In 2012, Kathleen Kane was elected Pennsylvania’s Attorney General. Ms. Kane was not a friend of ours. For example, see PA AG refused to uphold a pre-emption statute penalizing cities that violated state gun laws. Like many anti-gun politicians, Ms. Kane found herself on the wrong end of the law. From mcall.com:
Kane was convicted in August of two felony counts of perjury and less serious charges of false swearing, obstruction, official oppression and conspiracy, apologized for leaking grand jury secrets in a plot to discredit a foe whom she believed was responsible for a negative newspaper article.
Kane was recently sentenced to a minimum of 10 months, and a maximum of 23 months, in the county jail. This was not her first brush with scandal. From philly.com:
Kane’s tenure has been marked by controversy over the last year, much of it generated by an Inquirer disclosure that she had secretly shut down an undercover “sting” investigation that had caught elected officials from Philadelphia on tape accepting cash.
Laws that disarm citizens have long been associated with corrupt politicians and organized crime. One of this nation’s first “progressive” gun control laws: the Sullivan Act. Empire State legislators created the Act in 1911 to protect organized crime from pistol-packing rivals. It was pushed through by “Big Tim” Sullivan, one of the criminal bosses of the Tammany gang.
More recently, two New York politicians were critical to pushing through the state’s post-Sandy Hook SAFE Act: State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Majority Leader Dean Skeltos. Silver has been convicted of corruption.
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, for decades one of the state’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in federal prison for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks.
U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan federal court said she hoped the penalty would cause “the next corrupt politician to hesitate” before accepting a bribe.
Majority Leader Dean Skelton has also been convicted on corruption charges.
A judge sentenced former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to five years in prison Thursday for running a federal shakedown scheme that “caused immeasurable damage.”
Politicians that push for civilian disarmament aren’t all corrupt. But it’s no surprise that so many are. They swear an oath to uphold the Constitution, then conspire against the Second Amendment. Any politician who fails to respect his constituents’ basic civil rights is inherently suspect.
Of course, you could say all politicians are inherently suspect. Which is why the Founding Fathers protected our gun rights in the first place.