California Democrat Leland Yee: For Profit Gun Control (Allegedly)
Ah California, don’t ever change.
Meet DEMOCRAT state Senator Leland Yee.
In a stunning development that almost certainly torpedoes Yee’s quest for statewide office, the San Francisco Democrat wound up glum and disoriented in a federal courtroom Wednesday. The politician who introduced anti-gun-violence legislation is now charged with trafficking in firearms and public corruption in an FBI undercover operation that could land him in prison for years.
With scenes resembling the recent movie blockbuster “American Hustle,” Yee is depicted in a startling, 137-page FBI affidavit of repeatedly offering to broker illegal firearms sales in exchange for campaign contributions. He allegedly took part in dealmaking meetings with undercover agents, often arranged by San Francisco political consultant Keith Jackson, a close associate among two dozen figures charged in the case.
This makes sense when you think about it. If you’re a gun runner you don’t want there to be a lot of legal access to firearms. You’d want to eliminate as much competition as possible and create as much demand for your product, black market firearms, as you could.
Really, it’s just good business sense when you think about it.
Now that we see the connection between opposition to gun rights and serving as an arms dealer (allegedly) and given the Akin Rule, which holds that the idiocy of a single member of a party impugns all members of that party, we clearly need to investigate every gun grabbing Democrat out there for ties to gun running.