For John, BLUF: If you submitted this as a script to Hollywood it would be rejected as not believable. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the reason you can't trust Gun Control Nuts. They may just be covering for their nefarious activities involving gun smuggling.♠
From Reason Magazine we learn that California State Senator Leland Yee, "THE GUN-HATING CALIF. POL. ACCUSED OF HELPING SMUGGLE GUNS AGREES TO PLEA DEAL". The reporter is Mr Scott Shackford. Here is part of the story:
In March 2014, State Sen. Leland Yee, in the midst of a campaign for secretary of state, was arrested in part of a massive raid in the [FBI] [San Francisco] area, accused of political corruption and helping arrange illegal firearm deals on behalf of violent group in the Philippines.The Blogger for this item, Mr Ed Driscoll, is from California. He ends the post thusly.
That scandal was crazy enough, but adding fuel to the fire was the fact that Yee, a Democrat, was also an open supporter of tougher gun control laws and was a proponent of legislation in California to ban the sales of violent video games to children, a law that the Supreme Court subsequently struck down as unconstitutional. Yee was a critic of games like Grand Theft Auto, even though he apparently behaved in real life like one of its characters. He took political hypocrisy to brand new heights.
Today it all ends with a plea deal. He has agreed to plead guilty of one count of racketeering in federal court and faces the possibility of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Shackford describes Lee’s crimes as “the craziest political scandal to hit California in a while.” And that’s really saying something considering the wretched hive of scum and villainy that isI like the timely Star Wars reference.
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Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ In this case, into the United States, from the PI.