The case of Rolando Martinez seems like an ideal scenario that gun control advocates would use to push their agenda. A crazed man with an “AR-style” rifle allegedly terrorized over a dozen people in Austin, Texas, shooting at several and hitting four. One of the victims, a 7 year-old-girl, is in critical condition.
Here are the details:
Late Sunday night Rolando Martinez, 25, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a 2nd-degree felony. Four people including a 7-year-old girl were hit. The child remains in critical condition as of Saturday evening.
Austin police say the shooting began about 2 a.m. Saturday and ended around 3:15 a.m. Calls to 911 came in from multiple places along I-35, stretching from south Austin at Stassney Lane up to Wells Branch Parkway.
“We have a lot of crime scenes. We have several people that were injured in this,” said Austin Police Assistant Chief Joseph Chacon on Saturday.
What followed this report was a timeline that depicted hours of terrorizing incidents allegedly perpetrated by Martinez. At one point, he allegedly followed a woman and her 4-year-old in his car, ramming hers when she stopped at a light, then pointing his gun at her.
It isn’t until you get to the very last sentence of the article that we see why liberals aren’t jumping all over this story.
Martinez’s bond is set at $1 million. According to Travis County Jail records, he has an Immigration and Naturalization Service detainer on him.
Talk about burying the lede.
Gun control advocates have their own no-go zone. If an “AR-style” rifle is used to shoot people, including a child, there must be a rapid and emotion-driven cry for gun control… unless the crime is perpetrated by an illegal immigrant. In that case, mum’s the word.