Just a day after a radical Islamic terrorist took the lives of 49 Americans at a nightclub in Orlando, Gersh Kuntzman of the New York Daily News decided he was going to put his best liberal bias to work and show why AR-15s are “horrifying, dangerous and very very loud.”
Kuntzman couldn’t fathom why anyone would ever want to own one of these “military style assault weapons,” so he traveled to a gun shop in Philadelphia and did what so many Americans have the right to do in their spare time: He shot a firearm in a safe setting, just for the fun of it. The results were highly entertaining:
“The recoil bruised my shoulder. The brass shell casing disoriented me as they flew past my face … The explosions — loud like a bomb — gave me a temporary case of PTSD … I was anxious and irritable,” Kuntzman journals of his poor little traumatized emotions!
OMG. LOL. Please excuse me while I compose myself …
OK, Mr. Kuntzman, time to grow some balls.
I’m a 135-pound female and have absolutely zero fear of firing an AR-15. And I can tell you, without a doubt, it does NOT sound like a cannon, nor does it feel like a bazooka.
In fact, I’ve been using firearms since I was six years old, when my dad put a double-barrel shotgun in my hands and taught me to properly fire it. It’s amazing how not terrifying something is when you’re taught to have a healthy respect of it.
These little girls don’t seem to have a problem firing their AR-15s either:
And to be sure you know I’m not being sexist, here is a little boy who didn’t seem to have a problem firing AR-15s:
As Erick Erickson notes, Kuntzman’s attempt at reporting is full of fabrications, fact distortions, and flat-out overheated false narratives.
One last thing to note in this ridiculous garbage the Daily News calls “reporting”: the terrorist did not even use an AR-15. Why does the Left insist on using this terrorist attack to take away law-abiding citizens’ ability to own these firearms?
So, Mr. Kuntzman, in addition to revoking your man card, I’ll also have to revoke your ethical journalist card.
Summer Ratcliff is Conservative Review’s Washington D.C. editor. Follow her on Twitter @SummerRatcliff.