Preemptive Offenses

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Insulting Our Intelligence

You'd think Mark Kelly, Navy officer, Space Shuttle pilot and husband to wounded Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, would know better than to think his BS would pass general inspection:

Why did Mark Kelly pick a rifle for which he has yet to do a background check?

Kelly, a gun regulation advocate and husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, has explained that he bought an AR-15 rifle last week because he wanted to show how "easy" it was to buy an "assault weapon."

Yet if that were really his purpose, why did he purchase a traded-in rifle for which he must wait 20 days--and for which he must still complete a background check? Why not purchase a new rifle he could have claimed immediately?

Kelly may have completed the background check process for the pistol he bought, but not for the AR-15.

There aren't many plausible explanations for this:

  • Kelly wanted an AR-15 for personal reasons, but was "found out" and is doing the "cat trying to cover on a slate floor" bit out of sheer embarrassment;
  • Kelly was "bought" by a Soros-type or similar institution and is doing as he was bid, despite the insult to our intelligence;
  • The whole thing is a put-up job.

Ultimately it doesn't matter. We red-necked, gap-toothed, chest-beating, knuckle-dragging, Bible-thumping, gun-toting bitter-clingers aren't impressed...except by the hypocrisy among the bed-wetting anti-gun types, which has just reached a new high.

What continues to mystify me is how so utterly clueless a gaggle of creeps and pansies could continue to command even a sliver of popular accord, or any foothold in Congress, in a nation as fiercely proud of its armed state as ours. But then, I can't explain how Barack Hussein Obama got re-elected, either. Research continues. Grants accumulating. Results posted as they're confirmed by peer review. Watch this space.

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