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Calif. State Senator, Gun Control Advocate Busted for Arms Trafficking

March 27, 2014  | 


Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee (Photo: Official Photo)
Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee (Photo: Official Photo)

California state senator who advocated gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker and told him how to get shoulder-fired automatic weapons and missiles from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.

The allegations against state Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint. The affidavit accuses Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms. He was arrested Wednesday and appeared later in federal court, where bail was set at $500,000, CBS News reports.

Yee discussed helping an undercover agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder-fired automatic weapons and missiles, and took him through the entire process of acquiring them from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines to bringing them to the United States, according to the affidavit by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua.

Comments (14)

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Troop @ 3/27/2014 1:37 PM

The 3rd Democrat in the Cali legislature to be arrested as of late.

Allen @ 3/27/2014 2:00 PM

it amazing to me how you cant find this on front page news

Retired NY Boss @ 3/27/2014 3:14 PM

Karma's a b!tch

Rick @ 3/27/2014 3:22 PM

Ah, the hypocrisy of the situation. He wants to make legal firearms owners into bad guys and he himself is attempting to make money by illegally selling firearms to the real bad guys.

David Wong @ 3/27/2014 3:36 PM

The mainstream media including the Los Angeles Times has given minimal coverage to this and the several other major crimes and arrests of Democratic officials. Probably because they are Democrats. The Times did not give any coverage at all to the fact that Yee believed he was helping terrorists obtain military-grade weapons, and that Yee knew he was committing treason and other major federal felonies. Certainly the Times and other mainstream media did not comment on the hypocrisy of his status as an anti-2nd Amendment politician. Someone like Yee deserves execution: since the CA Supreme Court cannot (after more than 10 years!) decide on a lethal injection protocol, we could use a simpler method. How about, in light of his crime, an RPG at 50 yards?

DEADMAN @ 3/27/2014 4:55 PM

I guess this guy was hanging around Eric Holder too too much,he didn't buy any of those firearms from Fast & Furious did he.I'm glad i don't live in California.

Joe @ 3/27/2014 5:16 PM

Jesus Christ talk about the FOX guarding the Hen house more like wolves &..this is who is in charge --gee wonder how many CHINESE in USA MILITARY contractors have working in all key positions of Engineering , and secret documentation ..please look into that ???? Same forms that ask if you are FOREIGN citizen and associated with communism, fascism or terrorism...put a check mark and they put you at the front of the line huh?

Mike @ 3/27/2014 9:02 PM

It isn't so much that he is a Gun Control Advocate, he is just trying to eliminate competition.
Damn pesky legal gun owners....

Capt. Crunch @ 3/27/2014 11:12 PM

This sneaky POS( Yee) should get live in prison. I hope he becomes Buba's girlfriend. This guy is a disgrace to the human race.

Capt. Crunch @ 3/27/2014 11:12 PM

This sneaky POS( Yee) should get live in prison. I hope he becomes Buba's girlfriend. This guy is a disgrace to the human race.

Ima Leprechaun @ 3/28/2014 6:23 AM

From my cold dead hands...oops!

Pup @ 3/28/2014 8:38 AM

@ Joe = I agree with you 100% and the problem will just get worst.

kevcopaz @ 3/28/2014 5:36 PM

Typical, this has not hit the majority of the "NEWS" Media, the liberals don't want this to get out, that one of their own was willing to set up a possible terrorist act on US soil (missile to down an aircraft?) for campaign funding!. He probably would have been the first one on the media yelling about the need to control "these military type assault weapons" if that had been used in a violent act. What a P.O.S. and I hope he goes to prison for life!. More likely he will be appointed to the Justice Dept. in charge of anti gun activity by the Obama administration.

NJmotorcop @ 3/30/2014 5:34 PM

Another treasonous POS - just another typical CA socialist democrat. I'll be amazed if that POS Feinstein isn't involved!

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