Hypocrite: Gabby Giffords Husband Snuck Out to Buy an AR-15, While His Wife Works To Ban Your Guns
March 11, 2013 7:17am PST
Gabby Gifford’s husband, Mark Kelly, is an ardent gun control advocate. He co-founded a gun-control group that aims to control guns and high capacity magazines. He’s testified before Congress saying the government must stop sales of semi-automatic weapons. And last week he became the proud owner of a newly purchased AR-15, plus a 1911-style semi-automatic pistol. George Orwell knew this guy: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” In America’s Animal Farm, Kelly just elevated himself to head pig.
After Sandy Hook, it wasn’t surprising that Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly would take the gun-control side of the argument. After all, not only are they Democrats, but Gifford almost died when an insane gunman shot her and killed six other people. Nobody blinked when Giffords and Kelly founded a gun-control advocacy group called “Americans for Responsible Solutions” (“ARS”). That group, in January, wrote on its website that “High capacity magazines are a deadly factor in gun violence.”
It seemed ordinary when Kelley, in January testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of gun control. He claimed that semi-automatic weapons are so dangerous, the government must act to limit their use. His testimony can be summed up by another statement on the ARS website: “Congress should act to limit the sale of high capacity magazines, which are not needed for hunting or self-defense, but have proven very lethal” and ““Congress should act to limit the sale of assault weapons.”
Kelly’s also made the rounds of the news shows pushing his gun control argument. Shortly after his testimony before Congress, Kelly went onto Fox News Sunday to argue that legislators need to control “assault weapons,” since their only purpose is “to kill a lot of people very quickly.”
Using his own logic, it now appears that Kelly himself is planning “to kill a lot of people very quickly.” How else can one explain the fact that, on March 5, Kelly walked into Diamondback Police Supply, in Tucson, Arizona, and bought himself an AR-15?
What Kelly hadn’t expected was that those in the Second Amendment community would (a) be opposed to gun grabs and (b) know who Kelly was and that he’s been pushing gun control. They weren’t going to let this kind of hypocrisy go unnoticed.
On March 7, Neil McCabe, editor of the Guns & Patriots newsletter, sent Breitbart a message:
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.
Moreover, said McCabe, witnesses to Kelly’s AR-15 purchase also saw Kelly purchase several high capacity magazines and a semi-automatic pistol. According to his own statements, Kelly was clearly planning “to kill a lot of people very quickly.”
The folks at Breitbart immediately began to investigate the story, including making a visit to the gun store. Once Kelly became aware that his purchase was in the news, he quickly backtracked and, for the first time, claimed that his purchase was simply to prove a point. In a statement he posted on his Facebook page, Kelly said:
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.
Yeah, right. Until Kelly can provide convincing proof that his purchase was always intended to be part of an experiment to prove how easy it is to purchase weapons intended “to kill a lot of people,” the verdict on Kelly is an easy one: Hypocrite.
Kelly is another Democrat elite who thinks that he’s entitled to full rights under the Constitution, but that the American sheeple — the bitter Bible readers and gun clingers — have to be saved from themselves, beginning with gun control.
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