So comes now that defender of the poor 'gunned-down' politician...understandable since it's his main squeeze that has had gallons of tears cried over her...no less that a retired American Astronaut and hubby of Gabby Giffords. So guess what?
Dear Guns & Patriots reader, What are we to make of retired astronaut Mark E. Kelly, husband of former congresswoman Gabby Giffords?
The problem is not just that Kelly advocates for limiting purchases of the semi-automatic military-style long guns, so- called "assault weapons," and purchases of the high-capacity magazines he just picked up at Daimondback Police Supply, Tucson, Ariz., his local gun store.
Apparently, he really is in favor of limits on the purchases of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, he just believes the limits should not apply to him.
What we are really dealing with is Kelly's Burkean failure to stand up for rights he said he enjoys and cherishes for everyone else.
Until his Tucson shopping trip, Kelly got a hall pass from many supporters of gun rights. The tragedy of his wife's injuries, the others wounded, and the six victims killed Jan. 8, 2011, is so heavy a burden, he and his wife could almost be forgiven whatever they said about anything as they struggle to get back to normalcy.
But, what he if he had taken the other road?
What if Kelly had stood up to defend gun rights for the rest of us?
The truth is that Kelly would stop the opponents of gun rights in their tracks. If he had made the point that the best defense against a spree shooter is an armed citizenry, who would argue with him?