Yet another "this is pitiful" moment
A few years back, Los Angeles gave 1.5 million in grants to a group known as "No Guns."
ATF just arrested its founder for sale of a machine gun, two silencers, and other toys.
Note to LA government: be cautious about trusting a million bucks to a guy who goes by "Big Weasel."
UPDATE: LA Weekly has more detail. He already had one gun charge against him, his son, "Little Weasel," had been indicted for robbery, and his daughter's boyfriend, present in the house when he was arrested, fled but was caught and is charged with felon-in-possession. Oh, and he and relatives were making $200,000 a year each off Los Angeles.
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Posted by: Bill at June 2, 2007 05:40 AM
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Posted by: DJ at June 2, 2007 06:01 AM
Isn't this the same guy who has a daughter or son who was arrested in connection with a brutal gang slaying?
Posted by: Fred at June 2, 2007 06:07 AM
My take on it is that the guy is just a very smart business man. I mean, if you're an illegal gun runner, then gun control is good for business. Getting 1.5 million from the fools who run LA is just icing on the cake.
Posted by: Sebastian at June 2, 2007 09:12 AM
Try this link...
Posted by: KRL at June 2, 2007 09:25 AM
This has been going on since the sixties: Gangster pretends to reform, poses as community activist, solicits government funds for "education" or "anti-gang outreach". Officials are taken in, embrace gangster, give him lots of cash. Gangster uses funds to enrich self, relatives, and the gang. In the meantime, ordinary citizens and police point out why this person should be viewed with suspicion, but to little effect because elected officials and journalists always want to believe and refuse to learn better.
Posted by: pst314 at June 2, 2007 09:53 AM
When the mayor of LA is a gangster himself, it's no surprise that he pads the nest of his pals. Happens all the time.
Posted by: Jorge at June 2, 2007 12:41 PM
This guy was given the money by those in power as a pay off to stop gun and gang violince. the money was to be used for a gun turn in program.
Big Weasel spent alot of it as opperating
cost, he also would by guns from rival gangs and
turn them in as buy backs, his gang was still armed. and he probley kept and or sold the good ones. One word to all you passive people out there: HIDE, if its not a gun it will be something else.
Posted by: Maxgun-56 at January 17, 2008 10:57 AM