Last week, New York Daily News reporter Gersh Kuntzman fired an AR-15 at a shooting range and claimed that it caused, among other things, bruising and "temporary PTSD."
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.
It took the internet about two seconds before collapsing into giggles at the absurdity of this claim, and pointing out how offensive it is to people who actually have PTSD.
It bruised his shoulder, felt like bazooka, and gave him temporary PTSD guys. Dang. https://t.co/x9YeF4NXqw— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 14, 2016
Full Disclosure:— Daddy Warpig (@Daddy_Warpig) June 20, 2016
I shot a .50 Barrett rifle. It BOOMS like a gorram cannon.
I did NOT get PTSD, temporary or otherwise.
This sounds more like PMS than PTSD...— (((Jim Sharpe))) (@JimSharpe) June 15, 2016
N.Y. Daily News writer: Firing AR-15 'gave me a temporary form of PTSD' https://t.co/wqWgWe7V4S
Scared NY Daily News Reporter says firing an AR-15 at a gun range gave him temporary PTSD....Well, eating Kale gave me Diarrhea #We'reEven— Ammunition Depot (@AmmunitionDepot) June 15, 2016
A man named Chris Waller decided to prove how ridiculous Kuntzman's claims of receiving bruises was in the best way possible--by firing an AR-15 off his nose.
Watch the incredible video here (and please don't try this at home):
The AR-15 is specially designed to not have much of a recoil--and having shot one before with the Townhall team, I can confirm that they're not all that difficult to shoot. (And I bruise pretty easily.)
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