Leland Yee: A look back

2005: Taking advantage of the publicity around the “Hot Coffee” mod for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Leland Yee introduces AB1179, a California bill aiming to regulate violent video games. It eventually gets struck down by the Supreme Court as an unconstitutional violation of free speech

2013: Following the publicity around the Newton CT school shootings, Leland Yee takes to Twitter to argue for the closing of assault weapon loopholes. He also says that he still thinks video games need regulation:

Gamers have got to just quiet down. Gamers have no credibility in this argument. This is all about their lust for violence and the industry’s lust for money. This is a billion-dollar industry. This is about their self-interest.

2014: Leland Yee is arrested on charges of arms trafficking and corruption following an underground FBI investigation. The affidavit alleges that Yee personally offered to broker illegal firearms sales in exchange for large campaign contributions.