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Mark Kelly Shoots Glock 9mm With 'High Capacity' Magazine on CNN

Mark Kelly Shoots Glock 9mm With ‘High Capacity’ Magazine on CNN

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Washington DC - -( an interview that will air on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on April 9 2013, Gabby Giffords looks on from her mother’s porch while Mark Kelly shoots bottles and clay pots in the Arizona desert with a Glock 19 9mm. The gun is actually Giffords’s, but Kelly shoots it and wasn’t shy about admitting he had a 17-round magazine in it.

Ironically, 17 rounds exceeds the 10 round limit that was being pushed in the Senate in February when Kelly spoke in favor of banning them.

Nevertheless, after CNN filmed Kelly target shooting, he justified using a 17-round magazine for the simple reason that it wasn’t a 33-round magazine, which is what the shooter used who attacked Giffords with a Glock 19 9mm in January 2011.

Giffords and Kelly sat down with CNN interviewer Dana Bash after the target shooting was over, and Bash asked Kelly if he had stopped to think about how “incredulous” people might be seeing him continue to get “his kicks [by] shooting a gun?” To this Kelly simply said, “Gabby used to like shooting a gun too, occasionally.”

Bash opened the interview by reminding viewers that Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly are still hopeful the Senate will pass gun control this week or next.

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  • 13 User comments to “Kelly Shoots Glock 9mm With ‘High Capacity’ Magazine for Fun on CNN”

    1. [...] Mark Kelley on CNN enjoying the simply pleasures of a 17 round magazine… This poor guy just cant catch a break. [...]

    2. cigarguy on April 9, 2013 at 11:45 AM said:

      f’in hypocrite. It’s the “Do as we say but not as we do” mentality.

    3. TexSta on April 9, 2013 at 1:31 PM said:

      What a horse’s ass! This POS can’t stand not being in the media spotlight, and it looks like he’ll do anything to draw attention to himself.

    4. Whats wrong with the 1911 he bought ? Did the son of a bitch give it away ? Send his ass back into space with no reintry ! HBH

    5. “The gun is actually Giffords’s,”

      Has anyone ever questioned if she is mentally capable of owning a gun anymore?

    6. Bill Baker on April 9, 2013 at 8:45 PM said:

      @Sgian: Yeah I had considered that, I just shy away from making any comments about her as its a touchie subject still. But if they were in New York, yes, her guns would be getting confiscated.

    7. Rugrash on April 9, 2013 at 11:50 PM said:

      Someone get Dana a feedbag as she looks really famished.

    8. Harley Harrold on April 10, 2013 at 10:40 AM said:

      Why isn’t this man being prosecuted for lying on the federal gun background form. He stated that he purchased a gun to give to the police, which is a violation, because he indicated on the form that the gun was for himself. He is another hypocrite in the gun saga who wants bans placed on us regular folks, while Liberals like him can own and do as they please. In my book he is a piece of crap.

    9. So they enjoy shooting a “standard capacity” magazine but want to take everyone elses right to use one away? Yeah that makes perfect sense.

    10. His grip is awful…that is the same way Kim Jong Eun was holding his pistol. As a former military member, he should know better than that. Plus he is a POS

    11. Charles on April 10, 2013 at 5:46 PM said:

      Gabby couldn’t pass a mental evaluation/background check, but would pass due to her celeb status now. Mark would NOT, however pass after his latest shenanigans.

    12. So we can take it that they both support guns and high capacity magazines. This should be printed as fact!

    13. Shooting bottles and clay jars in the desert is a sign of a true “gun slob.” He should be addressed for littering.

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