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Gabby Giffords’ Husband Buys AR-15

An AR-15 rifle

Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and a gun control activist, recently purchased an AR-15 from a gun store in Tuscon, Arizona.

Along with the AR-15, referred to as an “assault weapon” by the media and politicians, Kelly also purchased a 1911-style pistol. Witnesses said that Kelly also purchased “high capacity” magazines as well.

The story was reported by Breitbart, off a tip from Neil McCabe, the editor of the Guns & Patriots newsletter. McCabe 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.”

Though it may look like a clear case of hypocrisy on the part of Kelly, he actually announced his purchase of an AR-15 on Facebook, explaining that he bought the guns and the magazines to illustrate why we need stricter gun control in the nation.

“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,” wrote Kelly. “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.”

During a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on January 30, Kelly testified, urging senators to restrict the sale of certain firearms based on how deadly they are. Kelly and Giffords have also founded an advocacy group to restrict fun ownership, Americans for Responsible Solutions. On its website, they write that “high capacity magazines are a deadly factor in gun violence.”

The website continues: “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 that “Congress should act to limit the sale of assault weapons.”

Kelly also recently appeared on Fox News Sunday, telling host Chris Wallace that lawmakers need to address “assault weapons,” because the purpose of such firearms is “to kill a lot of people very quickly,” and argued that such guns are “too readily available.”

Kelly’s purchase of an AR-15 was meant to illustrate that point. While he intends to turn the rifle in when he picks it up, it is unknown what he plans to do with the 1911-style handgun he purchased.

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16 Responses to “Gabby Giffords’ Husband Buys AR-15”

  1. Anonymous

    Say isn't he a former ASSTRONAUGHT? ANother bone headed liberal who is a puppet for Obama's big POWER GRAB.

  2. Anonymous

    LEATHAL…..So are my kitchen knives, my shovel, baseball bat, billy club, brass knuckles, candelstick holder, automobile, texting while driving, wine bottle, and all the other things that have been used to kill people….LETS BAN THEM TO? MORON.

  3. Daniel Martin

    DHS just ordered 7000 M16/M4 select fire 223 rifles. They say they are "personal defense" guns. So just how does the civilian modern sporting rifle, AR15, which is semi auto only get to be labeled and "assault" rifle?
    Some one commented on this issue on FB that they wanted to know what he did with the "high capacity" 1911 he bought. The 1911 in most forms only holds 7 rounds in the magazine.

  4. Mike Mahler

    “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." I am sure he has the money to throw away like that and I don't think the background check went that fast unless it was expected to be submitted.

  5. Anonymous

    ATF form 4473 specificly asks if you are buying the weapon for someone else. If you answer yes, the dealer cannot sell you the weapon. If Mr. Kelly did indeed purchase the AR-15 with the intent of giving it to the police, he is making a straw purchase as the law does not see any difference in who you give the weapon to, only that you bought it with no intent of keeping it and with the intent of giving it to someone else. If Mr. Kelly answered NO on form 4473, he commited a felony.

  6. Chris Mcneil

    what's funny is how he says they should restrict certain firearms on how deadly they are.these idiots don't seem to realize that a.40 cal pistol or.45 cal pistol is far more deadly than an AR-15.they have more energy and put a bigger hole in the target.if people would do some research for themselves they would find out the the M-16/M-4/AR-15 WERE NOT designed to kill but rather to injure.the theory is you wound one soldier and 2 others have to drag him off the battlefield (eliminating 3 from the battle)the NATO 5.56mm/.223 rounds are made to fragment on impact and don't overpenitrate.this is one main reason the SWAT teams use these rifles for breaching homes.

  7. John McClendon

    "Kelly also recently appeared on Fox News Sunday, telling host Chris Wallace that lawmakers need to address “assault weapons,” because the purpose of such firearms is “to kill a lot of people very quickly,” and argued that such guns are “too readily available.”.

    Kelly’s purchase of an AR-15 was meant to illustrate that point. While he intends to turn the rifle in when he picks it up, it is unknown what he plans to do with the 1911-style handgun he purchased."

    Oh spare me. He had no intention of turning it over to the police; his purchase was NOT to "illustrate" anything.
    Wow, a former astronaut and military member got through a background check in "minutes?"

    "Hi Mr. Kelly, yeah, it's 2013, we were wondering if you've had a chance to hear about these new items called telephones and computers? Yessir, working wonders for record keeping these days."

    All he illustrated was that the system works. Good job.

    Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/564969/gabby-giffords-husband-buys-ar-15/#omqBWGi0QBk2XOJR.99.

  8. Kim Lambertz

    So this proves that a law-abiding citizen who passes the background check can buy a gun….system is working…..

  9. Not an Assault Rifle

    Some pretty poor reporting going on, he didn't purchase an assault rifle, it was a semi-automatic AR-15. Assault rifles are considered a type of machine gun as they are capable of full-automatic fire, and are currently heavily restricted.