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Gabrielle Giffords' husband Mark Kelly's purchase of rifle draws criticism from gun-rights groups
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Posted on 03/13/2013 11:06:26 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch

PHOENIX - The husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords went to a Tucson gun store a week ago to buy a .45-caliber handgun and a military-style rifle the day before he appeared with his wife at the supermarket where she was wounded in a rampage two years ago, and it didn't take long for the purchase to draw criticism from gun-rights supporters.

Mark Kelly said he bought the AR-15-style weapon to draw attention to the relative ease with which people can get the type of gun that the shooter used in the Newtown school and Colorado movie theater killings. Gun-rights advocates attacked him for being a hypocrite for buying the same gun that he has been lobbying Congress to ban.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; communism; communists; coup; guncontrol; markkelly; progressiveagenda; secondamendment

1 posted on 03/13/2013 11:06:26 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

Mark Kelly is an asswipe. The right stuff? Not.


2 posted on 03/13/2013 11:11:10 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Too bad he didn’t buy those weapons prior to his wife being shot.


3 posted on 03/13/2013 11:11:14 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: HMS Surprise

Thus sayeth the liberal, “Guns for me and none for thee.”


4 posted on 03/13/2013 11:13:19 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Even had his picture taken doing it.
Stunt?

Naaawww....

5 posted on 03/13/2013 11:13:23 AM PDT by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: InvisibleChurch

is he still in NASA?

he must want to keep his cushy job.


6 posted on 03/13/2013 11:22:48 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

The funny thing is, his wife was shot with a semiautomatic handgun. Of the two guns he bought last week, he now says (after being caught) that he’ll turn the rifle over to the Tuscon Police, but he is going to keep the semiautomatic handgun for himself.

Shouldn’t he be more concerned about the semiautomatic handgun, since that is the weapon that wounded his wife?


7 posted on 03/13/2013 11:24:40 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave)
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To: grobdriver
Even had his picture taken doing it.
Stunt?
Naaawww....

And an ill-conceived one at that. I can just imagine someone in his circle saying "Hey, why don't we . . ." and he's goes bowling off half-cocked (pun intended).

He should have gotten on Facebook, etc. and declared his intention first, then gone out and pulled it. He didn't, and is reaping the consequences.

Not only that, but in all the comments I have read, the compassion felt for Gabby's injury is rapidly being dissipated by his opportunistic parading her before every audience he can find. Jim Brady suffered the same fate and is even back-watered by the libs.

The irony is, all he did was prove he could pass the background check.

8 posted on 03/13/2013 11:25:12 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Haiku Guy

>>Shouldn’t he be more concerned about the semiautomatic handgun, since that is the weapon that wounded his wife?

His leftist masters aren’t going after semi-auto handguns (right now). One thing about these useful idiots—they take orders well. Mark Kelly is such a sorry excuse for a man, that his own wife won’t take his name.


9 posted on 03/13/2013 11:29:36 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Mark Kelly said he bought the AR-15-style weapon to draw attention to the relative ease with which people can get the type of gun that the shooter used in the Newtown school and Colorado movie theater killings.

Riiiiiggggghhhhhttttttt . . . . . . . . . . . and, I'm a Cheeto with a computer!

10 posted on 03/13/2013 11:42:44 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

if this was a stunt to show how easy it was to get, and that he plannbed to turn it in to cops, why didn’t he bring the media with him, and some cops he was going to eventually hand it over to?

how would we have heard him lecturing about this and how would he have gotten this message out otherwise? he was silent until exposed.

and there’s your answer.


11 posted on 03/13/2013 11:45:03 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: HMS Surprise

Does any FReeper know who the man behind the curtain is? These people are probably getting paid a lot of money for this behavior.


12 posted on 03/13/2013 11:50:55 AM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: grobdriver

As far as I know, he went in alone. Those pictures were taken on a phone by someone in the shop.


13 posted on 03/13/2013 12:20:21 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Forgetting for a moment that this is a publicity stunt and therefore despicable, shouldn’t it be relatively easy for an otherwise law abiding citizen to purchase an AR-15? Were the Monty Python cardinals supposed to leap out and subject him to the Spanish Inquisition?


14 posted on 03/13/2013 12:38:56 PM PDT by Artem55
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To: InvisibleChurch

Kin ah git me a huntin’ licen’ here too?


15 posted on 03/13/2013 12:41:26 PM PDT by OKSooner (Godspeed, 3-D Danny.)
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To: Mr. K
is he still in NASA?

he must want to keep his cushy job.


He retired a while ago. Must be looking for more publicity to get an income...

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/jun/HQ_11-198_Kelly_Retires.html

16 posted on 03/13/2013 1:00:30 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: HMS Surprise

Liberal hypocricy?


17 posted on 03/13/2013 1:05:21 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: InvisibleChurch

All he really proved is that a retired Navy Captain and NASA astronaut can pass a background check, which is as it should be.


18 posted on 03/13/2013 1:21:36 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: InvisibleChurch

They wouldn’t let him take the AR home so he went to Lowe’s and bought a ball peen hammer, duct tape, plastic sheeting and a bag of Depends. Said he was going on a road trip.


19 posted on 03/13/2013 2:43:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Mark Kelly has officially taken the title of ‘Biggest Douchebag Astronaut’ from John Glenn.


20 posted on 03/13/2013 7:05:48 PM PDT by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Mr. K

He retired.
Works for Elon Musk at SpaceX.
That gives you some insight into his politics.


21 posted on 03/13/2013 7:09:13 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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