More proof that when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Although in this case it’s a gun "outlawer" with the illegal weapons. Specifically, Democrat California State Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco who was also a candidate for California secretary of state until his unfortunate encounter with the FBI.
Yee is charged with “conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and to illegally importing firearms” in addition to another six counts of defrauding citizens of “honest services” — a term open to considerable interpretation when dealing with politicians.
Yee took part in meetings with local political consultant Keith Jackson, who evidently offered an almost unlimited range of services for his clients, including selling guns, ballistic vests, stolen credit cards, and cocaine; arranging murder-for-hire and distributing yard signs.
The San Jose Mercury News characterizes the arrest as “particularly shocking given that Yee has been among the state Senate's most outspoken advocates both of gun control and of good-government initiatives.” Although why political hypocrisy surprises a reporter is anyone’s guess.
When you have an entire movement built on lies and distortions to buttress the case for undermining the 2nd Amendment it’s only natural to attract men who traffic in lies and dishonesty.
Gun control fanatics brandish statistics that include suicide as gun violence, whereas deaths off the Golden Gate Bridge are never characterized as “bridge violence.” They also describe 19-year-old gang bangers as “children” when they are shot by other criminals or the police. So if you ask me, it’s no wonder Yee fit right in.
The senator’s downfall was taking bribes from undercover agents. Something he might have been able to avoid if he had taken his own gun control advice and conducted extensive background checks on his illicit buyers.
During the meetings Yee claimed to be “associated with a person who was an international arms dealer who was shipping large stockpiles of weapons into a foreign country.” He then took a down payment on a deal to sell up to $2.5 million worth of automatic weapons, or in gun control language: “assault weapons.”
The destination for the M-16 type rifles included locations in Florida and the Philippines, with Yee no doubt thinking that if Florida voters were foolish enough to elect a Republican governor then they deserve the mayhem he’s about to unleash.
Strangely enough, Yee’s desk mate in the legislature, Sen. Ronald Calderon, was also recently indicted by the feds causing me to wonder who was influencing whom?
During the next legislative session gun control advocates will have to find another sponsor for their legislation. As will the people that want to ban “violent video games.” That’s because Yee also supported that cause, too, until his starring role in "Grand Theft Legislature."
Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan. He is president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation and chairman of the League of American Voters. Mike is an in-demand speaker with Premiere. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.
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