Lately it's been hard to determine whether there are more news stories about Democrats breaking the law or female teachers getting arrested for having sex with their students, but here's a story that stands out.
If you're a fan of the show "Sons of Anarchy" you know that the motorcycle club makes lots of money gun running in central California. It seems that California state senator Leeland Yee's story could have been scripted by the SoA script-writers.
An affidavit filed in federal court in San Francisco by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua said there was probable cause to believe that Yee had conducted various crimes, such as engaging in a conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and illegally import firearms.
Yet Yee, a prominent figure in California's Democratic legislative majority, had crusaded against guns and violent video games for years.
The criminal complaint revealed Wednesday stated that Yee sought donations in return for connecting an Italian gangster from New Jersey with an international arms dealer. The gangster was actually an undercover federal agent, the complaint said.
The complaint said Yee talked tough about having shady contacts who could obtain automatic weapons.
"Do I think we can make some money? I think we can make some money,” the state senator said, according to the complaint. “Do I think we can get the goods? I think we can get the goods."
Seems like a pretty good business plan to me, restrict the legal ownership of firearms so that the value of your illegal weapons goes sky high! Jacks would be proud.