Careful, Mark, your hypocrisy is showing
Let’s begin with this: There is one degree of separation between Rat and Gabby Giffords. Not only was my cousin on Gabby’s staff at the time of the horrific event in Tucson, I went to her mother’s house the day it occurred. We didn’t know for several hours whether or not Lauren was present at the shooting or if she had even accompanied Giffords to Arizona. (Thankfully, she was not and had not.)
While I have immense respect for Mark Kelly and his steadfast love for, and support of, his wife, it is reprehensible that he and the “anti-gun-violence” crowd are now using Giffords as a poster-child in their efforts to take guns from the hands of law-abiding Americans. As I wrote about in a January article – Liberals Use Gabby Giffords To Push Gun-Control Agenda - Giffords had a well-documented history of supporting the rights of gun owners prior to the shooting.
Kelly believes that you and I should not have the right to own AR-15s or high-capacity magazines, which is his right to believe. But when it comes to himself? Not so much. Not only does he believe that he has the right to own such weapons; he bought an AR-15 and a few high-capacity magazines last week – the day after he told an Arizona state legislature committee that they should be banned.
Can you spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e, Mark? From Breitbart.com:
Mark E. Kelly, gun-control proponent and husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recently purchased an AR-15 (an “assault weapon,” he called it) – which he now says he intended as an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws. (Sure ya did, Mark.)
Kelly reportedly bought the AR-15 and a 1911-style semi-automatic pistol at a gun store in Tucson, Arizona.
Breitbart News received a tip on this when Neil McCabe, editor of Guns & Patriots newsletter, contacted us on March 7 and said:
Mark E. Kelly made purchases which included an AR-15 – sometimes described as an “assault rifle” – at 3:30 pm on the afternoon of March 5 at Diamondback Police Supply, 170 S. Kolb Street, Tucson, AZ.
According to McCabe, witnesses to the purchases claimed Kelly purchased “high capacity” magazines as well. Continue reading…
After he was busted by Breitbart News, Kelly announced on his Facebook page that he never had the intention of keeping the AR-15, of course:
“I just had a background check a few days ago when I went to my local gun store to buy a .45. As I was leaving, I noticed a used AR-15. Bought that too. Even to buy an assault weapon, the background check only takes a matter of minutes. I don’t have possession of it yet but I’ll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do.”
What a liar. And a hypocrite. And a typical liberal. Reminds me of the guy who tries to smuggle a gun onto a plane, gets caught, and claims he was only trying to test the security system.