Senator Who Waged War on Violent Video Games Indicted in Gun Trafficking Conspiracy

March 27, 2014 | Marina Galperina

California Senator Leland Yee has been indicted in an extensive bust of the crime ring headed by Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow (of the Wo Hop To). The indictment alleges Yee conspired to traffic firearms, commit wire fraud, and “perform official acts” in exchange for campaign donations. It was his associate former school board president Keith Jackson who told an undercover officer that Yee had an arms trafficking contact.

Senator Leland Yee is best known for sponsoring legislation banning the sale of “violent” video-games to minors. The Supreme Court struck down the proposal in 2010 as unconstitutional.

In 2012, Leland Yee was proposing gun control legislation requiring permits for buying ammunition.