March 3, 2017
Ex-Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee, gun control champion, heading to prison for weapons trafficking
The people who want to control the great unwashed always have a reason and usually it’s not as altruistic (is it ever?) as they want you to believe.
(From The Washington Post)
Yee also discussed buying weapons overseas and bringing them to the U.S. with two associates and an undercover agent. He accepted $6,800 and a list of arms for purchase in the Philippines.
The maneuvers were not only illegal, but also in stark contrast to what he had long purported to stand for.
Yee told CBS two years before he was arrested: “It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons. I mean that is just so crystal clear — there is no debate, no discussion.”
As a legislator, Yee supported strict gun control laws and was named to the Brady Campaign’s Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll.
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