“It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud…”
Daily News–Not in my hands, [says Kuntzman]. I’ve shot pistols before, but never something like an AR-15. 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.
We’re vewy, vewy sowwy, Gersh, that shooting an AR-15 was so scawy for you. Take a deep breath and watch this.
AR-15 recoil rebuttal
Do ya think it could be the coronavirus pandemic, or maybe the George Floyd riots?
FoxBusiness–Gun sales spiked more than 80 percent year over year in May as consumers responded to safety concerns and civil unrest prompted, in part, by the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts said.
Approximately 1,726,053 guns were sold in May – a record-breaking 80.2 percent increase from last year, according to data released late Monday by Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting, which examines the raw data obtained from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS.
Perhaps the idiom, to shoot oneself in the foot, has overtaken a much older saying which has slowly grown out of favour and is becoming obsolete. Hoist with own petard Fig. to be harmed or disadvantaged by an action of one’s own which was meant to harm someone else.
In another 20 years when England faces the choice of fighting for 'Modernity' or returning to the 7th Century you might decide those crazy Yanks weren't so crazy after all about that 2nd Amendment stuff.
— ThePublicEditor.com (@TPE_PubEditor) October 29, 2018