“Unfortunately there are many individuals in the state and in this country that look to the bill that I am carrying as really un-American. And I will tell you that I am probably as American as anyone else.” Probably so. What’s also probable: California State Senator Leland Yee [above] is deflecting criticism of his “bullet button bill” by playing the race card. The left leaning media (e.g., sfweekly.com) is taking the bait hook, line and sinker—without linking to California State Senate Bill 249 (‘natch). “His office is getting threatening calls, with some telling him to go back to communist China and other racially charged statements,” San Francisco’s CBS 5 asserts. That would be the same station whose report—“[showing] people at the range firing semi-automatic rifles, even though California has a strict assault weapons ban”—inspired the legislation. So . . . what? Will Yee’s attempts to muddy the issue assure his anti-modern home defense black sporting rifle bill’s passage? Watch this space.