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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wearing your wrist watch on your ankle...

Would make more sense then this article.

Mark Kelly, the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, attempted to purchase an AR-15 style rifle and a 45-caliber handgun at Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson.

Mark Kelly and his wife became  gun control advocates after his wife was shot in the head by a deranged lunatic using a handgun in a January 2011 shooting at a Tucson supermarket that wounded 13 people and left six others dead.

Kelly, a former astronaut, said he intended to eventually hand in the rifle to Tucson police but planned to keep the handgun.

So this means what? 

In support of him and his wife's advocacy group Americans for Responsible Solutions, he is going to keep the handgun, putting aside the fact his wife was shot with one, and so were the victims of Newtown, but get rid of that vile assault rifle?

This just makes no sense to me.
With this kind of thinking I'm surprised he found his way back to Earth!

Before being shot with a handgun Gabrielle Giffords seemingly enjoyed firing an assault rifle. 

Now they want the assault rifle banned? 

Maybe they believe because the bullets are bigger in an assault rifle then they are in a handgun... therefore the handgun must be safer to own?

Mark Kelly is a law abiding citizen with no criminal record yet finds it remarkable he was allowed under his 2nd amendment rights to purchase a AR-15-style rifle and a 45.-caliber handgun.

What I find even more remarkable is John Doe could go to the same gun shop with no criminal record but has been seeing a psychiatrist for the past 12 years and is taking 9 prescriptions for Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Multiple Personality Disorder and do the same thing. 

On a side note. If Kelly wants to buy an assault rifle to give it to the Tucson PD I don't see where the owner of the gun shop has the authority to cancel the sale.


Gun store rescinds Mark Kelly's rifle purchase, questions his 'intent'

A Tucson gun store owner has decided to rescind the sale of a military-style rifle to Mark Kelly, the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, after Kelly said he had intended the purchase to make a political point about how easy it is to obtain the kind of firearms he's lobbying Congress to ban.

Kelly's March 5 purchase of an AR-15-style rifle and a 45.-caliber handgun at Diamondback Police Supply sparked a frenzy of reaction from both sides of the debate after he posted to Facebook a photo of himself shopping.

A background check took only a matter of minutes to complete, Kelly said in the Facebook post, adding that it's scary to think people can buy similar guns without background checks at gun shows or on the Internet.

But Kelly couldn't immediately take possession of the rifle because the shop had bought it from a customer. As a result, the store is required by a Tucson ordinance to hold the gun for 20 days to give the city enough time to make sure the weapon wasn't used in a crime.

Store owner Doug MacKinlay said Monday in a Facebook post of his own that he "determined that was in my company's best interest to terminate this transaction prior to his returning to my store."

"While I support and respect Mark Kelly's 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess, and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, his recent statements to the media made it clear that his intent in purchasing the Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm rifle from us was for reasons other then for his personal use," MacKinlay said in the statement.

He added that the store will return Kelly's money, donate the rifle to the Arizona Tactical Officers Association to be raffled as a fundraiser and make an additional contribution of $1,295 -- the value of the rifle -- to the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program.

Kelly's purchase of the guns sparked accusations of hypocrisy from gun-rights supporters, with many on Facebook focusing on his motivations and the rules for purchasing such guns. Kelly, a former astronaut, said he intended to eventually hand in the rifle to Tucson police but planned to keep the handgun.

Kelly and Giffords started a gun control advocacy group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, amid the wave of recent mass shootings. They have been touring the country in recent months in support of expanded background checks for gun purchases.

Giffords resigned from Congress last year as she continues to recover from her injuries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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