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Gabby Giffords' husband (Mark Kelly) buys AR-15
Breitbart ^ | 3/9/13 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 03/09/2013 4:34:25 PM PST by pacificpundit

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To: elcid1970

Any ‘man’ who exploits his nearly braindead wife for a political agenda that he flaunts when no one is supposedly looking is no man. He is a snake.


51 posted on 03/09/2013 5:06:57 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: EandH Dad

But but but, aren’t all these “assault weapons” a new phenomenon that made this new age of mass shootings possible? How can a 102 yr old gun be part of that? /s


52 posted on 03/09/2013 5:08:19 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: cripplecreek
I noticed a used AR-15. Bought that too.

I wonder if this idiot realizes that if he'd try that in other states, he'd have to wait 30 days or so to buy a second one.

In California, we had to wait 30 days....

53 posted on 03/09/2013 5:09:14 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: pacificpundit
Well, that would be most of the basic weaponry.

Maybe he already had the shotgun.

54 posted on 03/09/2013 5:09:41 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: pacificpundit

What a jackass


55 posted on 03/09/2013 5:13:46 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: MestaMachine

Aw, now don’t knock all gun owning gungrabbers as hypocrites.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller D-WV went out & bought himself an AR-15 AFTER he voted for the 1994 AWB. Busted, he declared himself different from other citizens being he is a U.S. senator.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-CA is a walking sewer of a hypocrite after BOASTING of her carrying concealed because of all those rightwing nuts out there.

I have known liberals, one a retired colonel, who asserted that they will surrender THEIR guns only after all those aforementioned rightwingers are disarmed first.

Make no mistake, this is war. Civil war has begun.


56 posted on 03/09/2013 5:14:57 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: TigersEye
He bought a 102 year old pistol? :-)

That slab-sided thing is now officially an "antique", and is no longer subject to whatever whim Congress has.

Those that own one should be thankful for that.

57 posted on 03/09/2013 5:15:03 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: pacificpundit
AR-15 and a 1911-style semi-automatic pistol

Just last week I did some shooting with both of those. Well, the AR-15 was the semi-auto version of the M4. I am ashamed to admit that it was the first time I had shot a 1911 in 45 ACP. Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh, it was su-weet! So little recoil for so much power and it was ACCURATE.

I gotta get one.

58 posted on 03/09/2013 5:16:40 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: pacificpundit

The left machine at work. Even if they get nothing passed they have brought the issue to the front.

Same as the queer laws and everything else that breaks down a moral people. Just keep hammering until all knowing, all seeing US government rules supreme. Then you will be happy.


59 posted on 03/09/2013 5:16:56 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: BCW

To wear that uniform he had to swear an oath to uphold the Constitution and defend it. Now that he is attacking our Constitution, what does that make him? Yeah, that makes him a treasonous traitor.


60 posted on 03/09/2013 5:17:12 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: pacificpundit
which he now says he intended as an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws.

If that was true he would have bought it from a private seller at a gunshow, not from a Police Supply Store ("where the gangbangers shop").

He saw it on sale, had a man moment: "shiny".

61 posted on 03/09/2013 5:18:02 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: pacificpundit

62 posted on 03/09/2013 5:18:22 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: pacificpundit

“I don’t have possession of it yet but I’ll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do. “

Why?

He can give it to me if he really doesn’t want it.


63 posted on 03/09/2013 5:19:19 PM PST by Castigar
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To: cripplecreek

64 posted on 03/09/2013 5:19:41 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: elkfersupper

I hadn’t thought of that. The PTB aren’t going to go along with that are they?


65 posted on 03/09/2013 5:20:31 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: carriage_hill

“I fail to see what he intends to prove.”

...3) bed-wetting, afraid-of-his-shadow, hypocritical pussy.


66 posted on 03/09/2013 5:21:34 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: Viennacon

Got caught and came up with a thin story to cover it. Typical libs. They don’t want to live by the rules they promote; they just want you to live by them.


67 posted on 03/09/2013 5:22:08 PM PST by Brownie63
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To: castlebrew

forgot “opportunistic”


68 posted on 03/09/2013 5:25:18 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: cripplecreek

He is proving that liberals should be on the “do not sell” list for firearms.

He’s saying that since there is no scum lower or more immoral than a hypocrite liberal, this proves that any bad guy can buy a gun.


69 posted on 03/09/2013 5:26:46 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: mountainlion
"Hammers kill more people than “assault Rifles” so it is a good thing he did not buy a hammer."

They are already in the process of banning cars, which kill more people than hammers AND bullets.

70 posted on 03/09/2013 5:30:53 PM PST by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! America needs our prayers.)
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To: pacificpundit

Possibly he believes as a democrat he’s not mentally stable and shouldn’t have been sold any weapon. He’s probably saying our background checks are insufficient for not asking if he was a democrat.


71 posted on 03/09/2013 5:34:36 PM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: cripplecreek

Is he a felon? No. Is he lawfully banned from buying a firarm? No.

This is like a 21 yr old exposing how easy it is to buy alcohol.


72 posted on 03/09/2013 5:40:59 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: driftdiver

Back when 911 happened, & the controversy over arming pilots, I was talking to someone who had been in the airline industry. He was talking about a pilot he knew & going off on a rant on how this guy should never be allowed to carry a gun in the plane. Unfortunately, I was polite & didn’t ask what the H*LL a guy like that was doing in charge of hundreds of passengers & a multi-million dollar aircraft. These folks just don’t think.


73 posted on 03/09/2013 5:44:48 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks pacificpundit.
which he now says he intended as an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws

74 posted on 03/09/2013 5:45:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: pacificpundit
Shut up Mark. You're a nobody.

Mark Kelly - Look at me! I'm important.

75 posted on 03/09/2013 5:48:37 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: pacificpundit
Their ad was disgusting. When she got shot it was despicable. It was no reason to use her like that.
76 posted on 03/09/2013 5:50:39 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: driftdiver

So he’s saying that astronauts should be prohibited from buying firearms because they’re unstable?


“Depends”


77 posted on 03/09/2013 5:51:37 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: TigersEye
I hadn’t thought of that. The PTB aren’t going to go along with that are they?

Probably not, but that would be my defense.

78 posted on 03/09/2013 5:53:57 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
“Depends”

Nice unstable astronaut reference.

79 posted on 03/09/2013 6:01:34 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: elkfersupper

Strangely, everything I ever own I will have always owned. I’m a pre-ban man!


80 posted on 03/09/2013 6:13:05 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: pacificpundit

Come on ease up on the guy. He’s just doing his job. After obama changed NASAs mission from space to Muslim outreach, Space Cadet Mark was preparing for his jihad.


81 posted on 03/09/2013 6:14:06 PM PST by fightin kentuckian
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To: Random Access

“What her husband is doing to her now, dragging her around as a spokespuppet for his political ambitions is an abomination.”

They have a routine (I’ve seen it 3 times):

He talks for a while
She says “Fight, Fight, Fight”
He talks again


82 posted on 03/09/2013 6:15:40 PM PST by Selene
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To: Random Access

Amen! Kelly makes me sick......


83 posted on 03/09/2013 6:16:05 PM PST by averagemo
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To: pacificpundit

Isn’t he looking to step into John McCain’s shoes?


84 posted on 03/09/2013 6:16:36 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: pacificpundit

Space Cadet Mark was actually looking for a Uranium PU-36 Explosive Space Mosulatorrrrr, but he couldn’t resist a 1911 and a cool AR.


85 posted on 03/09/2013 6:18:39 PM PST by fightin kentuckian
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To: pacificpundit

Maybe that Colorado congress critter called him and told him that since he is in the military he could be suffering PTSD.


86 posted on 03/09/2013 6:20:02 PM PST by fightin kentuckian
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Hmm....isn't one of the questions on a 4473 something like -
Are you the actual transferee/buyer of the firearm(s) listed on this form? Warning: You are not the actual buyer if you are acquiring the firearm(s) on behalf of another person. If you are not the actual buyer, the dealer cannot transfer the firearm(s) to you.

Seems to me that the Magnificent Mr. Kelly is making a straw purchase on behalf of TPD.

87 posted on 03/09/2013 6:22:51 PM PST by Tucsonican
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To: cripplecreek

****I don’t have possession of it yet but I’ll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do.****

This reminds me of an incident many years ago when a TV national news outlet went to a gun show and sent in a “ringer” to buy as many guns as he could on money the MSM had given him.
They then filmed the newsman with them, several new pistols including a brand new Beretta pistol, to show how “easy” it was to get guns.

Then the newsman turned to the camera and smugly said....”These guns will be turned over to the police where they will be destroyed!”

I wanted to puke.


88 posted on 03/09/2013 6:23:02 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: BCW

For some reason the wedding picture reminds me of Beauty and the Beast.


89 posted on 03/09/2013 6:25:07 PM PST by petenmi
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To: pacificpundit
Gabby like guns! Big guns! Maybe it is for her!


90 posted on 03/09/2013 6:26:19 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: umgud
I don't have possession of it yet but I'll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do.

Sounds more like he's a straw buyer

91 posted on 03/09/2013 6:31:58 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: TigersEye; Travis McGee
http://www.davekopel.com/2A/lawrev/hk-coxe.htm

Worth a read when given the time to all FReepers.

But as men intent upon hostility have associated themselves in military corps, it becomes your duty to associate likewise-Arm and organize yourselves immediately ....Do you wish to preserve your rights? Arm yourselves-Do you desire to secure your dwellings? Arm yourselves-Do you wish your wives and daughters protected? Arm yourselves-Do you wish to be defended against assassins or the Bully Rocks of faction? Arm yourselves-Do you desire to assemble in security to consult for your own good or the good of your country? Arm yourselves.-To arms, to arms, and you may then sit down contented, each man under his own vine and his own fig-tree and have no one to make him afraid.... If you are desirous to counteract a design pregnant with misery and ruin, then arm yourselves; for in a firm, imposing and dignified attitude, will consist your own security and that of your families-To arms, then to arms
92 posted on 03/09/2013 6:32:02 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: pacificpundit
Why would a guy who was an officer in the Navy, and flew a combat aircraft be unqualified to own a firearm unless his mental condition has deteriorated or he was convicted of a felony? Kelly should be pleased that the background checking process is fast and efficient. Does he really think that once his ID information was passed to the federal government that they didn't know exactly who he was?

If he thinks he is unqualified to have an AR-15 then I guess the trust the Navy put in him to fly a combat aircraft loaded with bombs and missiles was misplaced. And if he can't trust himself with a firearm why on earth did NASA trust him with the space shuttle?

93 posted on 03/09/2013 6:39:52 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: Vince Ferrer
So he was a straw purchaser?

Maybe he bought it from a police-supply store so he could avoid the 15% excise tax on the firearms. He should have a letter from his police chief stating it is intended for duty purposes, which gets filed along with his 4473.

Or maybe he just showed his astronaut badge, and that was good enough for them. Or maybe he got an over-the-phone waiver from DOJ.

Hell, buy a couple plastic "blue guns", and you won't scare the crap out of people by sweeping them with a real weapon. Still a no-class move by our self-proclaimed "firearms safety advocates", but that just makes you a jerk, rather than a threat.

94 posted on 03/09/2013 6:41:36 PM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: pacificpundit
During the Senate Assault Weapons Witch Hunt, Kelly was sitting at the opposite end of the Witness Table from Wayne LaPierre.

When Senator Cruz started asking LaPierre about the silly notion that adding a Pistol Grip to a regular Semi Auto Rifle changes how the Gun operates, Kelly got up and left.

Apparently the Truth hurts, not to mention the fact that his Wife was shot with the CHAMBERED ROUND in the Glock, not the seventh, tenth or twentieth Round in the Magazine.

The first Round was the only one that injured his Wife and it sure as hell didn't come out of the business end of an Evil Black Semi Automatic (NOT Military Select Fire) AR-15. If someone in my Family, or a Friend, was hurt or killed when attacked by a CRIMINAL, I would want the CRIMINAL punished, whether they used a Gun, Knife, Baseball Bat, Pipe or a Chevy Suburban. Using Liberal Logic, if a guy kills someone using Karate, we should put their Karate Instructor on Trial alongside them.

95 posted on 03/09/2013 6:44:20 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Great photo - and solid documentation of the hypocrisy of liberal politicians. When they are trying to get elected those awful AK-47s aren’t so awful are they?


96 posted on 03/09/2013 6:45:21 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: cripplecreek

Didn’t he say he’d already had a background check? Then why is he surprised that he’s able to buy another weapon without another background check?


97 posted on 03/09/2013 6:47:04 PM PST by SuziQ
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98 posted on 03/09/2013 6:47:43 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Kickass Conservative

I assume Markie Mark realized from his wife’s experience that being an elected federal legislator is a real gravy deal.

Now he’s working on his liberal bona fides to get elected.
Just like Kerry, Hagel, etc he’s a “veteran” so any criticism from the right is just labeled hate speech.


99 posted on 03/09/2013 6:51:28 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Brad's Gramma

The “one a month” rule only applies to Pistols purchased in CA. Long Guns are exempt, FOR NOW.

We still have that dandy 10 day waiting period though. Just bought myself a Ruger 10-22 Takedown. Counting the days until I can pick it up.

I’m sure if I had walked out of the Store with it WHEN I PAID FOR IT, I probably would have robbed a Bank or done something even worse.

Thinking back to the good old days when my Dad gave me a .22 Semi Auto Rifle (bought at Sears) and a .410 Single Shotgun when I was eight years old.

All these years later, and with all the guns I have owned during that time, I have yet to murder as many people as Ted Kennedy did in his Oldsmobile.


100 posted on 03/09/2013 6:55:05 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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