Kevin McCallum isn’t a big fan of AR-15s.
McCallum recently wrote about his experience at a Vermont gun shop for SevenDaysVT.com, and he had an all-time comparison when talking about shooting the most popular rifle in America. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
He wrote the following in part about his experience letting it rip with an AR-15 at a range in Waterbury owned by Henry Parro:
When ready, I lined up the target in the cross hairs, pulled the stock onto my shoulder, squeezed the trigger and — BA-BOOM!!!!!
It is difficult to describe the impact — physical and personal — of that first shot. It felt like a meteor had struck the earth in front of me. A deep shock wave coursed through my body, the recoil rippling through my arms and right shoulder with astounding power. Being that close to an explosion of such magnitude — controlled and focused as it was — rattled me.
I honestly didn’t think was real when I saw it blowing up on Twitter. I thought there was no way in hell a grown man compared shooting a rifle chambered in .223/5.56 to a meteor hitting the earth.
Yet, it’s 100% real as wild as that sounds.
Reporter “rattled” after firing AR-15 at Vermont’s first indoor gun range: “It felt like a meteor had struck the earth in front of me. A deep shock wave coursed through my body, the recoil rippling through my arms and right shoulder with astounding power.” https://t.co/7q7h9lqcmO pic.twitter.com/1jP6nepsSA
— Rob Romano (@2Aupdates) August 5, 2021
1. All guns are loud
2. There is no such thing as full semi-automatic he should be a part of the @migos making up words like that.
3. The gun doesn’t kick that hard this Guy is just super saiyan beta.
4. Every gun is design to inflict
5. JUST THROW THE WHOLE @CNN AWAY pic.twitter.com/27iZnJeVAE
— Colion Noir (@MrColionNoir) February 27, 2018
I know young kids raised shooting AR-15s where I grew up. It’s a round used to kill coyotes. It’s not a nuclear weapon and it’s nothing like a meteor.
The recoil is so light that you could hold the rifle against your nose. How do I know that? It’s happened before.
It is painful listening to people who know nothing about guns try to talk about them, and it’s why so many pro-gun individuals just tune individuals like McCallum out as soon as they start talking. While I’m sure McCallum is a nice guy and we’d find plenty of topics to discuss over cold beers, firearms wouldn’t be one of them.
If you’re so scared of an AR-15 that you think the recoil and firing process is similar to a meteor, then guns just aren’t for you.
It’s okay. You can find a different hobby. Maybe chess is your thing because AR-15s are clearly too scary!