Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Baby Sea Lion Murder at Laguna Beach (Mark Kelly and assault dogs)
AmericanThinker.com ^ | 3/27/2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis

Posted on 03/27/2013 6:32:06 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

In the same way that Mark Kelly's life was forever changed when his wife Gabby was shot in a Safeway parking lot by a madman with a Glock 19, so too has his life been touched by witnessing his 18-year-old daughter Claudia's dog attack a helpless baby sea lion in Laguna Beach, California. The last time it was at a congressional outreach meeting; this time it was while on a family vacation at Goff Cove Beach, where the message is: "If you do visit this area please do not take, collect or disturb any of the marine life."

Leisurely walking the beach near the Montage Laguna Beach resort with his daughter and her 65-pound American bulldog, the dog suddenly exhibited instinctual behavior when it noticed a sea lion pup, broke free from the leash, and charged the helpless pinniped. Sea lions detect prey by sensing victim vibrations with their whiskers; suffice it to say that the Kelly dog seriously messed up this particular sea lion's vibrissae. After locking down on its face with a mandible that exerts 235 pounds of force, assault bull dogs can now be added to the list of the sea lions' natural predators that includes sharks, whales, and polar bears.

Ruining the mood in an otherwise affluent seaside artists' community, the Kelly dog, after hunting and capturing prey that typically only includes bear, wild boar, raccoon, and squirrel, could not be coaxed to discharge the hemorrhaging seal from its 42 large teeth. A commotion ensued as passersby rushed to the seafaring mammal's defense, because the stubbornly uncooperative dog simply refused to release his catch from his grip.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: markkelly
Why does anyone need an assault dog with 42 teeth and a 235 PSI bite?
1 posted on 03/27/2013 6:32:06 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

No, but I have a Glock 19 that has hurt nothing but paper and a few bottles.


2 posted on 03/27/2013 6:34:51 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

I wonder if that dog was purchased legally and a background check was done.


3 posted on 03/27/2013 6:36:02 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

This the perfect metaphor for gun control... Gun-free ocean zone, disarmed baby sea lion (us), stupid dog-owner (politicians), cop arriving after the carnage (Mark Kelly). From the moment I layed eyes on Kelly I thought to myself, “here’s what we call a putz.” And boy was I right.


4 posted on 03/27/2013 6:36:47 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Carpe Cerevisi

I’ll bet Mark Kelley bought this assault dog for his 18 y/o daughter as a straw buyer.


5 posted on 03/27/2013 6:40:01 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Karma.


6 posted on 03/27/2013 6:42:01 AM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Maybe we can now get Jack Hanna to testify before Congress as to why we need strict dog control and background checks on anyone who seeks to buy assault dogs.

Maybe Jack Hanna could testify along with a large picture of a baby seal.


7 posted on 03/27/2013 6:42:49 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HMS Surprise
Seems somebody took the safety off the dog and it accidental went off.
8 posted on 03/27/2013 6:42:56 AM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

>>>Why does anyone need an assault dog with 42 teeth and a 235 PSI bite?<<<

To kill as many inncoent, men, women, children and baby marine mammals as quickly as possible, of course.

And unlike “assault weapons”, assault caninines can and do go off all by themselves and kill.

We need universal background checks and registration for assault dog owners, limits on the number of evil features on assault dogs and high taxes and anger management classes with all purchases of dog food.

If it will save the life of just one child (human or Sea Lion) we must take whatever action is necessary.


9 posted on 03/27/2013 6:43:02 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

If not for the bystander video on youtube this story would never have seen the light of day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUyoU-juHTk


10 posted on 03/27/2013 6:44:56 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 ("as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Was the dog on a leash? Was there a leash law in this community? If so, why did Mark Kelly completely disregard this law?


11 posted on 03/27/2013 6:45:23 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
"They can have my bulldog when they pry its cold dead jaws from a dead baby seal. "
- Mark Kelly
12 posted on 03/27/2013 6:47:21 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Clearly, his assault dog was not safely locked away from people unable to properly handle it.


13 posted on 03/27/2013 6:54:52 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

He was just showing us how easy it is for any average citizen like him to obtain a licensed and legally owned killer attack dog and murder baby seals.


14 posted on 03/27/2013 6:55:46 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Bkmk


15 posted on 03/27/2013 6:55:57 AM PDT by novemberslady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

They should limit the number of teeth these assault dogs can have, that’s the ticket!


16 posted on 03/27/2013 6:57:17 AM PDT by spudville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Carpe Cerevisi

it should come with a muzzle lock that is built into the cost.


17 posted on 03/27/2013 7:06:11 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Killing or harrassing a sea lion is a felony under the marine mammal protection act. People get arrested for riding manatees, but Kelly’s daughter is responsbile for a sea-lion’s death and doesnt even get a ticket.


18 posted on 03/27/2013 7:07:03 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun

Yep. Why can’t he just carry concealed? Wouldn’t that be safer than parading around with a lion on a leash?


19 posted on 03/27/2013 7:14:29 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Brooklyn Attitude

Folks in Monterey have been busted for simply trying to get sunbathing seals off the decks of their boats.


20 posted on 03/27/2013 7:21:35 AM PDT by sasquatch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Brooklyn Attitude

I think failure to equally enforce laws is becoming a bigger problem than enacting new laws. When I see elites getting away with stuff that I could lose my savings or even freedom for, it makes me respect the law and lawmakers less, and since this is a country built on the law, that signals a poor prognosis for our future as a successful nation.


21 posted on 03/27/2013 7:22:14 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
There are VERY FEW "dog beaches" in California where you can let your dog run off-leash. You can bet that any beach where there are sea lion pups is not a "dog beach". The enviro-kooks are working to close down the few dog beaches left, tool

Just yesterday, there was an update on the poor chap up in Montara (south of San Fran) who was tasered by the cops for having his dog off leash in a preserve by the beach:

Montara Dog Walker Shot With Stun Gun Sues National Park Service

Liberal hypocrisy and double-standards make me sick. Where's the "fairness" in having two sets of laws?

22 posted on 03/27/2013 7:24:20 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ProtectOurFreedom; RoosterRedux
There are VERY FEW "dog beaches" in California where you can let your dog run off-leash. You can bet that any beach where there are sea lion pups is not a "dog beach".

AND YET.... if you watch the video, there was more than one dog on a leash, running around in the water.

23 posted on 03/27/2013 7:29:50 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: John 3_19-21
They are calling this dog an American Bulldog but I don't think it's a pure American Bulldog. It's too short and about 25 pounds under weight. It could be a pit-bull bulldog cross but I doubt it's pure American Bulldog. I don't think the family wants the word pit-bull to be used in this story.
24 posted on 03/27/2013 7:33:50 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

People are asking him “Who needs an assault dog?” on his FB page. Freedom lovers should shame this guy shamelessly.


25 posted on 03/27/2013 7:34:36 AM PDT by Oratam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VanShuyten
Crony socialism/marxism is much more than just crony capitalism...it extends way beyond business. If you are part of the nomenklatura, you are exempt from laws that rule the regular folk.

This is a perfect example.

26 posted on 03/27/2013 7:35:46 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

PITT BULL CONTROL!!!


27 posted on 03/27/2013 7:39:29 AM PDT by Dedbone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sasquatch

Well hopefully Mark and his daughter filleted the prey and barbecued it for the local homeless contingent.....


28 posted on 03/27/2013 7:42:12 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: All
Mark Kelly: "My dog ate my homework dreams of public office."
29 posted on 03/27/2013 7:47:16 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
American bulldog = Pit Bull to everyday folks. A breed favored by many that want to prove their manhood by owning a fearsome dog. If Mark Kelly was not a member of a protected species, his daughter would have been cited and that Pit would be in the pound with a death sentence.
But due to Gabby Giffords now being a political martyr and Kelly now running a political action business that is very politically correct, not only is Kelly protected but that protection extends to all members of his family.
30 posted on 03/27/2013 7:50:30 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

When you cannot legally club a seal, you find some other means to do the job!


31 posted on 03/27/2013 7:54:56 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed. :-()
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VanShuyten

“I think failure to equally enforce laws is becoming a bigger problem than enacting new laws. When I see elites getting away with stuff that I could lose my savings or even freedom for, it makes me respect the law and lawmakers less...”

Why is no one in CA DEMANDING some kind of punishment or a complete explanation of why nothing has been done? The crime was videotaped!


32 posted on 03/27/2013 7:54:57 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: HMS Surprise

Yep. Why can’t he just carry concealed?
= = = = = = = = = = =
Probably NOT a good idea to carry a ‘concealed’ pit bull shoved in your belt/waist line.


33 posted on 03/27/2013 8:04:11 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

“Why does anyone need an assault dog with 42 teeth and a 235 PSI bite?”

I took my dog to the vet and they had a 6 MO pit bull pup walking around available for adoption. It had been found living on the street, was emaciated and when found had lost all its fur. It came over and was a very sweet dog especially considering how it had been treated. I briefly considered adopting it but decided against it as my 3 YO and 4 MO grandkids visit fairly often. After seeing what these dogs can do to small children I’m not taking that risk.


34 posted on 03/27/2013 8:06:31 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

One objection: Do not “define murder down” by describing an animal killing another animal as “murder”. The word murder means “killing with intelligent premeditation”.

If a person sics a dog on another person who is killed, the dog owner is the murderer, not the dog. For this reason, the dog can be just put down, without consideration, because it is property.

However, Sea Lions are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and the dog’s owner is responsible for the violation of this act, no matter how unintentionally. The civil penalty for doing so is $10,000.

It will be very interesting to see if the dog owner is fined for her dog killing a baby sea lion. I suspect nothing will come of it, as being the daughter of a former US congresswoman, and a Democrat, she has a protected status and is thus not subject to the laws created for the “commoners.” The “little people”. The “peasantry”, as the “elites” imagine everyone else to be.


35 posted on 03/27/2013 8:15:39 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

That animal did not break free from its leash.

It was not on leash.

It was not under disciplined control.

As such, the animal was irresponsibley allowed to act on its nature and desire.

Clearly, Marc Kelly cannot be trusted to maintain control over his animal and should not be trusted with a gun.


36 posted on 03/27/2013 8:15:43 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vendome

“That animal did not break free from its leash. It was not on leash.”

If you look at the video the leash is attached to the dog and Kelly uses it to lead the dog off the beach. The leash may have been pulled out of his daughters hand as it lunged for the seal. Lucky it didnt lunge for a small child.


37 posted on 03/27/2013 8:21:22 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Vendome

Was this dog put down?


38 posted on 03/27/2013 8:21:24 AM PDT by princess leah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Obadiah

On all state beaches in Kaleefawneeyuh you are required to leash your dog at a minimum and on may beaches they are prohibited.

If you go to 17 mile drive it is the law your dog be leashed and it is absolutely the right thing for that area.

There ground squirrels everywhere as well as birds, pinnepeds and other distractions that can result in unnecessary and irresponsible harm to wildlife, children and adults, even other dogs.

The beach is rife with distractions that can override even the best disciplined dog and having them on a leash is the best practice for everyone.


39 posted on 03/27/2013 8:23:15 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Obadiah

Mark Kelly violated local and federal laws by allowing his dog off leash, which then attacked and killed federally protected wildlife.

I checked the local ordinance which required your dog be learned and state law requiring the same.

Further, he is/was prohibited from taking wildlife, muchless taking its life.


40 posted on 03/27/2013 8:31:15 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: princess leah

I don’t blame the lil feller but, I got no problem putting down his owner as completely irresponsible.


41 posted on 03/27/2013 8:38:34 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Brooklyn Attitude

Like I said, It was not on leash, either properly or intentionally.

Your dog should not be allowed to break free of your control, either physically and/or under verbal command.


42 posted on 03/27/2013 8:40:54 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

When I was a kid growing up in northern Michigan, it was quite common to hear of people’s dogs getting shot if seen running deer.......


43 posted on 03/27/2013 8:51:04 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux; All

” - - - Why does anyone need an assault dog with 42 teeth and a 235 PSI bite? - - - “

It is all about the balance of Nature.

For those of us who enjoy eating fish, our allies are the Great White Shark and the new American Bulldog Shore Patrol.

Over abundance of Sea Lions and Seals has severely damaged the Fish population along the shores of America.

Anti-Fish Federal and State Judges have consistently chosen to punish any attempt by fish-loving Americans to reduce the breeding stock of these harmful to fish Sea Lions and Seals.

It is only fitting that an AMERICAN Bulldog has stepped up to restore the balance of Nature by removing a juvenile Sea Lion from the gene pool.

As this new American Bulldog Shore Patrol continues to grow in popularity, boat owners will also begin to have more unfettered access to their boats and Sea Lions and Seals are driven off of the boats and docks along America’s shores.


44 posted on 03/27/2013 9:04:20 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vendome

Looks like he also fled the scene, too. That’s probably a crime. I wonder if anyone called the police.


45 posted on 03/27/2013 10:33:40 AM PDT by virgil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Unlike a gun, a dog can attack and kill without anyone pulling the trigger. Yet you will never hear any liberal Democrat screaming for “dog control” with these “military styled Assault dogs” that can kill without a moment’s thought.

Kelly’s dog has killed more things than my guns ever have.


46 posted on 03/27/2013 12:09:02 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux; All

What’s the difference between Gabby Giffords and a sea lion?

Her husband can’t mooch off a sea lion


47 posted on 03/27/2013 12:46:00 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeminoleCounty

Her husband is working for Elon Musk now, isn’t he?


48 posted on 03/27/2013 12:47:52 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson