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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 7 Liberal Hypocrites Who Call For Gun Control While Being Protected By Guns

    03/23/2013 4:35:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2013 | John Hawkins
    One of the great ironies of the gun control debate is that everyone who calls for gun control still wants a man with a gun protecting him. Every governor in America has armed security. You have to go through a metal detector guarded by men with guns to get into the Capitol building. Barack Obama has hundreds of Secret Service agents carrying fully automatic weapons who protect his safety. Even run-of-the-mill Democrats who want to take guns away from everyone else will unhesitatingly put up the phone and call the police if they feel threatened -- so that a...
  • Mark Kelly's 'AR-15 Stunt' Provokes Giffords Photo Leak

    03/14/2013 2:58:08 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Mar 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.
  • Media bias in press report of Mark Kelly’s rifle purchase

    03/14/2013 9:56:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 March, 2013 | Dave Workman
    When is an “assault rifle” not an “assault rifle?” When it is purchased by former astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, at a gun store in Tucson, Ariz. At least, that must be what the Associated Press decided when it reported about Kelly’s controversial gun buy that he posted on his own Facebook page; a story picked up in Wednesday’s Seattle Times. ========================== BULLETIN: Fox News is reporting that the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved on a 18-8 strict party line vote, Sen. Dianne Feinstein's bill to ban so-called "assault weapons." The bill should reach the full...
  • Gabby Giffords' Husband Buys an AR-15 and then Makes Up a B******t Story About Why He Did It

    03/14/2013 6:23:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    A lot of twists and turns in this story from Breitbart.com. Shock, no one else in the media apart from Fox is bothering to cover it. Allah has a good summary. Mark Kelly, Gabby Giffords' husband, got caught buying an AR-15. Not a crime, of course, but certainly a strange purchase for a gun-control advocate looking to ban the weapon. He then claimed he was buying it to demonstrate how easy it is to buy an AR-15. Couple problems with this story: 1. He didn't actually buy it. The gun he intended to buy was on consignment, and there's a...
  • Gabrielle Giffords' husband Mark Kelly's purchase of rifle draws criticism from gun-rights groups

    03/13/2013 11:06:26 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 20 replies
    wrtv ^ | 3 13 13
    PHOENIX - The husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords went to a Tucson gun store a week ago to buy a .45-caliber handgun and a military-style rifle the day before he appeared with his wife at the supermarket where she was wounded in a rampage two years ago, and it didn't take long for the purchase to draw criticism from gun-rights supporters. Mark Kelly said he bought the AR-15-style weapon to draw attention to the relative ease with which people can get the type of gun that the shooter used in the Newtown school and Colorado movie theater killings....
  • Mark Kelly’s story on AR-15 purchase prompts skeptical open letter

    03/12/2013 6:31:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 March, 2013 | David Codrea
    Dear Capt. Kelly, Houston, we have a problem: Your story makes no sense. You’re against rifles like the semiautomatic AR-15, which look like weapons of war, when you know full well the military doesn’t use them, but instead uses the select fire-capable M16. Yet you go to a dealer to buy a .45, a sidearm, which was actually, in your words, “designed for the military.” I’m not following your logic here. You say as you were leaving the gun store, you noticed a used AR-15 and bought that, too. You then complain about your background check, and use that to...
  • Mark Kelly to CNN: Plan Was to Hand Over AR-15 All Along

    03/11/2013 9:13:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/11/13 | AWR Hawkins
    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...
  • Gabrielle Giffords and husband launch anti-gun violence site

    01/08/2013 3:09:55 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Tina Burnside
    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly launched a website aimed at curbing gun violence Tuesday, the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that left her critically wounded. "Two years ago, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head, killed six of my constituents, and wounded 12 others," Giffords wrote on the website. "Since that terrible day, America has seen 11 more mass shootings -- but no response from Congress to prevent gun violence." The website, titled "Americans for Responsible Solutions", also features an opinion article that the couple penned, which was published by...
  • 'She makes me want to vomit': Former Marine( about) Gabbie Giffords

    01/10/2012 9:12:57 PM PST · by woofie · 43 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10th January 2012 | Staff
    An elderly, former Marine who lost his wife of 54 years in the Tucson mass shootings expressed his anger at fellow victim and Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords. George Morris, 77, was shot in the leg and back in the attack just over a year ago as he tried to protect his wife from the gunman. Dorothy Morris, 76, was killed after the couple had gone to the Safeway supermarket to quiz Ms Giffords' political opinions. Mr Morris, who describes himself as 'ultra-conservative', even refused a visit from President Obama while he recovered in hospital following the shootings in Arizona. The couple...
  • Gabby Giffords’s Husband Mark Kelly Tells Piers Morgan That Sarah Palin Never Contacted Him

    11/26/2011 12:55:06 PM PST · by presidio9 · 193 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 25th, 2011 | James Crugnale
    CNN host Piers Morgan spoke with Gabrielle Giffords‘s husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, on Wednesday and discussed Sarah Palin‘s controversial crosshair map, which targeted the Congresswoman’s district. Kelly wrote in a new book that the former Alaska governor never reached out to them. “We were never contacted by her,” Kelly said. “I find that extraordinary,” Morgan exclaimed. “Yeah, I was surprised too,” Kelly replied. “You know, certainly the targets that she put over Gabby’s and other people’s districts, in our opinion, was not the right thing to do. She is not the first person to do that. And it hasn’t always...
  • Restaurant tycoon Fertitta goes extra mile for friends Gabrielle Giffords and Mike Kelly

    07/27/2011 1:39:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 27, 2011 | ZAIN SHAUK
    For six months, he has been a giant in the background for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, quietly leveraging his power to help the couple rebound from devastation. His private jets, his home in River Oaks, his ranch, his media connections and even his restaurant empire have played roles in simultaneously supporting Giffords and protecting her from public view as she has pushed through her recovery, sources close to Giffords said. ...Houston restaurant tycoon Tilman Fertitta, a close friend of Giffords' husband, League City astronaut Mark Kelly, doesn't think much of his role, even as it highlights a...
  • Rep. Giffords should resign her seat (CNN)

    06/24/2011 6:53:04 PM PDT · by Paul Kib · 144 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2011 | Paul Sracic
    (CNN) -- In the months since the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, reports about her condition have been sparse. We have learned of a follow-up surgery to repair her skull and that she was recently released from a rehabilitation hospital... ...Should the media and the public be so reluctant to demand more information? The Arizona Democrat is not just a private citizen; she is a sitting member of Congress. Do Giffords' responsibilities demand a more searching inquiry into her health? No one is asking this question because it seems moot... ...In reality, the congresswoman is not carrying out any...
  • Astronaut Mark Kelly; Arizona’s next senator?

    06/23/2011 2:25:02 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 42 replies
    WashPost ^ | 06/23/2011 | Reliable Source
    Senator Mark Kelly? That’s the question in political circles this week. The minute Kelly, 47, announced his retirement from the Navy and NASA Tuesday, the behind-the-scenes speculation that’s been brewing for weeks went public: Will the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords run for office himself? One of Arizona’s Senate seats is open in 2012, thanks to the retirement of Jon Kyl. Giffords has been polling way ahead of any other Democratic candidate, even amid uncertainty about her recovery. Now the name of her Gulf War vet-turned-astronaut husband is in play. “Gabrielle is working hard every day on her mission of...
  • Giffords' Husband Will Return to Space, Official Confirms

    02/04/2011 9:55:55 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 4, 2011 | Staff
    The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has made his choice. He's headed to space in April. An official close to the space shuttle program confirmed Friday morning that astronaut Mark Kelly will be aboard Endeavour for its final flight. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the information has not yet been made public. Kelly is holding a news conference at Johnson Space Center in Houston on Friday afternoon. ...Kelly, 46, spent the past month debating whether to step down as commander of Endeavour's two-week mission. As he agonized over the decision, NASA named a backup commander,...