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Now gun store owner Doug MacKinlay has rescinded the purchase, questioning Kelly’s actual intent.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?