Are All Anti-Gun Politicians Corrupt?

By Rob Morse

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Slow Facts

Louisiana- (Ammoland.com)- 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.

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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.

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Mikial
Mikial
4 years ago

“Are All Anti-Gun Politicians Corrupt?”

Pretty much . . yeah. The rest are just plain stupid.

B.Zerker
B.Zerker
4 years ago

There are laws in place to combat “criminals” in elected office. Title 18, USC, Secs. 241 & 242, the Conspiracy Against Rights and Deprivation of Rights Under The Color of Law acts. These federal felonies provide for ten year sentences per violation and civil fines. Also, Title 42, USC, Sec. 1983 makes them liable in suits of equity. This means that whenever we’ve been damaged by their actions of conspiring to, or depriving us our constitutional right(s), we sue their worthless asses for all they’re worth and reduce them to poverty. Now that’s my kind of “wealth redistribution”!

Jim
Jim
4 years ago
Reply to  B.Zerker

If we can find someone to prosecute!!!!!

Dave from San Antonio
Dave from San Antonio
4 years ago

Are All Anti-Gun Politicians Corrupt?

As corrupt as they come.
There is also an issue with upholding their oath of office.

Mike Murray
Mike Murray
4 years ago

I blame the voters. Around 95% of all incumbents are re-elected, while at the same time the approval rate for the House/Senate is in the low double digits. Why? Because the incumbents buy votes with pork, cronies, and the check-of-the-month club. When 95% are kicked out every time they will have nothing to sell. Until then, just keep buying into the Red/Blue BS. It ain’t about D’s versus R’s, it’s about government versus the rest of us.

Huapakechi
Huapakechi
4 years ago

We can either impose term limits to preclude the dynastic ambitions of politicians, or we can declare “open season” on those who have violated their oath of office and the very laws they pass to eliminate our Constitutional rights.

They will never relinquish power without a fight.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  Huapakechi

Huap, I could not agree more: the people need to impose term limits, obtain the right of recall, impose penalties for breaking the oath and for receiving lobbyist money in any way, directly of indirectly. I am not just sure how to get that done.

Danny Willard
Danny Willard
4 years ago

Instead of, “Are all anti gun politicians corrupt?”, a better question would be, “Are all politicians corrupt?”
Money seems to corrupt all too many. They go into office with a little money and a lot of backing, make their salaries (which are not exorbitant), come out of office as millionaires or married to someone who has become a millionaire.
Our political system corrupts just as political systems in the past have turned good people into crooks.
Final words, “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

Of course all gun rights hating pols are corrupt, all pols are corrupt. It’s the nature of the beast. There’s no govt without corruption.

Janek
Janek
4 years ago

A better question would be – “Are all anti-gun politicians Democrats?”

SuperG
SuperG
4 years ago

Remember, we have the politicians that money can buy. Right Mr. Bloomberg?

Nanashi
Nanashi
4 years ago

“Not all of the anti-gun politicians are corrupt”

No, by definition they all are. Every one of them takes an oath to uphold the constitution.

Breaking your oath of office=corrupt. Plain and simple.