Last week, New York Daily News reporter Gene Kuntzman reacted to the Islamic terrorist attack on the Pulse night club in Orlando by going to a gun range and having his whole world shattered by firing an AR-15. Here’s what he said about it:
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.
How awful! 🙁
Some people think Kuntzman sounded like a little girl, but that’s an insult.
To little girls.
UPDATE: In the light of many recent shares this video has seen a surprising amount of national attention. My daughter is now 10 years old, still enjoys trips to the range with me and the safe handling of firearms. We stay intuitive to her comfort level and desire to continue learning without pushing her beyond her will (think the opposite of stage mothers and honeybooboo).
Now that’s gun safety.
This kid isn’t killing dozens of people for Allah. She isn’t swearing allegiance to ISIS. A gun is nothing to be afraid of, if you know what you’re doing. It’s just a tool.
But then, so is Gene Kuntzman.
(Hat tip: Twitchy)