Mark Kelly, Mr. Gabrielle Giffords, buying an assault rifle. Delicious. No doubt hoping to ride the hot button issue surrounding his wife’s tragedy to political office. Kelly’s explanation gets sillier by the minute. One has to sympathize with the ordeal of being shot. One does not have to sympathize with the exploitation of that ordeal to inflict one’s blatantly political agenda on millions of perfectly responsible American adults. If Giffords had been run over by a drunk driver, would she and her husband now be lobbying for a ban on cars and a return to Prohibition? Adding to the irony is this gruesome recent incident where Kelly allowed his [unleashed, untrained] dog to kill a baby seal on a beach. Perhaps dogs should be banned along with guns. Or does it still come back, once again, to that pesky thing about personal responsibility, not dogs or guns?
Gabrielle Giffords, pre-shooting. “We were told she wanted to toughen her image. She asked to come out and she wanted to shoot a rifle. She had one of our guys out there to show her how to shoot an AR-15.”
And now she’s [willingly through an Obamaesque ghost writer] being used as one of Obie’s Kids, one of a long parade of useful shooting victims rolled out before the media to teary effect for the purpose of confiscating firearms nationwide.
The honest, open face of the Hysterical Gun Grab movement, giving it away in more ways than one.