Gun Store Rescinds Mark Kelly’s AR15 Purchase, Questioning His Intent, Rifle To Be Donated

March 26 2013
by GSL Staff
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Mark Kelly made headlines a few weeks ago when he was caught buying an AR15 style rifle in an Arizona gun shop.

Kelly said the purchase of the rifle was to make a political point about how easy it is to buy those types of weapons.

Some questioned Kelly’s purchase of the rifle, saying that he only said he purchased the rifle as an experiment after ‘being caught’ in the act of buying the rifle.

The owner of the shop where Kelly did his shopping posted the following statement on the store’s Facebook page:

“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. In light of this fact, I determined that it was in my company’s best interest to terminate this transaction prior to his returning to my store to complete the Federal From 4473 and NICS background check required of Mr. Kelly before he could take possession this firearm. A full refund was sent to Mr. Kelly, via express mail, on Thursday of last week.

The Sig Sauer rifle will be donated to the Arizona Tactical Officers Association where it will be raffled off to generate funds the association can use to purchase much needed tactical equipment for the organization’s members. The A.T.O. A. represents the SWAT and Special Response officers of the state’s law enforcement community who regularly place their lives on the line to protect the residents of this state.

Additionally, Diamondback Police Supply will make a $1295.00 contribution (the selling price of the M400 rifle) to the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program that teaches children, in pre-K through 3rd grade, four important steps to take if they find a gun. The emphasis of the program is on child safety, something that is important to all of us and at the core of the current debate on gun control,” stated Douglas MacKinlay, Owner/President, Diamondback Police Supply Co., Inc.

Good job Diamondback Police Supply!

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