[Rushtalk] Well, Would Ya Look At This!

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Sun Mar 10 09:42:11 MDT 2013

All he really proved is that the NICS is working very efficiently since
it only took minutes to determine he was an eligible purchaser. What I
don't understand is why he wants to donate it to the Tuscon PD. They
won't use it, as it is not a very effective or practical weapon outside
of target shooting and maybe collecting. I suppose they can sell it and
use the proceeds for law enforcement but then he could have much more
easily wrote them a check instead.

On 3/10/2013 1:55 AM, John A. Quayle wrote:
>   *         Friends, I am not about to deny anyone their right to
>   self-protection by any means they see fit. If someone had shot MY
>   wife, you can bet the rent that I'd have purchased an AR-15 the very
>   next day. My problem is with the hypocrisy of these people - the
>   attitude, "all for me and none for thee." - JAQ
>   Gabby Giffords's Husband Buys An AR-15..........*
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>     *Mark E. Kelly, gun-control proponent and husband to former
>     Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recently purchased an AR-15 (an
>     "assault weapon," he called it)­which he now says he intended as
>     an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws.*
> Kelly reportedly bought the AR-15 and a 1911-style semi-automatic
> pistol at a gun store in Tucson, Arizona.
> 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
> <https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=474203615968235&set=a.215073368547929.71130.163148530407080&type=1>
> 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
>     <http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/09/Gabby-Giffords-Husband-Buys-AR-15-Announces-He-s-Not-Keeping-It-After-News-Leaks-Out#>
>     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.
> Testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee Jan. 30, Kelly had urged
> senators to restrict sales firearms based on their lethality--a common
> refrain with other witnesses that day, who argued that semi-automatic
> weapons, which chamber subsequent rounds as bullets are fired, and
> other guns with military-style features level the playing field
> against law enforcement.
> Kelly and Giffords founded their own advocacy group to restrict gun
> rights, Americans for Responsible Solutions, in January. On its
> website, ARS wrote
> <http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/solutions/limiting-high-capacity-magazines/>:
> "High capacity magazines are a deadly factor in gun violence." A
> 30-round magazine is considered a high-capacity magazine.
> The ARS website says: "Congress should act to limit the sale of high
> capacity
> <http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/09/Gabby-Giffords-Husband-Buys-AR-15-Announces-He-s-Not-Keeping-It-After-News-Leaks-Out#>
> magazines, which are not needed for hunting or self-defense, but have
> proven very lethal."
> Similarly, the ARS website says: "Congress should act to limit the
> sale of assault weapons.
> In February, Kelly told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace that lawmakers
> need to address "assault weapons
> <http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday-chris-wallace/2013/02/03/capt-mark-kelly-wayne-lapierre-chances-compromise-gun-control-debate#p//v/2139988959001>."
> He said the purpose of an "assault weapon" is "to kill a lot of people
> very quickly," and he lamented that such products were "too readily
> available."
> Kelly has not commented on whether he will also return the .45 caliber
> semi-automatic pistol he purchased.
> Photo: Captain Mark Kelly/Facebook
> This post has been updated.
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