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Gersh Kuntzman, a reporter for the New York Daily News has heard a lot about AR-15's lately. Ignoring that the gun Omar Mateen used in the Orlando tragedy was, in fact, a Sig Saur MCX, Kuntzman took to the gun range to prove just how frightening these tools can be.

“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.

Even in semi-automatic mode, it is very simple to squeeze off two dozen rounds before you even know what has happened. If illegally modified to fully automatic mode, it doesn’t take any imagination to see dozens of bodies falling in front of your barrel.”

Never mind that it is illegal to own a fully automatic AR-15, and that semi-automatic mode only lets you shoot about as rapidly as a pistol; Kuntzman claiming to have PTSD after a few rounds at the gun range is a laughable claim at best.

Kuntzman was roundly ridiculed for his claims on social media, and has reportedly been sent multiple videos of girls, some as young as 7 or 8, shooting AR-15's without so much as a flinch, let alone life altering trauma.

Instead of backtracking from his position, Kuntzman has doubled down, claiming that the videos of girls shooting tactical weapons under highly controlled conditions, were also horrifying.

Takes one hell of an imagination to become a reporter, I guess.

 

 

 

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