“A PAC supporting Jesse Kelly, a former Marine running to replace Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a special election on Tuesday, is using an image Kelly’s campaign has avoided thus far — the candidate holding a gun.” I assume NPR “which broke the story,” our pals at blogforarizona.com and usnews.com wouldn’t be reacting to the image by throwing around words like unconscionable, provacative [sic] and insensitive if Kelly didn’t have a gun—AN ACTUAL GUN—in his hands. ‘Cause you can’t diss a vet, really, unless he’s holding a gun. And who cares if Giffords supported (supports?) gun rights, as exemplified by her amicus brief in the Heller case? Let’s just remind everyone that “Giffords resigned in January, just over a year after a shooting spree left six dead and the congresswoman critically wounded. Kelly’s opponent this time is former Giffords aide Ron Barber, who was shot twice during the 2011 rampage.” Talk about waving the bloody shirt . . .