Pro-gun control Democratic state senator arrested for conspiring to traffic firearms

In the irony of ironies, California state Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) – one of the state’s strongest gun control advocates – was arrested Wednesday on charges that include conspiracy to illegally traffic firearms.

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“We told you about this legislator. He is a Democrat and, for some reason, people are forgetting to mention that in the story,” Pat joked on radio this morning. And he, of course, is a big antigun guy.”

“Big Democrat. Big on these causes. A little minor hiccup in that story today,” Stu added. “He is indicted in a startling 137-page FBI affidavit of repeatedly offering to broker illegal firearms sales in exchange for campaign contributions.”

According to TheBlaze:

A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.

The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint. The affidavit accuses Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms. He was arrested Wednesday.

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Yee discussed helping the agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder fired automatic weapons and missiles, and took him through the entire process of acquiring them from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines to bringing them to the United States, according to the affidavit by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua.

“Why would a guy who is so antigun be peddling guns for money,” Pat quipped. “It’s almost hypocrisy. [But] he’s a Democrat. It can’t be hypocrisy.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • Anonymous

    The liberal elites aren’t totally against arms. They just don’t want the useful idiots to own them. Less they become enlightened and a threat to their schemes.

  • Deckard426

    It’s the same old crap from Liberals, they decry everything they do themselves. Obama says fences and security don’t work on the border, but the the White House is surrounded by forty-seven fences, road blocks, tank traps, missile launchers, machine guns, and drunken secret service agents. Remember, “If you like your gun, you can keep your gun.”

  • Anonymous

    You have it wrong. The useful idiots are the liberal politicians. How much you want to bet this jack@ss gets off and will be re-elected

  • Anonymous

    I don’t deny that they are also tools. It’s useful idiots from the top down.
    As to the second part; anything is possible in California.

  • Anonymous

    I stand corrected…I forgot, it’s all liberals that are useful idiots. If the basic liberal were given a gun either they wouldn’t know what to do with it or else throw it down and run away crying

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Why does this sound like fast and furious all over again?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pYDpzME9H0

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    That is a liberal for you they claim guns kill people and should be banned at the same time selling guns to criminals and you liberals claim the problem is us. Please!

  • 67namvet

    It’s all about power. An armed populace threatens power.

  • Fat Lip

    Those darn politicians they are such honest liars .

  • Anonymous

    The Democrats are well aware of what they are doing. If they ban guns, they create a black market and therefore a criminal enterprise that they can profit through. Plus, they can create a defenseless population. Good job KKKalifornia, keep voting in those extreme left wing nutjobs.

  • Anonymous

    He, Leland Yee, (he, he) came from China at age three. He is one of the leading sponsors of Anti-second Amendment legislation in Kalifornia, along with another crooked politician named Perz, as well as Darrell Steinberg, who I suspect is as crooked as a d*ck on a dog. Now that Yee has been outed (or should I say received his just rewards) lets investigate the other two, and throw in the Kalifornia Govenor as well, Moon Beam Brown.
    It seems that Dianne Feinstein’s husband’s construction company received one of the first contracts for Moon Beam’s proposed “high speed train” AFTER her husband provided a MAXIMUM political campaign contribution to Moon Beam’s re-election campaign. Can you smell that smell of collusion and illegal campaign contributions. (sounds more like bribery)
    Yee (he,he) is the 3rd California Democratic politician to face felony charges in the past several months. (It must be something in the water in Sacramento.)
    I read a joke today attributed to Clint Eastwood, referring to taking away YOUR guns to keep them out of the hands of criminals is akin to YOU getting casterated to limit the number of kids your neighbors have!!!
    Apparently the California Democratic party is following the suit of the Obama administration as the most transparent ever~~NOT.
    Glad to hear of Yee’s (he, he,) arrest and I hope he gets a life in prison term, as
    almost any other American citizen would.

  • Anonymous

    Could it be that Senator Yee, Democrat, is trying to disarm the people of California while helping bring hundreds of guns in to arm the thugs and murderers that are his real allies? Is he protecting the criminals from being shot by the law abiding citizens while making sure at the same time that the criminals will outgun any police officer who comes up against them? Democrats are the enemies of the people of America and just as corrupt as in the days of Bull Conner, also a Democrat.

  • joel

    all i can say is that everyone should have guns and PLENTY of ammo…. that’s not crazy talk. That’s LOGIC

  • landofaahs

    Typical democrat. Gun control to democrats means “They want to control the guns”. Besides how can you make money gun running if they are already legal?

  • smokehill

    Keep in mind that the Sullivan Act, New York City’s original (and still in effect) gun control law, was passed by the hyper-corrupt Tammany Hall, the Democrat political machine that OWNED New York politics.

    Since Tammany Democrats were getting kickbacks from the criminal gangs the preyed on the NYC docks, when private citizens in that area began carrying firearms and fighting back against the thugs who preyed on them each payday, the Tammany Democrats effectively banned handguns for the average citizens — though the local ward bosses & their criminal gangs had little trouble obtaining the permits always denied to regular citizens.

    Democrats never change. They have ALWAYS been the pro-criminal party.

  • johnboy

    they want total control. take away any thing or one that can offer resistance and they have won. take away guns they don’t have to worry about a civil war from within. take any ammo and the guns are useless. I don’t know how remember the 747 that was shot down over Russia a number of years ago, or the plane that went down in 96 [if memory is working] in upper north east NY, or the private plane that went down in NH in 98 ??? well what did they all have in common??? they all had a congress person or a senator on board who were asking and pushing real hard for an audit on the Federal Reserve. that’s the way these boys work. like a gentleman that I know who was a secret opperative for one of the three letter agencies verified this, and it’s like he said, a human life means absolutely nothing to them. nuff said

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  • Anonymous

    Yes, Tammany Hall was on my mind also. Seems we have Tammany Halls running the country.

  • landofaahs

    Ratta tat tat, another deceitful democrat. But of course you “automatically” knew that.

  • Joe

    There is a black market, and plenty of people want unregistered guns so that way the day that the government “comes knocking” they can say they’re “prepared”. Also most democrats only want regulation of weapons which makes sense. We wouldn’t want criminals with a history of violence/aggression or persons with mental disorders owning weapons that kill people. But then again, that just makes to much sense.

  • Anonymous

    Back in the 1980s there was a columnist from Washington DC. He was particularly known for his anti-gun stance.

    One evening he came home and discovered some kids swimming in his pool. What was his reaction?

    He went inside and got his illegally owned handgun and shot at them (it was given to him by his former FBI son) Fortunately he missed.

    So a guy who is rabidly antigun, not only unlawfully owns a handgun in DC, he employed in an unlawful manner.

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  • 7tom7

    Question is obama conducting a war from within to weaken and bring down our great country ???? Trying give our right to bare arms to the U.N, restrict our energy supplies so we and the free world be more dependent on Russia, Muslim world and China is grabbing all energy resource too !! Our President is also weaking our country by running up immese debt so when Russai and China wage a economic war we be at their mercy ! The placing Muslim brotherhood radicals by obama in keys positions of our government agencies is another one !! Now that the internet is protected by our constitution he want to hand it over to global control where most countries hates the west and U.S to silence our freedom of speech by foreign means just like he wants U.N to be incharge of enforcing their guns laws in the U.S getting around our congress and constitution . To me obama giving up our nation soveignty without a whimper because he want to bring down the U.S and the free world impeach this traitior to our country as we know it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hank Neigel

    What about that other clown that is high up in the administration that authorized the shipment of guns into Mexico a couple of years ago?. We do not hear anything about him anymore. Damn CRIMINALS!!!!!!!.