Diamondback Gun store rescinds Mark Kelly’s Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm AR-15 rifle purchase, Douglas MacKinlay (owner) on Facebook cites Kelly motive
Mark Kelly, husband of Gabby Giffords is beyond pathetic. He, like the rest of the Democrats have been using Giffords for propaganda to take away people’s guns. Kelly was caught buying an Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm AR-15 rifle earlier this month at Diamondback gun store in Tucson, Arizona. Once caught, Mark Kelly claimed he purchased the Sig Sauer AR-15 to show how ‘easy’ it was for people to buy guns without background checks (despite being given one.) After days of getting pounded for his purchase, Mark Kelly claimed he would hand over the AR-15 once he took possession of it to the TUcson. Kelly had to wait 20 days to take possession of the Sig Saucer as city law requires the gun store to check and make sure that it was never used in a previous crime. Well, the 20 days are up, and Douglas MacKinlay (owner of Diamondback) announced on Facebook that the company has decided to rescind Kelly’s purchase ‘in the best interest of the company’ because of Kelly’s political motives. A full refund was sent to Mr. Kelly, via express mail, on Thursday of last week.
Statement of Douglas MacKinlay, Owner/President, Diamondback Police Supply Co., Inc.
“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.