Skip to comments.Mark Kelly’s story on AR-15 purchase prompts skeptical open letter
Posted on 03/12/2013 6:31:14 PM PDT by marktwain
Dear Capt. Kelly,
Houston, we have a problem: Your story makes no sense.
Youre against rifles like the semiautomatic AR-15, which look like weapons of war, when you know full well the military doesnt use them, but instead uses the select fire-capable M16. Yet you go to a dealer to buy a .45, a sidearm, which was actually, in your words, designed for the military. Im not following your logic here.
You say as you were leaving the gun store, you noticed a used AR-15 and bought that, too. You then complain about your background check, and use that to attack private sales which dont undergo background checks. Im not following your logic here.
You say you have not taken possession of the gun yet, but when you do will turn it over to the Tucson Police. Why? If you wanted to buy them a gun, you could have just given them the money. If you wanted to prove how easy undocumented sales are, you could have bought one privately and taken possession of it instead of going through the trouble of proving youre not a prohibited person. Im not following your logic here.
The most troubling thing is, you didnt admit that was your intent until after your purchase had been reported by alternative media and people were commenting on what appears to be hypocrisy of the highest order, compounded with implausible excuse-making. You then told CNN that making a Facebook announcement was something you and your people had a plan for, but you didnt know when, like its some kind of big decision you have to consult a team on. Im not following your logic here.
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Yeah. His gun grab is payback to Obama for that last shuttle mission they gave him because a loon shot his wife.
Yeah his brother was on the space station when Giffords was shot but Mark Kelly was already scheduled for the next launch. The twins in space thing was all about PR in my opinion.
An American “astronaut” in 2013 is sort of a joke that sums up the state of our collapsing nation.
How will this “astronaut” get into space? Jumping? Flapping his arms?
I once bought a gun just as a test of the legality of doing so. Having studied NY gun laws for years, I wanted to see how “extreme” a gun I could get. Months of paperwork later, including the Sheriff saying “I’ve not signed such paperwork in my 13 years in this office, enjoy it and make sure I never hear about it again”, I had a 12ga pistol.
I didn’t promptly hand it over to police.
A decade later, it’s not 10 feet from me now, one of my favorites.
How will this astronaut get into space? Jumping? Flapping his arms?
Uhhh no...the once proud nation of America now pays the Russian’s to send our astronauts up to our Space Station.
Another form of Re-distribution of wealth re: Agenda 21.
Sheriffs in Arizona don’t give out ‘gun licenses’. Arizona has no such process.
The concept of ‘gun license’ is pretty much limited to some New England states.
YEP! All publicity and Politics! He really is a Slimeball!
He got there flapping his mouth and marrying Giffords!
In this Breitbart article the reason given is that a customer either traded or sold the gun to the gun store. The store owner put a 20 day hold on it to make sure it doesn't show up as stolen or linked to a crime.
Mark Kelly can pick it up after the 20 day hold.
The mere thought of firing a 12ga pistol makes my wrist hurt.
And how many children have you killed with it?
Maybe he's trusting Eric Holder to not make waves about him committing a felony by lying on his form 4473. Either Kelly perjured himself by saying "yes" to "are you the actual purchaser?", or said "no", in which case the store could not sell him anything. But Kelly was "doing his duty" in an attempt to blame legal gun dealers and citizens, just as DOJ and BATFE were doing with "Fast and Furious".
Kelly doesn’t believe “we” are dumb enough to believe him and his lies, he only needs to convince the 47% and anti-guns crazies to believe him. You know the typical Lib/socialist/dem/Obama supporter.
As well it should.
You’ll not fire more than 3 rounds, if not just 1.
But you’ll spend the next week with a huge grin.
Pumpkins fear me.
As an FFL holder, this story got my dander up. We need to get serious about these people, especially in light of comments that Kelly made elsewhere about looking forward to purchasing guns at a gun show. To wit, we need to compile a database of names and other info on known anti-gunners. I don’t have a business, but if I did I would not sell Mark Kelly so much as a cleaning brush, let alone an AR-15. Others might choose to sell to him and then immediately leak as much information as is legally possible to friendly media outlet. We know that some time ago Sarah Brady bought a gun for her son. Had that information come out in a timely manner it would have been an excellent tool to use against the antis. I suspect that leftwingers buy LOTS of guns, including “evil black guns”. Let’s make a list and check it twice.
Why are you evil conservatives being so mean to Mark Kelly? What happened is not his fault! Everyone knows that AR15s can force poor unsuspecting citizens into purchasing them by proximity alone. That’s why his story makes no sense. LEAVE MARK ALONE!
Yes, it does go to show you that you can command a Shuttle mission, but are not smarter than the average gun owning patriot...
There have been a few astronauts who have come on later to be rather unstable, quirky, and pains in the ass after their flights...
Not all of them are saints...
NASA is testing a new launching procedure...
It involves eating some of the outstanding Tex-Mex in the area, holding your breath the next morning and lighting a fart...
The ascent performance guys over at the propulsion test division are looking into this...
Let's drop him from 40K feet and find out.
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