Leland Yee: An Anti-Gun Democrat Jihadists Can Love

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book, Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In, is now available.


sf-aa649_leland_g_20101208173843_0California State Senator Leland Yee is the very model of a modern public servant.

Yee, a Democrat, has amassed a well-deserved reputation as an anti-gun crusader: shortly after Adam Lanza’s murderous rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, Yee helped spearhead one of the toughest gun laws in the entire nation, banning the “bullet button” that allows shooters to change magazines on assault weapons quickly and easily. California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed this ban, but Yee remained committed to getting it enshrined in California law. So intent was Yee that Americans should not have various kinds of lethal weapons that he took it upon himself to hook up with international arms traffickers and an Islamic jihad group, in order to sell them millions of dollars’ worth of automatic weapons and missiles and thereby empty the U.S. of this lethal materiel.

Now that’s the kind of selfless willingness to put the public interest first that is so rare in American politicians today. This anti-gun public servant asked an FBI agent whom he thought was an international arms trafficker to give him a shopping list of weapons he wanted in exchange for $2,000,000 in cash, which was apparently to go to Yee’s campaign for California Secretary of State.

And why not? How urgently California needs Leland Yee! How many other anti-gun officials would be willing to take it upon themselves to rid their state of guns, by facilitating their shipment out of the country altogether? This wasn’t just a token gesture: Yee recounted that he told the undercover agent that some heavy weaponry was available: “I told him about the rockets and things like that.”

Yee was determined to make it happen. According to the agent’s affidavit, Yee’s fundraising chief asked for a donation to Yee’s campaign, in exchange for which he promised that Yee would “facilitate a meeting” between an arms dealer and the supposed arms trafficker, so that the trafficker could “purchase a large number of weapons to be imported through the Port of Newark, New Jersey.” At a meeting during these negotiations, Yee “discussed certain details of the specific types of weapons [the agent] was interested in buying and importing.”

Yee boasted that he had “an unidentified Filipino associate who was supplying ‘heavy’ weapons to rebel groups in the Philippines.” The Senator explained that “Mindanao was largely populated by Muslim rebel groups who were fighting the federal government. Yee continued by saying the Muslim rebels had no problem ‘kidnapping individuals, killing individuals, and extorting them for ransom.” When the undercover agent asked him which Muslim organization he meant, Yee answered: “M.I.L.F.”

That’s the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Islamic group in that wants to establish an Islamic state in the southern Philippines, and to that end last September took over four Christian towns, terrorizing the residents and murdering six, wounding 24, and murdered six more people in a restaurant bombing last summer. The MILF has been waging jihad against the Philippine government for years, and Filipino authorities appear to be weary of the whole mess and ready to give the jihadis what they want, up to and including an autonomous region in which they can impose Sharia. However, taking a cue from the “Palestinians,” the MILF keeps ratcheting up its demands, stymieing peace talks and keeping the central government on the defensive.

This is the group that Leland Yee apparently wanted to arm. Automatic weapons are in his view apparently no good on the streets of South Central LA, but just fine in the jungles of Mindanao in the cause of Islam. This doesn’t mean, of course, that Leland Yee is a true believer in jihad, or a Muslim at all. There is no indication whatsoever that he is.

He is just another corrupt pol who wanted to make a buck. And in this age when Islamic jihadists and supremacists are awash with cash, the temptation can be too much for corrupt and short-sighted Infidels.

Yee, according to the agent’s affidavit, “stated he was unhappy with his life and said, ‘There is a part of me that wants to be like you [...] Just be a free agent out there.’ Senator Yee told [the agent] that he wanted to hide out in the Philippines.” 

Yet had he realized this dream and gotten to the Philippines, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front would not have spared Yee himself, even if this deal had gone through. If he had then proved useful to their Islamic cause as a hostage or a dead body, that would have been it for him, despite his services to them. Such is the fate of all those who cooperate with Islamic supremacists and jihadists.

But some Infidels never learn. As the story of the selfless public servant Leland Yee proves yet again, there will always be some who put their narrow self-interest above their nation and their people. And always some Islamic jihadists willing to make the deal, and buy from them the scimitar they will ultimately use to behead them.

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  • truebearing

    The first thing that comes to mind is “what a hypocrite” but hypocisy is just a manifestation of a greater problem. Yee is a sociopath, like so many Democrats who will do or say anything for power. If human lives are lost as a result of their schemes for power, too bad. They rationalize their cold indifference with the evil leftist mantra, the ends justifies the means.

    Yee is no more a crook than Holder, Obama, or Reid. The only difference is that the FBI doesn’t go after them.

    • Drakken

      Yee is no different than the leadership in China, the end to these folks always justify the means and corruption is a way of life.

      • MLCBLOG

        This is precisely what is so shocking to me.

        I bet Yee doesn’t see anything wrong in what he did.

  • Hass

    So is this POS in gaol?

    • Drakken

      Gday Mate! The Chin is out on bail.

      • Hass

        Haha! Thanks bloke.

  • notme123

    sounds a little like fast & furious

    • fiddler

      My thought exactly. But hey that’s “old news” with Eric Holder. Chris Matthews would chide you for “harping on it”.

  • Tish

    Operation American Spring.. If this angers you.. join your fellow Americans in DC on 16 May 2014.. the left is counting on do nothing lazy Americans .. Prove them wrong.. show up and support the removal of the scum who is decimating our military,, before its to late

  • Loupdegarre

    The left has been built on laundered drug money starting in the 60′s. I guess they figured gun running was the natural next step to fund their take down of America.

  • Lanna

    Well this case takes the cake…This guy was involved with so many gun operations, these so-called anti-gun advocates want to control the guns and take away the rights of the honest law abiding citizens. Just look at the Democrats who were for Gun control, and pulled off assasinations: In 1865 a Democrat, John Wilkes Booth, shot Abraham Lincoln, Garfield was shot in 1881, A radical left winger, Lee H.Oswald shot JFK, along with the kook that shot Ronald Reagan, Jarred Lee Loughner shot Gabby Giffords and 6 others in Arizona, James Holmes went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people. Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people in a school in Newtown, Ct. In 2003 Douglas Williams a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin Plant. James Hubert, shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant. Clearly its more Democrats, or left wingers who have records of violence and instability with guns. Looks like Uncle Leland shouldn’t be anybody’s Uncle.

  • ColoursFed

    I do not believe this, were it true, he would have been killed by now?

  • nimbii

    This guy is a Steven Segal movie villian. This story has it all. I wonder what effects it will have on gun control legislation?

  • ColoursFed

    Gun control in Great Britain, not for Roman Catholics and Muslims!

  • Cosmo

    The only thing I would like to point out about this article is the use of the term “Automatic Weapon”. The common citizen cannot own an automatic weapon. You have to have a special firearms license to own one. They can own “Semi-Automatic Weapons”. There is a big difference between these. The semi-auto you have to pull the trigger each time you want it to fire. The automatic will shoot as long as you hold the trigger down and have ammunition in the magazine. They are after the “Semi-Automatic”. Other than this the article is great. It never ceases to amaze me how the “libtards” will justify anything to get their way.

    • T800

      NOT a “firearms license”,you have to pay the $200 NFA tax and receive the Tax Stamp for each particular firearm.
      get it right.

      also,you have to be fingerprinted,background checked,and get approval from a local law enforcement official. Plus you can’t live in Illinois,NY,or the other states that don’t allow ownership of NFA weapons.

      • politicstick

        You also surrender your 4th amendment rights and agree to warrantless searches at the whim of the government.

        • MLCBLOG

          Oy veh!!

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            And yet, there is a gun store in Fort Smith, Arkansas, that specializes in obtaining and selling fully-automatic weapons to members of the Klan (who are universally Democrats). Sometimes, there are warrantless searches on their homes and businesses. But since they are legal, in the eyes of the law …

            One of them owns an MG42 on an Austrian mount. One thousand rounds per minute. The man is a bank president …

      • Cosmo

        I was using the “KISS” process. I’ve got it basically right, just didn’t want to write a dissertation. All of the points brought out below I left out for this very same reason. So thanks to all of you for filling in the blanks.

  • sundance69

    I just love a good story about a Democrat hypocrite, this has made my weekend…
    Wonder if Diane Feinstein wanted in on the deal……..

    • wtf0804hydroponics

      It made a good birthday gift for me on Wed when they busted him for

      gun smuggling.

    • mikeh420

      Both Diane and her husband.

  • CaoMoo

    A Muslim terrorist group called MILF God you can’t make this stuff up. It’s so perfect.

    • mikeh420

      Muslims I’d Love to Frag.

    • Shane

      This is the problem with Muslims in the West, they put loyalty to Islam before loyalty to their country.

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    It was obvious from the Sandy Hook massacre that liberals would seize on the gun control issue, for national and local mourning was intense. I wrote about varied responses to that event here: http://clarespark.com/2012/12/15/sandy-hook-massacre-and-the-problem-of-evil/. Neglected was the broken mental health system. “The Sandy Hook massacre and the problem of evil.”

  • Gee

    Since this person is willing to arm terrorists to murder Filipino citizens, maybe the Philippines will want to try him. That would be justice

  • DinaRehn

    This case highlights a point that those on the national socialist left doesn’t want to acknowledge.

    That is the myth that gun grabbers hate guns – THEY DON’T – they just hate that guns are in the hands of private citizens to which they disagree politically.

    Make no mistake – they LOVE guns in their hands and those of their body guards and their militarized policed departments

    They just don’t like them in the hand of those they deem to be unworthy of freedom.

    Truth be told, they don’t really seem to care about guns in the hands of the private criminal element – because if they did, they would take steps to do something about it.

    But it’s tough enforcing laws against the lawless, so they don’t bother.

    And consider that were the gun grabbers to find a genie who could grant them one wish, it would not be instantly taking guns from Criminals. Because were that to happen, crime would be drastically reduced and all their bleating about ‘gun violence’ would evaporate because gun violence would also disappear.

    No, they want the innocent to be deprived of their Commonsense Civil Right of Armed Self-Defense because defenseless people empower those on the national socialist left, and it’s a lot easier to implement Che Guevara’s ‘pedagogy of the wall’ when the people can’t shoot back.

    • mikeh420

      What this filth also doesn’t like, is arms in the hands of people who would stand against them to defend ourselves. Just like most cops, they can’t abuse and kill you if you are armed.

      • DinaRehn

        Yes, those on the national socialist left don’t want you interfere with their ‘spreading the wealth around’.

  • kevinstroup

    IF the GOP is smart they will beat this like a drum. But, as with Operation Fast and Furious, they will forever be, too little, too late. Why is that?

    • Mark O’Connor

      The Dems will just deny it claiming it’s just another conservative conspirisy theory/witch hunt to divert the public’s attention from the “success” of Obama care.

  • Randy Townsend

    I live in KA. I assure you that, no matter how many Dims are charged with corruption, the voters will never remove them from the majority. This state is lost. Wake up, America – it’s what is in store for you.

  • Myrtle Linder

    We are arming all enemy countries against “AMERICA AND HER PEOPLE!” How long can we last in such dire decisions, god will come to our rescue when necessary. He will not see HIS people destroyed!!!

  • larry

    THIS IS FREAKING UNREAL. HOW ABOUT YOU FIENSTEIN AND THE REST OF CALS CONGRESS. ARE YOU BACKSTABBING HYPOCRITES TOO. VOTE ALL THE BASTARDS OUT OF OFFICE.

  • marvin nubwaxer

    i support guns for the ghetto so blacks will then become law abiding citizens because gun owners are law abiding. the solution to problems is guns.

    • T800

      TROLL

  • HOMEY2

    They are grabbing some Dem corrupt politicians now-trying to look non-partisan—will go after the Republican ones in Nov–the FBI is not politically neutral.

  • John Joseph Hall

    HAHA He Arms the “MILFs”

  • T800

    I wonder if Yee helped supply the guns used to attack that California power substation? the one that was a test run for a terrorist attack on the US power grid.

    • T800

      perhaps this Yee should be remanded to Guantanamo,as a terrorist.

  • Dallas25305

    This is exactly what Liberal Socialism is all about. Ripping off the people and enriching yourself and your corrupt Socialist pals. Is it a surprise that Socialist murdered over 100 million people in the 20th century? Take note how corrupt the U.S.A. has become since the professional hacks of Liberal Socialism have begun their disastrous rule of the country.

  • The7Sticks

    I really hope the arrest of Yee will put to rest all the claims that we need to ban violent video games. through law. Yee was the architect of this California bill that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors, even though statistically it is easier for a minor to sneak into an R-rated movie than it is to buy a Mature-rated violent game. Eventually, the case ended up at the Supreme Court, where it was decided that the law was unconstitutional.

  • MLCBLOG

    I love your humor in this article. Refreshing.

  • jtrollla

    Yee gads! Sorry…couldn’t resist.

  • liberalism is a mental illness

    Great article. I wonder why there are no leftards on this comment board defending this guy. And oh yeah – what a scumbag this Yee guy is. Lock em away for life in the leftard part of the prison.

  • nomoretraitors

    It’s time for us to understand that the left’s goal with gun control is to disarm whites, particularly men

  • andrewwhitehead

    Yee is yet another example of the Democrat rot infecting Sacramento. The Democrat Party rats in Sacramento won’t even kick out Democrat senators who are in jail; defending their “right” to collect $95,000/year while they sit on their butts in a jail cell.

    There is no shame among these “people”.

  • Robert_Fl

    I certainly hope this scum is charged as a terrorist.

  • Christopher Riddle

    Is Mr. Yee going to be featured in the next”Profiles In Courage”?

  • Toa

    I wonder if this Yee was one of Clinton’s little helpers when he was aiding the ChiComs in their gun-running operations to the West Coast for sale to gangs.

  • Jules C.

    So, is this polito-crook Chinatown gangster Lee indicted and charged with his many crimes, one of which (IMO) is sedition as a traitor to America, and all for the mighty $$. Beyond venal.

  • popseal

    Elected officials who use their office for personal gain should be prosecuted under “Treason Laws”. They betray a trust placed upon them by constituents that deserve loyalty and service. The entire system of government is undermined by these reptiles. Treason, I say!

  • Well Done

    This guy needs to be strung up in public. There can be no other honorable end for such an aszwhole.

  • Alleged Comment

    Proves Demoncraps are INSANE.

    Actually they HATE you that is why the petty lies from them all the time. They never respect people that vote for them, you see. Who would, huh, they say if you knew me?

    The Demoncrap party should be outlawed and we have only a Republican and Conservative party. Right and a little more right and that’s about it. No left turn needed.

  • DireMouse

    Overlooked in all this is the fact that there are still some good guys left in the FBI. Still.