5 Years is all Leland Yee got for selling his vote, accepting bribes, working with weapons traffickers to arm Muslim militants in the Philippines and import the very weapons that he pushed bills to ban. It's hard to believe that I served with the 67-year-old Leland Yee, who is a former State Senator from the Bay Area.  In spite of the fact, he made a point to infringe your #2A rights, with bill after bill after bill, including the infamous "Bullet Button Ban", Leland Yee had no problem making deals to bring fully-automatic weapons--illegal under California law--into California for distribution by his criminal associates. Jackson led authorities to Yee and pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge. He was also expected to be sentenced Wednesday.   Yee has remained free while awaiting sentencing. He acknowledged accepting $11,000 in exchange for setting up a meeting with another state senator, $10,000 for recommending someone for a grant, and $6,800 for providing a certificate on California State Senate letterhead honoring the Ghee Kung Tong. He also acknowledged that he discussed helping an undercover FBI agent buy automatic weapons from the Philippines that were intended to be brought to the U.S. for distribution.   Yee’s bill was eventually merged with other gun control bills, but in the end Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the legislation. According to Wednesday’s indictment, Yee is charged with conspiracy to deal firearms without a license, along with conspiracy to illegally transport firearms. He is also accused of running a scheme to defraud citizens on his services and wire fraud. The government’s affidavit said that in August of 2013, at the same time Yee was pushing gun control laws, an undercover agent was being told the senator “had a contact who deals in arms trafficking.” In January of this year, the affidavit said Yee told that same agent that the arms dealer “Has things that you guys want.” The affidavit also said Yee claimed to know a weapons trafficker who he had known for years, who was supplying “cargo containers” of heavy weapons to Muslim rebels in the Philippines. http://abc30.com/politics/-ex-california-state-senator-leland-yee-sentenced-to-5-years-in-prison-in-racketeering-case/1216917/ http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-yee-sentence-20160223-story.html