Are All Anti-Gun Politicians Corrupt?

By Rob Morse

Slow Facts
Slow Facts

Louisiana- ( Not all of the anti-gun politicians are corrupt, but many of them certainly are.

Here are a few examples to prove my point.

California Senator Leland Yee authored many anti-rights bills that heavily burdened gun owners.  Yee was named to the Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll by the anti-rights Brady Campaign.  Yee was charged with gun trafficking and public corruption.  Yee is now serving time in federal prison.

Leland Yee
Leland Yee

Dean Skelos was Majority Leader of the New York State Senate.  Skelos helped pass the infamous anti-rights New York SAFE Act.  This legislation required gun registration and was so burdensome that even the New York police ignored it.  Skelos was convicted of federal corruption charges.

Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver also helped pass the New York SAFE Act.  The Brady campaign thanked Silver by name for his anti-gun legislation.  Silver was arrested, tried and convicted on seven counts of corruption.Skelos Cuomo Silver

President of the California Senate, Kevin De Leon is an active anti-rights legislator.  DeLeon is the current author of at least four anti-rights bills this year that limit honest gun owners.  Senator De Leon is also named 47 times in a current FBI probe of corruption and bribery.

Former California Democratic Assemblyman Tom Calderon plead guilty to one count of money laundering in a corruption case involving him and his brother, former state Sen. Ron Calderon.  The Calderon brothers were consistent anti-rights voters.

Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheen was arrested at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri.  Senator Nasheen has a very strong anti-rights voting record against honest gun owners.  Senator Nasheen was arrested for carrying a gun while intoxicated.

Let me paint with a broader brush for a minute. Some 25 anti-rights mayors in Michael Bloomberg’s group Mayors Against Illegal Guns have been charged with crimes.  The majority of those charged were convicted, though some convictions remain open on appeal.  In contrast, Barack Obama was never charged for selling two thousand illegal guns to Mexican drug gangs.  Hillary Clinton took millions of dollars in foreign bribes.  Clinton also called the NRA the political enemy of which she is most proud.  Clinton is currently under investigation by the FBI for security violations while Secretary of State.

Not all of the anti-gun politicians are corrupt, but that is the way to bet.  No wonder these politicians want to disarm honest civilians.


Rob Morse: Rob writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. He is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.