Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!





Recent Entries
Who's Ready For Some Florida Gulf Coast Fun Tonight? | Main | Overnight Open Thread (29 March 2013)
March 29, 2013

Mark Kelly, Gabby Giffords' Husband, Turns Out To Have Been Telling the Truth

So it appears, unless something extremely risky was done here (retroactively creating a video to prove his alibi).

There was previously doubt -- which I expressed my own self -- about why Mark Kelly was buying a .45 and a dreaded assault weapon, and whether his claim about doing it to "raise awareness" was just a sham excuse to avoid the charge of gun-control hypocrisy.

I got this wrong, and I'm sorry for that. I thought he was lying because I couldn't see what he'd be trying to prove-- that he got cleared by the background check too quickly? What sense would that make? He's an astronaut and a Navy officer; of course the background check would be quick, and of course he'd get his gun.

But that's actually the point he's trying to demonstrate-- that Universal Background checks are okay because look how fast they are. That purpose didn't occur to me.

Again, sorry about this one. And, note, I'm not endorsing his political point -- I'm simply saying that this claim about why he bought the guns appears genuine.







Recent Comments
Cicero (@cicero): "Nood stars and shit ..."

Psychadelicat: "The spaced out trippy trip thread returns! A li ..."

Vendette: "CAC, since I wasn't able to do so yesterday, thank ..."

Mike Hammer, etc., etc.: "And the voltage is higher. Why? -------------- ..."

Old Blue: "108 The 110 isn't far off because the polar state ..."

Cicero (@cicero): "Our event horizon got wider. ..."

---: "The difference in power cycle is the reason PAL (2 ..."

Ricardo Kill: ""Which is why we are getting screwed by the electr ..."

Cicero (@cicero): "108 The 110 isn't far off because the polar state ..."

goatexchange: "Did that Pizza Hut commercial just say, "It's like ..."

Mike Hammer, etc., etc.: " Our a.c. is 60 hertz, Europe is 50 hertz. why ? ..."

Erowmero: "Cicero @ 184-Won't no flying horse. It were a bura ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64