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Mark Kelly’s Rough Patch Continues

Apparently he tried to buy his SIG 1911 with a Texas ID in Arizona, which is, as we all know, is illegal. He did this to show that background checks are easy, yet he had to go get himself an Arizona ID to be able to go through with his purchase in Arizona, and then was ultimately denied for the AR, because the dealer had concern he was buying the gun to transfer it to a third party. But hey, this stuff is easy peasy, right?

5 Responses to “Mark Kelly’s Rough Patch Continues”

  1. Rob Crawford says:

    Nice of the people agitating for more laws to NOT EDUCATE THEMSELVES ABOUT THE EXISTING ONES FIRST!

  2. Sigivald says:

    Apparently he tried to buy his SIG 1911 with a Texas ID in Arizona, which is, as we all know, is illegal.

    Is it?

    I mean, I’ve read 18 USC 922 a few times, and I don’t recall it being illegal to fill out the paperwork and/or ask them to sell you one – just that denial is mandatory and that the dealer would be committing a crime if he sold you the gun after seeing you were out-of-state.

    There’s a big difference, after all.

    (He’s being a giant jerk, but I still don’t think he’s committed any crimes in his entire jerky process, just like the ATF’s own guidance on straw purchases tells me “I was buying the rifle to turn it in to the police” is not illegal, just really pointless.)

    • AndyN says:

      He presented a Texas ID as proof of residence in Texas. I only see two possibilities. A) Between his first and second attempt to buy the Sig he changed his legal residence to Arizona and acquired an Arizona ID. B) Arizona was already his legal residence at the time of the first attempt and he provided a false address on the 4473 and provided a no longer valid Texas ID as supporting documentation. Since he’s been married since 2007 to an Arizona congresswoman, I find B somewhat more likely.

  3. Sigivald says:

    (Sorry about that – the italics were supposed to end on the quote, and then start again at “illegal”.)

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