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March 10, 2013 - 9:06 am

Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords and a co-founder of a prominent gun control group, recently purchased an AR-15 rifle from a gun store in Tuscon.

AWR Hawkins, writing for Breitbart, tracked down a tip that Kelly had purchased the weapon, along with a semi-automatic pistol and “high capacity” magazines:

Breitbart News received a tip on this when Neil McCabe, editor of Guns & Patriots newsletter, contacted us on March 7 and said:

Mark E. Kelly, made purchases which included an AR-15–sometimes described as an “assault rifle”–at 3:30 pm on the afternoon of March 5 at Diamondback Police Supply, 170 S. Kolb Street, Tucson, AZ.

According to McCabe, witnesses to the purchases claimed Kelly purchased “high capacity” magazines as well.

On March 6, McCabe contacted Kelly’s gun control group–”Americans for Responsible Solutions”–and on March 8 they replied that his message had been passed on to colleagues who handle press requests. 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.

Days after making the purchases, Kelly wrote on Facebook:

I just had a background check a few days ago when I went to my local gun store to buy a .45. As I was leaving, I noticed a used AR-15. Bought that too. Even to buy an assault weapon, the background check only takes a matter of minutes. I don’t have possession of it yet but I’ll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do.

Yeah, right. We are supposed to believe that Kelly bought the weapon solely for the purpose of illustrating how easy it was to buy an “assault weapon” and then turn it over to the police? That doesn’t even pass the smell test.

But we should really be hearing from Rep. Giffords whose high profile advocacy for banning assault weapons has been a boon to gun control supporters. Will she publicly comment on her husband’s hypocritical actions?

Stay tuned.

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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He said he bought it to show how the background check wasn't burdensome. But suppose the background check computer was down that day? They go down a lot, often on gun show weekends. The latest case: November's "Black Friday" sales promo.

Now imagine that the liberals' dream has come true (since 1968) and you have to get the government's OK to buy a gun - the "universal" (not) background check is in effect. All a future fuhrer (he may be here now) has to do is declare a National Emergency, real or bogus, and shuts down the computers for "public safety" as Los Angeles did during their riots. Viola! An instant gun ban for those who need one NOW. It won't stop the criminals though. They will use that Emergency to prey on those gullible people who thought the authorities would protect them.

To most of us, the death of these children and adults is a tragedy. To the Democrats, it's a golden opportunity to push their agenda. I have no doubt that another tragedy like Newton would result in just such an emergency, with no end in sight, if we have a Democratic president.

Notice too, that when a citizen buys this semi-automatic version, it is an "assault rifle", but when the government (Homeland Defense) buys 6,000 fully-automatic versions, they are "Personal Defense Weapons". Indeed, some are more equal than others.

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My wife is protected by Colt.
1 year ago
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He bought it but isn't keeping it? Does that make Kelly a "straw buyer"?
1 year ago
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I am not sure which worries me more.
What he did at his shopping trip at the gun store, or the fact that I know about it.
1 year ago
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Meh
1 year ago
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Greetings:

The Gifford-Kelly duo makes me long for the days when people knew it was time to withdraw from public life. That people can delude themselves that they are working for some greater good while infringing on the rights of others and knowing full well their own hypocrisy makes me also long for the days when they would roll out Mr. Brady to dribble all over himself.
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If Mark Kelly said he bought it to protect his wife and to support the 2nd Amendment there would be no problem.

Instead, the man is running screaming BS about how background checks prevent crime and needs to be expanded to private transactions.

No one likes a hypocrite especially one that is sanctimonious.
1 year ago
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Well, Kelly better load up now because if Dianne Feinstein has her way, he won't be able to own a firearm being married, and living with, someone who surely suffers from PTSD.

And why did he not take the AR-15 with him? Guns stores don't put weapons in cases for sale unless they are "sale" ready. Is he having it modified, say one of those scary grips?
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