Mark Kelly says he supports the Second Amendment. But actions speak louder than words

Mark Kelly says he supports the Second Amendment. But actions speak louder than words

opinion contributor Sure, Mark Kelly loves the Second Amendment. Just ask him. " I am a supporter of the Second Amendment , I am a gun owner,” the Democrat said at last week’s U.S. Senate campaign debate. “Our rights and traditions are so important.” “I probably own more firearms than your average Arizonan," he told another interviewer. But Kelly’s actions show disdain for gun rights. The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which Kelly co-founded, endorsed California as the best model for gun laws while giving Arizona an F . Californians fleeing their state might vote for the same failed policies in their new home of Arizona. If so, Mark Kelly is their guy. Arizonans who view the basket case to our West as a cautionary tale need to think twice. Kelly should be honest about his activism Politicians love making promises almost as much as they love breaking them once they arrive in D.C. It’s voters’ duty to trust but verify these oaths, although the trust part is optional. The record clearly shows that Kelly has spent years pushing gun control legislation and promoting the Second Amendment’s worst enemies. For Kelly, the issue of gun control is personal. His wife, Rep. Gabby Giffords, was shot by a mentally ill man in 2011, leaving her with a traumatic brain injury. The gunman killed six others, all with a weapon he legally bought following a background check . His activism is understandable, but he should be honest about it. […]

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