Monday, March 11, 2013
Statement Analysis: Gabby Giffords' Husband on Gun Purchase
Receiving a tip, a news organization learned that he actually went out and purchased one, himself. The media reported this and it prompted a series of responses, including on Facebook.
In what has been described as heavily emotional testimony against the assault rifle, the husband of Gabby Giffords has said, "something has to be done about gun violence" and specifically spoke out against the AR 15.
Here is his statement he wrote on his page. What do you notice about it? What does your analysis show? Please post results in comments section:
"I just had a background check a few days ago when I went to my local gun store to buy a .45. As I was leaving, I noticed a used AR-15. Bought that too. Even to buy an assault weapon, the background check only takes a matter of minutes. I don't have possession of it yet but I'll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do."
He has not commented on whether or not he will return the .45
This became an issue due to its inconsistency and Kelly gave various reasons for the purchase, including dismissing it as an "impulse buy", (yet he bought ammunition for it as well) to a "demonstration" on how easy it was for him to buy one.
What do you make of his words?