What happens when a weenie journalist attempts to push their anti-gun agenda after a terrible tragedy? They end up looking ridiculous as usual. Enter Gersh Kuntzman, an aptly named writer for the NY Daily News. After the Orlando shooting, Kuntzman decided to be ever so brave and take a trip to a local gun shop, where he learned more about the dreaded AR-15. At one point Kuntzman actually shoots the weapon, and what he wrote in his piece about his experience with the AR-15 upset a lot of gun owners. Here’s a video segment from his article if you want to see the level of sensationalism we’re talking about:
Kuntzman reported that he was suffering from a “temporary form of PTSD” after shooting the weapon, which quite frankly is an insult to American soldiers everywhere who are genuinely suffering with mental issues from what they saw in combat. You didn’t have PTSD you pansy, and shame on you for even trying to victimize yourself and put yourself in the same breath as soldiers who fought for their country. Here’s the full quote from Kuntzman’s article, in which he describes what it was like to fire the AR-15:
“The recoil bruised my shoulder, which can happen if you don’t know what you’re doing. 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.”
The smell of sulfur and destruction? If you read this quote out of context you might think it was some terrible Call of Duty fan fiction written by a 19 year old neckbeard sporting his very nicest fedora. Kuntzman makes it seem as if this gun was forged in the depths of Hell, handcrafted by Satan himself. This guy reeks of an unsuccessful creative writer who now takes his failure out on us by subjecting us to these vapid, virtue-signaling puff pieces that are nothing but dishonesty.
What offended a lot of gun owners was his technical inaccuracy in describing the AR-15, particularly that the recoil of the gun bruised his shoulder. Enter Christopher Waller, a responsible gun owner who wasn’t having any of Kuntzman’s bull crap. Waller uploaded a video to YouTube of him shooting an AR-15, and to prove Kuntzman wrong, actually fired the gun with his nose on the butt of the gun. The result? Let’s just say that Kuntzman now looks like an idiot, which isn’t at all surprising if you read his piece in the first place. Check out the video of Waller totally owning this dude like a gentlemen:
The moral of the story? Don’t try to stand on the graves of American citizens to push your anti-gun agenda, especially if you don’t know what you’re talking about. Being dishonest to push your agenda is not journalism, it is in fact damaging nonsense that is misleading some very well-meaning but gullible folks on the left. If you want to have a debate about gun control that’s fine, but don’t make these ridiculously exaggerated claims that firing a gun gave you PTSD- after all, it just makes you look like a giant douchebag.
As for Christopher Waller- you sir are a gentleman. Your video didn’t contain one bad word about Kuntzman, but rather you got right to the point and politely demonstrated the fallacy in his bogus piece. Let this man show that most gun owners are extremely responsible with their firearms, and that many will happily debate your point of view without name calling or yelling.
I’ll leave you with this last little video, which is a dramatic reenactment of Kuntzman firing the AR-15. If you hadn’t guessed already, the entire internet ripped him a new one after his piece came out, and this was one of the funnier videos to surface. Make sure you turn the volume on: