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  • Mark Kelly Shoots Glock 9mm With 'High Capacity' Magazine on CNN

    04/09/2013 11:54:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 4-9-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In an interview that will air on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 on April 9, Gabby Giffords looks on from her mother's porch while Mark Kelly shoots bottles and clay pots in the Arizona desert with a Glock 19 9mm. The gun is actually Giffords's, but Kelly shoots it and wasn't shy about admitting he had a 17-round magazine in it. Ironically, 17 rounds exceeds the 10 round limit that was being pushed in the Senate in February when Kelly spoke in favor of banning them. Nevertheless, after CNN filmed Kelly target shooting, he justified using a 17-round magazine for the...
  • Gabby Giffords still appreciates gun culture.

    04/09/2013 7:03:41 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 29 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | April 8th, 2013 - 9:29 PM ET | Dana Bash
    Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was nearly killed more than 2 years ago by a man with a gun. Today, her brain injuries make speaking difficult, and yet she has become an active spokeswoman for new restrictions on guns. Ironically she has not lost her love of guns. Target practice is still a form of entertainment at her mother's house deep in the Arizona desert. Her husband Mark Kelly uses pots and water bottles as targets, while Giffords watches from the patio with her mother cheering him on.
  • Gabby Giffords falsely implies that her shooter evaded a background check

    04/07/2013 10:54:56 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 62 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 04/07/2013 | Twitchy staff
    Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ op-ed piece is getting a lot of praise on Twitter. This is the part of the piece that caught our attention: What they will do is create one fair system for all gun buyers, instead of the giant loophole we have now. Right now, we have one system where responsible gun owners take a background check — And then we have a second system for those who don’t want to take a background check. Those people — criminals, or people suffering from mental illness, like the young man who shot me — can buy as many...
  • FBI linked Gabby Giffords’ shooter to Christian pro-life groups

    04/05/2013 9:03:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    life site ^ | Ben Johnson
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions FBI linked Gabby Giffords’ shooter to Christian pro-life groups by Ben Johnson Fri Apr 05, 2013 19:32 EST Comments () Tags: anti-christian bigotry, jared lee loughner, obama administration, terrorism TUCSON, AZ, April 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An FBI agent drew attention to a possible connection between the man who shot Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and “Christian anti-abortion groups,” according to newly released documents in the 2011 shooting. In January 2011, Jared Lee Loughner engaged in a shooting spree that left six people dead and 13, including Congresswoman Giffords, wounded. An investigating...
  • Part Four: Three Bizarre Events

    04/05/2013 9:15:38 AM PDT · by butterdezillion · 125 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | April 5, 2013 | butterdezillion
    Three events that made no sense at the time now make sense. I'll C&P the substance in the first comment so the HTML will (hopefully) transfer.
  • Mark Kelly's Video Failed To Show He Was Denied Handgun Purchase, Too

    04/04/2013 10:50:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3 April, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Breitbart News can now report that although Gabby Giffords' husband Mark Kelly successfully purchased a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun from Diamondback Police Supply on March 5, the gun store had denied his attempts to buy a handgun approximately two weeks before that. According to sources, when Kelly first came into Diamondback Police Supply in February he tried to use a Texas ID to buy a handgun and was denied. Then, thirteen days later--on March 5-- Kelly walked back into the gun store with an Arizona ID that he used to purchase a handgun. He posted a video of that purchase...
  • Mark Kelly on whether call to action on gun control is fading

    04/04/2013 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Accessible Pudding · 21 replies
    FOX News Sunday ^ | 03-31-2013 | Chris Wallace
    Well, I think, after something like, you know, 20 first graders being murdered in their classrooms, you know, it is important to take action. And the American people are demanding action now. You know, the timeline of that, you know, sometimes, especially with a polarized Congress, these things can take a long time.
  • Kelly warns Republicans about blocking a Senate debate, vote on gun control legislation

    03/31/2013 9:56:54 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 136 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/31/13 | fox/AP
    Leading gun-control advocate Mark Kelly warned Republican senators Sunday that trying to block a vote on new firearms legislation that includes universal background checks could hurt their re-election efforts. Kelly, a former astronaut and Navy captain, directed his remarks to Sens. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, among five Republican senators who have suggested they will filibuster a debate and full floor vote. “They should listen to their constituents” and not get in the way of the debate, Kelly told “Fox News Sunday.”
  • Records Provide New Look at Ariz. Shooting Spree

    03/27/2013 9:16:16 PM PDT · by digger48 · 14 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | March 27, 2013 | BRIAN SKOLOFF and JACQUES BILLEAUD
    Almost everyone who crossed paths with Jared Loughner in the year before he shot former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords described a man who was becoming more unhinged and delusional by the day.
  • Gabby Giffords & Husband Mark Kelly's Daughter's Dog Kills Baby Seal (Killed More Than My AR-15)

    03/26/2013 7:18:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | March 25, 2013 | CBS Los Angeles
    Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Pulls Daughter’s Dog Off Sea Lion In Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Gabrielle Giffords’ husband pulled his daughter’s dog off of a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend. The incident, which was captured on video, happened around 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Goff Cove Beach by the Montage Laguna Beach. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly’s 18-year-old daughter, who was on vacation with her father and Giffords, was walking the American bulldog on a leash when the 65-pound dog saw the sea lion, ran off and attacked. Nathan, who declined to give his last name, happened to...
  • Gun Dealer Refuses to be Used for Political Purposes by Gabby Giffords' Husband

    03/26/2013 6:47:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Diamondback Police Supply, the gun dealership that was to sell the AR-15 type rifle to Mark Kelly, Gabby Gifford's Husband, has returned his money now that it has learned that he did not intend the rifle for personal use. Here is the statement: Statement of Douglas MacKinlay, Owner/President, Diamondback Police Supply Co., Inc. “While I support and respect Mark Kelly’s 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess, and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, his recent statements to the media made it clear that his intent in purchasing the Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm rifle from us was for reasons...
  • Gun store rescinds Mark Kelly's rifle purchase, questions his 'intent'

    03/26/2013 7:31:30 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/25/13
    A Tucson gun store owner has decided to rescind the sale of a military-style rifle to Mark Kelly, the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, after Kelly said he had intended the purchase to make a political point about how easy it is to obtain the kind of firearms he's lobbying Congress to ban. Kelly's March 5 purchase of an AR-15-style rifle and a 45.-caliber handgun at Diamondback Police Supply sparked a frenzy of reaction from both sides of the debate after he posted to Facebook a photo of himself shopping. A background check took only a matter of...
  • Report Mark Kelly to the Pima County District Attorney (Vanity)

    03/26/2013 9:53:39 AM PDT · by mnehring · 27 replies
    FR & Various
    Recently, Mark Kelly attempted to purchase an AR-15 from a Tucson gun dealer to make a political point about background checks. In doing so, Mark Kelly completed ATF Form 4473. Question 11.a. states the following: 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.Upon signing the form, Mark Kelly acknowledged this: I certify that my answers to Section A are true, correct, and complete. I...
  • Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Pulls Daughter’s Dog Off Sea Lion In Laguna Beach (Sea Lion dies)

    03/26/2013 6:44:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 95 replies
    Gabrielle Giffords’ husband pulled his daughter’s dog off of a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend. The incident, which was captured on video, happened around 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Goff Cove Beach by the Montage Laguna Beach.
  • Tucson gun store owner halts purchase of semiautomatic rifle by Kelly

    03/26/2013 6:16:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 69 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carmen Duarte
    The owner of a Tucson gun store where Mark Kelly recently purchased an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle canceled the transaction because Kelly did not plan to keep the rifle for his personal use. Doug MacKinlay, owner of Diamondback Police Supply at 170 S. Kolb Road, posted on the store's Facebook page Monday that he canceled the transaction March 21. A full refund was sent to Kelly via express mail, MacKinlay said. "I determined that it was in my company's best interest to terminate this transaction prior to his returning to my store to complete the federal form 4473 and NICS (National...
  • Gun store rescinds Mark Kelly's rifle purchase, questions his 'intent'

    03/26/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published March 25, 2013
    A Tucson gun store owner has decided to rescind the sale of a military-style rifle to Mark Kelly, the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, after Kelly said he had intended the purchase to make a political point about how easy it is to obtain the kind of firearms he's lobbying Congress to ban. Kelly's March 5 purchase of an AR-15-style rifle and a 45.-caliber handgun at Diamondback Police Supply sparked a frenzy of reaction from both sides of the debate after he posted to Facebook a photo of himself shopping. .... "While I support and respect Mark Kelly's...
  • Giffords' husband pulls dog off sea lion in Calif

    03/25/2013 10:53:32 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 57 replies
    seattlepi ^ | 03-25-13
    Amateur video shows former astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, yanking away a dog that clamped down on a baby sea lion at a California beach.
  • Giffords' husband pulls dog off sea lion in Calif.

    03/25/2013 10:08:22 PM PDT · by Selene · 76 replies
    SacBee ^ | 3/25/2013 | AP
    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Amateur video shows former astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, yanking away a dog that clamped down on a baby sea lion at a California beach.
  • Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords

    03/25/2013 8:29:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 237 replies
    abc ^ | Feb 10, 2012 3:38pm | Luis Martinez
    The Navy’s newest ship will be the USS Gabrielle Giffords. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus made the announcement at a Pentagon ceremony today, calling Giffords someone whose name is synonymous with courage. Former Rep. Gabby Giffords looked on at the Pentagon as Mabus made the announcement in a public ceremony. Also in attendance at this afternoon’s brief ceremony in the Pentagon Courtyard was Roxana Green, the mother of 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green. Christina-Taylor was among those killed in last year’s deadly shooting rampage in Tucson that targeted Giffords as she met constituents outside a supermarket. Roxana Green will be the ship’s sponsor....
  • Mark Kelly's 'AR-15 Stunt' Provokes Giffords Photo Leak (photo of Gabby holding AR-15)

    03/15/2013 4:35:04 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 53 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 03/14/2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Mark Kelly's campaign against "assault weapons" such as the AR-15 rifle has sparked a local backlash. On March 13, a Tucson, Arizona radio host published a photograph of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords holding an AR-15 rifle at a gun range. Giffords has since confirmed that the photograph is authentic. James T. Harris, blogging at the website of "101.4 FM The Truth," wrote: What is wrong with this picture? Absolutely nothing, and prior to the aggressive progressive opportunistic fear mongering in the wake of Sandy Hook, this picture would have raised no eyebrows and garnered little public attention. However, in response...