Exploiting tragedies that result from gun crimes in order to subvert the second amendment is the modus operandi of the left but the attempt by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) to exploit the FBI indictment of fellow Democrat and California State Senator Leland Yee may just be the most absurd yet. In a gun trafficking operation involving Muslim terrorists in the Philippines, Yee’s alleged involvement in an attempt to ship illegal weapons to the U.S. should be used to make it more difficult to ship weapons to the U.S. that are currently legal, according to Speier.
As Shoebat.com reported last week, Yee was indicted, in part, for a gun trafficking operation involving Muslim terrorists from the Philippines. The undercover FBI agent he dealt with discussed the trafficking of weapons – including shoulder fired rockets and automatic weapons – that involved ships from the Port of Newark in New Jersey because the agent conveyed he had familial connections to it.
Shoulder-fired rockets and automatic weapons are already illegal. Yet, according to the San Francisco Examiner, Speier said the following in an effort to ban semi-automatic weapons:
“This FBI investigation of Leland Yee reveals how easy it is to import lethal assault weapons that were previously banned. This case should be a warning to us all that even the most trusted appearing among us are ready to do real harm. Since Congress can pass no meaningful gun-control laws, even after the mass killing in Newtown, President Obama should use his pen to slow the import of these weapons, which have no place in our homes.”
If Yee was willing to be involved in the shipping of missiles, rockets, and automatic weapons, what makes Speier think he wouldn’t have been willing to have semi-automatic weapons shipped if they were illegal.
Speier was nearly killed by Democrats
When it comes to Speier, perhaps the only thing more illogical than her incoherent argument for gun control in response to the Yee indictment is why she’s even a Democrat. In 1978, she traveled to Guyana with Rep. Leo Ryan (D-CA) to investigate the Jim Jones compound known as Jonestown. When her delegation attempted to leave, Jones’ thugs opened fire on the, killing Ryan, the only U.S. Congressman murdered in the line of duty. Speier herself was shot several times and is very lucky to be alive today.
What she doesn’t grasp is that Jones was empowered by Democrats like Mayor George Moscone, State Assemblyman Willie Brown, and then Governor Jerry Brown. If anyone should have abandoned the Socialist Democratic party, it’s Speier.
Vying with Speier for that spot is Robert Kennedy, Jr. whose uncle was assassinated by a left-wing communist. Yet, RFK Jr. is a staunch Democrat today.