That horrific church massacre wasn’t the only shooting attack to occur in Texas this week, though it’s the only one on which the liberal mainstream media will focus.
The other shooting took place Saturday when an inebriated man opened fire on a stretch of highway, wounding at least four people, including a 7-year-old girl who remains in critical condition.
But the reason the mainstream media has all but ignored this shooting, despite the fact that it would add fuel to the gun control argument, is the identify of the shooter.
Turns out he’s an illegal immigrant.
Late Sunday night Rolando Martinez, 25, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a 2nd-degree felony.
Officials arrested Martinez at a home on municipal traffic warrants Saturday. When they questioned him, he told them he had been drinking at the Nocturno Nightclub and didn’t remember much from that night but he did remember waking up in a grassy median near the freeway, according to the affidavit.
KXAN spoke with one of Martinez’s sisters and learned he’s the oldest of six siblings. She described him happy, calm and was shocked to hear the news. The family hasn’t had the chance to speak with him and tearing up, she said she’s “not sure what went wrong that night.”
Martinez’s bond is set at $1 million. According to Travis County Jail records, he has an Immigration and Naturalization Service detainer on him.
That last bit about Martinez being in the country illegally was buried at the very end of the report.
Furthermore, not mention was made at all regarding the fact that as an illegal immigrant, Martinez could not have bought guns legally, but somehow still had plenty to carry out such a heinous crime.
The point, of course, is that criminals don’t obey the law, so stricter gun control is going to do very little to stop those determined to carry out violence crimes