Mark Kelly is a former astronaut and the husband of former congresswoman Gabby Giffords who nearly died following a shooting in Tucson, Arizona. He’s also an anti-gun nut. As noted at mrconservative.com:
He co-founded a gun-control group [called Americans for Responsible Solutions] that aims to control guns and high-capacity magazines. He’s testified before Congress saying the government must stop sales of semi-automatic weapons.
From the ARS website I found this:
As a combat veteran and strong supporter of the military respectively, Mark and Gabby know the power and deadliness of assault weapons and believe their sale should be limited. Many horrific mass shootings have featured murderers with assault weapons, and such shootings perpetrated with assault weapons tend to produce twice as many victims as mass shootings with non-assault weapons. And since the assault weapons ban expired in 2004, 37 percent of police agencies reported seeing noticeable increases in criminals’ use of assault weapons, according to a 2010 survey of police chiefs.
Congress should act to limit the sale of assault weapons.
So his credentials as a gun controller are impeccable. So is his hypocrisy. He got caught buying one of those nasty “assault weapons” – an AR15 – from Diamondback Police Supply, in Tucson, along with a 1911-style 45-caliber handgun. Once he got caught, he told his Facebook followers that he was just checking to see how easy it is to buy a gun in Tucson. And then, as attention increased on his blatant hypocrisy, he added that he wasn’t going to keep them. When that didn’t fly, he said he was going to turn them in to the Tucson Police Department, presumably as a gift.
It was all part of the plan from the beginning, he said:
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 of it yet but I’ll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do.
As mrconservative wrote:
George Orwell knew this guy: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” In America’s Animal Farm, Kelly just elevated himself to head pig.”