Ex-Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee, gun control champion, heading to prison for weapons trafficking
Unsurprisingly, a gun control advocate is found at the trough of graft, and corruption, hilariously it's the weapons trafficking trough. Evil men like Lee want to redact your human rights because it will make continuing their graft, and corruption easier, and safer. This is but another representation of the blue economic model failing.
More after the cut.
Hat tip: Instapundit
The article lists reasons we should see Lee as "respectable," before noting:
"The arrest swept Yee and his associate Keith Jackson, 51, up in charges alongside some of the city’s most notorious characters, notable among them Chinatown gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.
[The wild tale of ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow, notorious Chinatown ex-mobster and now alleged murderer]
It was one thing for the public to learn that Chow, a known convict, may have become embroiled in more objectionable schemes. But it was quite another to hear that Yee, a respected public figure who had supposedly distanced himself from San Francisco’s corrupt past, was being accused through the same undercover FBI investigation.
This Wednesday, Yee received a five-year prison sentence for accepting bribes and trafficking in arms.
After initially denying culpability, Yee pleaded guilty to the charges last summer."
Just an aside, there are no respectable progressive politicians. The core goals of progressivism are evil, the elimination of human rights, to free speech, free association, free practice of religion, free association, the right to keep and bear arms, and reduction of republicanism through autarchy. California has gone all in on this, and is paying the price.
Once these rights are lost they will require violent revolution to recover.
Elections loom, choose wisely.