Remember Mark Kelly’s Purchase
By Harold Hutchison
When someone spends one day pushing for the Bloomberg-inspired gun grab in Colorado, then two days later, speaks at an anti-gun rally, what do you think he did in between? In the case of Mark Kelly, the anti-gun zealot who has been leveraging the tragic wounding of his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, he bought a couple of guns – a M1911 and an AR-15.
Yep, that’s right. Breitbart News learned that one of the loudest voices calling for items in Obama’s legislative gun grab like a gun ban and “universal background checks” got himself a couple of guns – including one of the modern sporting rifles he has publicly supported banning. After he was caught, Kelly claimed that he intends to turn the AR-15 in to the Tucson police department. However, if legislation currently pending in the Arizona State Senate is passed into law, the AR-15 may wind up being sold to help balance budgets. So Mark Kelly’s AR-15 may well wind up in the hands of a law-abiding citizen anyhow!
Potententially more troublesome for Kelly, the blog Gateway Pundit noted that his now-declared intentions may have actually violated federal law with the AR-15 purchase. Under the Federal Form 4473, a purchaser is asked, “Are you the actual purchaser of the firearm(s) listed on this form?” The form also has a declaration, which notes, “I also understand that making any false oral or written statement, or exhibiting any false or misrepresented identification with respect to this transaction, is a crime punishable as a felony under federal law, and may also violate State and/or local law.”
Will Holder investigate this, or will he ignore it? It should be noted that a host of gun laws already on the books can be used against criminals and drug dealers who are even holding a gun or one round of ammunition.