When NY Daily News reporter Gersh Kuntzman did a story explaining his experience with firing an AR-15, it was met with the mockery and derision it so well deserved.
Kuntzman claimed the the AR-15 felt like a “bazooka” in his hands. The way he described the experience of firing it is the way you’d expect a soldier to describe the horrors of real war. Soldiers that fought in the Battle of The Bulge or who were part of the D-Day Invasion.
Here’s how Kuntzman described his “ordeal”:
Squeeze lightly on the trigger and the resulting explosion of firepower is humbling and deafening (even with ear protection).
The recoil bruised my shoulder, which can happen if you don’t know what you’re doing. 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.
Streiff deftly covered how Kuntzman told outright fabrications about the AR-15. But here is video proof that Kuntzman comes off like….well…..a sissy, to use a juvenile term. Watch this video of a young girl (7 years old) firing an AR-15:
Does that look terrifying to you?
The mainstream media is simply awful at reporting on firearms simply because of bias but also because of deep rooted ignorance. The majority of their experience with firearms comes from watching movies and television shows that have no basis in reality. In a movie, somebody will be running along firing a machine gun on full auto with amazing precision, hitting targets hundreds of feet away. They likely think somebody can roll around on the ground like Mel Gibson did in ‘Lethal Weapon’ and shoot at people with deadly accuracy.
The reality is far different. In these scenarios where crazed gunmen or terrorists shoot dozens or more people is not so much because of the weapon they are using (the focus has been on the AR-15 but Seung-Hui Cho managed to kill 32 people with a 9mm handgun and a .22 handgun) but rather they target gun free zones. Nobody had the chance to shoot back. The left can whine all they want about the theory of “more guns, less crime” but in cases where other people had guns, shooters looking to inflict maximum damage haven’t been able to do so.
A Daily News reporter tried to use his role as a journalist to be an advocate. A seven year old girl made that attempt a total failure.