— Kristina Ribali (@KristinaRibali) March 27, 2014
that awkward moment a democrat gun control advocate is charges with arms dealing.. http://t.co/f68krcICdY
— Amy (@AmyOtto8) March 27, 2014
California Democrat state Sen. Leland Yee might be a worthy candidate for “hypocrite of the year,” if not decade.
First, the story from CBS News:
A 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.
Before he was arrested on those charges, Yee was all on board with Piers Morgan’s anti-gun push after Sandy Hook, as recounted by those who found and re-tweeted the words of a seriously hypocritical gun-grabber:
— DC Dude (@DCDude1776) March 27, 2014
— Adrian Lopez (@PaladinZilch) March 27, 2014
— An-Cap (@DanPowell80) March 27, 2014
Too damn funny: "@LelandYee: A year after Sandy Hook, let us recommit ourselves to working towards a safer society for all of us.”
— eyedoc11 (@EyeDoc11) March 27, 2014
Whoops RT @LelandYee: A year after Sandy Hook, let us recommit ourselves to working towards a safer society for all of us.
— O'Mav (@TheMaverick21) March 27, 2014
Just … wow!
Here are past tweets from Yee, who, as a redundant reminder, has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms:
— Leland Yee (@LelandYee) May 22, 2012
— Leland Yee (@LelandYee) August 3, 2012
— Leland Yee (@LelandYee) August 4, 2012
— Leland Yee (@LelandYee) August 29, 2012
This issue is complex & we cant stop all acts of gun violence, but we can provide reasonable safety laws for our kids. http://t.co/VhSrao76
— Leland Yee (@LelandYee) December 17, 2012
— Leland Yee (@LelandYee) December 19, 2012
4 weeks after Newtown I'm still shocked & prepared to take steps to stop gun violence, close assault weapon loopholes. http://t.co/JdnUSmn3
— Leland Yee (@LelandYee) January 14, 2013
My office is committed to find ways to keep the public safe from the new threat presented by 3D printable firearms http://t.co/kDxWSoWzxe
— Leland Yee (@LelandYee) May 7, 2013
A year after Sandy Hook, let us recommit ourselves to working towards a safer society for all of us.
— Leland Yee (@LelandYee) December 14, 2013
Possible moral of the story?
The lesson here is that we need the 2nd Amendment to protect ourselves from the likes of Senator @LelandYee (D-CA) and his customers.
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) March 27, 2014
Hypocrisy can be dangerous.