California state senator Leland Yee, whom most of us probably know as one of the more stringent anti-violent video game politicians in the country, and who has time and again tried to get them banned and/or heavily curtailed, has been arrested on federal charges. Of gun running.
Let that sink in for a moment. A guy that ranks among the most ardent detractors of violent video games was busted for attempting to connect an undercover agent posing as a mobster with an arms dealer that could allegedly sell automatic weapons and rocket launchers. Also, he is a member of the California government representing the San Francisco area. Gary Whitta said it best:
.@kobunheat I love the irony that he is slowing turning into a GTA V character.— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) March 27, 2014
EDIT: It gets crazier, guys. So much crazier. The allegations against him are like they arrested Tomax and Xamot from G.I. Joe. Including these gems:
Yee had connection with Filipino rebel groups: "Keith Jackson advised that Senator Yee had an unidentified Filipino associate who was supplying 'heavy' weapons to rebel groups in the Philippines."
Including Muslim terrorists: "According to Senator Yee, Mindanao was largely population by Muslim rebel groups who were fighting the federal government. Yee continued by saying the Muslim rebels had no problem 'kidnapping individuals, killing individuals, and extorting them for ransom."
In specific the Moro Islamic Liberation Front: "[The agent] asked about the major Muslim organizations in the Mindanao region of the Philippines. Senator Yee responded by saying 'M.I.L.F.'"
I will never think of MILF porn the same way again.