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Gabrielle Giffords' Husband Mark Kelly Bought an AR-15 Rifle -- Do You Buy His Explanation?

Buying an AR-15 rifle is probably at the top of the list of things you would never expect former Congressman Gabrielle Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, to do.

However, that's exactly what Kelly did at a Tucson gun shop, and it looks like not everyone's buying his explanation.

Brietbart.com, which has a right-wing slant, is the outlet that broke the story.

The article says the "editor of Guns & Patriots newsletter" got a tip that Kelly bought an AR-15 -- "sometimes described as an 'assault rifle'" -- and "high capacity" magazines, too. Kelly has been lobbying for gun-control measures, including banning sales of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines.

According to Brietbart, this "editor of Guns & Patriots newsletter" then asked people at Kelly's organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, about Kelly's purchase.

Three days later, Kelly made the following post on his Facebook page:


Kelly then told CNN that he bought the rifle because "it's important for me to have firsthand knowledge about how easy it is, or how difficult it is, to buy a weapon like that."

Do you really think Kelly was buying the rifle just to examine the process and really planned on turning it over to Tucson PD, or did he only say that after someone saw him buying it?

Cast your vote below:


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Matthew Hendley
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