California Democrat Gun Controller Charged With Gun Trafficking
"State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was charged Wednesday with conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms...Regulation increases the price they can charge.
In all, 26 people, including former school board president Keith Jackson, were indicted on charges related to an extensive crime ring...
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.
...The gun charges go against Yee's stand as a gun control advocate.
In 2006, Yee was named to the Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll by the Brady Campaign for his efforts that included co-authoring a first-in-the-nation bill to require new semiautomatic handguns be equipped with ballistics identification technology known as micro-stamping.
In 2013, he stood with law enforcement officials and then-Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to propose a bill that would regulate assault weapons."
UPDATE: More specifics here. Arming Muslim rebels in the Philippines? While trying to ban assault rifles in CA? That's a Democrat for you.