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Man Campaigning to Ban Assault Rifles Caught Buying Assault Rifle
Front Page Magazine ^ | 3-9-2013 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 03/09/2013 6:35:34 PM PST by smoothsailing

March 9, 2013

Man Campaigning to Ban Assault Rifles Caught Buying Assault Rifle

By Daniel Greenfield

AR15? What AR15?

Mark Kelly may not yet be a household name, but he’s the better or worse half of Gabby Giffords, and together with her is the public face of Americans for Responsible Solutions, a PAC funded by a Texas lawyer to ban assault rifles.

On FOX, Kelly said, “In 1934, we banned automatic weapons. You know, I argue the semi-automatic assault weapon with a high capacity magazine is just too dangerous to be on the street where criminals and terrorists and the mentally ill can easily get them.”

Unfortunately Kelly was also caught buying one of weapons too dangerous to be in the hands of mere civilians.

Kelly reportedly bought the AR-15 and a 1911-style semi-automatic pistol at Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson, Arizona.

It’s not surprising that Kelly was turned in buying the dreaded weapon of doom. As gun ownership becomes like homosexuality in the 90s, coming out as an opponent also means that you may be outed if you combine that with a penchant for guns.

Naturally Kelly has tried to spin his purchase of the AR-15 as some sort of move to get them off the street, “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 yet but I’ll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do.”

So apparently Kelly has a plan to buy up all the assault rifles in America and turn them over to the Tuscon PD. I think that’s a little like Ron Paul’s plan to end slavery.

It’s a little hard to believe that Kelly is running a one-man gun buyback program. It’s more likely that he got caught not practicing what he preached.

There’s nothing wrong with gun ownership, but Kelly now has a career being an anti-gun zealot. And to be an anti-gun zealot, you have to live your life gun-free.

There has been talk of Mark Kelly running for Giffords seat and that talk comes from liberal media outlets. To do that, he would have to squeeze out Ron Barber, the Democrat currently in there, but considering that Giffords’ district trended somewhat right, and that Barber, even with the cloak of being the aide of the saintly martyr Gabby Giffords who was also wounded in the shooting spree only won a narrow victory, it’s possible.

But Democrats may not be as enamored of him now after he got caught in flagrante delicto with an AR-15.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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1 posted on 03/09/2013 6:35:34 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Well, he is your typical liberal, so what’s the big deal?


2 posted on 03/09/2013 6:38:55 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: smoothsailing

I guess he proved his point. So which is he? A criminal, a terrorist or mentally ill? Or all three?


3 posted on 03/09/2013 6:41:34 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

One thing for sure, he’s a hypocritical a—hole.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 6:43:26 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: unixfox

Well, now that you put it that way... :o)


5 posted on 03/09/2013 6:44:49 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Liberals are hypocrites?! Say it ain’t so!


6 posted on 03/09/2013 6:46:53 PM PST by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: smoothsailing

What I would like to know is has Mark Kelly ever bought a hammer, plastic sheeting and adult diapers all in the same shopping trip?


7 posted on 03/09/2013 6:48:41 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: South40

It’s a requirement for liberals to be hypocrites.


8 posted on 03/09/2013 6:52:50 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("I can see unhinged liberal media madness from my house!")
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That punk owes an apology to Palin. He also needs to stop using his wife as a sock puppet.


9 posted on 03/09/2013 6:57:44 PM PST by Kolath
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

It appears Mr. Kelly just admitted to a straw purchase.
Hey Mr. Holder, isn’t that a felony?


10 posted on 03/09/2013 6:59:13 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: smoothsailing

Under collectivism, Party members are exempt from the law. Only the masses have to do what they are told.

It’s that whole equality thing, you see.


11 posted on 03/09/2013 7:01:16 PM PST by lurk
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To: TigersEye

What worries me is that he may have been sent out there by the progs to start the ball rolling for a ‘buy and turn in’ strategy....with BIG money behind it. We need to get crackin’, folks.


12 posted on 03/09/2013 7:02:05 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: smoothsailing

He needs one - - but you don’t.


13 posted on 03/09/2013 7:04:29 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smoothsailing

Looks like America wasted a ton of money on this astrohat.

I am saddened that some left loon shot your wife but to hold me and my rights accountable is outrageous.

I wish to exempt your right from Amendment 3-14. OK?


14 posted on 03/09/2013 7:04:59 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

There’s not much left to buy out there. If they want to spend their money buying guns and destroying them that’s the free market. Less money for Progressive election campaigns.


15 posted on 03/09/2013 7:06:50 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: All

If he didn’t state his intention to give the firearms to
LEOs on the ATF form he committed a felony!

So Mr. Kelly do you believe in gun purchase laws or not?


16 posted on 03/09/2013 7:09:31 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: smoothsailing
Without pics this story is useless! breitbart.com has 'em.


17 posted on 03/09/2013 7:10:43 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: TigersEye

True....but the Fedzilla seems to be buying ammunition left and right. Thus putting a further strain on the market.


18 posted on 03/09/2013 7:12:25 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: smoothsailing

Kelly is a clown and I don’t mean Emmett. He’s a regular Obama ring kisser.


19 posted on 03/09/2013 7:14:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: smoothsailing

He needs to shut up and fly. Preferably transfer him to the Russian space program so he’s out of our hair. He’s another hypocrite like John Glenn of firearms. Flying his Sabre Jet, John Glenn used a tandem of six machine guns to blow apart the poor, unfortunate North Korean (maybe Soviet?) pilots in Korea as Kelly used missiles and bombs to harm those poor Iraqis in Desert Storm. B-P Maybe we can send Kelly to Uranus, that’s where he belongs. He’s just another on a long list of busybodies that think that know it all and want to control us.


20 posted on 03/09/2013 7:15:01 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

And?


21 posted on 03/09/2013 7:17:32 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: unixfox

he was just showing us how easy it is for mentally ill people to purchase assault weapons for an upcoming 60 Minutes expose. /sarc


22 posted on 03/09/2013 7:18:29 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: philman_36

I would love to know how he answered 11a on his 4473.

Did he commit a straw purchase? I bet he did. Ass clown.


23 posted on 03/09/2013 7:19:12 PM PST by davetex (Location: The Alamo)
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To: TigersEye

Are the manufacturers able to meet the demand?


24 posted on 03/09/2013 7:30:53 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: davetex

Let’s see if the NRA or GOA notifies the ATF that this man is attempting
to purchase firearms under false pretenses and see
If the ATF denies the transaction?

Any NRA board members reading this?


25 posted on 03/09/2013 7:33:27 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: smoothsailing

At least he’s not turning it over to the Los Angeles Police and Amnesty Department for them to use to shoot up trucks of people that look nothing like Christopher Dorner.


26 posted on 03/09/2013 7:35:43 PM PST by muttonbuster
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To: davetex
He is probably so ignorant he didn't even realize what he was actually saying when he made his "excuse".
His 'story' sounded plausible to him went so he with it.

I hope his ignorance buries him deep so that this boil on the backside of gun owners everywhere is never heard from again.

27 posted on 03/09/2013 7:36:23 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: smoothsailing

28 posted on 03/09/2013 7:38:53 PM PST by Jayster
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To: smoothsailing

Just another liberal hypocrite.


29 posted on 03/09/2013 7:46:29 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: smoothsailing

I am laughing and loving it.


30 posted on 03/09/2013 7:47:58 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: smoothsailing

I heard Kelly the other day claiming to be pro-gun but encouraging “responsible” gun control (IOW, the man speaks BS).

Every liberal and their brother (or sister) will say/do the same thing: “guns for ME, but NOT for THEE!”

Hypocrit, thy name is liberalism!!


31 posted on 03/09/2013 7:53:41 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Most of the suppliers to the gov are already gov contractors I think. In any case, those orders for billions of rds are for a ten year period or more and most of it hasn’t been manufactured yet much less delivered. On top of that civilians already own trillions (not billions) of rds of ammo and the makings of ammo. It is civilian demand that has put a crimp on retail supplies.


32 posted on 03/09/2013 7:53:47 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

But what I was wondering is the whole gun/ammunition shortage was intentionally exarcerbated by the administrarion (never let a crisis go to waste) to create a shortage. Like Cloward/Piven.


33 posted on 03/09/2013 8:25:03 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: davetex

He did say, apparently, that the background check “took a matter of minutes” yet clearly left without a rifle “I don’t have possession yet”. This means either the background check did NOT take “a matter of minutes” or he was turned down.

And while we’re at it - Lets make sure he is turned down for it. Can we call a hotline or something and report that there is someone in his household with “Severe mental distress” ?

And when they ask what kind of distress, we can say either “Liberalism” or “Physical”.


34 posted on 03/09/2013 8:25:27 PM PST by Celerity
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

For 5.56, ATK (Federal Ammunition) has an order queue that will take three years to fill. I’m sure Wolf is in a similar predicament. If I were Federal, once the House makes it clear there will be no new AWB (and they will); I’d be building another factory.


35 posted on 03/09/2013 8:28:27 PM PST by muttonbuster
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To: smoothsailing

The Second Amendment: It ain’t rocket science.


36 posted on 03/09/2013 8:29:20 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I kind of doubt that they did it on purpose but the gun and ammo buying frenzies are definitely a result of 0bambi's push for gun control. Are you worried that the American people have too much ammo and too many guns? Because we have a lot! We have basically bought everything available and put markers on everything the manufacturers are capable of producing for the next couple of years.
37 posted on 03/09/2013 8:31:20 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: All

He’s getting his ass handed to him on his facebook pages
Feel free to post a comment!


38 posted on 03/09/2013 8:43:02 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: philman_36

39 posted on 03/09/2013 9:08:13 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Nowhere Man

“Maybe we can send Kelly to Uranus...”

Make sure it’s Ur-Anus and not My-Anus... :)


40 posted on 03/09/2013 9:24:00 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: TigersEye

He is an admitted straw purchaser. (for the Tucson PD)


41 posted on 03/09/2013 9:26:08 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: smoothsailing

A bit of help, pls. I have not ever seen an AR-15. In what sense is it an assault rifle? Is it capable of fully automatic fire? Are mind games beging played for nefarious purpose?


42 posted on 03/09/2013 9:36:19 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: Elsiejay

No gun they are talking about is capable of full-auto fire. No gun covered by the Clinton AWB was capable of full-auto fire. All full-auto guns were regulated by the 1934 Firearms Act and further by the ‘68 and ‘86 Firearms Acts. They have never been called “assault weapons” in U.S. law either.


43 posted on 03/09/2013 9:42:56 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: smoothsailing

What a scumbag.


44 posted on 03/09/2013 9:52:43 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: smoothsailing

Bumped (and keep bumping it folks!)


45 posted on 03/09/2013 10:05:05 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: smoothsailing
Doesn't sound like a person with good enough judgement to be trusted as an astronaut. Send him down to the SEIU office. They have good jobs for bone headed liberals. Something within the realm of his ability.
46 posted on 03/09/2013 10:17:15 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Doesn't he have a deal to carry Obama’s next baby to term?
47 posted on 03/09/2013 10:39:27 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Elsiejay

The reason most gunowners’ lips curl when we hear or read the term “assault rifle” is because it is a rhetorical device. An “assault” is a bad thing, right? And especially if committed with a rifle!
They say ‘pro-choice’ and we say ‘baby killers, as an example. These are civilian versions of military carbines, but are only semi-automatic.
But ‘carbine’ doesn’t sound as scary as ‘assault rifle.’ The military doesn’t call its fully automatic versions ‘assault rifles’ I’m guessing because it sounds too, well, German: stuhrmgewehr. The term had its genesis in ... California, but most of you probably knew that or guessed it: the home of screwballs like Senator Fineswine and this chrome-dome,
leading ineluctably to the question we’re all pondering: What color is this douche going to dye his head for Easter?


48 posted on 03/09/2013 10:40:00 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: smoothsailing
This guy is such a liar.

First, what's an anti-gun zealot doing in a gun shop?

Probably hoping to entrap some $10 an hour store clerk into making some kind of omission or error in the gun selling transaction.

Was he using recording devices?

Was he trying to talk the clerk into doing something illegal?

I'm sure the Hard Left MSM will be all over that angle.

Second, if he plans to turn the gun over to the Police, why bother with any paperwork.

Buy the gun, tell the store to deliver it to the TPD, end of story.

Again, this guy is deliberately lying for some reason.

49 posted on 03/09/2013 11:23:46 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Elsiejay
Semi automatic rifle without cosmetic changes...

Semi automatic rifle with cosmetic changes

It's still the exact same rifle (still only one bullet fires at a time when you pull the trigger) with a few after market add on parts that simply make it look different!

It's like adding an after market spoiler package to a car.


The car's engine doesn't have more horsepower. The car just performs better on the road due to aerodynamic changes.

Are mind games beging played for nefarious purpose?
Of course they are! Plain and simple...disarmament is the aim and the goal!

50 posted on 03/10/2013 12:16:36 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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