Kathleen Kane is another of a long list of corrupt politicians who have promoted strict gun control laws. She was found guilty of two felony perjury charges and several lesser crimes. From mcall.com:
Kane pleaded with a judge to spare her teenage sons the pain of being separated from their mother when she spoke Monday during her sentencing in Montgomery County Court.Kane was sentenced to a minimum of 10 months, and a maximum of 23 months in the county jail.
Kane, 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.
Another scandal came from disclosure that Kane shut down a "sting" operation for Philadelphia officials. 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.Kathleen Kane was elected in 2012, and is an avid proponent of infringing on Second Amendment rights. She refused to defend a law designed to put in place potential penalties for cities that violate Pennsylvania gun law and citizens second amendment rights.
Laws that disarm citizens have long been associated with corrupt politicians and organized crime. One of the first of the "progressive" gun control laws was the Sullivan Act, the foundation of the New York gun laws. It was created in 1911 to protect organized crime, and was pushed through by "Big Tim" Sullivan, one of the criminal bosses of the Tammany gang.
The "SAFE" act is one of the most restrictive gun control laws in the United States, imposing further restrictions on already strict New York State laws. There has been massive civil disobedience with the law. Numerous Sheriff's have refused to enforce it. It is currently being appealed as unconstitutional.
Three men have been widely criticized for pushing through the "SAFE" act in the dead of night as as so called "emergency measure", without debate or public input. Those three men were New York State Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver, New York Majority Leader Dean Skeltos, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. 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.Dean Skelos has been convicted.
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.
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.”Governor Cuomo has not been indicted, tried, or convicted.
Politicians that push for more infringements on the Second Amendment may not all be corrupt. But that is the way to bet with politicians who take an oath to uphold the Constitution, only to ignore or conspire against the Second Amendment as soon as they gain office.
Link to Gun Watch