How to Stop Kelly from Killing the Second Amendment

Representative Martha McSally during a Congressional hearing. (Photo by Customs and Border Patrol)
Representative Martha McSally during a Congressional hearing. (Photo by Customs and Border Patrol)

Arizona – -(AmmoLand.com)- Arizona arguably has one of the most impactful Senate races in this election cycle. Martha McSally is running in a special election to fill the rest of the term in the seat formerly held by John McCain. Why is it so important to make sure she wins this special election?

Because her opponent is Mark Kelly. You’ve heard of his wife, former Representative Gabby Giffords, who had posted a supportive record on our Second Amendment rights prior to suffering horrific wounds after being shot during a constituent meet-and-greet. By some miracle, she survived. We should not forget that he and his family have gone through a horrific tragedy, even as we fight to prevent him from punishing millions of Americans for the horrific act in Tucson that they bear no responsibility for via the infringement of their Second Amendment rights.

His agenda, at least per his campaign site, has been limited to “universal background checks” and “red flag” laws. To put it mildly, both are highly problematic in and of themselves. We at Ammoland have covered issues surrounding ERPOs and “red flag” laws before. And it is also well-known that “universal” background checks only work if you have a registration system.

Of course, this is only what he’s supporting in public. History has shown that anti-Second Amendment efforts are often soft-sold – they will deny the more extreme parts of their agenda. They will often then complete the turn in the wake of a mass shooting like Sandy Hook – see Bob Casey’s flip from Second Amendment supporter to anti-Second Amendment extremist as one example. Recordings by Project Veritas seem to indicate this may be Kelly’s strategy as well.

The recording really should come as no surprise. It was in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting that Kelly unveiled Americans for Responsible Solutions – joining those who sought to punish millions of law-abiding Americans for horrific acts they did not commit. It was a new wrinkle on the same tactic that was the centerpiece of the Brady Campaign’s efforts in the 1990s and early 2000s, using a prominent survivor of a high-profile shooting as the face of a push to restrict our Second Amendment rights.

Kelly’s 2013 stunt involving the attempted purchase of an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle is another real question that Second Amendment supporters should think about. If he is arguably willing to commit a federal felony (violating 18 USC 922(a)(6)) for a PR stunt by fibbing on the 4473, what might he do to win a Senate seat?

When it comes down to it, on the primary issues, Mark Kelly would be a threat to law-abiding gun owners. We really don’t need to discuss how, as a Democrat, he would likely also do serious damage when it comes to campaign finance “reform” schemes, judicial nominations, and even with his first vote in the next Congress.

Again, Mark Kelly has suffered an incredible tragedy, he deserves sympathy for what his family is going through, and our thoughts and prayers should go out to him. That tragedy, though, cannot justify his campaign to punish millions of his fellow Americans for a horrific act they did not commit. It is imperative that Martha McSally win this special election to the Senate. Second Amendment supporters should check out her campaign site, then they should also support the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund, whether with a generous financial donation or as a volunteer. With less than two weeks before the election is over, there is not much time left.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

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Gdubb
Gdubb
1 month ago

Giffords and Kelly are nothing but pawns being used and abused by the radical communist left. Kelly has no business running for Senate – totally unqualified. And his severely crippled wife keeps getting dragged out into the public eye to squeeze out every drop of her value. Incredibly sad. AZ voters considering Kelly need to have their heads examined.

Ram
Ram
1 month ago
Reply to  Gdubb

Giffords had been a moderately (speaking) pro-gun democrat;
That was before the tragic shooting she barely survived.
Her position was probably a feigned acquiesence to her
constituency. Her husband always seemed to be an elitist
POS (really the kindest description).

RJL
RJL
1 month ago

Anti-constitutionalist’s stand for nothing. The situation determines their support for an issue and their emotions rule, not reason and rationality.
The self- proclaimed “social-justice warriors” hopes that no one has educated themselves on past extermination history that this globe has suffered time and time again, which proves their circle of insanity.
Anti-Constitutionalist’s=Anti-Americans=Enemies of the United States…

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
1 month ago

OV,
I’m so jealous. Where’d it come from? What’s the IP addy go back to?

Vern
Vern
1 month ago

At three quarters of a century, I have seen people go through some extreme tragedies in their lives and come out stronger in the long run. Kelly, and many others like him simply use these events to make money and accrue power to beat people down in the desire to get revenge. The agenda to disarm the people who committed no crime against anyone is part of the communist agenda as we all know. It is those who like to think it would be safer if no one had a firearm who have never learned from history that it is… Read more »

chocopot
chocopot
1 month ago

All indications are that Kelly is on the ChiCom payroll and is controlled by them.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
1 month ago

I do not understand how anyone in Arizona could vote for Kelly. He is totally and completely for restrictive gun control. Gun confiscation!  How that could win in Arizona I have no idea.  Arizona is beyond a shadow of a doubt the most gun friendly state in the nation. And that has its many benefits. Kelly is yet another corrupt so called democrat who in essence is actually a communist. He is not a liberal. A liberal democrat can be reasoned with with facts Kelly cannot.  Read the dictionary definition of a liberal and you will see what I mean. Restrictive gun control helps the criminal not… Read more »

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
1 month ago

Launch Mr. Kelly into the deep dark space where all naughts belong.

JC
JC
1 month ago

If you received a mailer from “CenterForVoterInformation” it is basically crap information on the candidates. It cites among other sources the WaPo.

American Patriot
American Patriot
1 month ago

Anyone that would actually consider voting for mark kelly should not even be on this web site…..

Tionico
Tionico
1 month ago

where they would delight in the strong hand gummit are playing in the magickal CoronaVirus Kabuki Theatre of the Macabre. Old ladies are getting tackled to the ground because they are out in public walking about……… the accounts of power abuse there are reminiscent of Sholzhenetsyns writings. (I butchered the spelling of his name, but please read for content…..)

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
1 month ago

Old – I’d be good with them – and all of the anti wannabe legislators – going to NZ – I understand the likelihood of getting killed and eaten is lower there than in OZ.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
1 month ago

How about ERPOs and Red Flag laws for politicians that threaten the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and American Freedoms and Liberties and use their office for personal enrichment???

JPM
JPM
1 month ago

Kelly hasn’t suffered sh*t! His wife suffered and he has and is making hay off the tragedy just like Sarah Brady did in similar circumstances using a brain damaged spouse for personal aggrandizement and profit.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

Kelly is a fraud and is trying to use the now popular “hope-a-dope” strategy perfected by the Obama regime to fool people in to believing he is a regular guy who respects the rights of his fellow citizens. Not. Put him in the same class as Joe Biden and the Obamaistas who now face charges on Chinese Collusion and Ukrainian Collusion. Corruption is their call to government service. Trump is going to win Arizona by 4 percentage points. Over the next four years members of the Senate, minus lindsey graham must deconstruct the fraud machine now known as the democrat… Read more »

Arizona
Arizona
1 month ago

Mark and Gabby both own and shoot AR’s. You can google gabby and see her posing next to a young Hispanic male target that she just obliterated with an AR. They just don’t want YOU to have guns.

These POS hypocrites want a full AR and “AW” ban, national registry, mandatory confiscation for those who don’t “know people” and full control of speech, thought and action.

Mark Kelly can kiss my ass. He will never represent Arizona. If he cheats his way to office, he can eat sh-t, as can his Leftwing policies, because Arizona won’t comply.

Last edited 1 month ago by Arizona
nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

They are usurpers in the spirit of Madison’s tenth article in the Federalist. They are a gang intent on subverting the rights of their fellow citizens. As such they are traitors against the Constitution and their neighbors. Tar and feathers was once the cure for that. Now it is public vilification. Curse their names at every turn.

badlands
badlands
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

That’s always the case with hypocrites who are hungry for power and control…”We have OUR guns, because we’re better and smarter than the rest of you unenlightened peasants.” Back in the day, when Diane Feinstein was at the peak of her gun-grabbing days, she actually stated publicly that her life was more important than the average citizen when questioned about her personal firearms and concealed carry permit.

This is how their minds work. Kelly is directly out of that same mold.

WI Patriot
WI Patriot
1 month ago

As someone(samantha bee) once referred to Ivanka Trump as a “feckless cunt”, that’s exactly what mark kelly is…

hippybiker
hippybiker
1 month ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

I’d call it Sarah Brady in Drag!