Tuesday, March 26, 2013

This News Makes Me Feel All Kinds of Good

A Tucson gun store owner has decided to rescind the sale of a military-style rifle to Mark Kelly, the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, after Kelly said he had intended the purchase to make a political point about how easy it is to obtain the kind of firearms he's lobbying Congress to ban.

But Kelly couldn't immediately take possession of the rifle because the shop had bought it from a customer. As a result, the store is required by a Tucson ordinance to hold the gun for 20 days to give the city enough time to make sure the weapon wasn't used in a crime.

Store owner Doug MacKinlay said Monday in a Facebook post of his own that he "determined that was in my company's best interest to terminate this transaction prior to his returning to my store."
"While I support and respect Mark Kelly's 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess, and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, his recent statements to the media made it clear that his intent in purchasing the Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm rifle from us was for reasons other then for his personal use," MacKinlay said in the statement.
He added that the store will return Kelly's money, donate the rifle to the Arizona Tactical Officers Association to be raffled as a fundraiser and make an additional contribution of $1,295 -- the value of the rifle -- to the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program.
As they say, read the whole thing.
I can tell you this - I'd buy something from this guy if I could just to give him some business. It's about time we gun rights supporters started sticking together and refusing to take money from those who wish us ill - such as states with severe gun control laws and their law enforcement organizations, and individual actions such as this. Maybe they'll catch a clue. Probably not, but it sure feels good.

1 comment:

lisa said...

I have to agree with you on this one, but I doubt if it does us gun owners any good.