In the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack, a Daily News reporter went to go see what an AR-15 is capable of doing, even though it was not the weapon used in the attacks.
It became abundantly clear that the Daily News reporter, Gersh Kuntzman, had it out for the AR-15 and went to a gun shop to demonize the weapon that many Americans love to safely use.
He called the weapon, “horrifying, menacing, and very very loud,” after firing the weapon in a safe setting at targets.
“It feels like a bazooka — and sounds like a cannon,” Kuntzman said. Kuntzman said that in the past he has shot a handgun before but never something like an AR-15. It is highly unlikely that Kuntzman has ever fired a Bazooka then. An AR-15 is nothing like a bazooka or a cannon. A cannon is much louder and a bazooka is fired over the shoulder.
“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 case of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable,” Kuntzman said.
He makes it seem as if firing an AR-15 in a safe setting is similar to fighting in a brutal war and fighting with PTSD. PTSD is serious and should not be compared to shooting a weapon in a safe setting. Firing an AR-15 is something many Americans enjoy doing and they do not have any of these problems.