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Gun store rescinds Mark Kelly’s rifle purchase, questions his ‘intent’

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Gun store rescinds Mark Kelly’s rifle purchase, questions his ‘intent’

A Tucson gun store owner has decided to rescind the sale of a military-style rifle to Mark Kelly, the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, after Kelly said he had intended the purchase to make a political point about how easy it is to obtain the kind of firearms he’s lobbying Congress to ban.

Kelly’s March 5 purchase of an AR-15-style rifle and a 45.-caliber handgun at Diamondback Police Supply sparked a frenzy of reaction from both sides of the debate after he posted to Facebook a photo of himself shopping.

A background check took only a matter of minutes to complete, Kelly said in the Facebook post, adding that it’s scary to think people can buy similar guns without background checks at gun shows or on the Internet.



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  • fliteking

    Kelly was caught grabbing the cheese. This is good news.

    • JDub1701

      And, apparently, lying on his background check paperwork. Too bad he’ll never get prosecuted for it.

      • fliteking

        you are right, he is part of a favored class in Washington.

  • ken Locke

    Expose Kelly for the fake he IS.


    RUN the sick bast666rds out of town.

  • Terry Adams

    why do these idiots keep saying you can buy those guns at gun shows with no background checks. when that is completely false. Unless your buying from a private citizen you go through a background check. why is it the liberals only tell part truths? any thing to further their agenda. bunch of losers

  • Steve Thomas

    And he said it was “easy” to buy a gun. I would say this proves both points. 1. It is only easy if you are legal. 2. That liberal/anti-2nd amendment people are stupid.
    The shop owner should charge him a restocking fee.
    I am prevented from taking immidiate possesion, the way my wife does, because of an arrest in 1973 for shoplifting. How much more stringent do the background checks need to be?????

  • grannie

    Praise to that gun shop owner who saw the real picture

  • bill

    he just got caught

  • kirk

    Way to go Diamondback Police Supply!!!

  • Terry Lee

    Here you have a responsible gun shop contrasted with an irresponsible government that refuses to enforce the laws on the books before infringing on the 2nd Amendment with new laws. He will not be prosecuted for falsifying his application while trying to destroy our 2nd, 4th, and 10th Amendments, and subsequently eroding the 1st Amendment.

  • Larua

    Thank You Diamondback for standing up to those tyrants who are completely unaware that we the people have the right to own any weapon we choose, You are a true patriot.

  • Thinker

    Perpetually angry liberal with a pit bull—Dangerous.

  • worldwatchman

    ONE snapped man did this act and the rest of the law abiding citizens should NOT be thrown into the same classification. Why should the one rule over the millions? Much like obama, these people need to be put down and not the law abiding citizen who’s never done a thing wrong. The Left’s actions are acts of tyrants.

  • White House land lord

    What would be his point buying from a gun store? Why did he not buy one from some thug on the street? Now that would be telling. What a dufus.

    • Hawkeye3939

      He could have gone to Chicago and bought pretty much whatever he wanted in some alley on West Madison (aka: Congo Blvd).

  • Captain Chaos

    They cannot tell the truth because it weakens them. This guy Kelly is a hyprocrite and you have to fill out background paper work at gun shows. The photo on facebook shows an eleven year old holding a .22 caliber rifle which looks like an AR-15. Notice his trigger finger is NOT on the trigger, but laying along the receiver. I have seen photos of Fienstein holding an AR-15 with her finger ON THE TRIGGER. I trust a well trained eleven year over an antique senator with no common sense nor weapons training and she has a concealed carry permit.

    • Steve Thomas

      Does that mean that Feinstein is NOT as smart as a fifth grader?? Contrary to what she said to Sen. Cruz, TX.

      • TexasJester

        Freakenstein NEVER said she was SMARTER than a sixth grader, she just said she was NOT a sixth grader!

        MY senator made her look like an absolute FOOL!!! (And yes, I voted for Senator Cruz!)

        • RightStuff


  • caskinner

    I guess Kelly is a nutcase. Hmmm.

  • 63Marine

    Hey, Diamondback Police Supply, you are “TRUE” Americans and not bowing to the idiots who are making a mockery to the 2nd Amendment. Keep the faith!!!
    Semper Fi

  • ck

    Good job!! I support the decision of the owner of the gun store. Kelly is just another Brady wanna be!

    • GG

      Need more Diamondback stores.

  • GridRider

    I wonder how many crooks have claimed the.. “I was doing my own investigation”, “Oh I was showing how easy it is”… excuse. I know I’ve heard it a dozen times myself… I NEVER believe it.

  • Anthony Alexander

    Just because he is an astronaut and married to Gifford affords him some luxury doesn’t make up for a lack of common sense or testosterone. His wife wears the pants in that family…..and it shows. Kelly and ALL Liberals should NOT own guns. They should live in states like NY, Conn, NJ, and other liberal havens, because as we (Conservative GUN OWNERS) all know they have the strictest gun laws in the US so according to the liberals it will be safe for them in their gun free zones and strict gun laws, so move to a liberal state where you will be SAFE and leave the business owners who buy and sell guns in CONSERVATIVE states alone.

  • Johnny

    Run a background check on everyone in a government job. If they do not pass lock them up.

    • JOHN T. FOX


    • Hawkeye3939

      And guess what? The first “government employee” to fail the background check would be (wait for it) Barack Hussein Obama!!!

      • Steven

        He wouldn’t be the first to fail. He would be the LAST to undergo the check.

    • TexasJester

      Loved Sarah’s comment about background checks at CPAC – “Background checks are a good idea – why don’t we start with obama’s?” (Paraphrased..)

    • Black Rain

      I have been saying that for years. As a truck driver we are randomly drug tested. The test should have started a long time age at the top. Then the congress would think twice before passing such stupid laws. Congress give themselves “”get out of jail free cards.”

  • Chief47

    Kelly is a moron in the highest degree. In fact, I’m not no sure that calling him a moron isn’t insulting to the morons. He should be taking care of his wife instead of trying to be a celebrity and grab the headlines. With all the talk about gun-control, this is one idiot that shouldn’t ever be allowed to purchase one. And that statement comes from somebody who is totally again gun-control of any kind. All you have to do is look at the perpetually menacing look on his face and see that he is a dangerous man. Maybe the shooter was trying to take him out rather than his wife.

  • RightStuff

    Do you ever wonder why the liberals have no reverence for the Second Amendment to the Constitution?

    Although the US Constitution is a fairly simple document and easy to read, most liberals gas up at the idea of actually having to read it. Also, they probably had some difficulty understanding US history, and didn’t do well in their high-school civics class. It will sound crude, but the typical liberal thinks that history began with their birth, and some literally have no knowledge of history, philosophy, tradition, or political science. These poor handicapped souls are easy prey for ruthless politicians like Barack Obama for the sole reason that he is “cool”. Sad.

    • JOHN T. FOX


    • The Dictator Hater

      Too bad he isn’t cool, John McCain is cooler then that guy.

  • Benjamin Fox

    If he bought the weapons in question, he had a background check, I’m sure the gun store wouldn’t put themselves at risk.

  • Sgt. York

    what a dumbhead

  • FSHNT21

    The bigger question is whether Kelly committed a crime when he knowingly lied on the background check question about who was going to be the owner of the gun. Buying a gun and giving it to another person who hasn’t also completed the background check for the same weapon in most states is known as a “straw purchase” and is a felony….
    Perhaps they should lock his ass up and prove the purpose of the background checks….

    • Steven

      That is NOT a question. He DID commit a crime. Unfortunately, he probably won’t be charged. This in NOT true ‘in most states’ It is a FEDERAL law.



  • Steve Simpson

    He admitted to buying it to give it away. He lied on the application, why not show him how the legal system works when you falsify your paperwork.

    • Hawkeye3939

      That would require the United States GOVERNMENT to initiate prosecution. Do you really think that’s going to happen? I love my country, I distrust my government.

      • The Dictator Hater

        exactly, Obama has refused to prosecute thousands of felons in possesion of a firearm at the federal level time and time again. he is trying to stack the stats against the real truth, by allowing this to happen without justice being enforced.

  • 32eagle

    I think this gun store was very honorable in donating this weapon and also not letting the intention of the would be buyer become some news propaganda against the buying of high powered rifles

  • Gunner

    Ya have to give Diamondback a huge pat on the back…

  • Joseph Taylor

    It has NOTHING to do with GUN control people, it ALL about total control of the people! They have their guns, and THEIR not going anywhere but were just too dangerous be armed. This Socialist RAT acts like him and his wife Gabbie care’s about all these people being killed with all these guns, yeah they care alright from that million dollar home with gaurds everywhere! These RATS are pushing our country into a New World Order and they all know they can’t move “FORWARD” with their agenda until we’re all disarmed so we CAN’T fight their total takeover of our country! SO no matter WHAT they have got to get our guns from us because their stopped in their tracks untill they acheve that next step. As long as we keep our Constitution strong and the law of the land our country will at least have a chance to survive. Remember that america!

  • Say what?

    Yes, it would be easy if he’s NOT a felon. Now, if he’s a felon, then he made a point. So, Mark…what’s your POINT??? What a joke…

    • TexasJester

      And if he’s prosecuted and found guilty of lying on the form, is that a felony? Would he have to give up the guns he’s already bought??

  • Patriot

    Kelly, get a REAL life you creep. Why don’t you show everyone how easy it is for you and your so called wife, being politicians, it is to steal money from tax payers.

  • RC

    He lied on the application and should be prosecuted as anyone else would.

  • jstarusa

    “The games afoot!” (Sherlock Holmes)

  • WellDUH

    Obama apparently pulls his zipper and chain. What a fluke he has become!

  • Amazjohn

    All I can say is that Space must have affected him to become a usurper of the Constitution. As a soldier you took the Oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic. That Oath is for Life. Mark Kelly you have disgraced yourself and the uniform you wore. Shame on you

  • Zeon Deikun

    Good for the gun shop, they showed more character than that 2 faced hypocrite Kelly. Molon Labe!

  • rams375

    The Government does not have the guts to arrest him for buying this weapon intending it for another person by his words. So he is going for politics, lying on paper and in his own words he will be just like most politicians. What a poor excuse for an American. Now they both are anti gun and anti rights, real pitiful. A child gets run over and we don’t sasy anything about the instrument just the operator of that instrument. Really hypocritical but most socialists can only see in their own mind and shoes.

    Molon Labe

  • mesaman

    The democrats have discovered how to legislate and control stupidity, thus they can stay in power indefinitely. They need a hunchback every now and again, like Kelly, to posture for the corps of dummies that vote with their colons not their brains. Thats “corps”, pronounced “core” Mr Obama, for your information.

  • wildeagleone

    Kelly may be an Astronaught but he didn’t purchase the United States of America, he is not a law maker on the hill and has no power politically except as the husband of the Representative. The attempt to down grade gun owners because of a circumstance is neither believable no patriotic and though I know in my heart he loves his wife, I only wish he would give the rest of us the privilege of protecting our loved ones from the crazies, with the weapons of our choice. No lawful gun owner detests the criminal element more then we and those that have been affected by them, and we only wish the Senate and the House would go after that element and not the honest law abiding citizens of this country

  • Ronald R. Johnson

    Gabby was the one shot in the head and some how both are now brain Dead!

  • Nam Vet

    You would think this idiot, being an astronaut and all, would have some intelligence. It goes to show you that a liberal is nothing but an ass hole.

  • wanmuuvl

    Kelly should have been immediately arrested for lying on his form and admitting to making a straw purchase. Unfortunately the law is applied to some but not to the political elite.

  • $5905143

    Yes.. just another dumb turd.. D.C is full of turds….

  • Rick Zimmermann

    MARK KELLY IS AN IGNORANT TWITT. That is a disgrace to the uniform He wears. Yes His background check took minutes-“HE’S A COP” and Obviously uneducated because the AR-15 he bought is SEMI-AUTOMATIC.and NOT AN ASSAULT WEAPON AT ALL. and His ravings about Gun Shows and the Internet are totally FALSE as both require checks on buyers as well as transfers to FFL’s only unless a total ANTIQUE. that cannot use modern ammunition. Whats wrong with the People of Tucson,? why havn’tt they fired this Clown ???????

  • Rick Zimmermann

    MY FELLOW AMERICANS: Have any of You figured it out yet.?? 99% of Law enforcement Officers are ABOVE THE LAW. and the only time one is ARRESTED and CHARGED is when they have issues with the respective Department,and then They are HUNG OUT TO DRY REAL FAST.

  • Charlie

    Kelly is one of those people that live by the moto : Do as I say not as I do. Hypocrisy abounds.

  • brad

    mark is a nut case in space with other guys for who knows how long or what went on up there. then his wife is shot diffently post space syndrome

  • Nikita63

    It is a good thing that the DUPLICITY of Mark Kelly has been now shown for what it is. His actions may have even been PROMPTED by the Obama adminstration to aid in the implemetation of theit Anti-American, Anti-Constitution, pro UN New World Order machinations. He should be fined and imprisoned for falsifying his paperwork and for his intent to accrue the weapon only to give it by the tecnique known as a ‘straw purchase,” to someone not having completed the same background check. IT is a felony, and one for which he SHOULD be prosecutred to the fullest extent of the law in accordance with the rule of law; a notion of which this entire adminbisrtratiion has necver heard; unless of course by pragmatic or deliberate circumstance, it fits the needs of THEIR agenda! MOLON LABE!

  • Stephen Rhinehart

    Observation show there is a inverse relation between education and inteligense. How many degrees has he. OK school teachers lay it on me I can take it. I am just an over the hill flight instuctor.

  • Shagnasty1

    Hey Mark! I guess it isn’t so easy to get an AR-15, is it. You couldn’t get one. But I have a solution. Say you are getting one for the Mexican drug cartels. Obama and Holder will provide you with all you want. Traitors like them are the ones who make it easy.

  • Grelberforever

    The liberal news media: Were the elite meet to bleat!

  • James Maxwell

    And consider how insane he really is when his pet Bulldog attacked and killed a seal pup out in Cali.
    Not signs of mental stability from my point of view.

  • Farmer

    I have never found a way to buy a weapon online without going through a licensed dealer. Why is this lie continuing to be perpetuated? Another example of uninformed paid sponsors for gun control.

    • Terry “OldFox” Seale

      Farmer, look harder. There’s a website for buying and selling guns that breaks down the offers by state. If you’re in Tennessee, like me, I’ll sell you one of my handguns. Look for the list of your state. This is a GOOD thing, while it lasts!

  • TexasPatriot

    So sick of seeing their ugly faces daily! Both him and his wife. Then there is the New York dwarf who thinks he can by the USA….Bloomberg.

  • Barbara Lloyd Attaway

    Hahaha. This story made me think of the front cover of the NRA’s April 2013 issue of the Official Journal of the National Rifle Association for members. There is THE picture of obama holding the long gun up to his cheek and shooting (with the smoke coming out of the barrell even)…the heading on the front cover, just under “American Hunter” is “only you can save our guns from KING PINOCCHIO.” Hahahahaha…..This is just halarious to me! From now on….that FRAUD is now, by me, going to be referred to as KING PINOCCHIO. A much more accurate “title.” And just what am I doing about all this, besides laughing, you may ask. Well, I am writing to and calling all my representatives and reading, and discussing issues with those who will listen, “those who have ears to hear.” Last but certainly not least, I am praying.

  • Mary Carter

    I wish there were more gun stores that would do the same. It would show that all Americans are not sheep.

  • busyboots

    Exactly how does one rescind a purchase, send him a letter asking him to return it? Something’s fishy here.

  • jamohio

    Why ate gun shows scary? A lot of good people many of which are older vets selling personal guns to law abiding citizens!! You really dont see too many gang banger types there and usually have law enforcement for security. I wont sell a weapon to anyone I deem suspicious and dont think many other will also. Kelleys a man with an agenda period!!

  • Dotti DeGregorio

    Mark Kelly is gearing up for a future in politics exploiting his wife as much as he can. He is an obnoxious jerk and this stunt proves it without a doubt. Time to go home Mark. Take care of your wife. Nobody is interested in anything you have to say. Try grabbing the headlines in another way without jepordizing our constitutional rights.

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