Mark Kelly’s caught on film woes: Assault dogs & guns

Mark Kelly, husband of Gabrielle Giffords, has cultivated a close friendship with Barack Obama.  But even that imposing association isn’t enough to keep the former astronaut from making headlines away from outer space or the heady halls of Congress — where he has been a frequent visitor, as he touts his Second Amendment restrictions for America’s law-abiding gun owners.

First the co-founder of “Americans for Responsible Solutions,” (ARS) an advocacy group with the sole purpose of suppressing gun rights, was photographed March 5, in his own “oops” moment. Kelly, the gun restrictor, was hypocritically caught at Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson, AZ, making weapons purchases, including “high capacity” magazines, an AR-15 and a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol.  When the photo went viral, he claimed his purchase was intended as an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws and to make a political point about how easy it is to obtain the kind of firearms he’s lobbying Congress to ban.

On its website, ARS states: “High capacity magazines are a deadly factor in gun violence,” advocating that “Congress should act to limit the sale of high capacity magazines, which are not needed for hunting or self-defense, but have proven very lethal.”

After being outed, liberal activist 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 couldn’t immediately take possession of the rifle because the shop had bought it from a customer, entailing a 20-day waiting period.

Now gun store owner Doug MacKinlay has rescinded the purchase, questioning Kelly’s actual intent. MacKinlay said Monday in his own Facebook post that he “determined that was in my company’s best interest to terminate this transaction prior to his returning to my store.”

Not only has his pickup of his hypocritical weapons purchase been denied by the Tucson gun store owner, but a Kelly family dog has been involved in a vicious attack resulting in the death of an innocent.

Kelly’s “captured on film” troubles have continued as evidenced by this disturbing video. During a Kelly family vacation in the seaside resort community of Laguna Beach, his daughter’s 65-pound American Bulldog (a close relative of the notorious Pit bull) leaped down upon a baby seal, mercilessly attacking and killing the defenseless animal.

How long before Kelly will be moved to start an organization outlawing the breed?


8 Responses to Mark Kelly’s caught on film woes: Assault dogs & guns

  1. Villanova says:

    I expect this unemployed leftwing kook could be moved not only to legislate elimination of the killer dog breed, but also have baby seals declared an attractive nuisance….whichever issue best serves his purposes of self promotion.

  2. Maggie says:

    The unleashed 65 pound dog jumped the helpless sea pup and the water ran red with blood. Will Kelly start another organization aimed at restricting dogs on the beach? How about dogs bigger than baby seals or sea lions? He might lobby for legislation mandating scales on the shoreline forcing dog owners to weigh their pets. I put nothing past the type of mindset these people possess.

  3. Angie says:

    How sad that Gabby uses her experience to promote division among Americans. But even sadder that her left wing nut husband is using her tragedy to gain power with her former colleagues and
    do what he considers right for all others. Who gave him the license
    to speak for all Americans ignoring the 2nd amendment? He is probably trying to get known and then run for office!! What a shame that he has to use his poor crippled wife!

    • Observer says:

      Mr. Giffords is having an identity crisis. He’s unemployed and left to exploit the tragedy that killed and maimed so many, including disabling his wife. I’m betting you’re right, Angie. He’s angling for political office.

  4. Charlie Conservative says:

    Lots of extreme pet lovers (pets can do no wrong) are really going to hate seeing them bash this dog over the head for doing what comes instinctively. Tough choice between pet and baby seal for them!

    • eubykdisop says:

      Not really, Charlie. It is the owner of the dog who is responsible. Dogs don’t kill seals, dog owners kill seals when they fail to control their dog as is required by law in most places.

  5. Westnash says:

    As I have mentioned, and been criticized for, Gabby and hubby are in the running to raise money for future political efforts. She is a hard core liberal who never mentions those who were killed. Very unfortunate she was shot but had wonderful, taxpayer provided care and received a taxpayer provided salary the entire time. Either he is a stalking horse for her run for higher office or will run himself if she is unable. These people need to be stopped in a nice way but by legitimate Republican candidates who can win and send them off into a nice (taxpayer paid) retirement.

  6. Westnash says:

    Amazing there is so little comment here….Giffords/Kelly is a serious future threat to Arizona.