Leftist Journalist’s Words After Firing AR-15 for the First Time Are Maddening

Despite the fact that the shooter who committed the horrendous tragedy in Orlando was using a Sig Sauer MCX carbine and not an AR-15, the AR-15 is now the main object of criticism for the liberal media.

For years now liberals have been trying to find new ways to support their claims that the AR-15 is some kind of killing machine swiped out of a military armory. As any educated gun owner will tell you, that’s far from the truth.

Still, the truth isn’t stopping leftist journalists from smearing the AR-15.

One such journalist decided to do a report of his experience firing the popular rifle for the first time in a local firing range, but the contents of his finished piece are infuriating.

He’s obviously making it up as he goes along. Saying things like how the rifle hurt his shoulder so badly from its strong recoil, even though the AR-15 has the lowest recoil of almost any rifle on the market.

The Blaze has more on the story:

New York Daily News writer Gersh Kuntzman fired an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle for the first time at a gun range in Philadelphia — and he left absolutely “terrified.”

Kuntzman claimed he wanted to “better understand the firepower of military-style assault weapons and, hopefully, explain their appeal to gun lovers” in the aftermath of the deadly Orlando terrorist attack that left 49 people dead and dozens injured.

The writer recalled shooting the popular firearm being “horrifying, menacing and very very loud.”

Kuntzman said he has shot “pistols” before, but he was horrified of the AR-15’s “explosion of firepower,” which he called “humbling and deafening (even with ear protection).”

“The recoil bruised my shoulder,” he added. “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.”

Aren’t we forgetting the scary part of the gun violence epidemic here? It’s the people firing the guns, not the guns themselves. The act of trying to demonize a weapon by talking about how scared you were to fire it doesn’t accomplish anything other than stir up more fear mongering.

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