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Anti-game state senator arrested on charges of gun trafficking

California State Senator, Leland Yee, who is known for his anti-video game and anti-gun agenda's has been arrested on gun trafficking charges.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Thu, Mar 27 2014 11:20 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

California State Senator, Leland Yee, has very openly voiced his opinions on violent video games and gun ownership in the past, and has led several campaigns to ban both from his home state, but it appears that Mr. Yee was about as big of a hypocrite as they come. This morning news has came in that Yee has been arrested in California on charges of corruption and firearms trafficking.

Anti-game state senator arrested on charges of gun trafficking | TweakTown.com

The State Senator was caught when he introduced an undercover FBI agent to an international arms-trafficking ring, and then asked for a kickback if the undercover agent made a deal with the traffickers. The FBI says that Yee even offered to source rocket launchers and assault rifles for the undercover agent through a Filipino source. Yee is best known for heavily criticizing games like Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, and Battlefield, but he also was one of the leading proponents of gun control laws in California. The irony here is that Yee's actions more than likely caused more violence to occur than video games ever have.

NEWS SOURCE:kitguru.net

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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