Maybe wannabe candidate for the Sixth Congressional District, Jason Crow, doesn’t read the newspaper. That’s ok. That’s why we’re here to help. Crow, in a strange political gaffe, is hosting a roundtable to talk about gun violence in schools. Laudable. And he’s invited Gabby Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly to be a key speaker. Laughable.
Obviously, Crow missed the pathetic story in which Kelly tried to engage in a strawman purchase of a gun by lying about its use, was busted, and had the sale rescinded, which only bolstered gun rights’ advocates (true) claims that there are safeguards in place to prevent bad actors from getting their hands on guns. Here’s an excerpt from our 2013 article:
“Kelly decided to buy the gun on a whim after passing a background check to somehow prove a point about how easy it is for law-abiding citizens to attain such guns. But after announcing to the media it was all a stunt and he was planning on turning the gun over to the police, the gun store owner has decided to cancel the purchase, as Kelly was not being honest about buying it for personal purposes.”
It’s unclear what insight Kelly can offer about gun violence at school or the follies in gun purchases since he proved that some safeguards existed, but why let a little thing like credibility stand in the way of a good narrative?