California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat, has been charged with conspiring to traffic firearms as well as soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for political favors and setting up a deal with international arms dealers.

That shocked Californians, who knew Lee as a staunch advocate of gun control and an opponent of American citizens owning semi-automatic "assault" weapons.

Watch the video above, which features the highlights of his record of support for gun control.