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  • David Petraeus, Mark Kelly launch gun control group

    11/29/2016 6:38:22 AM PST · by DOC44 · 89 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/10/politics/david-petraeus-mark-kelly-gun-control/index.html
    Washington (CNN)Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who has long resisted calls to run for political office, is teaming up with retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to create a new group urging greater gun control. The two announced on Friday that they were launching Veterans Coalition for Common Sense to encourage elected leaders to "do more to prevent gun tragedies." The group will feature veterans from every branch of the military who are urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws, the organization said in a news release.
  • Obama meets with Bloomberg to talk guns

    12/16/2015 6:34:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Wednesday met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ally of the White House on gun control. The meeting, which was not on the president's public schedule, comes as he is weighing new executive action on guns in response to a series of mass shootings that have marred his presidency. Obama huddled with Bloomberg "as part of the administration's continuing push to address gun violence in America," the White House said in a statement. "The two discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them...
  • Group Claims Armed Citizens Have Killed More Americans than All Wars Combined

    09/27/2015 2:37:14 PM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 21 Americans for Responsible Solutions–the gun control group founded by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly–tweeted numbers from the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAP) claiming armed citizens in America have killed more people since 1989 than all wars since 1776 combined. The tweet contains a meme which says, “The number of deaths from gun violence just since Reagan’s presidency is higher than the number of soldiers killed in combat in all of U.S. history.”
  • Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly: We’re for ‘Gun Responsibility’ Not ‘Gun Control’

    08/21/2015 7:51:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/20/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 20, the Essex News Daily ran a story in which Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords claimed they “actually do not support ‘gun control’ in the traditional sense of the phrase,” but “gun responsibility.” This comes after they have spent nearly three years supporting new gun trafficking laws, new laws on gun show sales, new laws on internet sales, limits on ammunition magazine capacity, expanded background checks, and gun control ubiquitously under the guise of domestic violence prevention. Yet they say they are not for gun control.
  • Kelly: What Sarah Palin Did Was Irresponsible And Insensitive (Rep. Gabby Giffords' husband)

    09/30/2014 9:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | September 30, 2014 | Alan Colmes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tuesday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Navy Captain, former astronaut and husband of Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly talked to Alan about the new book he has co-written with his wife called Enough: Our Fight To Keep America Safe From Gun Violence. Alan and Mark discussed why Mark and Gabrielle continue to own guns themselves, about the passing of new gun legislation in California, and what Sarah Palin did that was “irresponsible” and “insensitive.” ********** COLMES: Just today in California, Gov. Brown signed a law that says if you are a relative of somebody that has a gun and you think...
  • Gun Rights Advocate Who Interrupted Mark Kelly's Gun Control Speech Wins Primary

    05/24/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On May 20 a gun rights advocate who made a name for himself by interrupting Mark Kelly's gun control speech before the Oregon legislature won the GOP primary to run for the Oregon legislature. The gun rights advocate, Casey Runyan, "interrupted a hearing where Kelly, the husband of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, testified in support of [expanded background checks]." The expanded background checks never reached a floor vote and now Runyan is running for Congress. According to Oregonlive.com, Runyan won the primary by 14 votes. Narrowly beating out Jason Payne, "the Coos County Republican Chairman." The margin of victory...
  • NPR's Liberal Attacks: Hour on Guns Includes Attack on NRA's Wayne LaPierre, Ted Nugent as Draft Dod

    01/12/2014 6:27:18 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    Newsbusters.com ^ | 1/11/2014 | Tim Graham
    One reason commercial liberal talk radio’s never quite succeeded is that NPR is a network with liberal hosts, liberal guests, and liberal callers. This perfect storm of unanimity displayed itself on Thursday’s Diane Rehm Show, when they discussed the push for more gun control. There were no guests from the NRA, just moderate Richard Feldman, who wrote a book about his “confessions of a gun lobbyist.” On the other hand, Rehm brought on Mark Kelly, the astronaut husband of disabled ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to talk up his new gun-control group, as well as an anti-gun New York Times reporter and...
  • Mark Kelly (Husband of Gabby Giffords) Commits a Felony at New York Gun Show

    10/14/2013 9:41:21 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 53 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Oct 14, 2013 | Robert Farago
    “Mark ‘I wasn’t really buying that AR-15‘ Kelly is committing a felony right in front of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. It’s against New York State (NYS) law for someone to be in possession (i.e. holding) a handgun without a valid NYS Pistol license. Mark Kelly can’t have a NYS pistol license because he’s not a legal resident of New York.” An Empire State firearms attorney told TTAG that there’s an exception for firearms training but, as far as he can tell, not gun shows. Unless we hear otherwise, under Article 265 of New York State penal law,...
  • Anti-Gun Groups Mobilizing in Colordado

    08/22/2013 7:36:41 AM PDT · by relio6 · 67 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 8/22/2013 | N Ilar
    In Colorado there's a calling to vote Yes to recall anti-gun state senators - John Morse (D-11) and Angela Giron (D-3). These two can create a “a wave of fear that runs across every state legislator across the country.” To counter this recall, Gun control group headed by Mark Kelly & Gabby Giffords have television ads running to urge Coloradan to vote "NO" on the recall. westernshootingjournal.com/second-amendment/anti-gun-groups-mobilizing-in-colorado/
  • Gun Control Advocates in Hysterics over Fading Chances of Legislation

    05/04/2013 8:38:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 4, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun control advocates are in hysterics, using frenzied, emotional attacks against Senators who opposed gun control last month in hopes of changing the momentum. This explains why Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) has been targeted in New Hampshire, and it's why Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have been targeting Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in Kentucky. Staunch gun control supporters saw Sandy Hook Elementary as their opportunity to secure more gun laws, but now they see that opportunity fading away....
  • Giffords' husband calls for NRA leaders to step aside

    05/04/2013 5:45:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/3/2013 | Ed Pilkington
    Kelly has thrown down the gauntlet to Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s combative chief executive, on the opening day of the gun lobby’s annual convention in Houston, Texas. Writing in the Houston Chronicle, he accuses LaPierre and the rest of the NRA’s leadership of turning their back on the traditional values of the association in a simple drive for profit.
  • Gabrielle Giffords watches Mark Kelly fire Glock 9 millimeter (video)

    04/16/2013 10:50:53 AM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/9/2013 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, still engages in target practice — with the same type of weapon used to shoot his wife. A CNN report showed Kelly shooting at water bottles and pots with a Glock 9 millimeter in the backyard of Giffords’s mother’s house. Giffords watched from a porch, cheering him on. Video @ link
  • Giffords, Kelly own guns while pushing gun control

    04/09/2013 8:12:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 9, 2013 10:26 PM EDT
    Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, keep pushing for stricter gun laws as they continue to own weapons for recreational purposes, including the same type of gun used in the January 2011 shooting rampage that left Giffords wounded. However, the couple’s 9-mm Glock holds fewer bullets than the one used the Tucson shooting spree. Limiting the size of ammunition magazines is one of the goals of a new political action committee formed by Giffords and Kelly. The couple was interviewed in Tucson by CNN for a segment that aired Tuesday evening. Kelly was shown shooting pots and...
  • 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 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...
  • Mark Kelly warns GOP against filibustering Senate gun legislation

    03/31/2013 2:31:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/31/13 | Vicki Needham
    Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (R-Ariz.), on Sunday warned GOP lawmakers not to filibuster efforts to pass gun control in the Senate. "It is important to take action and the American people are demanding action now," said Kelly on “Fox News Sunday.” Kelly’s comments came in response to five Senate Republicans — Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Rand Paul (Ky.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah) and James Inhofe (Okla.) – who said last week that they will filibuster any additional gun restrictions, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) prepares to move a gun bill.
  • Baby Sea Lion Murder at Laguna Beach (Mark Kelly and assault dogs)

    03/27/2013 6:32:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 3/27/2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    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...
  • 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...
  • Rejected: Gun Store Cancels AR-15 Purchase by Gabby Giffords’ Husband

    03/26/2013 3:08:34 PM PDT · by yoe · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 26, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    An Arizona gun store cancelled a purchase made by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’s husband Mark Kelly. On March 5th, Kelly visited Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson, selected an AR-15 style rifle, a .45 caliber handgun, and some high capacity magazines, completed a background check and paid for his purchases. Within days, the story (broke nationally) and Kelly claimed that his purchases were made to highlight how easy it is to get a gun. He also added that he intended to turn the AR-15 into the Tucson Police. The story sparked almost 4,000 comments to Mark Kelly’s public Facebook page, many...
  • 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...