine gun. Who says the news isn't funny?
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.
If irony was sole basis for the Knucklehead of the year, Mr. Marroquin and this Japanese Professor would be certain finalists. We'll have to wait till December and see if they make it, in the meantime I make Hector Marroquin today's third Knucklehead of the Day.
Linked to- Blue Star, Maggie, Outside the Beltway, Perri Nelson,