Leaked yesterday by Arizona radio host James T. Harris via an anonymous source, the above photo is of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords holding an AR-15 back in October 2010. The photo was taken during campaign season by an anonymous source who is of law enforcement — the purpose of the photo was to ‘toughen up’ Giffords’ image. The photo was well known in the Arizona law enforcement community but had remained publicly concealed until yesterday.
The reason for the photo leak was due to a separate photo released last weak of Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly mysteriously purchasing his own AR. Mark Kelly’s hypocrisy upset a number of law enforcement officials.
Acording to Breitbart News, the anonymous source said, “Giffords and Kelly came across with a different demeanor in 2010. To me, it seems like they’ve done a complete 180 because of what happened. And with the latest controversy — with Mark Kelly doing what he did with the AR-15 stunt — this photo needs to be put out.”
Both Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly recently created the gun control Super PAC Americans for Responsible Solutions.