Mark Kelly, on the afternoon of March 5, bought an AR-15 from Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to his impulse “assault weapon” purchase, Kelly also picked up some AR magazines and a 1911.
The fact that there was an AR-15 for sale in a gun store might deserve an article all its own, but we’ll hold off on that optimistic note. And Guns.com doesn’t typically consider the purchase of a modern sporting rifle news. But let’s consider who ponied up for this weapon of mass destruction.
Capt. Mark E. Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Capt. Mark Kelly, co-founder of Americans For Responsible Solutions, a non-profit created to “limit the sale of high capacity magazines, which are not needed for hunting or self-defense.” Kelly, whose own website describes him as “a combat veteran [who] know[s] the power and deadliness of assault weapons and believe[s] their sale should be limited.”