You cannot make this stuff up.
California State Sen. Leland Yee has been one of the most adament anti-gun politicians in California for a long while now. Yee was actually the lawmaker who proposed regulating 3D printers in order to cut down on 3D printed firearms.
Yesterday, it was announced Senator Yee is being indicted on… wait for it… arms trafficking.
Do as I say not as I do indeed.
According to the San Jose Mercury News,
Yee is charged with conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms, as well as six counts of scheming to defraud citizens of honest services. Each corruption count is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000, while the gun-trafficking count is punishable by up to five years and $250,000.
The charges are particularly shocking given that Yee has been among the state Senate’s most outspoken advocates both of gun control and of good-government initiatives.
“It seems like nobody knew this was coming, and everyone is astounded by the allegations,” said Corey Cook, director of the University of San Francisco’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. “I’m just astonished… Political corruption is one thing, but this is a whole other level.”