Gabby Giffords’s Husband Buys AR-15

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.

via Gabby Giffords’s Husband Buys AR-15.


I’m curious why he hasn’t taken possession of the rifle yet. As far as I know, if you pass the NICS for a rifle, there’s nothing to keep you from walking out the door with your purchase.

As for his stated intention to turn the rifle over to the Tuscon PD, LT Rusty in an email to me alluded to the possibility that this makes it a “straw man” purchase.  Maybe he should be prosecuted for violating existing gun laws.

7 thoughts on “Gabby Giffords’s Husband Buys AR-15”

  1. To me, it sounds like Mark Kelly is a hypocrite for making the purchase and a coward for not walking out of the store with the rifle so he could complete his supposed plan of turning it over to the police department. Unless his original intent was to buy an AR-15 while it was available. You know, before his very own efforts make them illegal to purchase. If that’s the case, he’s a hypocrite for purchasing an AR-15, a liar for saying he intended to turn it over to the police department and still a coward for not walking out of the store with the gun. And, ( dare I say it about a retired U.S. Navy Captain and sworn supporter and defender of the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic), an unpatriotic, Constitution destroying scumbag traitor. It’s possible I may have a gone a little too far with that last sentence. Nope. I checked my copy of the Constitution. The words “Shall not be infringed” are quite clear in their meaning. Strong words I have used, I know. Times of peril, like we are in now, require them. If I’m proven wrong, I’ll own up to being wrong. I won’t leave anything behind in the store.

    1. I call men such as Kelly “Quislings. ” They deserve the term as they are actively seeking to tear us down as Vidkun Quisling did for the Germans in Norway.

  2. I am sure you will correct me if I am wrong, if not, then do it.

    As I understood the phrase “straw man purchase”, it covers both the end-user and the stated “end-user’s” purpose. Maybe you can tell me, would this be construed as “submitting a falsified Federal or State report?

  3. Hypocrisy on the far Left? I am stunned.

    Shame on Kelly, for willfully subverting the Constitution he was sworn to support and defend. He is persona no grata, not a retired Captain, but merely another of the paid-for double-standard “rules for thee” hypocrite whose personal honor is nonexistent.

  4. hah!

    I didn’t realize you’d already posted about this when I sent you the link, Brad!

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