Anti-NRA California Democrat Indicted on Gun Trafficking Charges

Recently released charges against California state Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) indicate that Americans may have a new model for hypocrisy and corruption and politics.

Once known in the Golden State as a savvy political operator and backroom dealer, Yee is now accused of associating with notorious felons and accepting campaign funding in exchange for favors, including the facilitation of international arms trades.

Included in the charges in the 100-page indictment against Yee is the allegation that the state senator consorted with an FBI agent who posed as an Italian mobster and helped him to set up a deal to smuggle everything from small arms to missile launchers out of the Philippines.

Yee’s close associate, the former president of San Francisco’s school board, is also named in the indictment and is accused of murder-for-hire.

As recently as the summer of 2012, Yee was a major sponsor of a strict gun control measure that would have increased restrictions on gun ownership in California, which are already among the toughest in the nation.

[h/t Conservative Intel]

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