Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

A couple of days ago, I heard a news report stating that former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, had recently bought an AR15. Since the tragic shooting incident in which the Congresswoman and a dozen others were wounded and six were killed, both her and her husband have been outspoken proponents of the need for more gun control, including a ban on so-called "assault weapons" and high-capacity magazines.

English: United States Congresswoman Gabrielle...
English: United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at her desk. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Therefore, Kelly's purchase of the AR15 seems hypocritical. When asked about it, he claimed he bought the rifle to "make a point about background checks" and will turn the rifle over to police. My question is what point is he trying to make ? Does he have a criminal background that would preclude him from purchasing a gun legally and wanted to see he would get caught ? Has he been convicted of domestic violence or had a restraining order issued against him and wanted to test the NICS system ? What's the deal ? I don't get it.

Oh, by the way, one more thing - I saw where Kelly recently purchased a .45 caliber pistol, too. However, he says he has no plans to turn it over to police, like the AR15. He's keeping it.

Hmmm. Keeping it, huh ?

Personally, my opinion is that this is another example of liberal Democrat logic telling the rest of us to "do as I say, not as I do."
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