A New York Daily News reporter described how firing an AR-15 left him “terrified.”
Gersh Kuntzman wrote, “The recoil bruised my shoulder. The brass shell casings disoriented me as they flew past my face. The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick. The explosions—loud like a bomb—gave me a temporary form of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.”
Kuntzman left gun owners irritable:
- Held correctly, the AR-15 firing the .223 is not bruising.
- There is no sulfur in modern gunpowder.
- What does “destruction” smell like, anyway?
- Unless he’s left-handed, no shell casings flew by his face (perhaps that explains Number 1).
- Exploiting a very real malady such as PTSD for political gain is what’s really sickening.
Kuntzman added, “… it doesn’t take any imagination to see dozens of bodies falling in front of your barrel.” No, it doesn’t take imagination; it takes a sick mind. Or an agenda.