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Old March 26, 2014, 05:50 PM   #1
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California State Senator Leland Yee Indicted

CA State Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was indicted today, along with a known criminal associate Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, on a number of corruption and criminal charges to include..."trafficking in firearms."

To those unfamiliar (CA TFLers probably know the name well), Yee sponsored several anti-gun measures in CA, to include banning the "bullet button".

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-cou...-state-senator
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Old March 26, 2014, 06:04 PM   #2
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I was just reading about this. "Trafficking in firearms" is showing up on several news sites now. If this is true, I hope it turns into a useful talking point for California gun owners.
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Old March 26, 2014, 06:28 PM   #3
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All I can say is Karma !

If he is truly indicted for gun running I'll be so happy
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Old March 26, 2014, 07:16 PM   #4
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A fair portion of my state is "dry," meaning no alcoholic beverages can be sold. The running observation/joke is that whenever there is a local option election on whether to go wet, the preachers and bootleggers are on the same side trying to stop alcohol sales. Maybe Yee's alleged gun trafficking gave him a motive to stifle competition from legitimate dealers by pushing for restrictive gun laws.
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Old March 26, 2014, 07:17 PM   #5
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Old March 26, 2014, 08:08 PM   #6
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Yes, this opens up lots of "hopes" for us here in CA. I suppose they're unlikely to come to fruition, but if nothing else, we got a potential criminal off the streets, and in to Bubba's loving embrace
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Old March 26, 2014, 08:25 PM   #7
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"Trafficking in firearms" is showing up on several news sites now. If this is true, I hope it turns into a useful talking point for California gun owners.
Oh. Wow. The guys at Calguns should be rejoicing right about now. He once lashed out at them by name.

Yee was one of the most persistent, vocal, and extreme politicians on gun control in California.

That said, will this change the political landscape? I'm not sure. Let's remember that at least 16 of Bloomberg's pet mayors have gotten in legal trouble, some of which involved firearms. Yet it hasn't deterred him one bit.
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Old March 26, 2014, 09:06 PM   #8
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Just on the off chance that anyone is interested [/endsarcasm], the affidavit in support of criminal complaint can be found here.
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Old March 26, 2014, 09:08 PM   #9
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Apparently he was hooked up in a deal to get major arms (rocket launchers, full-auto) from Islamic terrorists in the Philippines. Some of it was going to end up in the US, the rest would be trans-shipped to North Africa - I guess that would be "Jihad Joe" types anywhere from Algeria to Egypt?

Oh man I hope those charges pan out. Mega-doses of karma going on here...
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Old March 26, 2014, 09:13 PM   #10
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Old March 26, 2014, 09:16 PM   #11
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Oh. Wow. The guys at Calguns should be rejoicing right about now. He once lashed out at them by name.
Yeah, kinda!
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Old March 26, 2014, 09:37 PM   #12
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CA State Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was indicted today, along with a known criminal associate Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, on a number of corruption and criminal charges to include..."trafficking in firearms."
I didn't know that shoulder fired missiles were "Firearms" At least that is what AP says in paragraph 4...link below.

AP Story

This ought to get interesting; I would like to know what evidence the FBI really has and I would REALLY like to be on that jury!
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Old March 26, 2014, 09:50 PM   #13
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Highlights from the indictment:

http://www.modernluxury.com/san-fran...ay-davis-shame

He was in bed with Islamic terrorists on two continents, Triads in California and elsewhere and (he thought) La Cosa Nostra (actually FBI, sad for him).



Seriously, this is a massive win for our side. Every single grabber politician should be asked which gang is paying them off to make us easy victims.
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Old March 27, 2014, 12:20 AM   #14
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[The agent] asked about shoulder fired automatic weapons. Senator Yee responded by saying the automatic weapons are the equivalent to the "M16" Automatic Service Weapon [...] [The agent] asked about the availability of shoulder fire missiles or rockets. Senator Yee responded 'I told him about the rockets and things like that.
Oh. Good. Heavens. Wow.

And yet, he didn't even want his own constituents to have bullet buttons. Or 3D printers. Or...well, you get the point.
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Old March 27, 2014, 12:23 AM   #15
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Seriously, this is a massive win for our side. Every single grabber politician should be asked which gang is paying them off to make us easy victims.
Not sure it is a win, or a massive win, for our side. As much as I wish we could ask every politician who supports gun control which gang is paying them, some actually believe it to be a just cause. If I had to guess, I would say it is a foot note right now.

What we need most is to tie this case and others to the anti movements. That is a stretch I know. We need to try to tie in all of the anti's to stuff like this so that they have no room to be against it anymore. Unfortunately I do not see anyone disowning Yee at this point.
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Old March 27, 2014, 12:31 AM   #16
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When Yee gets done singing like a canary there are are likely to be all kinds of skeletons falling out of closets, whether related to these charges or not. At this point his life, as he knows it, is over.

He has everything to gain and nothing to lose by spilling the goods on everyone he knows. I would not be surprised if plenty of folks are quaking in their boots right now. Birds of a feather, etc.
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Old March 27, 2014, 06:29 AM   #17
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Oh. Wow. The guys at Calguns should be rejoicing right about now. He once lashed out at them by name.
Got a link where I can read about this? I'm curious.
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Old March 27, 2014, 08:26 AM   #18
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Call it what you may -- kismet, karma -- the result will be that we will have this to throw in the faces of the anti-firearms crowd. Not that it will do much good as it hasn't in the past. He will join the long list of other anti-firearms hypocrites.
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Old March 27, 2014, 08:30 AM   #19
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Sorry, but I don't think much of anything will come of this.
I find it hard to believe that Holder and Co. will allow the prosecution of one of their own.

A plea to some petty misdemeanor, a slap on the wrist if anything at all.
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Old March 27, 2014, 09:21 AM   #20
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Got a link where I can read about this? I'm curious.
Here's a link to a discussion thread on the matter. He was literally the worst of the gun-grabber bunch in California.

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A plea to some petty misdemeanor, a slap on the wrist if anything at all.
I doubt it in this case. The charges are too serious and too wide-ranging.
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Old March 27, 2014, 09:45 AM   #21
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A plea to some petty misdemeanor, a slap on the wrist if anything at all.

I doubt it in this case. The charges are too serious and too wide-ranging.
Yeah, I have to agree with this. He did not make "an honest mistake" and fail to secure a handgun based on whatever crazy law CA has or forget a CCW permit at home. The guy is purportedly an international arms dealer selling automatic weapons and small artillery.
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Old March 27, 2014, 10:14 AM   #22
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Heck, I'm all the way over here in Arkansas, and even I knew what a gun-grabber Yee was, even before this!

Thanks, Tom.
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Old March 27, 2014, 10:31 AM   #23
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They just have not had time,..Make no doubt, It WILL get spun.
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Old March 27, 2014, 10:47 AM   #24
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Let's see…….. I can envision the Hero angle..
He was actually working a sting, to get these weapons out of circulation. That's the Ticket.. In all seriousness though, I have lost faith with This judicial system.
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Old March 27, 2014, 10:54 AM   #25
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Here is another link to an article on this topic:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014...ffic-firearms/
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