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Mark Kelly buys AR-15 assault weapon to make point

Jan Brewer “not sure” if new gun control needed after Connecticut shootingTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The husband of former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords says he bought an assault weapon in Tucson to make a point about the ease of background checks for gun owners.

Appearing Monday on CNN, Mark Kelly says he plans to turn the AR-15 in to Tucson police.

Kelly says he went to a store recently to buy a .45 caliber handgun, which he plans to keep.

He says “it’s too easy to buy an assault weapon and it really shouldn’t be.”

The AR-15 is among 157 military-style weapons that would be banned under a bill pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Kelly and Giffords have been outspoken about the need for new gun-control measures.

Giffords was among 13 people wounded in a January 2011 rampage in Tucson that left six dead.

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  1. Are you kidding me? A lame excuse because he was caught. He doesn’t want US citizens own a AR15, but he thinks he’s special. Give me a break. Hypocrite.

  2. What a hilariously bogus report! You are once again showing you’re true colors by not publishing ALL the truth -picking and choosing that which suits your biased slant and ignoring the hypocrisy of Kelly’s actions.

  3. How long before this hack runs for office?

  4. JR, I suspect Mark Kelly came to Arizona to establish residency. Clearly he’s positioning himself for a run at public office.
    Matt, agree with you completely. Sadly the Capitol Times continues to promote the liberal agenda. Their bias puts them right at home with the ‘Lame Stream Media’ America is bombarded by daily.

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