California Senator Leland Yee was charged on Wednesday with conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms, a pretty mental revelation considering he was a big campaigner against guns and violent video games.
He once said: “Gamers have got to just quiet down. Gamers have no credibility in this argument. This is all about their lust for violence and the industry’s lust or money. This is a billion dollar industry. This is all about their self-interest.”
Then presumably he went home, laughed maniacally like the evil genius that he is and sold a bunch of guns to violent criminals. What an insane little operation he had going on — campaigning against the horrors of guns in his public life and selling them in his private life. Such a wildly hypocritical and outrageous move that I think I actually kind of like this dude. He seems more like an awesome movie villain than a real person. Completely unacceptable but you’ve almost got to respect the sheer effrontery of trying to pull it off. Almost.