Anti-video-game California politician indicted for gun-running

California Senator Leland Yee has been indicted, along with 25 others, in an organized crime bust that includes charges of wire fraud and firearms trafficking, as well as accepting bribes for legislative action. Yee is best known for sponsoring legislation to limit the sale of "violent" video-games to minors, which federal courts declared unconstitutional and struck down. (via /.)

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  1. Also one of California's most vocal anti-gun politicians.

    Because when you decide that laws only apply to "the little people" you might as well go all-in.

  2. I'm sure it never would have happened if it were not for his secret addiction to video games. See, this is exactly what he was trying to protect the rest of the public from!

  3. From Wikipedia:

    Gun control
    Yee has been a vocal advocate for gun control. 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 May 2012, together with Senator Kevin de León, Senator Yee proposed legislation to ban any semi-auto rifle that had a "conversion kit" that makes the rifle a "fixed magazine rifle." SB 249 would ban conversion kits and rifles. According to his press release, "Absent this bill, California's assault weapon ban is significantly weakened. For the safety of the general public, we must close this loophole." Senator Yee is quoted as saying, "It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons. I mean that is just so crystal clear, there is no debate, no discussion.

    I guess if you can ban legal sales of certain kinds of guns it helps out your illegal gun business.

  4. He's also been stopped by police (though not charged) on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes. So basically he's got the whole "Grand Theft Auto" thing wrapped up now.

  5. So I suppose this is the Democrat equivalent of anti-gay Republicans who are secretly desperate for cock?

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