Former Rep. Giffords' husband Mark Kelly's purchase of rifle draws online criticism
Doug MacKinlay is the owner of Diamondback Police Supply, the shop where Kelly bought the guns. He said Kelly bought the rifle on March 5 but couldn't immediately take possession of it because the shop had bought it from a customer. As a result, the store is required by a Tucson ordinance to hold the gun for 20 days to give the city enough time to make sure the weapon wasn't used in a crime, MacKinlay said.
The National Gun Rights Examiner, David Codrea, in his open letter to Capt Kelly, establishes a very good time line, and raises many questions. The question of why didn’t Kelly take possession of the AR-15 appears to now be answered.
Capt Kelly’s last entry on his Facebook page was March 8, 2013, which helped fuel the online firestorm. As of this writing, he has not updated his page. The comments on his page is really gives one an idea of the outrage of his actions. ****WARNING**** Many of the comments are rather ‘colorful’, to put it politely.
As so often happens in these stories, one is left with at least a few unanswered questions. Until the Tucson shooting in which Gabby Giffords was gravely injured, the general public most likely had never heard of Capt Mark Kelly. That is unless you are an avid follower of NASA and the space program.
With this firestorm, one is really left with the impression that Kelly is USING his severely handicapped wife for his own agenda. Gabby’s brain injuries preclude her from speaking without great difficulty. One also must wonder, are Gabby’s words her own, or provided to her by a husband with an agenda?
Capt Kelly’s reputation is now in the tank. With additional information slowly surfacing, it’s sinking to rock bottom, if not already there. Recovery of his reputation is doubtful to say the least.
©2013 Chris Woodard - All Rights Reserved.
Gun Rights Examiners......
Other sites of interest....