Anti-gun Senator Sells Illegal Guns to FBI Agent
Democrat State Senator Leland Yee was arrested for firearms import violations, wire fraud and political corruption. That is the tip of the iceberg in this FBI probe into gun running. Yee and former school board president Keith Jackson were the go-between for the undercover FBI agents and the gangster Raymond Chow. Keith Jackson and his son, Brandon Jackson, also sold bullet proof vests, and guns, and they offered stolen credit cards, cocaine and murder for hire.
You may remember California State Senator Yee from San Francisco. Yee was against civilian firearms before he was for them. He claimed that California citizens would be safer once rifles dating back a hundred years were outlawed and citizens were disarmed. Yee authored bills like SB 47, SB 108 and SB249 to regulate and eliminate magazine fed firearms in California.. well, except the guns Yee sold to undercover FBI agents, of course.
Yee sought publicity for his anti gun stance when he tweeted-
Leland Yee @LelandYee
Thank you @KamalaHarris for supporting #SB249. Together we will strengthen #CA assault weapon law & help protect public
Senator Yee often sounded like a used car salesman as he sold appearance rather than performance. To the public, Yee sold the flat black of a plastic rifle as being “a military style weapon”. Yee knew better. To the FBI buyer, Senator Yee was precise when he asked about and then guaranteed delivery of fully automatic weapons along with shoulder fired missiles.
Yee sold public safety to the news media while seeking to privately profit from public violence. Stated simply, Yee sought to disarm ordinary citizens while he funneled guns to the hands of criminals.
Senator Yee is not the first corrupt politician to profit from gun regulation. In fact, this scam dates back to the corrupt New York legislator Tim Sullivan in the early 1900s and continues with the Obama Administration’s Operation Fast and Furious in 2008. Yee’s activities were part of a long term plan for imbedded political corruption that rivals the famously corrupt organizations in Chicago and New York.
Senator Yee was termed out of office and was running for Secretary of State. The FBI agent told Yee that the agent’s family in New Jersey wanted to support Yee’s bid for Secretary of State, to which Yee responded, “I can be of help to you for 10 months or I can be of help to you for eight years. I think eight years is a lot better than 10 months.” Yee issued a prophetic press release when he started his run for Secretary of State. Yee said he will “expand access to the ballot box.” We didn’t know Senator Yee meant gun money would displace the votes of California citizens.
Senator Yee is to blame for these criminal actions, and so are others. Yee’s San Francisco district is deeply in debt. Gun control has failed over and over. Despite those facts, the news media will continue to champion big government and gun control. Corrupt politicians will continue to play the willing media like a musical instrument and tell them what they want to hear.
California citizens are guilty too. Too many California voters will continue to support corrupt politicians who make expensive promises using other people’s money. That is particularly true of Senator Yee’s district of San Francisco. California voters will soon forget that some of those political donations passed through criminal hands.
Yee is the third Democrat California legislator indicted in the last 18 months.