Skip to comments.Mark Kelly to CNN: Plan Was to Hand Over AR-15 All Along
Posted on 03/11/2013 9:13:14 PM PDT by Nachum
Appearing on CNN's The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer on March 11, Mark Kelly said he planned from the start to hand over an AR-15 rifle he purchased to the Tuscon Police Department.
Blitzer then quoted a section from the March 9 Breitbart News story on Kelly's purchase, and asked Kelly to respond.
Here's what Blitzer read:
Breitbart News then began investigating the details surrounding the purchase, including visiting the gun store. Suddenly, Kelly announced on his Facebook page that he was not going to keep the AR-15, which he has yet to pick up from the store.
Kelly responded that he went into the gun store with a plan to buy a .45, "and if we had the opportunity, to buy the AR-15 as well." He said he didn't "know the timing," but he and his people "had a plan for when [they] were going to announce it on Facebook."
Attention to this issue has been intense, because Kelly bought the AR-15 on March 5 but did not announce that he was turning it over to Tucson PD until three days later.
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Shooor it was, Mark. What a lying dooosh.
Looked pretty out of shape for an astronaut.
Why don’t I believe him? I don’t believe him.
Tries to lie to the entire nation after being caught?
Who purchases a fairly expensive item just to turn it over to law enforcement? Mark Kelly is a liar.
Northern Italy? Hard to believe he planned to give it to Eyetalians.
It’s in Tuscany. Italy. Just Beautiful..
A disgrace to the US military(I guess he doesn’t recall the oath that he swore to. I remember it and I took it in ‘67. Still holds today!) and to the astronaut corps. But, a lot of the astros are liberals.
Exactly , what’s the point ?
Did he also purchase Depends? What’s with these astronauts?
Why didn’t he pick it up the day he bought it? This ain’t CA with a 10 day wait.
Many people have called this action “Hypocritical”.
I would like to clarify for all if I can : He is NOT a hypocrite.
You see, He and his wife (As well as about 1000 other political elite) fully understand that they are elite. They are better than we. They believe that it is their birthright to have sweeping powers and we are to answer to them. They fully believe, as we do that water is wet, that they are meant to lead and command all of us.
They fully believe that we are Serfs, to be controlled and managed. And why shouldn’t they ? Gabby Giffords thinks that she is the only one affected by the shooter because the news told her so. Gabby Giffords doesn’t care even an iota that kids were killed, adults were killed, or that anyone else was even present on that fateful day. _She_ was attacked by a peasant, and by her command - the peasants shall pay.
Dianne Feinstein (Piss be upon her) carries a gun. Or did. Or something. But either way, she carries on a plane, she carries in federal buildings, she’ll even carry in a school. She’ll do so with impunity because the gun grab simply _isn’t for her_. These maggots seriously think they are elite and deserve - nay - NEED to carry massive firepower because they know that they are the good guys, and everyone else is evil.
And why shouldn’t they ? They have been given free reign of all that is ours for decades now. When that Jeanne Nicholson worm told those people to sit down, She received no backlash. Well, she received backlash from a bunch of conservative news sites that she doesn’t read, nor knows anyone else that reads them. She is Insulated. Protected. Coddled.
These people think they are royalty because they are shown everyday, day in and day out, that they are by a fawning media and the communists next door.
And I, frankly, think it’s time something is done about that.
Straw purchaser for the Tucson PD.
It’s a stupid stunt.
Similar to a 50 year old walking into a liquor store and buying a bottle.
“See! how easy was that?”
Straw purchasers can be prosecuted.
Unless they work for DOJ.
So, he lied on his background check questionaire.
It clearly states that you cannot buy a gun for someone else, and that you must be the person you are purchasing the gun for.
This man has committed a crime, he has admitted to it, and he should be arrested and charged.
People like him is how criminals are obtaining weapons illegaly, according to our government.
This is like a Vegan petitioning congress to ban meat, then caught buying Whoppers at Burger King. Then the Vegan comes up with some horseshit excuse that they’d always intended to turn in the burgers to the ASPCA. But they’re keeping the chicken salad.
Astronauts are just crazy and creepy. Time to defund NASA once and for all.
I call my former congresscritter Mark Schauer Marky Mark since he always had to be in the news and be this manufactured star. Marky Mark Kelly's the same thing.
The Pathological liar
THAT MAN IS A LIAR! But he is just emulating his Messiabama.
Frankly, I agree.
This “gentleman” did not spend several hundreds of dollars just run into a sheriff’s office and breathlessly give the item away.
He and his wife must be sitting on a pile of money, to purchase a rifle just to give it to the police department. So, I guess his goal is to buy up every rifle he can get his hands on and then just turn them over so they can be destroyed, i think.
He must have some deep deep pockets.
Whatever he may once have been, this turd has become a dishonest, dishonourable, mean, nasty, vindictive attention whore.
You beat me to it! :O
Regardless of what these cretins really believe, Mark Kelly is a hypocrite. Being a hypocrite, by definition, does not require a person to have any certain belief system.
Both, actually, among others.
Kind of hard to believe him when he also bought multiple magazines to go with it. He should have bought some ammo as well to turn in.
Yep, forgot about Glenn, not Kerry though.
I’m not convinced Jawn Effin’ Kerry ever was anything other than a dishonest, dishonourable, mean, nasty, vindictive attention whore.
Not that I want to get hit by either, but if I had to choose, I'd take a .223 round before I'd want to get hit by a .45
I find this story very weird and even more.
If some nut job shot up my wife for no reason and she happened to survive, I'd have every bit of weaponry available to me that I could afford in case another nut job decided to finish it off.
I see nothing wrong with him having an AR-15, but he apparently sees something wrong with me having one. Hell, I'd be in favor of giving him Claymores for his front yard if he wanted then.
I suspect he has signed up with some anti-gun outfit (the "my people" part of his comment) to play some publicity game. I hope they are paying him well.
A retired astronaut's pension is not high enough to blow money on expensive weapons like AR-15s just to send a message.
I think this was a 'Brady' ad campaign killed in the womb. The PR folks have to go back to the drawing board now and find some other prop for their propaganda.
Jeah, FKing Liar!
You weren’t going to spend some $1,500 bucks and piss it down a drain for an idiotic PR campaign.
Admit it, loser.
You bought it because you enjoy guns and loud noises.
DiFi still carries...
I was just going to amend my post, Kerry was always a POS.
Umm...actually Mark, the Colt .45 ACP that you kept actually is a "deadly weapon designed for the military" as opposed to the AR 15 which is not.
Take a little solace in this: He purchased the AR-15 from Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson. That’s one of the highest priced gun stores in town. He paid a lot more than he needed to even in today’s market. And now he has to give his over-priced rifle to TPD just to back up his lie. I think there is a little (but not enough) justice in that.
The formula has been played before with former aide to President Ronald Reagan, James Brady. It was Brady’s wife Sarah who took up the cause to limit handgun ownership. Victim-hood always makes a good marketing device.
Prime example: John Glenn
“Who purchases a fairly expensive item just to turn it over to law enforcement? Mark Kelly is a liar.”
Yeah, and for what purpose? If he should state that he was motivated by a desire to upgrade the Tuscin police dept’s weaponry the simple way to do that would have been to simply donate money. He gave about as lame an excuse as one could concoct it seems to me.....
So instead of just being a gutless pussy afraid he was going to garner negative publicity from libtards, he was ACTUALLY actively supporting the undermining of the Constitution of the United States by trying to make hay with tragedy.
LOL yeah sure he was..that’s like someone buying kiddy porn and saying “Oh I just bought it to prove a point” yeah Mark, what EXACTLY is your point..that someone without a criminal record and no history of violence was able to purchase a gun, yeah..and...
Mark Kelly is the definition of a scum bag, parades his wife around like a trained seal to trash Republicans..from the moment his wife was shot he saw his chance to get his fame
They’ll arrest him about a week after they pick up those Black Panthers who put a $10,000 bounty on George Zimmerman’s head, dead or alive.
Oh, darn! I just plain forgot!!