So former astronaut Mark Kelly, Married to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, decides that guns are bad and should be banned.
To that end, Kelly and his wife use their celebrity status to form a group called Americans for Responsible Solutions, a gun-control group seeking to ban many firearms that real Americans own.
Again, whatever. In America, you can take any political position that you want and stand up for your beliefs. That's what makes America great.
The issue here though is one of hypocrisy, coupled with dishonesty.
Mark Kelly went into a gun shop the other day--just before going to speak out at a rally for gun control--and bought for himself both a .45 pistol and an AR-15 rifle. This is the same rifle that he and his wife want the government to ban and perhaps even take away from you and I. But nonetheless, Kelly bought one for himself, apparently thinking that no one would ever know. But someone ratted him out and now Kelly instead of owning up to his double standard, Kelly is on the offensive, claiming that he "just bought it to show how easy it is to get one" and he says that he plans to turn it over to the police department as soon as he takes delivery of it.
Yeah, Mark. We believe you. Sure. And had you not been caught, this rifle would no doubt be on it's way to your own gun safe, where it would reside while you railed against gun ownership for the rest of us. Apparently you're just another gun banner who subscribes to the mantra of "Guns for me but not for thee".
Maybe he and his wife and fellow gun owner Dianne Feinstein will go target shooting with their guns in between their rallies calling for more gun control.