Skip to comments.BOOM! Anti-Gun Democrat Arrested for Trafficking Guns
Posted on 03/26/2014 8:45:55 PM PDT by Nachum
Senator Yee had made repeated attempts to outlaw popular semi-automatic rifles, and his most recent effort, SB 374, was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown last year. Yee had vowed to reintroduce the legislation again in 2014, but will likely be more concerned about finding a good defense lawyer instead.
The LA Times reported:
Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment against state Sen. Leland Yee in court Wednesday, accusing him of conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms.
In all, 26 people, including former school board president Keith Jackson, were indicted on charges related to an extensive crime ring headed by well-known Chinatown figure Raymond Chow, who was also arrested and charged Wednesday.
The indictment alleges Yee and Jackson defrauded citizens of honest services and were involved in a scheme to traffic firearms in exchange for thousands in campaign donations to the senator.
Federal prosecutors also allege Yee agreed to perform official acts in exchange for the money, including one instance in which he introduced a businessman to state legislators who had significant influence over pending medical marijuana legislation. In exchange, the businessman who was actually an undercover FBI agent agreed to donate thousands to Yees campaign fund, according to the indictment.
The indictment also describes an August 2013 exchange in which Jackson told an undercover officer that Yee had an arms trafficking contact. Jackson allegedly said Yee could facilitate a meeting for a donation.
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good for yee. not for thee.
In other words, he only wants his constituents in the gang and mafia to have weapons.
> good for yee. not for thee.
Too funny. You just can’t write this stuff. Almost every American with a working brain knows why they are coming for our guns. Take the guns and all the other constitutional protections will be removed as there’s nothing to stop them from using deadly force against a disarmed populace. The leftist idiots don’t have a clue what they’re in for if that happens. Their usefulness will expire and they’ll find out the hard way.
Yee acted to assist Islamic radicals transfer of shoulder fired missiles to domestic criminal groups (who knows exactly where they would end up?) Shoulder fired missiles. Do gangs use those? Or do terror groups? What do they use them on? Planes most likely.
So we have Yee acting to assist in weapons being transferred to groups here in the USA that could be used in a terrorist attack on the homeland.
Can you say Treason? Yes I think so.
He hates guns so much that he’s an illegal gun-dealer for criminals.
What a PERFECT example of why law-abiding Californians BADLY NEED guns —the strongest ones the cops (his servants) carry, preferably.
these guns likely would have been used to kill Californians, most likely young Californians. They should charge him with conspiracy to commit murder.
1996 —Operation Dragon Fire:
Couldn’t have happened to a more worthless pos...if there were true justice in this Nation, you would be tied to a pole and shot with the very weapons you were busy banning.
Instead, you’ll probably rot in prison at taxpayer expense for some years, you treasonous, backstabbing, lying, hypocritical anti-American sob.
I’m shocked I tell you, SHOCKED!
Do I really need to say I’m being sarcastic?
next I hope it will Diane Frankenstein. She is so very gun control yet she never said a darn word about a shipment arriving at the Oakland Port which contains, I believe 10,000 AK49s. This happened some years ago and not a peep from her. Now I wonder since she and hubby are involved with China. Perhaps there is a connection with Yee.
Here’s the complaint if anyone wants to read thru it
This is too rich.
Just got in and saw this... amazing. This guy isn’t just some anti-gun pol. Yee is a menace to every gun owner in California and the country. A Chinese born sworn enemy of the US constitution.
Calguns must be celebrating tonight.
Here is your ammo. I've posted this in several op/ed pieces on FR.
(And THAT means that if someone looses their life because you took away means of self defense, you are an enabler of murder. One of these sad days this is going to occur and I hope some politician(s) pay dearly.)
This is why Liberals are such huge supporters of “Gun Control” what they mean is they want criminals they associate with to continue to have firearms, its the rest of us they want disarmed
Originally Operation Dragon Fire involved a small number of AK-47's, but that number later expanded. The suppliers also promised grenades, Man Portable Anti-Aircraft Missiles (the PRC Parakeet model, I believe) and even light mortars.
Feinstein's husband was (and I believe is still) a legal rep of COSCO, the Chinese Oversease Shipping COrporation, which held a lease on a former US military base and port in Long Beach. It later turned out that a large number of the arms in question were stored there.
More and more important Chinese officials became ensnared, and US LEO's anticipated the arrival in the US of a Chinese General and perhaps even more important personnel.
The US Department of State became utterly panicked, and almost certainly tipped off the principals, the better to avoid a major US/China diplomatic imbrolgio.
This guy needs to be made the poster boy for Gun Control 24X7X365.
The hypocrisy is staggering.
I wonder if this is related (payback).
The lawmakers, Sens. Ted Lieu of Torrance, Carol Liu of La Canada Flintridge and Leland Yee of San Francisco, said they had heard from thousands of people expressing concerns about the amendment in the weeks after their votes. Many Asians told the lawmakers they worried that reinstating racial preferences in the UC and California State University admissions process would leave their children shut out of the college of their choice.
As lifelong advocates for the Asian American and other communities, we would never support a policy that we believed would negatively impact our children, the lawmakers said in their letter to Perez, dated March 11.
Just for the general FYI, this is the same putz who demanded and investigation into Sarah Palin’s speaking fees when she appeared at some California college campus.
Now, it appears he may be a putz and a mobster flunky. Swell.
Looks to be more to this than just standard political corruption.
It sounds like the boy had his own Fast and Furious gig going.
Typical leftist hypocrit trash. These are the ass clowns that want you to give up your rights and then they abuse every thing that they are against.
SF version of Ronald Zellman ..
"I'm shocked that there are citizens in this state with semi-automatic weapons"
"Here are is your share of money from the last missile and fully automatic gun shipments from China senator Yee!"
Government hates competition
The first incident was a shooting at the clubhouse of Morbids MC, on 26 January 1994 in Helsingborg, Sweden, but no one was injured or killed. In February 1994, there was a shoot-out between Hells Angels and Bandidos members in the same city, resulting in the death of Joakim Boman, a Hells Angels member. Just days later, an anti-tank rocket was fired at the Hells Angels clubhouse. On 22 June 1994, the president of Klan MC, an ally of the Bandidos in Finland, was shot dead by the Hells Angels and on 19 February 1995, the war reached Norway as a shoot-out in Oslo between the Hells Angels and Bandidos ended in one biker being wounded.
and in France
This doesn't mean France is not growing more violent. Its underworld is changing and expanding fast. Gangsters now use RPGs [rocket-propelled grenades] and bazookas to attack bank trucks, and military grade fully automatic weapons to kill their guards.This doesn't mean France is not growing more violent. Its underworld is changing and expanding fast.
The State Department consistently demonstrates that it is a clear and present danger to the Republic...
The tighter the restrictions, the more difficult to buy. The more difficult to buy, the higher the margins. Therefore, Senator Lee worked vigorously to tighten restrictions on firearms his supporters were importing.
Maybe Jax or the Irish were involved?
BUMP to your post!
How many of these A$$holes are DemocRATS?
After reading this article and the link here... CA dems are the most corrupt SOBs ever. TREASON!!!!!
Ho-Lee S*** Anti-Gun California Senator Arrested for Gun Trafficking
March 27 2014
by Dan Cannon
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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 Senates 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 Franciscos Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. Im just astonished Political corruption is one thing, but this is a whole other level.
When It Rains, It Pours: Office of New York Democratic Assemblyman Raided By Feds In Corruption Probe
What you won’t read in MSM is that this investigation began under the Bush administration. Holder would not have allowed this.
California senator, alleged mobsters netted in American Hustle-style FBI sting
Published March 27, 2014
Aug. 16, 2012: State Sen. LeLand Yee, D-San Francisco, right, being congratulated by Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, after approval of a youth offender program.AP
Call it American Hustle gone West. An elaborate FBI sting culminated this week after two undercover officers — who posed as East Coast Mafia members — helped take down 26 Californians, including an influential state senator with alleged ties to an Asian mob.
State Sen. Leland Yee, an outspoken Democrat who is a gun control and open government advocate, was arrested Wednesday on charges he conspired to traffic in firearms and traded favors in Sacramento for bribes. He was allegedly taking bribes from men who turned out to be FBI agents.
Yee, who is running for secretary of state and currently represents half of San Francisco, was being held on $500,000 bail after appearing handcuffed and shackled in federal court.
He was charged with six counts of depriving the public of honest services and one count of conspiracy to traffic in guns without a license. Hes also accused of trying to help an undercover agent obtain weapons from a Muslim rebel group.
Court documents say he was just one of more than two dozen people caught up in the five-year federal probe. Initially, agents were interested in going after Raymond Shrimp Boy Chow, a notorious gangster who ran a Chinese criminal organization with ties to Hong Kong.
ILLINOIS STATE RIFLE ASSOCIATION
March 27, 2014
ALERT - SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
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When it became inevitable that Illinois would finally enact concealed carry, leaders of the pro-self defense movement began preparing for the political and legislative backlash that was sure to follow. After all, the gun-grabbers had invested a lot of money and political capital into stalling Illinois’ efforts to become the 50th state permitting citizens to defend themselves. Oddly, some within the anti-self defense camp believed that, pass or fail, Illinois’ concealed carry efforts would be the catalyst needed to spark a nationwide repeal of concealed carry laws.
So here we are in late March and the anti-CCW barrage is well underway at the Illinois Capitol. Gun-grabbing legislators are tripping all over themselves to introduce legislation to eliminate advantages concealed carry gives the citizen over violent muggers, murderers, robbers and rapists. Once again, the gun-hating left has made its expectations abundantly clear. The gun-haters expect citizens to learn to live with and accept criminal behavior rather than expect criminals to conform to society’s norms.
Here is a taste of just some of the anti-self defense legislation introduced during this session of the Illinois General Assembly.
SB2669 - introduced by Sen. Don Harmon, this bill could change the law and only permit persons to carry defensive firearms where and when signs are displayed specifically stating that concealed carry was allowed. Thus, Sen. Harmon would force you to remain defenseless against criminals unless you could find a location where Harmon’s special sign was posted. A similar bill (HB4779) was introduced in the House by Rep. Emanuel Welch.
SB3559 - introduced by Sen. Kwame Raoul, this bill would prohibit concealed carry permit holders from having more than one firearm or more than 10 rounds of ammunition on their person. Of course, nothing in Raoul’s proposal limits how many guns or how much ammunition criminals may carry. Raoul is not shy about his dislike of firearm owners and SB3559 indicates just how little he cares about the well being of the good people of Illinois.
SB3561 and 3572 - introduced by veteran gun grabber Sen. Dan Kotowski, each of these two bills would have the state step in and direct churches and other houses of worship to prohibit concealed firearms on their property. Kotowski enthusiasm for destroying the 2nd Amendment is now bleeding over to the 1st Amendment as well.
HB4319 - introduced by gun-hater Rep. Scott Drury, this bill would prohibit members of the VFW or American Legion from carrying concealed firearms in their own Posts. Eliminating the right to self defense is a great way to honor our vets, right?
HB4517 - introduced by anti-gun Rep. Kenneth Dunkin, this bill would prohibit concealed carry in ALL restaurants. In effect, Dunkin’s bill would let criminals declare open season on restaurant-goers.
Each of the above proposals would seriously diminish the effectiveness of concealed carry - and that’s something that you should take very personally. Let’s face it, we’re talking about the safety of you and your family. The more the antigunners whittle away at the scope of concealed carry, the more dangerous the world becomes for the rest of us.
The fact of the matter is, legislators who promote an anti-self defense agenda are turning you and your family into sitting ducks for violent thuggery. Guys like Kwame Raoul, Dan Kotowski and Scott Drury pose as much of a threat to your family’s security as does the guy hiding in the shadows with a bludgeon in his hand. In effect, anti-self defense legislators like Raoul, Kotowski and Drury become accessories to whatever crimes you and your family are forced to endure.
Self preservation requires swift and decisive action. If the good citizens of Illinois are to maintain even a moderate degree of safety and security, then these anti-self defense proposals need to be defeated before they ever get to the floor for debate. These are the things you need to do, NOW, to help maintain the safety and security of you and your family:
1. Call your State Senator and State Representative, TODAY, and politely tell them to vote against he above listed proposals and any other such anti-self defense legislation that comes down the pike. Tell your elected officials that you do not want the scope of concealed carry diminished, taxed or further regulated. Make it clear that you believe that you have a right to defend yourself and your family from harm using the most effective means known - the defensive firearm. If you do not know who your senator or representative is, then click here: http://www.elections.il.gov/districtlocator/districtofficialsearchbyaddress.aspx
2. Pass this alert along to all your friends and family and tell them to contact their elected officials as well. Remind your friends and family that there are politicians out there who really don’t care what happens to them.
3. Post this alert to any and all Internet bulletin boards or blogs to which you belong.
4. Help us, help you by making a generous legislative donation here.
Posted Wed Mar 26 20:03:43 CST 2014
Is this the Chinese year of the rat?
No, but this guy is the Chinese 'Rat' of the year.
They do a “ripped from the headlines” character based on this a**hole!
I sure hope those guns he was running don’t have bayonet lugs or pistol grips or high-capacity mags. That would be wrong.
Sutter’s typing rewrites as we speak...
Yee had made repeated attempts to outlaw popular semi-automatic rifles, and his most recent effort, SB 374, was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown last year... 26 people, including former school board president Keith Jackson, were indicted on charges related to an extensive crime ring headed by well-known Chinatown figure Raymond Chow, who was also arrested and charged Wednesday.sidebars:
If guns are outlawed the mob takes over distribution of a many billion-dollar industry.
Of course criminals and democrats want gun control... they benefit financially.
Yee is anti-gun because that helps to keep his competition out of the weapons market, and that means more money for him and his cronies.