Hypocrisy: Mark Kelly Purchases Semi-Automatic Firearms After Testifying Against Them

The despicable behavior of liberals is so clear when it comes to gun control; do as I say, not as I do. Mark Kelly, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' husband, testified at the Colorado state capitol in support of more gun control legislation on March 4. Just one day later, Mr. Kelly purchased a 1911-stylke semi-automatic handgun and an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle, you know one of those falsely labeled "assault weapons"?

Giffords was gunned down in Arizona 2011 and has been on a crusade against the Second Amendment since before that time.

Mark Kelly is a retired American astronaut, U.S. Navy Captain and naval aviator who flew combat missions during the Gulf War. He has piloted the Space Shuttle on numerous missions. He is not just the husband of a former Congresswoman and so people do listen when he talks. However, when he took to his Facebook page to talk about his purchase of an AR-15, people reacted the way one would expect towards a blatant hypocrite.

"Looks like the judiciary committee will vote on background checks next week," he wrote. "I just had a background check 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 yet but I'll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do. Scary to think of people buying guns like these without a background check at a gun show or the Internet. We really need to close the gun show and private seller loop hole."

One Colorado resident took him to task, writing on his wall, "Your (sic) a real piece of work, coming (sic) to my state to lecture us about gun control then caught buying the same things you were lecturing us about. WTF?"

Another commenter wrote, "Hypocrite, To take guns out of the hands of law-biding citizens thinking you are going to curb gun violence is false on its face alone. Being military i thought you would have a little more COMMON sense. I guess when you want to push a far left agenda you do alot of things that don't make sense.

Still another commented, "Sir, as a retired U.S. NAVY CAPTAIN, who spent many years saying he would UPHOLD AND PROTECT OUR CONSTITUTION while on active duty, you are a true HYPRCRITE! Do you really think the majority of the american (sic) public is going to believe that you bought the AR-15 ( ASSULT WEAPON) and 1911 (SEMI-AUTOMATIC HANDGUN), these so called DANGEROUS weapons, just to pick them up and give them to the TUSCON P.D. Probably 1% of the population will. How many additional magazines did you buy? This just goes to show, how much of a LIER you are, It only takes time before your LIES catch up with you. Sir, you are a disgrace to any and all AMERICAN SERVICE MEMBER'S who are retired.

Giffords and Kelly founded their own group to attack the Second Amendment. Their website, Americans for Responsible Solutions, posted the following: "High capacity magazines are a deadly factor in gun violence."

The ARS website says: "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."

Similarly, the ARS website says: "Congress should act to limit the sale of assault weapons.

Kelly also appeared on Fox News Sunday and told Chris Wallace that Congress should address semi-automatic weapons. He claims that the purpose of a semi-automatic weapon is "to kill a lot of people very quickly," and he lamented that such products were "too readily available."

Clearly, once Kelly was caught red-handed he took to Facebook to pronounce his liberal virtues that he purchased the AR in order to turn it over to police. However, he didn't make that comment about the 1911. It is semi-automatic, though it doesn't carry more than 10 rounds. Still, should Mr. Kelly decide to purchase numerous magazines, he would be able to kill plenty of people if he so chose to do, right?

Let's just be honest here and confront the liberals up front. First the Second Amendment isn't about hunting or sports shooting. Second, it is about "preserving a free state."

In doing so, yes, arms are meant to kill people, lots of them if necessary. With that in mind, understand that many law abiding citizens, like myself, have never used our weapons to kill or harm anyone. We have hunted, used them for sport and target practice, collected them and have intentions of passing them down to the next generation, but the reality is that arms are a means of defending one's self, family, property and community against criminals and a tyrannical government.

So go ahead and talk about how they are effective at killing lots of people, because that is what they are designed to do. In the event that the government attempts to confiscate your guns, don't think they are going to come two at a time, knocking softly on your door and don't think they won't come with greater fire power than they want you to have. All of that is designed to keep them safe and make you vulnerable.

In fact, I just finished reading a hypothetical account in a novel by William Lafferty titled They Came for Our Guns, They Came for Our Freedom, which I highly recommend, to see down the road into just what gun confiscation would look like.

You might say that these people are not for gun confiscation. For some that may be true, but remember, once you go down the road of gun restrictions, there are no limits. This is why we have a Constitution and it provides no means for the Federal government to place restrictions on the people concerning guns and ammunition.

When these types of things come from a man that served in the military, it is extremely unsettling and I consider Mark Kelly a traitor to the Constitution and his comments and ideology at war with the United States Navy that he served in.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Troy-Tyler/100000764571824 Troy Tyler

    kelly's problem is like the problems that nearly all people associated with politics has, they follow the party instead of the oath of office....

  • freedomringsforall

    He is a 2 faced scum bag.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CookerT David Cook

    It's the same old crap in Washington. I believe we have seen this kind of thing before too many times. It really is the height or Hypocracy when they pass laws intended for the general public but because of their possitions that they think they are sacred cows who don't want those same laws to apply to them, and they almost always get away with it. Look at Holder, he has gotten away with giving the Mexican Cartels thousands of American weapons and he will never be held accountable. This has infuriated me to no end and as long as he gets away with the fast and furious fiasco then there is nothing the Government can do to us in good conscience. Whats good for the averave American person should be good the people in positions of authority. We should not be satisfied with do as I say not as I do.

  • J J

    Typical liberals!! You can't believe anything that comes out of their mouths!!

  • usmc1063

    Look we all felt for his wife when she was gunned down by a deranged gunman. Yet when Kelly pleaded with Congress to ban all of these weapons he turns around and goes out to buy his own. It just show us the kinds lies deciet we are being spoon fed. This is becoming what most real Americans fear the most a Nation Divided and it needs to stop now. Wake up America 2014 can't come soon enough.

  • colleenf

    Ah, but according to one democrat Colorado female politician, no vet or active duty military should possess any "assault" weapon or multi bullet magazines as she feels they all have some sort of mental problem. Wouldn't Mr Kelly come under that heading as well?

  • Ron G

    The democrats are such hypocrites. They should consider changing their name from democrats to hypocrats.

  • eganstew3

    This is a reason the Republicans are loosing, is compromise. The Republicans have listened to the liberals whine and complain and then feel sorry for them, so we tell them if they stop crying we will give them a toe across the line. The next thing they are crying again and they get the whole foot across the line and the next thing the liberal has the Republican backed into the corner. It is time the Conservatives come out fighting and take a stand not to compromise. Compromise may be a good thing at the right time, but generally compromise means they, liberals, get their rights, and we, Republican Conservatives, give up our rights. When the children of Israel came out of Egypt they murmured and complained so God let them travel in the desert for 40 years. The same goes for Conservatives we have become milk toast and now allow many different peoples into our camp to keep peace that we have lost our moorings and stand in society. Doing what is right is hard, it takes a strong person not to give in and we will be called intolerant and raciest or whatever to compromise and give up values, but in the end it is those who are the strongest that others gravitate to as there is freedom. The liberal will always be unsure and unstable where we do not know what to do around them. It is the Conservative who does not waver that will hold things together. That is why Rand Paul is a breath of fresh air. He stands for something and has not fallen for just anything. It is time to push back and regain the high ground.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-E-Scher/715256801 Alan E. Scher

      Republicans are losing, too.

  • Gary Johnson

    Mark Kelly IS SERIOUSLY MENTALLY SICK and EVERY likely to go off and start SHOOTING people!!!

  • conservative ascension

    Gabby must be a real sweet piece of tail for Mark to completely forget himself.

  • CCblogging

    The gun snatchers want our guns while they keep theirs. Kinda like Obama arming his side to the hilt while demanding that we give our guns up. These pea brain libs must think we are fools. Well we are not fools and we will keep our guns and buy more. Lock And Load Patriots!

  • http://www.facebook.com/swanceysr.1 Johnny Swancey Sr.

    Maybe Mark Kelly should be arrested for Contempt of Congress by giving false statement to congress. He's against guns, then goes out and buys the same type of weapons we said should be banned. sound like he lied to Congress to me? Throw him in Irons......

  • http://www.facebook.com/keith.schroeder.39 Keith Schroeder

    This is the same type of hypocrisy that my pro-life wife would display if she had an abortion to "show how easy it is to get one". Please. No one with a lick of common sense is buying this crap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.coffey.908 Bob Coffey

    What a disgrace this liberal maggot is to the military,the space program, and the human race.

  • A. Levy

    "Do as we say, not as we do". That is the basic motto of the arrogant, elitist hypocrites of the Left. This clown's military record doesn't excuse him from allowing himself, and his wife, to become dupes and political props for the Left.

    There's nothing the Left loves more than having a prop they can use to gain sympathy for their causes. It used to be Jim Brady, whom they would wheel out onto a stage and have him wave his hand a few times. Now it's Giffords turn, and her husband seems to be relishing his 15 minutes as well. Can you say book deal? Commiewood movie?

  • onooop

    Kelly is a liar! he did not have to purchase two of the most expensive firearms available to prove a point! he could have bought an SKS or AK-47 and a cheap revolver and proved the same point! That ex- astronuts can buy guns! The Elite are arming themselves too!