Gabby Giffords, the Arizona Congressman shot in the head in an attempted assassination a couple of years ago, is now acting as the mouthpiece (even though she had difficulty with words over a syllable or two) for the “Americans for Responsible Solutions”, a leftist group bent on disarming Americans in an effort to recreate past tyrannies.
Her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, has been the de facto spokesman for the group.
Imagine the surprise at one gun shop in Arizona when Mark Kelly waltzed in and bought himself one of America’s favorite rifles, the AR-15.
Of course, according to reports, he also bought magazines as well, along with a 1911-style .45 auto.
When word leaked out about the purchase and media began making inquiries of Kelly and Giffords, Kelly posted on his Facebook page his plans for the rifle once he picked it up. “I’ll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do.”
Here’s his Facebook post:
Looks like the judiciary committee will vote on background checks next week. 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 yet but I’ll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do. Scary to think of people buying guns like these without a background check at a gun show or the Internet. We really need to close the gun show and private seller loop hole.
Well, Captain Mark Kelly is too smart by half.
Apparently Captain Kelly should spend more time driving spacecraft and less time supporting would-be tyrants, because Arizona’s got a law on the books that mandates police departments sell “turned in” guns to dealers instead of destroying perfectly good guns.
In other words, if Kelly turns the rifle in to Tuscon PD as he pledged, that rifle will again find its way to another gun dealer to sell to the public.
Here’s a story about the new law prohibiting departments from destroying perfectly good items:
PHOENIX (USA Today) — Thousands of seized guns could be offered for sale or trade to licensed firearms dealers because of a new Arizona law designed to prohibit police agencies from destroying weapons they confiscate.
The law went into effect in early August, forcing some agencies to stockpile weapons they used to scrap as they try to establish agreements with federally licensed firearms dealers.
Mark Kelly is such a smart little rocket scientist!
Here’s a tease from the report from Breitbart:
Mark E. Kelly, gun-control proponent and husband to 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.
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.