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Mark Kelly Breaks the Law as a Strawpurchaser

r27cj Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 9:14 AM
I find it appalling that what passes for journalism now continuously paints Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly as "Learned Authorities" on the subject of gun violence. And their credentials for this? Gabby Giffords (a liberal demorat member of congress) was shot by a nutcase who's well known mental health problems weren't reported to the FBI by a liberal demorat sheriff because his mother worked for said sheriff. That's it! That's Giffords' and Kelly's sole credential, nothing else required! At least in the eyes of journalists! Meanwhile, people like John Lott who has spent years studying gun violence are dismissed as "nut job tools of the NRA/gun lobby"!
Lance8762 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 10:12 AM
A friend of mine quipped, "Kelly must be good with a gun, he's retired military!" I informed him that Kelly is a retired flying squid, not exactly someone with warrior skills on the ground, beyond parking at the "O" club.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 10:22 AM
And I doubt that our astronauts are trained for combat with phasers.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 10:25 AM
Though I wouldn't mind hitting him with a phaser blast, on the STUN setting of course, just to wake him up. He seems to be living a dream that he'll be able to retroactively right the wrong which happened to him (it really happened to his wife) by taking up a crusade to ban a certain style of gun which wasn't even used to in the attack on his wife. With all deference to his military career and his stint as an astronaut, I think he's letting his emotions get the best of him. But that's just my opinion.
_,l,, Vaporise this, Thought Police ,,l,_ Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 9:37 AM
Giffords is worse than that, even. The way I heard it, she was actually supposed to be good with a firearm, you know, a "pro-gun" Democrat who photo-opped with one sometimes. Yet in the sort of circumstance where one actually NEEDS a firearm (ie self-defense, NOT stupid effing photo-ops) she wasn't the sort to actually carry one.
This is a person who was TOO INEPT AND TOO STUPID TO DEFEND HERSELF. Why should she be taken as an authority on self-defense for the rest of us?!?!
WestTexan Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 2:49 PM
Ditto, firearms and Demonrats are as safe as matches and open containers of gasoline...

Over the weekend, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and anti-gun advocate Mark Kelly purchased as AR-15 at Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson, Arizona. The reason? According to Kelly, he was proving a point about the amount of time background checks take to conduct and won't keep the AR-15. In fact, his plan all along was to give it away to the police.

When you purchase a firearm at a federally licensed dealer, you must fill out an ATF 4473 form. It is a felony to lie on the form and say you are purchasing a firearm for...