Kelly gun purchase: Husband of Gabrielle Giffords's AR-15 purchase cancelled

Kelly gun purchase: Kelly bought the gun March 5 at Diamondback Police Supply, saying he wanted to show how easy it is to buy an assault weapon. He planned to turn it in to Tucson police.

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    Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (l.) listens to her husband Mark Kelly in March, during a return to the supermarket where she was wounded in a rampage two years ago in Tucson, Ariz. Kelly went to a Tucson gun store a week ago to buy a .45-caliber handgun and a military-style rifle the day before the appearance. It didn't take long for the purchase to draw criticism from gun-rights supporters.
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The owner of a Tucson gun store where former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husbandpurchased a semi-automatic rifle has canceled the transaction.

Doug MacKinlay said Monday that a full refund was sent to Mark Kelly via express mail because the former astronaut didn't plan to keep the AR-15-style rifle for his personal use.

Kelly bought the gun March 5 at Diamondback Police Supply, saying he wanted to show how easy it is to buy an assault weapon. He planned to turn it in to Tucson police.

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MacKinlay tells The Arizona Daily Star that he terminated the transaction Thursday before Kelly could take possession of the firearm.

Giffords was among 13 people wounded in a January 2011 shooting outside a Tucson supermarket that left six others dead.

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