Gabby Giffords’ husband likes to do target practice with exactly the same kind of gun which was used to shoot her - as she cheers him on from their porch.
Mark Kelly shoots pots and water bottles at a family ranch in Arizona with a Glock 9mm whilst the former Congresswoman shouts: ‘Excellent! excellent!’ with a smile on her face.
The same gun was allegedly used by Jared Loughner in January 2011 to shoot her in the head on his rampage which left six dead and five others injured.
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Gun owner: Mark Kelly proudly shoots a Glock 9mm at a family ranch in Tucson, Arizona
No objections: Gabby Giffords sits with her mother on the porch to cheer on her husband during target practice
In an interview with CNN Mr Kelly also revealed that he had originally given the firearm to Giffords as a gift but that he now used it himself - and it was OK as they both love gun culture.
The admission is likely to provoke a firestorm as Mr Kelly has already been branded a ‘hypocrite’ for buying an assault rifle on the day he and Giffords gave a talk on the need for tougher gun control.
The couple have campaigned for a ban on the sale of assault rifles since the shooting of Giffords, who was blasted in the head during Loughner’s alleged rampage, leaving her with near fatal brain injuries which she has not yet recovered from.
The couple gave CNN an interview at Giffords’ mother’s home during which Mr Kelly showed off his shooting prowess by putting on ear protectors and blasting pot plants and water bottles nearby.
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