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NY Daily News Reporter Complains Shooting an AR-15 Bruised His Delicate Shoulder

NY Daily News Reporter Complains Shooting an AR-15 Bruised His Delicate Shoulder

“It feels like a bazooka — and sounds like a cannon.”

How do we know AR-15s are the single most lethal weapon on the planet? Because they’re SO LOUD. LOUD, YOU HEAR ME?! LOUD!!!!

This is one of those things that must be read to be believed, and no, this was not found in The Onion, amazingly.

New York Daily News reporter Gersh Kuntzman set out to test shoot an AR-15. “It feels like a bazooka — and sounds like a cannon,” he writes.

A cannon. And Bazooka? The same bazooka also known as a “recoilless rifle“?

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess this dude has never shot a 12 gauge before.

But it just gets worse from there.

Many gun shops turned down our request to fire and discuss the AR-15, a style of tactical machine gun popular with mass killers such as San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook and Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen.

Except for the fact that there WAS NO AR-15 USED IN THE ORLANDO TERRORIST ATTACK.

Kuntzman finally found a taker to let him play with this bazooka-like cannon weapon of mass destruction and then assumed that the gun shop owner, Frank Stelmach, was not like the average gun owner. Why? Because Stelmach doesn’t like murder.

But Frank Stelmach of Double Tap Shooting Range and Gun Shop invited me, videographer Michael Sheridan and reporter Adam Shrier to come down. Stelmach is not like many gun lovers. He admires his weaponry, yes, and has difficulty explaining why law-abiding citizens need a gun that can empty a 40-round clip in less than five seconds. But he also hates the idea that “bad people” get a hold of a gun like this and use it to kill without difficulty.

Then we get to the really fun part; the part where Kuntzman describes his brush with barrel shrouded death, which he claims bruised his shoulder and gave him PTSD.

Not in my hands. I’ve shot pistols before, but never something like an AR-15. Squeeze lightly on the trigger and the resulting explosion of firepower is humbling and deafening (even with ear protection).

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.

If a .223 rifle bruises your shoulder, you should eat more bananas.

Kuntzman also claims the gun had a fully automatic mode, which any moderately educated citizen knows is not something anyone can walk into their local armory and buy off the shelf. Even our fine Lone Star State legislators questioned this claim:

The anti-scary-looking-gun-derangement-syndrome knows no bounds, apparently.

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You have to seat the stock properly for a long gun, or it will definitely bruise your shoulder, dumbass.

    redc1c4 in reply to Valerie. | June 14, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    the only way an AR chambered in 223/556 is going to bruise your shoulder is if you have hemophilia or are on blood thinners…

    when we went through BRM at Ft Benning in 83, the first thing they did was take the littlest guy in the company, point him down range, and the instructor put the but of an M-16 against his crotch and fired off all 30 rounds in one burst.

    nothing happened to him.

    this “reporter” is full of 5hit.

      Gremlin1974 in reply to redc1c4. | June 14, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      LMAO, they were still doing that in 1992!

      DaveGinOly in reply to redc1c4. | June 14, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      I missed the first day of BRM (basic rifle marksmanship) in BCT (basic combat training, aka “basic training”) because I had KP. The next day, on the way to the range, I asked some of the other guys what they had been taught. I was told (among other things) to put my nose on the charging handle. No way! The recoil would smash my nose! But, yes way, that’s how it’s done and the recoil is almost non-existent.

      Today I consider the AR-15 to be a pop gun. When I’m at the range and open up with my AR-10 (“Grond”), everyone at the range with an AR-15 turns to look! Pew, pew, pew, BLAM!

        Valerie in reply to DaveGinOly. | June 14, 2016 at 10:48 pm

        Dang. These AR-15s sound a whole lot easier to deal with than my daddy’s deer rifle.

          mariner in reply to Valerie. | June 14, 2016 at 11:08 pm

          They’re much easier to deal with.

          It’s illegal in most states to hunt deer with .223, because it’s not considered powerful enough.

          tom swift in reply to Valerie. | June 14, 2016 at 11:37 pm

          These AR-15s sound a whole lot easier to deal with than my daddy’s deer rifle.

          That’s actually why it was adopted as the M-16, and now the M-4. (Not the official story, of course, but the real one.) The Air Force was the original government customer. The Air Force isn’t doing a lot of 1000 yard shots, wading through jungle swamps, slogging across dusty deserts or frozen tundras, or using their rifles as sticks to boost soldiers scaling obstacles, so it could get away with a fragile little rifle which doesn’t make major training demands on Air Force recruits but one which the Army or Marines would find useless.

          Enter Robert McNamara, who didn’t know which end of a rifle is the talking end but decided in the name of “efficiency” that all services should use the same ammo and same rifle. So everybody got stuck with a precious little prairie-dog hunting rifle which should never have left those little booths the guards at Air Force bases stand around in.

          After many years and a fortune in development, a usable rifle finally appeared … at least so long as nobody tries to use it to boost soldiers scaling obstacles. (They never did solve that problem.)

          Like the Porsche 911, MicroSoft DOS, or written Chinese, some things are just wrong right from the start, but with enough time, money, and desperation, they can be made semi-workable. And so with ArmaLite designs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfmVBmDKLZI

Eat more bananas?

He should just wear a pansy in his buttonhole.

And he should thank his lucky stars he never fired a potato gun—with the PTSD he’d get from that, he’d probably never eat again.

His style of writing is so poor, it is small wonder that he was “bruised”. The lad has no blood circulation to his shoulder, let alone his brain.

I think he added “man” to his name to sound macho. What a wimp. My sixty year old sister could take him.

A friend refers to my deer hunting rifle as ‘a cannon with a telescope attached’ given the noise & kick it puts off from a rather light rifle which uses .270 Winchester that has ~2x the energy as a .223 which by comparison is child’s play.

I imagine if you gave this author an AR-15 looking rifle which fired .22 LR he would make the same complaint.

    Ragspierre in reply to dahat. | June 14, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    I’ve always favored the .30-06 for its versatility.

    You can load it for anything from squirrels to all but the biggest African big game, and in the right piece, it will reach out and touch someone.

How long does that clueless moron think his freedom would last without the 2nd amendment?

Our drill instructors fired the M-16 from against their foreheads, just to dispel the fears of guys who had never fired a weapon of any kind before.

And, besides, the weapon used in Orlando was not an AR-15. Everyone should be happy it was not one of these…

http://www.gizmag.com/aa-12-combat-shotgun-frag-12-automatic/11393/

For a gun shop owner who seems so concerned about someone using one of his guns for notorius purposes, it seems odd that he’d name his gun shop – Double Tap Shooting Range and Gun Shop.

Wouldn’t something like Safety First Shooting Range and Gun Shop be less confrontational?

    tom swift in reply to rinardman. | June 14, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    I bought a bunch of guns once from a combined gun store and laundry in western Massachusetts. I think the real money was in the laundry. The guy didn’t object to making the sales, but I think he was nostalgic for the counter display I messed up by buying so much of his stock; it looked like his tasteful arrangement hadn’t been disturbed in years.

An argument in favor of de-regulating suppressors. I agree!

So clueless. He missed the name of the gun shop being Double Tap.
Doh.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_tap

The term “double tap” is now used to describe the broader technique of firing two rounds quickly and accurately to disable an opponent.

    B__2 in reply to 4fun. | June 17, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Maybe the thought the name of the shop was because there was a tap in the bathroom and another tap in the kitchenette, thus two taps in the shop?

    What disturbs me is that the ‘reporter’ (more likely a life-long media activist building an appropriate narrative) used the sentence, “The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick.”

    The smokeless powder used in 5.56mm (.223″) cartridges does not contain sulphur, and so unless there was someone shooting a traditional gunpowder firearm next to him at the time, his claim to have smelled sulfur would be untrue. Likewise, I don’t know what the smell of ‘destruction’ is. I think these claims reflects the overall veracity of his biased and fanciful report.

Amarillo SWAT just took down a Somali holding a hostage at WalMart. I hope they didn’t bruise their shoulders too much.

It’s the Daily News. Like Lillian Hellman’s work, every word in that paper is a lie, including “and” and “the”.

DunningKruger | June 14, 2016 at 5:43 pm

HA HA HA Forty-nine people killed with an AR-15 Saturday and OMG LOL HAH HA HAAAAH twenty 6- and 7-year-olds killed at Sandy Hook by an XM-15 but that poor reporter is so stupid OMG LOL my sides I can’t even…

PROFESSOR JACOBSON, WHERE IS THE PRIDE?

    Milhouse in reply to DunningKruger. | June 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Really? Who was killed on Saturday with an AR-15? Nobody in Pulse, that’s for sure. If someone else killed 49 people, or even 10 people, with an AR-15 that day, I think someone would have noticed. It would be all over the news.

    tyates in reply to DunningKruger. | June 14, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Yes, you’re clearly missing the dumbest thing about the article, which is that an AR-15 wasn’t even used in the Orlando shooting.

    It’s like writing an article on how racist Republicans are after the Charleston church shooting when the shooter was actually a registered Democrat and Obama voter. Just to use a completely off-the-wall example.

      mluepnitz in reply to tyates. | June 14, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      I’m genuinely confused. All the newspaper articles are saying it was an AR-15. What did he use?

      http://twitter.com/ATFHQ/status/742105007693156352/photo/1

        Common Sense in reply to mluepnitz. | June 14, 2016 at 8:09 pm

        The rifle used by the Islamist terrorist in Orlando was instead a Sig Sauer MCX carbine, a modular, multi-caliber (able to swap to different calibers, including 5.56 NATO, 300 BLK, and 7.62×39) rifle system that sometimes utilizes STANAG magazines common to more than 60 different firearms, but otherwise has no major parts that interface with AR-15s in any way, shape or form.

        This of course, will make no difference at all to the anti-gun politimedia, who don’t particularly care about factual accuracy and who likely wouldn’t be able to tell an AR-15 from a toaster oven if their lives depended on it.

        http://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2016/06/13/narrative-fail-orlando-islamic-terrorist-use-ar-15/

          inspectorudy in reply to Common Sense. | June 14, 2016 at 8:20 pm

          Thanks for posting the actual truth about this terrible event. The msm has never had a desire for the truth about any killing. All they have is an agenda. They will contort the facts to support their agenda no matter how ridiculous it becomes. It has been shown many times that there other semi-auto rifles on sale today that have wooden stocks and only allow 5 to 10 rounds to be stored. But they are not BLACK and have the long magazine sticking out of the bottom so they are not considered dangerous. Can anyone imagine the carnage if this idiot had used a 12 gauge shotgun with double 00 buckshot and the barrel sawed off? It would hold at least 5 shells and with 00 shot, each one is the equivalent of a .33 cal bullet, and each shell holds 8 pellets. With the barrel sawed off the spread would be terrible and hit many people with one shot. I guess the next law would be to outlaw shotguns. And then guess what? hillary’s law would be ALL guns!

          tom swift in reply to Common Sense. | June 14, 2016 at 10:28 pm

          Can anyone imagine the carnage if this idiot had used a 12 gauge shotgun with double 00 buckshot and the barrel sawed off?

          The military certainly can. When the chips are down, the M-16s and M-4s go back on the rack, and the sentries break out the trench guns and riot guns.

          After the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, the news photos showed it clearly, though it sailed right by the people who write the captions. The guards had 12 gauges, the same sort you can get at Walmart.

Meanwhile, there seems to be no actual evidence that Mateen chose Pulse because the people there were gay. It’s just a supposition, that may or may not prove true.

I was in the newspaper business for 35 years, and I can say that with very few exceptions the reporters were a bunch of pansies scared of their own shadows. I was the outdoors guy so it was fun to invite them out to shoot and watch them run for cover.

Derogatory nicknames for the AR …..Mickey Mouse gun and poodle shooter. I would love to introduce the reporter to a 458 Lott or 470 Nitro Express… that would reorient his point of view! Yes, 223s are noisy but bark and bite are two different things.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to alaskabob. | June 14, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I am guessing my AR-15 pattern .308 would have had him pissing him self then, lol. Also, I am afraid I would never let him shoot such a weapon if a .223 bruised, even with the heavy buffer I have in my .308 he might suffer actual broken bones.

    murkyv in reply to alaskabob. | June 14, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I’ve shot a .585 Nitro Express. That was big enough for me.

    My uncle has built custom big game rifles for 50+ years. For the last 30 years, he builds for only 2 guys. Very rich guys.

    Several calibers in his own name, up to and including the .700 Nitro Express. I never had the chance to shoot one, as he’s 2500 miles away in the high desert of CA. Hard to find a good enough stock sized hunk of English Walnut that won’t break from the enormous power. Has to come from the center of the very base of the stump.

    Shooting one once will rock your socks, if you can hold on to it at all. But when staring down a charging bull elephant, they’ll empty all five shots into him. Better damn well have the right stance or you’re going on your butt.

New York Daily News – job well done, you incorrectly compared a gun your readers likely know something about to a WWII rocket launcher and napoleonic artillery that they surely know nothing about.

And great responses Kemberlee!

>>The brass shell casings disoriented me as they flew past my face. The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick.<<

I bet he is a left handed shooter with a right-handed ejection port spitting brass and smoke in his face.

Bravo, Ar-15, Bravo

FYI a Bazooka is not a recoilless rifle. A recoilless rifle is a 105mm cannon with lands and grooves or rifling.

The bazooka fires a rocket from a tube which is where it gets its nickname “The Stovepipe.”

    Ragspierre in reply to Mike H.. | June 14, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Kemberlee was more right than wrong.

    A “recoiless rifle” comes in various “calibers”. It does more resemble a bazooka in its smaller iterations, as it was designed to be a shoulder-fired weapon for use by weapons squads. In its larger iterations, you can’t hump it, and its mounted on a vehicle.

    A “stove-pipe” is slang in every American service I know for a mortar.

      DaveGinOly in reply to Ragspierre. | June 14, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Mike is substantially correct. There is a huge difference functionally between a bazooka/rocket launcher and a recoilless rifle.

      Besides being rifled (the projectile requires spin-stabilization, like a bullet), the recoilless rifle fires an unpowered projectile (like almost any other gun) that is propelled by expanding gases that push the projectile down the barrel. (The weapon must constructed heavily enough to contain these expanding gases, much like any other gun.) Unlike a regular rifle or artillery piece, it also vents some of those gases out the back (through venturi tubes) to make the gun “recoilless.” After firing, the spent case must be removed from the weapon before reloading.

      OTH, a bazooka is a smoothbore rocket launcher. The “projectile” is a rocket, meaning it’s powered by a rocket motor that goes downrange as part of the projectile. Nothing is left in the tube (launcher) after firing. It doesn’t need rifling because it’s fin-stabilized in flight, or the fins are titled or the rocket exhaust is directed so as to spin-stabilize its flight. Because the launcher doesn’t have to contain the pressure of any gases given off by the rocket motor (or its booster), the launcher is nothing more than a lightweight tube. The rocket is boosted out of some versions of such launchers by either a small propellant charge or compressed gas; the rocket doesn’t ignite until it’s out of the tube and far enough downrange so it doesn’t toast the user’s face. Some versions, like the WW II German Raketenpanzerbüchse (aka Panzerschreck), have blast shields to protect their users, because the rocket motors of these types are already ignited when their rockets leave their tubes.

The Packetman | June 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm

If Double Tap handles Title II weapons, it’s entirely possible that Stelmac actually let him fire an M-4.

What concerns me more is his attitude towards citizens that don’t meet his high standards:

“There should be expanded background checks — extending into your family, friends and associates,” he said. “And there should be a mental health screening. In Europe, if you want to buy a gun, you have to see a doctor (for a psychiatric examination) to see if something’s not right.”

    Gremlin1974 in reply to The Packetman. | June 14, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    So he is saying that to buy a gun you should have to go through the same process as you would for a security clearance?

    Why does this moron sell guns? If he truly felt that way then he would take them off of his shelf. I hope his statements get a lot fo play in his area and that is business is affected accordingly.

The BOOMSTICK! Very scary

The ATF Twitter feed said that it was an AR-15, but everyone on this site is saying that it wasn’t an AR-15. Which one is true?

http://twitter.com/ATFHQ/status/742105007693156352/photo/1

    Ragspierre in reply to mluepnitz. | June 14, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Read the ATF post closely. It says “AR TYPE” rifle.

    What I’ve seen says it was a Sig-Sauer piece. The only…single…unique interchangeable thingy being the box magazine.

    Or…as Obama would put it…”clip”.

      mluepnitz in reply to Ragspierre. | June 14, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      If that is true then it is the fault of the ATF for being so vague in their tweet.

        Ragspierre in reply to mluepnitz. | June 14, 2016 at 7:26 pm

        The ATF is one of the LEAST trustworthy of all Federal LEO agencies.

        They will lie to you with a straight face, and are known for perjury in court.

        True fact.

          Gremlin1974 in reply to Ragspierre. | June 14, 2016 at 8:33 pm

          What they are doing is using the incorrect belief that AR stands for Assault Rifle, which it never has. AR stands for Armilite Rifle (sp?). So what the ATF is trying to imply is that it was an Assault Rifle or Assault Weapon. Neither of which are actually real terms.

          tom swift in reply to Ragspierre. | June 14, 2016 at 10:49 pm

          AR stands for Armilite Rifle

          Before ceasing operations in the early ’80s, ArmaLite also designed and developed pistols, shotguns, and antiaircraft machine guns. All had model designations in “AR-xx” form, though of course none are rifles. So “AR” is more likely short for ARmaLite.

          The current Armalite company bought the name and logo of the old defunct outfit, but otherwise has little connection.

          mariner in reply to Ragspierre. | June 14, 2016 at 11:16 pm

          What federal agency won’t do that?

          Gremlin1974 in reply to Ragspierre. | June 15, 2016 at 6:52 pm

          @Tom Swift

          Nope, Armalite Rifle is the name give to the original design back in the 1950 that was submitted for testing to the US military.

What a wuss reporter!
This is one of the lightest recoiling centerfire cartridges there is.
This is a propaganda puff piece meant to scare those that don’t know anything about guns.
My 10 year old granddaughter can easily shoot an AR-15.

The Orlando gun was not an AR-15.
It was a Sig Sauer MCX semiautomatic rifle.
It looks black and scary though. 🙂

amatuerwrangler | June 14, 2016 at 7:32 pm

Lord help this girly-man should he ever shoot the M-1 Garand; the M-14 was not much easier on the shoulder should one fail to properly seat the butt plate. At least if it had been the M-1 he would have been accurate in his mention of the “clip”.

What a maroon… (to quote Bugs Bunny)

This country’s problems start with people like this putting out BS and others taking it as truth.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to amatuerwrangler. | June 14, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    LOL, I thought the same thing when I read this; “Dang a Garand would freaking kill him, or even the old style M4.”

      DDsModernLife in reply to Gremlin1974. | June 15, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      “I thought I was going to die–8 rounds of shoulder-busting Hell, then there was a loud “DING” and that was too much: I pee’d my pants.”

But for TRUE idiocy, you always turn to Alan Grayson…

“If I may just say this one thing further, if he were who he was, and he was was not able to buy a weapon that shoots off 700 rounds in a minute, a lot of those people would still be alive. That’s exactly right. If somebody like him had nothing worse to deal with than a Glock pistol, which was his other weapon today. He might have killed three or four people and not 50. It’s way too easy to kill people in America today and we have to think long and hard about what to do about that.”

You can’t make any semi-auto rifle fire 700 round a minute in any reality about which I know.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to Ragspierre. | June 14, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    You couldn’t even get the mag changes for 700 rounds done in under a minute unless you were using beta’s, even then that’s 7 mag changes. Using standard 30’s…geez, what 24 or 25 mag changes?

    Even if you could get a 1 second mag change time consistently that still eats up half your minute right there.

    mariner in reply to Ragspierre. | June 14, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    It’s a good thing Pulse was not on Guam.

    All that shooting might capsize the island.

Gremlin1974 | June 14, 2016 at 8:50 pm

” a style of tactical machine gun popular with mass killers”

What the hell is a “tactical Machine Gun”? I have had military, light and heavy weapons training and I have no clue what this machine being described may be.

“The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick.”

First of all this idiot doesn’t even know what sulfur smells like. I will tell you what it doesn’t smell like and that is cordite.

Also, what is the smell of “destruction”? Can you get that one at Mr. Wicks or is it a department store thing?

“I have shot pistols”

An assertion I seriously doubt.

“gun that can empty a 40-round clip in less than five seconds.”

I might, might be able to get all 40 rounds down range in 5 seconds……maybe. But I can tell you that only the first 2 have the slightest chance of hitting anything, maybe not even that second one.

Also, I just love how they talk about the number of bullets this gun or that gun can fire. They never address the fact that under rapid fire and or auto fire the hit ratio goes to crap. Rapid and/or automatic fire is not accurate, especially if sustained. But to listen to these reporters the more bullets fired the more accurate the firearm gets, geez.

    alaskabob in reply to Gremlin1974. | June 14, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Over exaggeration… the hallmark of the new safe space snowflakes. Was he on the Rolling Stone staff when the fake rape story came out? He should get a nod for fantasy writing. Lies are all they have and a readership that wants only to believe lies.

My guess is that the account of shooting an AR-15 is fantasy and simply made up. I don’t shoot one often, but when I do, I’m always surprised at how precise and crisp the gun is. There’s certainly recoil, but it’s anything but brutal—not, for example, like a 12-gauge shotgun.

    Another Ed in reply to elisaberg. | June 15, 2016 at 12:57 am

    I sold my Colt AR-15 SP1 over thirty years ago, but all I remember about firing it was the irritating “SPROINGGG!!!” of the buffer spring resonating through the fixed stock following the mild recoil and bang from the muzzle, even when wearing hearing protection.

    As for feeling like a bazooka and sounding like a cannon, I never had access to hallucinogens worth taking.

Maybe the pansy reporter should take some lessons on “brutal recoil” from this little sweety. Not taking anything away from our own hard as nails KK of cours 🙂

First shot 2:55 she doesn’t even wince

7 YO First Time Firing an AR-15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttMuvmspa8o

I just thought I’d leave this here. Other people are having fun wit this story, too.

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=66336

As of 11om Tuesday, the NYDN writer’s Wikipedia entry includes this gem, which I did not enter there. God knows I wish I could take credit as it’s the funniest thing I’ve read in days.

“On June 14, 2016, Kuntzman wrote an article about firing an AR-15 in which he repeatedly lied, misrepresented the capabilities of the weapon, and proved himself to be quite a pansy. The evil gun was loud and scared him. The men of America request that Kuntzman’s man card be immediately revoked and all privileges associated with it disallowed.”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gersh_Kuntzman

    tom swift in reply to Daryle. | June 14, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Oh, don’t bother with the man card, just stuff him down the toilet and flush it. He won’t put up much of a fight.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to Daryle. | June 15, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Well I attempted to put a section on Mr. Kuntzman’s wikipedia page but it would seem he has now had it protected so that people can’t offend his delicate sensibilities.

    So I offer my entry here for my fellow readers, tell me what you think.

    Controversy
    On June 14, 2016, Kuntzman wrote an article for the New York Daily News entitled; What is it like to fire an AR-15? It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud , in which he has been accused of misrepresenting the capabilities of the firearm in question and making hyperbolic statements such as; “It felt to me like a bazooka”, “Squeeze lightly on the trigger and the resulting explosion of firepower is humbling and deafening”, “The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick. The explosions — loud like a bomb — gave me a temporary form of PTSD.”

    Also, Kuntzman has been criticized for using the Orlando terror attack (where 49 people were killed) to try to promote his own political bias and beliefs. Most of this criticism centers around Kuntzman’s focus on AR-15 style rifles when that is not the type of rifle that was used in the Orlando terror attack.

    Articles critical of Kuntzman’s article;
    Reporter says firing AR-15 gave him ‘temporary form of PTSD’,
    NY Daily News Reporter [email protected] Lies About The AR-15, and NY Daily News writer explains why AR-15s are scary and evil (but can’t be bothered with facts)

    Kuntzman’s claims to “temporary PTSD” also did not sit well with many and he was forced to write the following apology;

    “UPDATE: Many people have objected to my use of the term “PTSD” in the above story. The use of this term was in no way meant to conflate my very temporary anxiety with the very real condition experienced by many of our brave men and women in uniform. I regret the inarticulate use of the term to describe my in-the-moment impression of the gun’s firepower, and apologize for it.”

    In a follow up article Kuntzman is accused of trying to cover himself and shame his detractors by playing the victim; To gun lovers, you can’t even have an opinion on assault rifles — unless it’s theirs. Here’s the proof.

    Of course it had all the appropriate citations and links.

Too bad it didn’t blow his balls off – being they’re already gone.

The reporter is simply demonstrating the two most dominate characteristics of an MSM reporter:
1) Gross ignorance
2) Gross dishonesty

What surprises me here is that the idiot willingly provides so much evidence of both.

buckeyeminuteman | June 15, 2016 at 7:46 am

Actually it doesn’t feel much more than a .22, what a pansy.

Journalist integrity? None. “Seven minutes to get a military style weapon.”
Yep, with a background check.
Blue bar in the article, leads to another outrage filled post about the NRA enabling mass-murderers.
The “switch to full automatic” made no sense, until looking at Frank’s webpage (which seems to have a temporary server issue)
http://doubletapshootingrange.com/nra.htm

By golly, he’s a Class III dealer. Someone should inform the good journalist of the Hughes Amendment, and the inability for most Americans to purchase a full-auto weapon without Law Enforcement Purchase Order.

FrankNatoli | June 15, 2016 at 9:19 am

And nobody had the decency to tell him he was holding it from the wrong end?

Sounds like the reporter needs to go back to his safe space.

This guy claims to be a “reporter” when actually he is a really bad writer of FICTION !

The reporter has posted a followup article in which he doubles down on the stupid. He actually doesn’t realize what he’s being criticized for.

Considering he’s never seen a bazooka or a cannon, except in the movies, he hasn’t a clue. But more to the point, he is a barefaced liar. The Mainstream Media is nothing but the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, just like Pravda and Izvestia. The Völkischer Beobachter was more balanced. Goebbels would be so proud. His Big Lie continues to work.

OH please….he needs to shot something that chambers a .308 or a .50 cal. THAT goes Boom!

Or how about a shotgun. Even a “Biden Both Barrels” one.

Who didn’t help him hold the rifle properly?

A bruised shoulder? What is he… the size of an average toddler?

If he thinks that AR-15 is loud, he aught to fire my 22 magnum revolver.

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