|"I'm going to buy this AR....that'll show 'em!"|
It shows Mark Kelly, CPT, USN, Astronaut and husband of former Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords filling out the background check info for an AR at an Arizona gun store. As you know, he has been near the forefront of anti-gun legislation ever since he wife was shot 2 years ago during a public speaking even outside a shopping plaza in Arizona. He has championed the anti-2A's crusade to ban so called "assault weapons" and such, and here he is buying an AR. His explanation? He went into the shop to by a 1911 and saw the AR and then decided to buy it to show how easy it was to get one and he will turn it over to the police once he gets it (it was used and there is a law in Arizona requiring the state to ensure it has not been used in a crime prior to transferring possession that causes a waiting period).
Hmmmm, that doesn't pass the "sniff test" for me.
|Meme of the day...|
First off, why do you "need" to go buy a 1911 anyway there Captain Kelly? Doesn't seem like that would be very conducive behaviour for someone trying to ban others from having guns now, does it? While totally within your rights (the same ones the rest of us want to keep), its akin to Mayor Bumbleberg having a news conference on his soda ban and then going and celebrating by throwing a couple of big gulps from 7-11 down his throat. Might not be seen by people the right way, dare I say.....hypocritical? And also, from what I have seen this pic was taken by another customer in the store and not by some media outlet that you might bring along to document your "stunt"....hmmmm, either this was not well thought out by you....at all, or you're a hypocritical elitist who thinks that they know better than everyone else because of their position and that the laws that they push for do not really apply to them. That sounds more plausible to me, and everyone else for that matter.
And besides, you're a officer in the US military, an astronaut, celebrity of sorts, probably have security clearances out the wazoo and have never committed a crime....what the hell did you think was going to happen when you filled out that 4473?
Oh and here's a pic that is also going around, showing Gabby with an AR at a range before her shooting, supposedly she wanted to "toughen up" her image for her pro-gun constituents...a so called blue dog democrat. Hey? Is that an "assault clip"?!?!? Chew on that fat for a bit......